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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #180 on: August 10, 2009, 11:22:37 PM »
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This is a fun episode. as was said there is a couple new characters that appears in this season. Though I don't know what I think of them at this point since their parts in this episode was really rather small. I also liked seeing Francesca with a larger part then she normally has. The ending on this one was a bit shocking... will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #181 on: August 11, 2009, 12:20:39 AM »
2.05 The Promise (1996-01-11)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Michael Teversham (Writer)
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), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Amy Stewart (Andy), Shawn Mathieson (Sid), Sherry Miller (Commander Sherry O'Neil), Todd William Shcroeder (Cobb), Diane Douglass (Celia), Julian Richings (Miles), Warren Sulatycky (Child Welfare Agent), Barbara Law (Sunny), Nicole Crozier (Sung Lee), Rena Polley (Campaign Manager), Adriana Galic (Ms. Downing)

A rather boring episode with an uninteresting main plot. I would have liked to see more of the B-story with Fraser's new boss Inspector Thatcher.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #182 on: August 12, 2009, 03:26:16 PM »
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A decent... but standard episode. It was like itwas just there. Felt like nothing more then filler to me.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #183 on: August 12, 2009, 08:26:20 PM »
2.06 The Mask (1996-01-18)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Nancy Merritt Bell (Story By), Michael McKinley (Story By), Jeff King (Story By), Jeff King (Screenwriter)
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), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Lee Purcell (Louise St. Laurent), Rodney A. Grant (Eric), Denise Virieux (Michelle Duchamps), Nathaniel Arcand (David Kitikmeot), Deborah Tennant (Daphne Kelly), Lindsay Merrithew (John Robinson), Chris Earle (Rental Clerk), Curtis Jonnie (Albert), Ellen Sylvester (Victoria), Tracy Bomberry (Patty), Nancy Bomberry (Sara), Sam Moses (Mr. Mustafi), Helen Richmond (Ms. Krezjapalov)

A boring episode with hardly any fun in it.

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« Reply #184 on: August 13, 2009, 12:32:03 AM »
Witness
I liked this episode. I liked seeing Fraser in prison, and how even there his manners and politeness helped in the end. I also thought the scene where Ray and Fraser were discussing the movie was pretty funny

Ray "If it were a good movie it would be in color"  :hysterical: Sound familiar Pete?  :tease:

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #185 on: August 13, 2009, 01:03:48 AM »
 :laugh: Yes... but in my defense... I haven't thought like that in quite a while!  ;D
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« Reply #186 on: August 13, 2009, 01:40:36 AM »
:laugh: Yes... but in my defense... I haven't thought like that in quite a while!  ;D
I know. Couldn't help but to think of you during the scene though.  :laugh:

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #187 on: August 13, 2009, 06:54:06 AM »
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A decent episode. I agree with Tom, if not for Fraser's Dad it would have just been a "meh" episode.

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The Promise
Again I find myself agreeing with Tom. The episode was a bit boring. There was too much stuff going on. There were so many stories they could have told they ended up not doing well with any of them.

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« Reply #188 on: August 13, 2009, 06:29:46 PM »
Mask
I liked this episode. But I should say that I like stories of Native American culture and folklore. This one fit right into that. The story also adds another level to Fraser's relationship with his boss even if Fraser isn't aware of it.

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« Reply #189 on: August 13, 2009, 07:45:20 PM »
Juliet is Bleeding
Pretty intense episode mostly centered around Ray. Not must from Fraser in this one, or any of the other regulars really. Nice work from Carrie-Anne Moss.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #190 on: August 14, 2009, 12:14:34 AM »
2.07 Juliet is Bleeding (1996-02-01)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Kathy Slevin (Writer), Jeff King (Writer)
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), Lee Purcell (Louise St. Laurent), Carrie-Anne Moss (Irene Zuko), Jim Bracchitta (Frank Zuko), Hannes Jaenicke (Michael), Sherry Miller (Commander Sherry O'Neil), Louis Di Bianco (Charlie), Pat Farenga (Pat), Falconer Abraham (Bomb Squad Leader), Joe Pingue (Jimmy Roastbeef), Harve Sokoloff (Zwick), Chelsi Smith (Wife #1), Shanna Moakler (Wife #2)

Too much tragedy at once for this series. I like that they
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, but it then got too much about Ray and his love of this life (of which we never heard anything about before if I remember correctly). Although Carrie-Anne Moss did a good job.
R.I.P. Riviera 2

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #191 on: August 14, 2009, 05:16:38 PM »
One Good Man

The return of Mackenzie King, the reporter from Episode 2. I think Pete was looking forward to her return. This time though the character is not played by a brunette but by a blonde (sorry Pete  :laugh: ). Maria Bello actually. (ER; Coyote Ugly).

Pretty good episode. Nothing great though. We do learn a bit more about Ray's background.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #192 on: August 14, 2009, 06:39:34 PM »
2.08 One Good Man (1996-02-08)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Frank Siracusa (Story By), Kathy Slevin (Screenwriter), Jeff King (Screenwriter)
Director: Malcolm Cross
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), Maria Bello (Mackenzie King), Robert Clothier (Mr. Potter), Karl Pruner (John Taylor), Katayoun Amini (Angela Vecchio), Johnie Chase (Mr. Klein), Ann Medina (Alderman Farrell), Marvin Karon (Warren Knoop), Domenic Cuzzocrea (Dennis), John Jarvis (Suburban Man), Sam Moses (Mr. Mustafi), Robbie Rox (Al Grosso), Kevin Rushton (Thug Rushton), Helen Richmond (Ms. Krezjapalov)

Another humorless episode. And that in a series, where the humor is the best thing in it. I had forgotten that the second season was this serious. But when I remember correctly, all the fun episodes are still to come.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #193 on: August 16, 2009, 11:59:15 AM »
Next bunch for 2009-08-23:
The Edge
We Are The Eggmen
Starman
Some Like It Red
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #194 on: August 19, 2009, 10:58:52 PM »
2.09 The Edge (1996-02-15)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Seth Freeman (Writer)
Director: Richard J. Lewis
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Maria Therese Rangel (Anita Cortez), Ken Foree (Macon Lacroix), Gordon Pinsent (Fraser Sr.), Jason Blicker (Special Agent Helms), Matthew Bennett (Special Agent Casey), Richard Yearwood (Special Agent Bush), Allan Murley (Bennett), Shaun Austin-Olsen (Lieutenant), Bruce Clayton (Lunatic)

I didn't enjoy this episode very much. There is no really plausible reason for our characters to have to play bodyguards. And I didn't like the dream sequences and why is Fraser doubting his skills because of age all of a sudden?
The best part in this episode is Thatcher going "We clean our own personell!" :laugh:
And also Fraser's "Ray, duck." was fun.

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