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    Entertainment, Film, Music Dark Shadows Soap Opera 1960's


    I saw in the news Jonathan Frid has died at the age of 87. He played Barnabas Collins on the soap opera Dark Shadows, in the 1960's.

    I had no idea about this soap opera. If I had, I definitely would have watched it a long time ago, as I've always wanted to watch a show like that. I did a little research and found out it's about Vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc. Excellent... I took a look on Amazon and they are available on DVD, the full collection of the series of the show which ran on ABC from 1966-1971 with over 1100 episodes at 30 minutes each, is available for over $400. You can also buy the series in smaller collections of episodes ranging from about $20-$50, and there are 25 of them I saw, so that's quite a bit.

    I looked on youtube and found a couple of the first episodes. I also found out that Tim Burton is doing a film based on it, also called Dark Shadows, due to come out on May 11, 2012 and stars Johnny Depp. I had no idea of any of this, but found out since yesterday. This morning I watch the first couple of episodes. I'd like to find more.

    I read that it's a cult classic and there are die hard fans, who aren't too keen on the Tim Burton adaptation. Apparently it's much different than the series and has a lot of comedy. I'm not sure I want to see it before I get a chance to see the soap opera series as it may skew the soap and condense important key points of the soap into a couple of hours... in other words a spoiler.

    I'm fascinated by this... a soap opera about werewolves, zombies, ghosts, vampires, etc.... now that seems like a lot of fun, and it's got that 1960's vibe too. Sounds groovy to me!

    Here's the first two episodes Season 1 Episodes 1 and 2.





    Here's an article about Jonathan Frid who just recently passed away.

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    You might enjoy "Being Human" Not sure if available in Canada yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruth View Post
    You might enjoy "Being Human" Not sure if available in Canada yet.
    I saw that on Netflix, (trying it out for a free month). May try to watch it.
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    Watch the UK version. Sooo much better than the U.S. version. The acting feels more genuine and a lot stronger connection to the characters.

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    UK version? When was that made, in the 60's also? I need to find this online, it's not on netflix unfortunately, and buying it is way too expensive, but it is over 1000 episodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtaur View Post
    UK version? When was that made, in the 60's also? I need to find this online, it's not on netflix unfortunately, and buying it is way too expensive, but it is over 1000 episodes.
    My apologies for not specifing. I'm suggesting the UK version of being human. I haven't yet watched Dark Shadows yet. I plan on visiting the YouTube links you've posted in the upcoming days to see if I can get into it.

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    I remember my parents watching this soap opera......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtaur View Post
    I saw that on Netflix, (trying it out for a free month). May try to watch it.
    I am also looking for that...

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    Thanks for uploading this links.I watched it and it is great.

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