The Avengers International Fan Forum Forum Index The Avengers International Fan Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

2.01 - Hostage

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Avengers International Fan Forum Forum Index -> The New Avengers
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Rate 'Hostage'
10
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
9
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
8
18%
 18%  [ 3 ]
7
43%
 43%  [ 7 ]
6
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
5
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
4
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
3
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
2
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
1
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 16

Author Message
darren
Mission... Highly Improbable!


Joined: 01 Sep 2008
Posts: 2051
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject: 2.01 - Hostage Reply with quote

Written by Brian Clemens
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rhonda
How to Succeed... at Posting!


Joined: 19 Jan 2010
Posts: 809
Location: A town, UK

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 for me
_________________
Ron
Last Watched : The Tale Of the Big Why
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anti-clockwise
The Bird Who Wrote Too Much


Joined: 17 May 2013
Posts: 1683

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hostage had it's moments. I was not wild about Gambit's lack of participation here. Made to look weaker than Steed. But there were nice touches as always. Gambit asking to be invited over to Purdy's mums house was quite a nice touch when he discovers Purdey is really missing.
_________________
"He likes his tea stirred anti-clockwise."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NickP
Little Wonder


Joined: 03 Oct 2011
Posts: 140

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.

I thought this had a decent enough pace to keep it interesting but the end was sudden and weak.

I don't mind the occasional glimpse of the team's HQ but I felt there was too much here. On balance I think I prefer the mystery of Steed's employer that the original series maintained. And what is it with the chiefs with slight disablements? A few programmes back it was Ronald Leigh-Hunt with an eye patch, now we have William Franklin with a limp.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Timeless A-Peel
A Touch of Brimstone


Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 4866
Location: New Scotland, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickP wrote:
7.

I thought this had a decent enough pace to keep it interesting but the end was sudden and weak.

I don't mind the occasional glimpse of the team's HQ but I felt there was too much here. On balance I think I prefer the mystery of Steed's employer that the original series maintained. And what is it with the chiefs with slight disablements? A few programmes back it was Ronald Leigh-Hunt with an eye patch, now we have William Franklin with a limp.


Presumably the reasoning is that they were all agents who can't serve in the field now because of their injuries. All the ones that are still able-bodied are avoiding the desk jobs, like Steed!
_________________
Last Watched: Who Was That Man I Saw You With?



Anew: A TNA Site. Updated 4/30/14
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
NickP
Little Wonder


Joined: 03 Oct 2011
Posts: 140

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:

Presumably the reasoning is that they were all agents who can't serve in the field now because of their injuries. All the ones that are still able-bodied are avoiding the desk jobs, like Steed!

Good point, I'm sure you're right.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anti-clockwise
The Bird Who Wrote Too Much


Joined: 17 May 2013
Posts: 1683

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickP wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:

Presumably the reasoning is that they were all agents who can't serve in the field now because of their injuries. All the ones that are still able-bodied are avoiding the desk jobs, like Steed!

Good point, I'm sure you're right.
I thought the same thing. Even about the villains. I guess it makes them more interesting and diverse. But in reality, I doubt anyone with limps ans in wheelchairs is going to run the agency nor be the diabolical master mind.
_________________
"He likes his tea stirred anti-clockwise."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
darren
Mission... Highly Improbable!


Joined: 01 Sep 2008
Posts: 2051
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5/10

Whilst it has its moments, it feels very tired and a bit like a left over series 1 episode that they forgot to broadcast what with the old appartments/houses. I wish they'd made more of the abandoned fairground as that could have allowed for some creepy sequences.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
shaunodan
Have Fingers... Will Type!


Joined: 04 Jan 2014
Posts: 401

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purdey impresses...running down the stairs at start...busy lady; look she throws before tackling THREE adversaries at her place; and about to step in to save a struggling Gambit from the adversary who had chloroformed her ...; and finally squaring it away with Suzy for Steed ... MATCHLESS Laughing
Watch the couch scene...Purdey certainly moves even though she's out cold...between takes Cool Hadn't realised Purdey had such really skinny Legs until she is being lifted into the coffin and her knee-high boots slide down them !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lhbizness
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like this one for the relationship between the characters, even if it's pretty much a repeat of earlier plots. As I watch these episodes mostly for Steed, he's most enjoyable here, being a badass without even trying.

Gambit: Do you realize you and I have never faced each other.
Steed: You're too young to die, Gambit. Besides, I never fight fair.

He doesn't either.
Back to top
shaunodan
Have Fingers... Will Type!


Joined: 04 Jan 2014
Posts: 401

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purdey's outfit ...is this the only time she never changed outfits ? Love this outfit on Purdey Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lee
Little Wonder


Joined: 15 Oct 2017
Posts: 130
Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been 7 years since this one came to the top, so I decided to watch this one next.

I used to have this on VHS from its repeat on Central in about 1986/7, and it might be one of the ones still on the original video form that time. I always enjoyed it and still enjoyed it partially this time.

It's a good self contained story about the department, but is part of an increasing trend of stories which happened in the Thorson era where the story centers around the department / agents in the department instead of what is happening in the world which needs to be avenged. These types of stories are ok occasionally, such as The Nutshell in series 3, but when they become more of the story telling then the programme becomes more introspective. It seems there are quite a few stories in TNA where they are investigating themselves, or in their departments etc. I concur with the above comments about perhaps too much was seen in the department - indeed such as straightforward building and organisation, one can't help but what they made of Mother's headquarters in the past.

Having said that, I think the mole in the department was revealed a little too soon - it would have been better to be kept guessing for longer.

A great guest cast keep this moving along, with many strong performances.

Considering this was well into the run of TNA, I was a little surprised watching it again about the relationship between Steed and Gambit. It seemed very frosty - almost is if Purdey was the glue between the two of them. Steed seems to show very little concern for Gambit - but perhaps that is more of the professional relationship that they should have.

Some great direction from Sidney Hayers - nice to see an original series director still going with the programme, with some nice bedding music from Johnson.

Mostly, our three heroes are independent of each other for much of the episode, only reuniting for the finale, where you do miss the relationship they seem to have together. The chemistry between Joanna and Gareth is a strength of this era and one does miss their banter. I do like Gambit's line to Purdey's mother that he hopes to have dinner with her soon - interesting how Gambit has already committed that telephone number to memory....

Overall, I give this 7.
_________________
You really must have a word with that cleaning lady....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mousemeat
Diabolical Mastermind


Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 5495
Location: Elvis Central, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been some yrs ,since I saw the episode..sorta like re visiting old friend, who might have changed a tad...lol....on a scale, ' 7 ' for oui...

and yeah, the ending was the leak link..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Avengers International Fan Forum Forum Index -> The New Avengers All times are GMT - 9 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com

Free Web Hosting | File Hosting | Photo Gallery | Matrimonial


Powered by PhpBB.BizHat.com, setup your forum now!
For Support, visit Forums.BizHat.com