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What's your favorite series? by nottlob on 25 November 2002 5:05am
I can't really say for myself because I've only watched "80 Days" and half of "Pole to Pole", though I've read "Full Circle". I think my favorite series is...I really can't pick one. I really enjoyed "80 Days" because Michael had a goal which he could've failed. But he didn't. "Pole to Pole" I like a bit more than "80 Days" because he wasn't in such a rush and could visit the countries he was in. I guess my favorite would have to be "Full Circle". He visited alot of countries with different cultures all along the pacific rim, and I didn't really know alot about Australia and South America. So what's your favorite Series? "80 Days", "Pole to Pole", "Full Circle" or "Sahara"?
Re: What's your favorite series? by Jazzbasser on 27 November 2002 12:35pm
80 Days is The Daddy...! Why? Well, for me, it's the added attraction of Micheal having a strict time limit. Tension builds as time goes by - for much of the journey, he is behind schedule. The other adventures are all great, but with no deadline to be met, that tension is never there...
Re: What's your favorite series? by Lindsay on 28 November 2002 1:24am
I was too young to appreciate Around The World In 80 Days or Pole to Pole when they were actually shown on television (I think I was about 7-9 years old at the time!), so Full Circle (which was shown when I was 16) was my first taste of Michael's adventures. Of course, because of this, I hold it a little higher and with greater fondness than the others, although I love them too.

I also think that the places he visited during Full Circle were the most amazingly exotic and interesting places, some of which I would be completely unaware of had it not been for that programme.

I adored Sahara though. I was completely and utterly gutted when I missed the final episode, but I'm going to buy it on DVD soon. And I have a signed copy of the book, so I really can't complain!
Re: What's your favorite series? by nottlob on 28 November 2002 1:25am
Thanks for reply! I was like "people??? you've got to have a series you like best! post!" lol, thanks for sharing :)
Re: What's your favorite series? by Rusted on 28 November 2002 7:32am
Sorry nottlob - I'll get around to replying to your question when I've *seen* them all. ;O)

Bare with me, folks...most of Michael's stuff outside of Python is like a new world to me that I've just begun to explore. So I'm not quite as "in the know" as some of you. Thanks for encouraging me. :O)

Re: What's your favorite series? by rick694uk on 28 November 2002 8:05am
Hi nottlob,

Full Circle was my favourite also. I think Michael's programmes are all consistently excellent, very well made, entertaining and informative; and he's always amazingly good, of course. But F_C was the first series I saw, and the first time I really took an interest in Michael's work.

For me though, I tend to judge each series on the places he visits. Some of my favourite places are on the Pacific Rim - most of which I hope to see when I do the F_C route in reverse next year.

I've watched 80 Days numerous times, and this probably comes a very close second. And I also liked the Hemingway Adventure, which often doesn't seem to get as much praise as it deserves. But I think it helps if you like writers, writing or Hemingway! I think H_A ties third with Sahara. P2P comes in fourth.

Re: What's your favorite series? by nottlob on 29 November 2002 1:43am
Wow, good choices Rick! I haven't seen Sahara though. I'm really glad there's a section now :D thanks webmaster!
Re: What's your favorite series? by Rusted on 29 November 2002 6:34am
Does anyone know if there's any chance for Sahara to be aired in the US?

After hearing the good reviews and catching a few glimpses of what it was like from the website, I'm really curious to see it. But of course...we Americans didn't get a nice BBC airing like you British folks. ;O)

Re: What's your favorite series? by Diamond on 15 March 2005 12:37am
not hemingway for me but i think the first ATWIED was so good
Re: What's your favorite series? by P.J. on 15 March 2005 10:37am
i agree diamond A.T.W.I.E.D was excellent i'm a fan of pole to pole myself.Have all the books, reading sahara at the moment, 'tis good.
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