What’s your favorite season?

Barrychuckle

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Hopefully this is a post everyone can get involved in….

I’ve been watching multiple series of LOTSW simultaneously over the past few months. And I’ve found it a great way to watch the evolution of the series as characters come and go. I’d be interested to know if you could only keep one series on DVD, which would it be and why, ie when did you feel the series was at it’s peak? In terms of viewing figures the high watermark was in the late 80’s but was that when the series was at it’s best?

For me it would be series 20 (broadcast 1999) as this still has Compo featuring and it also has the regular formula of Howard & Barry getting into scrapes. It has Auntie Wainwright at her tightfisted best! Barry became a central character and Wesley was always tinkering in his shed. It also features one of my favorite episodes Beware Of The Vanilla Slice. It was a tough call as it didn’t feature Foggy, but I did prefer the gentle comedy of the later episodes.
 

maltrab

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Very Hard to choose but for me it would be series 9, I prefer Seymour as the 3rd man, the reason being he really seemed to personally enjoy his working with the lads, I think the Foggy war stories went over the top at times and became quiet predictable, a bit like Truly and his former Mrs Truelove tales.
All that said there is nothing that has come close to the whole package over the years, the likes of we will never see again
 

Marianna

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Season 1 for me, including the pilot episode. Holmfirth was still a bit gritty, a former industrial area that had not yet made a new identity for itself, so not yet spiffed up to serve as a dormitory town for commuters from the larger towns and for the entertainment of LOTSW fans (although I'm glad to see it in more prosperous condition now with local business people able to make enough profit to live on.) Clegg wasn't yet timid, and he was more philosophical, as well. Blamire was apparently an unwilling early retiree still wanting to earn an income despite the economic recession. Compo was ---- Compo.
 

Pearl

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Hmmm well I think I'd be stuck to name one but if pushed 7
But I really like 10 too
And you can't miss 13 out
 

onyx(John)

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Five and six, although I love the two Blamire years. It's hard to chose between all the terrific seasons, and it's great that we don't have to.
Oh and who stole my like button ? :eyesroll:
 

Roger

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Season 9 is my favourite I think, Seymour, Barry and Glenda, Wesley and Edie, and Eli, all my favourite characters.
 

wstol

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Good choice with Series 9 - perhaps not the most obvious choice, as many prefer the Foggy years, but definitely a very charming series with Michael Aldridge's fine acting, nice location filming, and great stories with the waste disposal unit, Edie's driving lessons, the ice cream man saga and the one where they pay tribute to an old friend.
 

Barrychuckle

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Clearly series 6 & 9 seems the favorites, I'll have to watch these again. Does anybody have a favorite series beyond s 20?
 
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