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Everything posted by alexx

  1. I was watching Shane and Angel's last week together and the foreshadowing in the episode before he dies is so poignant and sort of underlines what it is I used to love about the show. There was always an emotionally endearing under current, the music during that scene when Shane tells Angel that 'he'll never leave her' is so 'on point'. I hope these episodes return soon!
  2. It's not unusual for them to re-create the theme for promotional purposes, they did it back in 1999 too:
  3. It sounds more like they just don't trust you anymore and are irritated that you broke their trust, which isn't surprising. You can't expect people to be kind and generous to you if you gossip about them. Hope it returns in November!
  4. I'm enjoying going back to 94, definitely would love to have continued with 1996 and beyond though - there was a lot to look forward to and I really wanted to re-live the show cruising through the late 90's, would have been so nostalgic.
  5. I've been missing the re-runs so much I've gone back to the start of 1994 and it's actually really nice to re-watch them all again. The show is so innocent and feel good during that era, it's pure escapism. I'm gutted that 7TWO ended the Early Years but also that they ended them on such a sad note with Shane's funeral!
  6. I really liked how they delved in to the supernatural world during the 90's, I think some people found it too melodramatic but I think it was totally entertaining. I was also looking forward to the Sally/Peter Moss reincarnation storyline, more so than any other just before the Early Years ended. I think I started to take a lot more notice of Sally's storylines from that point onwards.
  7. Joey was definitely one of my favourite characters during the late 90's. He also had some pretty big storylines involving Saul and it was through Joey that Saul continued to be a part of the show after Selina left. He started taking hallucinogenic drugs and became mentally ill after a bad episode. That all happened around the 1998 season finale and into 1999 - he ends up attempting to kill Irene due to his paranoid drug induced illness. I was really looking forward to the Saul storylines during 97-99, I think they were possibly even more gripping than the first one and Saul's character is explored in much greater depth.
  8. I think Pippa was written consistently well from where the early years have ended up until she left. Actually she seemed more prominent and was obviously involved in all of the foster kids storylines in some form or other once Michael died, naturally. I think we got to know her even more as an individual during 96-98.
  9. They played episodes from the 1996 credits overhaul (a couple of weeks after Michael's death) up until mid/late 1998. I've also been missing my escapism into the Early Years!
  10. Thanks for clarifying and the update, Dan and co! This reminds me of Heartbreak High which was being released on DVD until they reached the 1996 episodes and faced agreement issues due to music rights (the show played a lot of Australian music from Mushroom Records from 96-onwards). As a result they had to stop releasing the rest of the series, when people asked the distribution company what was going on, they explained and said it certainly wasn't due to a lack of demand it was simply a rights issue. Really frustrating, I'm going to miss the Early Years a lot!
  11. I read on the Early Years Facebook group that someone had contacted Seven and they said that it had 'run it's course'. I was really looking forward to watching 96-00 again. Obviously very happy that they continued showing it right up until Shane's death but still very disappointed if it really won't be back.
  12. I agree, I think it definitely brought out the worst in both character. I found myself disliking both Sally and Jack during their relationship - I thought it was pretty horrible to watch and it just felt uncomfortable and jarring because the actors have zero romantic chemistry Imo. Basically Shane and Angel's story is a romantic tragedy. Started off so innocently and ended up hellish. I didn't quite pick up on it originally and I just loved all of the twists and turns back in 95, but this time around seeing it from Shane's entrance all the way up to his death I've found it all pretty frustrating & depressing to watch it fall apart since they got married. It's been addictive though and for the most part it's been well written and acted. Melissa George has done really well over the past few episodes.
  13. I could be wrong of course, but as far as I'm aware they don't digitize the episodes - they literally play the analogue tapes 'live' through their digital output.
  14. Monday's was a bittersweet episode knowing what we know, the last scene was sad. It's been good to see the romance between them for the last few months, but makes it a lot more tragic.
  15. Does anyone know the song that was playing a few episodes ago when Ailsa first heard the news report against her before the ad break - she is in the diner kitchen listening to the radio and the song is being played on the jukebox.
  16. I didn't remember it so it came as a bit of a surprise, especially after quite an emotional episode.
  17. Wow the ending of that episode with Saul behind Selina is creepy.
  18. I've been trying to find the song played when Mandy left with no luck, such a great song.
  19. ^Such a bittersweet melody. Love when the strings kick in.
  20. Really liked the underscore used when Curtis and Selina decide not to 'sleep' together in Thursday's episode. It was very romantic and sweeping but also bittersweet.
  21. ^I just did a version of Sohpie's Theme. It'd be great to have clean copies of the original scores though! I wonder whether the classic piano scores disappear completely once the new theme tune arrives? I'm going to miss them. I've said it before but they should have kept the piano scores in the show all the way throughout, even up to present. They could have changed the music format as much as they wanted, but if they had just kept weaving the piano scores into the episodes every now and then it would have helped with a sense of continuity. I think this period in 1995 is perfect, bigger orchestral music is prominent, but then those piano scores crop up to help slow the pace down a little and help to link the present to the past. I have enjoyed a lot of the orchestral music though and I'm looking forward to hearing more of them. I particularly liked some of the music used during Selina's miscarriage storyline.
  22. ^I thought I recognised it but didn't know when it had been used before. I really liked the music when Irene visited Selina in hospital at the start of episode 1694.
  23. I think the new 'Early Years' represents the show up until the year 2000 for me. But then there's also that period between 2001-2004 where it still felt like H&A before it totally changed format in 2005.
  24. ^It looks different from the original design but still clearly recognizable and fits in with the interior sets. I think they should definitely bring it back. They could then have scenes take place in the front garden or sitting on that terrace. Also I assume that the view of the beach from the front door is still as beautiful as ever.
  25. How were you fooled by that? It's nonsense, particularly if you follow Alan and Lynne on social media, most people would know immediately that it's fake because it's so out of character.
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