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Review: Black Adder Remastered, Fawlty Towers Remastered

by Nick Zaino, posted Oct 21st 2009 3:03PM
Black Adder Remastered box setWhen I was a kid, I remember seeing episodes of a couple of strange British shows on my local PBS affiliate in Rochester, NY. I never caught them regularly, not even sure when they aired, but I remember one of them was a peculiar little period piece with some funny gags, and a storyline I never completely grasped.

I learned later this first show was the classic Blackadder series with Rowan Atkinson, and the reason the storylines never made sense from show to show is that there are four seasons of the show, all taking place in a different historical period. I saw them out of order, and mostly caught the first season.

Watching the new Black Adder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition DVD set from BBC America (video and audio both remastered), it's clear the best way to watch Blackadder is to at least watch each series in order. And if you can watch the whole run in order, so much the better. From the first series set in the Dark Ages to the last set in World War I (Blackadder Goes Forth), Atkinson's character, Blackadder, remains a scheming coward. But he changes, too.

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Giveaway Wednesday: Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean DVD set

by Keith McDuffee, posted Dec 12th 2007 9:02AM
mr. beanIt's time for us to give away some stuff ... again! This one is for three copies of Mr. Bean - The The Whole Bean on DVD, which includes every episode of the show (and more) and is already available in stores at 40% off. All you've got to do is submit a comment below before 5PM Eastern, December 19, and mention why you'd like to own the series. We'll randomly choose three winners to receive the DVDs!

Some other details:
  • To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating why you'd like to own the Mr. Bean - The The Whole Bean DVDs.
  • The comment must be left before December 19, 2007 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Three winners will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Three winners will receive a copy of Mr. Bean - The Whole Bean on DVD (valued at $39.95).
Click here for complete Official Rules.

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Who wants to hire a Gillian Anderson lookalike?

by Bob Sassone, posted May 8th 2007 8:15AM

Gillian Anderson lookalikeSplitting Images is a celebrity lookalike company in the U.K. They have a ton of people that can be hired for your next party, corporate event, or other entertainment-related function, though some of the lookalikes look more like the celebs than others.

For example, these guys look like Rowan Atkinson so much that they could probably commit some crime and he'd be blamed for it, and this guy could probably do the same for Bing Crosby, if he wasn't, you know, dead and all. But a lot of these people seem to be stretching things a bit. Do these woman really look enough like Pamela Anderson? And does this guy really look like Mr. Spock? I guess wearing a costume and/or having a pic taken in a particular setting helps.

Of course, you could get a Leo Sayer lookalike, though hiring the real Leo Sayer now would probably be cheaper now.

[via Marty Beckerman]

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