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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #195 on: August 20, 2009, 12:26:29 AM »
2.10 We Are The Eggmen (1996-02-29)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), James Kramer (Story By), Peter Mohan (Screenwriter), Michael Teversham (Screenwriter)
Director: George Bloomfield
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Ramona Milano (Francesca), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Louis Del Grande (Lyndon Buxley), Alan Peterson (Sneed), Vlasta Vrana (Henri Cloutier), Mike Hodge (Linus Prince), Aron Tager (Bert Block), Geza Kovacs (Marshack)

I remembered this being a fun episode, and I was remembering correctly. We have a crazy storyline and a lot of fun character moments. Frannie and Ray bickering. Thatcher having a bigger role and tagging along on the case.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #196 on: August 21, 2009, 12:25:05 AM »
Somehow my episode listing is screwed up. I'm missing Eggmen. I'll get it next as it's on the next disc (or I hope it is anyway  :whistle: ).

The Edge
OK – perhaps I wasn’t paying attention but I have no idea what was going on for the 1st half of this episode. I guess it pulls itself together at the end. 

Best thing about this episode is the scenes between Fraser and his boss.
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Starman
Considering the guest star on this one I knew from the 1st scene I would enjoy this episode. Then, add the compulsive liar from the S1 episode “The Man Who Knew Too Little” (where Ray had to blow up his car  :laugh: ) and you have what should be one of the best episodes yet!

Unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. It was good, better than the last few have been.
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Of course there wasn’t anything close to enough air time for Amanda Tapping

Rating I still have to give it a though. Anything with Samantha Carter in it has to get a 5



Some Like it Red
And it’s back and 100% on form! The only thing missing in this episode was the wolf.

I knew I recognized the guest star on this but couldn’t think of where I knew her from. The was the wife/mom  from the show Alien Nation. Guess I didn’t recognize her with hair!  :laugh:
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #197 on: August 21, 2009, 01:01:57 AM »
2.11 Starman (1996-02-22)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Frank Siracusa (Writer)
Director: David Warry-Smith
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Rino Romano (Ian MacDonald), Amanda Tapping (Audrey), John Bourgeois (Colonel Shank), Douglas O'Keeffe (Team Leader), R. D. Reid (Bob), Bill Copeland (Norman), Sandy Webster (Murray), Joyce Campion (Jane), Norma Edwards (Betty), Melissa DiMarco (Stella)

I always have enjoyed this episode. I like Ian better than in his first season's appearance.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #198 on: August 21, 2009, 07:54:51 PM »
2.12 Some Like It Red (1996-03-28)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Luciano Comici (Writer), Elizabeth Comici (Writer)
Director: Gilbert Shilton
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), Michele Scarabelli (Sister Anne), Marisol Nichols (Melissa), Heather McComb (Celine), Frank Moore (Johnstone), Nicole Crozier (Wanda), Tomas Chovanec (Todd), Karyn Dwyer (Tiffany), Daniel MacDonald (Craig Murphy), Rummy Bishop (Lorenzo)

A good episode. Though you have to suspend your disbelieve that nobody notices that Ms. Fraser is a woman. Also Fraser must have experience with wearing women's shoes. He was walking like an expert :laugh:

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #199 on: August 22, 2009, 12:45:44 AM »
Sorry guys, I have to put this on hold. I'm headin to Hawaii again this weekend for about 10 days. I'll be working a lot and in a real office.  :laugh: I'll even have to wear long pants!  :o

I'll try to catch up when i get back. If I'm too far behind I'll just jump in wherever you are.

I'll still be online (probably every day) but won't be DVD watching.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #200 on: August 22, 2009, 12:52:27 AM »
I think I rather go without the internet before going without DVDs!  :surrender:

Anyway... hope you get to enjoy yourtself a little and not just work hard the whole time you are there!
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #201 on: August 22, 2009, 12:53:48 AM »
I know... I am pretty far behind myself on this marathon. But for some reason I just haven't been in the mood for it here lately. I am still enjoying the show... honest... though I don't think season 2 has been as good as the first season so far.
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #202 on: August 23, 2009, 01:51:53 PM »
Next deadline: 2009-08-30
White Men Can't Jump To Conclusions
All The Queen's Horses
Body Language
The Duel



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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #203 on: August 23, 2009, 05:36:55 PM »
2.13 White Men Can't Jump to Conclusions (1996-04-04)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), David Shore (Writer)
Director: Steve DiMarco
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), Leonard Roberts (Tyree), Chauncy B. Raglin-Washington (Reggie), Isiah Thomas (Himself), Tab Baker (Lou Robbins), Alison Sealy-Smith (Mrs. Cameron), Lloyd White (Neighbour), Dayo Ade (Thug #1 (Trevor)), Mark Taylor (Punk #1), Merwin Mondesir (Punk #2), Neville Edwards (Boot Carrier)

A dull episode. The best scene was when Dief was playing Lassie but turns out that he was "crying wolf" :)

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #204 on: August 23, 2009, 06:51:14 PM »
2.14 All The Queen's Horses (1996-04-11)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Paul Gross (Story By), John Krizanc (Story By), Paul Quarrington (Story By), Paul Gross (Screenwriter)
Director: George Bloomfield
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), Leslie Nielsen (Buck Frobisher), Kenneth Welsh (Randal Bolt), Dean McDermott (Constable Turnbull), Alex Carter (Agent Ford), Paul Soles (Creeve), Gordon Pinsent (Fraser Sr.), Kirsten Kieferle (Cameraman/Racine), Mark Melymick (Deeter), Falconer Abraham (Team Leader), Scott Wickware (Terrorist/Albee), Kenneth Wickes (Train Conductor), Neil Foster (Computer Guy)

This has always been one of my favorite episodes. It was written by Paul Gross who is playing Fraser. It is almost like a fanfiction. It combines everything a typical fanfiction would do. Integrating fan-favorite guest characters (Leslie Nielsen as Buck Forbisher, Fraser's ghost dad, the incompetent FBI agents from season 1). Acting out the sexual tension between Fraser and his boss by having them bound together. Sadly this episode marks the high-point of their relationship in this series. Paul Gross, who is also a singer/song writer in real life, managed to get one of his songs into the show (he will get another chance in season 3, but on the other hand, he will be the executive producer then). I enjoy both songs he got into the series and have both as mp3 and listen to them from time to time.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #205 on: August 23, 2009, 09:44:15 PM »
Bird in the Hand
This episode was only fair to me. It felt like the comedy was lacking for the most part. Even though I did like Fraser's father edging him on to kill or hurt the guy that killed him. But one thing did bother me a lot in this episode. The guy that killed Fraser's father seen him while hanging from the window. That just does not fit in with the father being only in Fraser's mind.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #206 on: August 23, 2009, 09:57:09 PM »
That just does not fit in with the father being only in Fraser's mind.

Who said he is only in Fraser's mind? :P

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #207 on: August 23, 2009, 10:25:28 PM »
see... that jumping back and forth crap is what bugs me. He is just in his mind... no he is a ghost... nope just in his mind.  :stars:

I tell you... I am still enjoying the show... but so far it was much better the first season. at least IMO.
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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #208 on: August 23, 2009, 11:25:47 PM »
The Promise
I guess I have to be a different on this one. I rather enjoyed it. Sure there wasn't much comedy... if any at all in this episode. But I liked the storyline about the two kids. At this point I am undecided on how I feel about Fraser's new boss. It could be good if done right... but as of yet I have just found her a tad on the boring side. I also didn't care much for the idea of the wolf acting sick for sympathy.

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Re: "Due South" marathon
« Reply #209 on: August 24, 2009, 12:19:36 AM »
Mask
This one I didn't care for much at all. Not only did it have virtually no comedy at all... but the story itself I found more boring then anything. I had a hard time keeping my attention on the show while watching.

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