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Worzel Gummidge Specials
« on: 10 December, 2019, 06:02:07 PM »

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #1 on: 10 December, 2019, 08:08:57 PM »
Looking forward to this. I have extremely fond memories of the originals, and feel sure this is safe in Mackenzie Crook's hands. Detectorists was great. The make-up work alone looks brilliant.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #2 on: 10 December, 2019, 09:11:12 PM »
When I saw Crook was both relieved and excited. I think Crook will handle this very well.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2019, 09:55:58 AM »
It looks great, and I really have to make time over Christmas to watch The Detectorists!

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #4 on: 11 December, 2019, 10:20:51 AM »

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #5 on: 11 December, 2019, 12:14:23 PM »
It looks great, and I really have to make time over Christmas to watch The Detectorists!

You should.  Metal Detector Folk are the hereditary enemy of my people, anathema and excommunicant, and Crook & Jones made me love two of them, and maybe even understand them a little.

Despite the Pertwee factor I never liked Worzel Gummidge BitD (I found it too sad and Aunt Sally was just a towering bitch, whose innate tragedy I didn't appreciate as a kid), but I have faith in Crook.
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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #6 on: 11 December, 2019, 03:02:58 PM »
It looks great, and I really have to make time over Christmas to watch The Detectorists!

You should.  Metal Detector Folk are the hereditary enemy of my people, anathema and excommunicant, and Crook & Jones made me love two of them, and maybe even understand them a little.

Despite the Pertwee factor I never liked Worzel Gummidge BitD (I found it too sad and Aunt Sally was just a towering bitch, whose innate tragedy I didn't appreciate as a kid), but I have faith in Crook.

Read nothing but good things, and praised to the moon by a lot of folk I'd trust.

If it is on the Iplayer, I'll set aside this Saturday and have a wee look!

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #7 on: 11 December, 2019, 04:06:01 PM »
It looks great, and I really have to make time over Christmas to watch The Detectorists!

well worth it  :thumbsup:
looking forward the telling bone and electricky from Crook  :D
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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #8 on: 28 December, 2019, 11:20:30 PM »
Did anyone catch this?

I enjoyed it despite most of the Pertwee edges being shaved off.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #9 on: 29 December, 2019, 11:38:41 AM »
Did anyone catch this?

I enjoyed it despite most of the Pertwee edges being shaved off.

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Yeah, loved it!

Hope we get more!

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #10 on: 29 December, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »
I found it to be a lovely and simple story that moved along at it's own pace, such a nice chance from all the fast paced, aggressive shows on most of the time. Hope they make of the original books into a series

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #11 on: 29 December, 2019, 06:48:15 PM »
Delightful so far with one still to come.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #12 on: 30 December, 2019, 12:29:17 AM »
They were wonderful. Sure it wasn't Pertwee but Crook made it his own and it worked beautifully. I hope to they do more. Crook is a master of gentle and engaging stories.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #13 on: 30 December, 2019, 06:53:17 AM »
Yep. Really quite liked that.

Weirdly, I got more of a 1970s vibe from bits of it than the version from 1979, probably due to the combination of environmental message, freaky folk music and Michael Palin's Green Man aka Jack Woodwose.

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Re: Worzel Gummidge Specials
« Reply #14 on: 30 December, 2019, 07:56:44 AM »
I was reluctant to watch it as I had fond memories of the original, and don't normally like the concept of reboots of older programmes. However, I watched the first two episodes and surprised myself by how much I enjoyed it. The new Worzel Gummage is not trying to be a clone of the original, and it has a very different, gentle pace which really made me smile.
Aunt Sally was scary, and I like how in this version she is not Worzel's love interest.
I love the little expressions that this Worzel uses, like "Muddy Boots" as a swear word, and how he called rhododendrons as rumdedumdums. Very sweet.
I really liked it even though I thought I was going to hate it.
New to the forum & still quite new to 2000AD, but there is a collection of comics older than me in residence.