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  The Chatter Box : The Series
Happy Viewing by majorj0nny on 16 March 2009 10:45am
I love Palin's Adventures and have all the DVDs to my collection.

My fav I think is the original (80 days), its perhaps the least concerned with documenting the places it visits, and moreso concerned with this backstory of getting around the world in 80 days, but for me - its this that adds the comedy, and tention to the series more than in any other of Palin's adventures.

I think Palin's adventures have the feel of getting more and more serious from series to series - not a bad thing and I still very much enjoy each series, but still love any bit of laughter Palin introduced into them.

I have to admit, that 80 days has a strange calming effect on me, and I often put this series on as background noise if Im decorating or doing other such DIY task at home. I dont know what it is about 80 days, perhaps that strange feeling of freedom in travel at that time (80's) perhaps as it was coming to the end of 'free travel' before places just got 'too' dangerous to visit (or perhaps they always were dangerous, but we just didnt know it?).

anyway - Keep traveling Michael.
Re: Happy Viewing by kazzzz on 16 March 2009 10:53am
80 days is my favourite too:).
Re: Happy Viewing by peripatetically on 16 March 2009 1:17pm
Mine too. That's an interesting take on Michael's series. I hadn't noticed that he DID get more and more serious as each series was made. But it's true, isn't it? Hmmmmmmm....!

Whoever you are, Major... , and from wherever you reign, I hope you visit us again soon.

Maryland, USA

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