Friday 27 October 2023

Episode 30 - Davestevers

I'm sticking with the title bit.

It's part 2 of Gearjammers!

It's another week where Gerald Ford didn't have an assassination attempt.

It's also the premiere week of the funniest movie ever made.

Part 2 has a bit of padding, but you kind of needed a 5 minute long 'previously' because no VCRs or PVRs.

Rocky is pretty frustrating at times in this one, but the payoff at the end makes it worth while.

At what point is that no longer Jim's car, in a ship of Theseus sense.

Do Dennis's stakeouts ever work?

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Friday 20 October 2023

Episode 29 - Stevedavers

Jesus what a bad title...

Whereas, the title to this two parter (we'll cover part 1 this week) is great.

This two parter earns it as far as I am concerned.

Love seeing Rocky.

DRAMATIC IRONY!!

We get our first J turn too,

Steve has been through a riot with guns and such in Africa.

This one has lots of trucking stuff, which makes sense as it is Rocky centric.  

We've got mobsters.

We've got tuck hijacking.

Oh and the Thrilla in Manilla was this week!

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Friday 6 October 2023

Episode 28 - The Dave and Steve Stratagem

It's a Bethisode.  

In fact, as Steve would say, this is a grand slam!  We've got Beth, Dennis, Angel and Rocky!  (If we got Robert Webber here I think I'd probably have a heart attack or something).

Damn do I love the con episodes.  When Jimbo pulls these things off, it reminds me a lot of one of my other favourite tv shows, Mission Impossible.  I think this is the first big con episode like this we've seen.  It becomes a thing much more later in the series.

I do wonder if that is Garner's natural accent actually, he's from OK.

We see Dennis's wife for the first time, played by Pat Finley, who also played Bob Hartley's sister in the (and Howard's fiancé) Bob Newhart Show.

Linda Evans shows up again, different character this time, but pretty great.

Dennis saying 'we need you Jimbo' is really poignant.  

Too many montages in this episode for my liking, but it didn't take away from me liking this one a great deal.

#Notallrichpeople

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Episode 42 - A Portrait of Steve and Dave

That was an easy title to come up with! Some great 70s character actors this week. We go deeper into the Beth and Jim relationship this week...