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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2009, 07:48:32 AM »
I have started watching this, so I'm not horribly behind yet. :)

I enjoyed the pilot and the episodes on the first disc.  I like the interactions between the characters and between Frasier and his dog..or wolf.  I can't remember how to spell his name right now.  It did seem like the coloring of the wolf's fur kept changing, which distracted me slightly, but not so much that I was irritated.

Overall, I'm really enjoying the show.  The episodes are interesting and entertaining and there are good interactions between the characters.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2009, 12:04:50 AM »
1.08 Chigaco Holiday - Part 2 (1994-11-17)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Jeff King (Writer), Paul Haggis (Writer)
Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Lisa Jakub (Christina Nichols), Stacy Haiduk (Janice DeLuca), Ron Lea (Mr. Nichols), Deborah Rennard (Medical Examiner), Peter Williams (Gerome), Holly Cole Trio (Themselves), Stephen Shellen (Eddie Beets), Marvin Ishmael (Niffug), Beth Amos (Mrs. McGuffin), Kevin Rushton (Henry), Tannis Burnett (Dominatrix), Kelly Proctor (Janus), David Rosser (Quigly)

I didn't like this second part very much. It was rather boring to me.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2009, 05:28:02 PM »
1.09 A Cop, a Mountie and a Baby (1994-12-01)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Peter Colley (Story By), Kathy Slevin (Story By), Kathy Slevin (Screenwriter)
Director: Steve DiMarco
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Natalie Radford (Louise Webber), Mark Ruffalo (Vinnie Webber), Diego Chambers (Claude), Elizabeth Lennie (Morrisot), Jackie Richardson (Receptionist), Roger Dunn (Store Owner), Donald Fleckser (Motel Clerk), Quentin Meloff (Baby Jamie), Andrew Meloff (Baby Jamie), Joel Meloff (Baby Jamie)

An okay episode. Nothing special. Mark Ruffalo appears in an early role.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2009, 06:23:20 PM »
1.10 The Gift of the Wheelman (1994-12-15)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Paul Haggis (Writer)
Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Ryan Phillippe (Del Porter), James Purcell (William Porter), Tom McCamus (Jimmy Donnelly), Gordon Pinsent (Fraser Sr.), David Calderisi (Ray's Dad), David Campbell (Cameron), Ben Gordon (Oliver), Don McManus (Santa), Damon D'Oliveira (Robert)

A good episode. Ryan Phillipe appears in an early role. I always liked the interaction between Fraser and his father. This episode is not exception.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2009, 09:37:31 AM »
Next deadline: 2009-07-19
You Must Remember This
Hawk And A Handsaw
An Eye For An Eye
The Man Who Knew Too Little



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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2009, 09:05:35 PM »
A Cop, A Mountie And A Baby.
Good episode but nothing that great I didn't think. Best part of the story was the wolf.
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The Gift of the Wheelman
I'm a sap for Christmas episodes. This one was a little lacking. I think in part due to the missing "Christmas episode" standard music. There were a couple of hints toward some carols but there was a Scottish type theme playing for most of the episode.
Unlike Pere I did enjoy the interaction with the dad. It was especially good in the firefight scene where Ray was sitting right there.
Dad "Here... use my gun"
Fraser "I can't... it's imaginary"
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Thanks Tom for pointing out it was Ryan Phillippe as the kid. I hadn't recognized him previously.  
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« Last Edit: July 12, 2009, 09:31:57 PM by Rick »

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2009, 10:19:38 PM »
You Must Remember This
Go Ray... Gettin it on with Dr. Leah Brahms.  :beer:

Overall a boring episode I thought. Give it a
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 12:52:13 AM by Rick »

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2009, 12:51:40 AM »
Hawk And A Handsaw
Benton manages to get himself admitted into the psych ward by simply telling the truth about himself. Great idea on the writer's part. Reminds you that they don't tame the story too serious. Very SG-1-ish... always willing to poke fun at itself.
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2009, 02:30:23 PM »
You Must Remember This

This one really didn't impress me all that much. I found it to be slow and boring for the most part. I also found who the girl was as being pretty obvious... I figured it was something like that early on into the episode.

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Last couple in a row I wasn't very impressed with... I hope it picks back up here soon!
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #114 on: July 15, 2009, 03:40:40 PM »
so we both gave it a . I wonder what Tom will come up with. BTW I thought the next episode was much better. Hopefully you will too

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #115 on: July 15, 2009, 05:03:34 PM »
Hawk And A Handsaw

Much better... finally another episode I enjoyed quite a bit. I definitely agree with what Rick said about the way Fraser got into the asylum.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #116 on: July 15, 2009, 06:43:53 PM »
An Eye For An Eye

This is another episode I really enjoyed. An excellent one! What that poor wolf had to go through! I tell you what... I bet if I had a nickel for every time Fraser said "I'm Sorry" to Diefenbaker through-out this series not only would I get my $20 (I paid for this set) back... but I would make a little bit of a profit!  :P

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #117 on: July 15, 2009, 08:14:13 PM »
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This one is basically just an average episode. I have seen several better but then again I have seen a few that were worse. The guy they were transporting back to Canada looked familiar to me... but after looking him up he wasn't anyone I am familiar with. Just had one of those faces I guess.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #118 on: July 15, 2009, 10:32:49 PM »
1.11 You Must Remember This (1995-01-05)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Peter Lefcourt (Writer)
Director: David Warry-Smith
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Susan Gibney (Suzanne Chapin), Michael Shaner (Frank Bodine), Michael Donaghue (Hugo), Edgar George (Paramedic), Gina Bertoia (Officer #2)

An average episode, nothing really special. This episode sets up the Victoria arc later on in the season.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #119 on: July 15, 2009, 11:32:26 PM »
1.12 Hawk and Handsaw (1995-01-19)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), David Shore (Story By), David Shore (Screenwriter), Paul Haggis (Screenwriter)
Director: George Bloomfield
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Michael Riley (Walter Sparks), Kate Trotter (Nurse Unger), Terri Hanauer (Dr. Farmer), Deborah Rennard (Dr. Esther Pearson), Shay Duffin (Father Behan), Phillip Jarrett (Danny), Ann-Marie MacDonald (Psychologist), Graham McPherson (Dr. Martins), Aron Tager (Nelson), Chris Leavins (Jim), Tyrone Benskin (Mr. Shawl)

A fun episode. Fraser does not seem out of place in the loony bin at all :laugh:

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