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6.18 - Wish You Were Here

 
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peabody
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:38 am    Post subject: 6.18 - Wish You Were Here Reply with quote

Discuss, review and rate Wish You Were Here.

Written by Tony Williamson
Directed by Don Chaffey
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish you were here merits a good 7/10. I quite like this one though it's way down my list of faves (about 28th/33). I always feel as if I'm watching an elongated Monty Python sketch for some reason. Maybe it's the bikini-clad ladies who keep stepping out from behind those bushes. Clearly a 'Prisoner' pastiche, and lacking in anything more than it's single idea of it's borrowed plot. Quite a fun episode nonetheless, but maybe one that doesn't stand up to too many repeated viewings. Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this was one of the worst Tara episodes. She did little fighting. The whole episode was dreadful IMHO. Rich was very generous. I give it a 3/10.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. I actually think this is the worst out of the 33. It mistakes slapstick for subtlety. A great idea wasted.
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Darren
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was one of the last episodes I saw from this season so by this stage it was more like a list ticking to say I'd watched it. It did little to engage me. Linda Thorson isn't really given much to get stuck into unlike say All Done With Mirrors. Superficially, she has some awful outfits as well.

It's got one of my bugbears where the exterior isn't a good match for the interior set so constantly seeing the reception just over emphasises it. The design is rather faceless and colourless. It's a very un-vibrant hotel which quickly aids the episode in becoming dull. I expect a certain style to The Avengers, this episode doesn't deliver it.

Don Chaffey did some superb work on season 6 though he doesn't seem very inspired by this one but it's hardly surprising. Tony Williamson did some good stuff for The Avengers but this episode is rather one note. It's a gag about the hotel preventing guests from leaving by creating accidents but it quickly becomes irritating rather than fun or engaging.

And the tag scene is awful (plus it has a door in Steed's apartment that leads out on to the street!).

5/10
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7 from me. Like the hotel grounds.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched this one again (after many, many years) this morning, still one of the most silly, tedious and visually boring episodes in the entire series. That scene where the hotel staff are trying to push open the kitchen door is a joke ! And had Tara really wanted to leave the hotel, then are we really supposed to accept that a wet hair do would have stopped her ?? - A ridiculous story all round 1/10.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was really enjoying this. I thought it was a good premise with some great actors and some very good humour. It was heading for a 9 or 10 ... until about half-way, around the scene where Creighton-Latimer becomes involved, at which point it fell off a cliff. The humour becomes too silly, the characters change before your eyes, the hotel staff become suddenly incompetent. The girl in the bushes routine is pure Benny Hill while a lot of the rest reminded me of those silent shorts that Ronnie Barker did in the 70's.

It started with so much promise so I'm really disappointed with this.

After much thought I've divided my score equally between the 2 parts.
(50% x 9) + (50% x 1) = 5.
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