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Post by MrsShearsmith » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:52 pm

I LOVED it!! I liked the twists and turns and everything, I am still trying to get my head around Mercy and Shirley and Carter though, really got me that!! The only bit I didnt like was the ending because I really liked Shirley and it shouldnt have ended like that haha but thats one of the only things I didnt like about it! It had some brilliant writing but it did make me wonder what kind of stuff must be going through a person's mind to be able to write stuff like that haha
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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:45 am

Thankyou Jeremy and Simon for the wonderful gift to television that was Funland. Overall, despite not really liking the actor who played Carter *that* much, the series was amazing. I didn't see any of the twists coming although when it got closer to the finale I did predict who was in the monkey suit, but not the way in which it was revealed, which was perfect. I had a real lump in my throat on that final shot of the series and i'm glad they kept some of the endings wide open. If they did more of it then brilliant, but if not then it's nice to have things left open to speculation as it feels more real.

The only bit I missed was who exactly was Kevin Eldon's character? My frind rang me at that point and I shouted at them. I'd need to see it again to fully understand, but 'I heard its coming on the beeb in the autumn' [/Edgar Fish] well later in the year/new year.

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Post by Laura Folds Five » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:44 am

I miss it a bit now. :(

I didn't think I'd want to get the dvd, but I might have to.
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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:17 am

:D I just read on the Yahoo group that the DVD is going to be a March release, but there's no news on extras yet.

I agree about Shirley, I also think that just as much as he *had* to die, Carter kind of *had* to live on as he had his future ahead of him with Lola...it was like how I was taught Shakespeare plays always end with the character who is going to carry on the line or the story into the future being the one to end the play on. Brilliant.

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Post by eskewedbeef!!! » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:28 pm

Woo!

Funland has been nominated for a BAFTA TV award!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4848666.stm

(scroll down to drama serial)

Woo Jeremy!
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Post by Laura Folds Five » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:20 am

Yay Jezza!
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:57 pm

Thats fantastic news, good for him i say. :) When are the BAFTA'S anyway?
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Post by eskewedbeef!!! » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:05 pm

Cheeky Chezzy Woo wrote:Thats fantastic news, good for him i say. :) When are the BAFTA'S anyway?
Sunday 7th May.

http://www.bafta.com/site/jsp/index.jsp
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Post by biscuits and a cup of tea » Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:10 am

Funland comes to Australia...finally... :D

Ok you lot down there, Funland starts this week on Monday May 1st at 10pm on sbs.

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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:54 pm

OooOOOOoooh you're in for a treat Cara! I loved it alot!

And great news about the BAFTA nomination, I really hope it wins (obviously) :D

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Post by Lottie » Tue May 02, 2006 8:02 pm

Just seen today that Funland is coming out on DVD on 26th June :D . The extras are listed as
  • Behind the scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Out-takes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Commentaries
Hope Jezza's on the commentaries :D
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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Mon May 08, 2006 10:31 pm

Whoooooooooooo! YAY!! Good news about the extras on the DVD!

But sadly no BAFTA for Jezza...I just tuned in in time...I did see lovely smiley, cheesy-grinning Jezza with a bit of a beard at his table breifly. Ah well, they can still put a "BAFTA nominated" sticker on the DVD now :wink:

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Post by Cazza Lazarou » Mon May 08, 2006 11:42 pm

Papa's new wife wrote:Jez's beard was very good, as was his hair.

I'm gutted for him, but that smile was so lovely (and quite frankly very well acted)!
Awww..I had to refrain from actually shouting out comments about his hair as I didn't want any more strange looks today!

I love the fact Jezza grins almost constantly...he's like the polar opposite of Reece somehow...erm...anyway...

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Post by T Bird » Wed May 31, 2006 9:13 am

I haven't been quite sure what to make of Funland. Watched the second and third episode after missing the first one and couldn't get into it. I felt like I'd missed too much.

The characters are all really interesting though. It's a bit like Blackpool but a lot darker and without the dancing.
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Post by SailorEarth » Wed May 31, 2006 9:17 am

That's sort of how my b/f describes it, heh!

It's on at a stupid time here. I keep missing it because someone else is always hogging the TV :roll: I guess I could tape it, but I keep forgetting about it, LOL! Oooh well... My b/f will get the DVD from the UK and will probably make me watch it ;)

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