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which is the best series

choose which one you think is the best series

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    eirikso1990

    [21]Jul 22, 2007
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    i think Black Adder II is the best, this is much caused by the Queen. after that comes 3 then 4 then 1, although i love the first season i like it much better when Edmund is the smart one
    Edited on 09/11/2007 6:31am
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    chocoholic411

    [22]Jul 23, 2007
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    Goes Forth defiently!
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    Bucephelus

    [23]Aug 2, 2007
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    1.Blackadder II

    2.Blackadder the Third

    3.Blackadder Goes Forth

    4.The Blackadder

    Mine is a wee bit different.

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    CSIGirl2

    [24]Aug 28, 2007
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    Blackadder goes fourth is my favourite.
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    Richiebcfc25

    [25]Sep 10, 2007
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    would have to say blackadder 4 is my fave partly for the series finale

    that scene has to be the most heartbreaking scene on TV ever

    so poignant!

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    VideoGameCritic

    [26]Jan 23, 2008
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    my favorites are 4 and 2 but i vote 4
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    yorkshirenutter

    [27]Feb 2, 2008
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    Blackadder Goes Forth is my favourite, closely followed by Blackadder the Third, then Blackadder II. Came to watching the first series last and didn't like it. I couldn't get used to difference in characters, they just felt wrong, and I never finished watching.
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    _maggie

    [28]Feb 15, 2008
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    Blackadder the Third

    Blackadder II

    Blackadder Goes Forth

    The Blackadder

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    EvilMudkip

    [29]Apr 18, 2008
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    _maggie wrote:

    Blackadder the Third

    Blackadder II

    Blackadder Goes Forth

    The Blackadder

    Exactly how i'd rate them.

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    getright7241969

    [30]May 16, 2008
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    Middle Ages for me!
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    jimbo_001

    [31]May 25, 2008
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    Blackadder II
    Blackadder the Third
    Blackadder Goes Fourth
    The Blackadder.

    All of the series are hilarious, but between 2 and 3, the funniest seasons, season 2 only wins out because 3 broke the annual tradition of killing off every character.
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    Hoeech

    [32]Jun 28, 2008
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    Black Adder II. No question about it. Favorite line:

    I don't want to be pedantic or anything, but the color of gold...is gold. That's why it's called gold. What you have discovered, if it has a name, is some green.

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    scaryness

    [33]Aug 16, 2008
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    blackadder 4 then 2
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    avoidz

    [34]Sep 11, 2008
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    starman100 wrote:

    I can't believe people actually voted for the first series, but I suppose everyone has different tastes.

    The first series just didn't work in as much ways as the next 3. Baldrick being smart, Blackadder being dumb. Does Not Work.

    It was really hard to choose between 'Blackadder II' and 'Blackadder the Third' because they are both perfect and flawless, but I voted for 'The Third.

    Blackadder Goes Forth is still excellent, but I didn't like the whole 'war' setting anywhere nere as much as II and III.

    It is so sad looking at Atkinson today (Mr. Bean); Dear oh dear. Especially when he was so great in Blackadder

    Same for me, too. I just finished watching the Third series and it's definitely my favorite, especially the final episode, "Duel and Duality" - the scene with Rowan and Stephen Fry beating up the Prince-as-servant is classic.

    Blackadder II is terrific, but I just have to mark it below the Third because I just can't stand the Nursie character!

    I feel the same way about the Forth series. It was very good, but I'm glad they ended it there (I'm not sure the proposed The Blackadder Five series set in the 1960s would have worked).

    I don't really rate the first series. The character of Blackadder was completely different (though not in the un-aired 1982 pilot episode), and the constant stream of funny one-liners and wit just wasn't there without Ben Elton's input.

    Edited on 09/11/2008 6:34am
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    neishi-boi

    [35]Sep 12, 2008
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    I really enjoyed the third series, Hugh Laurie at his comedic best while Blackadder gets the last laugh.
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    J-Fein

    [36]Jan 22, 2009
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    Blackadder Goes Forth

    Blackadder II

    Blackadder the Third

    The Black Adder

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    archangelwho

    [37]Jan 22, 2010
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    III with IV 2nd and II 3rd and I 4th

    i

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    damanray

    [38]Mar 12, 2010
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    Blackadder goes Forth and not just because of its finale. Every episode is hilarious


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    monica_cz

    [39]Jun 5, 2011
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    As for me, I cannot decide whether The Third, or Goes Forth...
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    French_Paul_1988

    [40]Nov 8, 2014
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    Tough choice between Blackadder The Third and Blackadder Goes Forth. I went with Blackadder The Third by a very small margin (essentially because I find Captain Darling annoying and because Blackadder The Third has my favorite Blackadder theme - plus, the last Blackadder The Third episode with Wellington is just gold)

    Here's how I rank these:
    Blackadder The Third: 9.5/10
    Blackadder Goes Forth: 9.5/10
    Blackadder II: 8/10 (the final episode and some quotes - too many to list - are great TBH)
    The Black Adder: 7/10 (I enjoy some of the episodes, but a stupid Blackadder with smart Baldrick and Percy just... not that great)
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