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RE: Due South - 4/12/2006 12:21:11 PM   
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I'd advise looking for the DVDs R1, Barefoot, though there are all sorts of variations with packaging and which episodes are actually bundled together.



Nice quick reply there  I bought the first season on Region 2 a while back and had a blast making my way through them. I had forgotten how brilliant the show was. Paul Gross is just amazing. The whole storyline with his 'ex' from Canada was so well done.

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RE: Due South - 1/6/2007 1:42:01 PM   
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In the UK dvds did they pack Seasons 3 & 4 together as one set? Cus I looked on Play and they are only selling series 1 - 3, and series 3 is a 7 disc set

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RE: Due South - 1/6/2007 1:49:39 PM   
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In the UK dvds did they pack Seasons 3 & 4 together as one set? Cus I looked on Play and they are only selling series 1 - 3, and series 3 is a 7 disc set


Yup.  Seasons 3 and 4 are only 13 episodes each, or roundabout, so they come as one set labelled as season 3.

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RE: Due South - 1/9/2008 8:16:38 PM   
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It really was an excellent series. The theme tune was perfect. The casting (yes even the replacement Ray) was excellent. The sense of humour spot on. The Leslie Nielsen episodes were very good. I was very glad they roped the old Ray back for the final episode.

Anyone know if it's being shown again anytime soon?

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RE: Due South - 4/9/2008 9:35:03 AM   
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It was a few months back but it was on-on ITV2 I think, mid weekday mornings. Infinitely preferable to Jeremy freaking Kyle. No idea if it's still showing.

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RE: Due South - 4/9/2008 11:53:14 AM   
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How bizarre, going through a bunch of old tv theme mp3s the other day I found this and was reminded of a great show. I haven't seen it in years, having never seen the "new ray" episodes I watched a repeat one day and was thoroughly confused. Now I'm afraid to rewatch due to the fear of rose tinted memories. Does the series still stand up?

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RE: Due South - 4/9/2008 5:57:30 PM   
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I bought series 1 on DVD early this year. I found the banter between Ray and Fraser to still be very entertaining, the quirks of Fraser amusing and even the personality of the wolf funny. But 10 years on it feels far more schmaltzy than I remember. Still, all good fun when it doesn’t take itself too seriously and the opening theme song is wicked!

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RE: Due South - 28/12/2009 8:15:48 PM   
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Quick apologies to the Mods, I started a thread on this show not realising one already existed, so sorry for that.

I loved this show growing up, it was part of my regular television diet in the 90's, every Saturday night on BBC1. I loved how superhuman Benton was, I loved the chemistry with Ray, I just plain loved this show. Brilliant stuff.

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RE: Due South - 29/12/2009 8:46:06 AM   
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I think it still stands up as great enterainment (10 years on?! Crikey!), in fact I would say the schmaltzy-ness was part of it's appeal from the start. The new Ray never tainted it really it was just a twist on the theme (it would have been nice to keep the original Ray around for more guest appearances though), I mean Benton was always the main focus right?

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RE: Due South - 29/12/2009 12:30:52 PM   
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Wasn't Paul Gross going to be Superman with Courtney Cox as Lois Lane until Tim Burton took over and cast Nicolas Cage?

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RE: Due South - 29/12/2009 3:01:55 PM   
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I never heard that! That would have been brilliant casting of Paul Gross. What a missed opportunity. Nothing against the Superman Returns guy though.

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RE: Due South - 29/12/2009 3:07:05 PM   
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I think it still stands up as great enterainment (10 years on?! Crikey!), in fact I would say the schmaltzy-ness was part of it's appeal from the start. The new Ray never tainted it really it was just a twist on the theme (it would have been nice to keep the original Ray around for more guest appearances though), I mean Benton was always the main focus right?


Well, him and that beautiful wolf.

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RE: Due South - 29/12/2009 4:57:26 PM   
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Wasn't Paul Gross going to be Superman with Courtney Cox as Lois Lane until Tim Burton took over and cast Nicolas Cage?


Damn, I never knew that. Sounds intriguing. Thinking about it, I can actually see Paul Gross in the costume.

There was always this thing I loved about the show and it was when anytime anyone asked Benton what he was doing in Chicago he always delivered this monologue which went along the lines of  "I came to Chicago on the trail of my father's killer and for reasons that I can't get into right now, I've decided to remain as a consultant to the Chicago police force" or something like it, I remember I used to know it off by heart when I was younger and I remember in the show it got to the point where other characters were able to recite it as well.

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RE: Due South - 1/1/2010 10:32:57 PM   
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That was a great line - I think they only introduced it in the third year (when Gross wrote a fair few of the scripts) because he probably found it amusing how offbeat his own explanation of Fraser's return to Chicago was.

They did a lot more repeat and in-jokes in the third/four seasons, it became quite a bit more self aware, even if it was never completely grounded in reality from the start. I mean, the first time he sees the ghost of his dad is just genius: to introduce something like that several episodes into a show is really brave and it just works.


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RE: Due South - 19/7/2010 10:17:33 PM   
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This show really stands up quite well. Currently half way through season one and love it more than I remember.
Diefenbaker is a genius character, possible my favourite animal character from anthing. Both leads are awesome too.

The only dud along the way as far as i'm concerned is the episode wqay Vecchio "falls in love" with a girl after two seconds and spends the episode being stupid about it!

Can't wait to watch the rest!

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RE: Due South - 20/7/2010 8:14:14 PM   
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Right! That settles it! I've got to get the complete series boxset I've seen on ebay now.

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RE: Due South - 12/10/2010 11:03:03 AM   
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Rather brilliant news for fans and soon to be fans alike. From 1pm next Monday (the 18th?), BBC2 seem to be showing Due South from the pilot episode on a daily basis.

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RE: Due South - 12/10/2010 12:48:14 PM   
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I still haven't watched them from I taped the ITV showings from about 4 years ago. This might be the time to rewatch this great show once again.

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RE: Due South - 12/10/2010 10:04:51 PM   
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Brilliant! Cheers for the heads up. Series record set. Can't wait.

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RE: Due South - 18/10/2010 5:28:08 PM   
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Rather brilliant news for fans and soon to be fans alike. From 1pm next Monday (the 18th?), BBC2 seem to be showing Due South from the pilot episode on a daily basis.


I just want to say thanks for that.  I put it on series link last week and I just watched the pilot; it brought back a lot of good memories (me and my grandad used to watch it when I came home from school).  Forgotten just how damn good this programme is, the bit where Fraser is standing outside the embassy was particularly funny.  But the part at the end when he reads his father's journal was also very touching


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RE: Due South - 18/10/2010 5:38:12 PM   
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I used to watch this show when it first aired - good stuff, great theme song. I seem to remember reading somewhere that at one point, Paul Gross was being considered to play SUPERMAN when it was in 'Development Hell' during the 90's.

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RE: Due South - 20/10/2010 10:29:20 PM   
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It is still exactly as good as I remembered it. Hope the Beeb repeat all of the episodes through to the very end. Keep thinking about getting the DVDs and hovering over the boxsets on amazon. Anyone got them? Know if the repackaged sets have the pilot included?

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RE: Due South - 28/5/2011 8:55:53 AM   
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Where oh where have the repeats gone?! I know most people don't rate the final season as much but I really was looking forward to seeing it through to the magic final episode when original Ray returns and they all have to work together. Anyone know when the BBC2 repeats will restart?

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DUE SOUTH - 26/7/2011 7:49:57 AM   
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I downloaded the instrumental version of Jay Semko's theme song last night and have now set it as the ringtone for my alarm - beautiful music

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