F13th Introduction Thread #1: How Did You Get Hooked?

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    MissValleri

    [1]Dec 20, 2006
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    Okay, so I thought I'd start a thread about how this show was
    introduced to us. For me, I'm shocked at how after all these years, the
    quality of the stories still are applicable. I mean the show had that
    supernatural element, true, but it was a fun show, and fascinating. It
    didn't dumb down the storylines but really lured the audience.



    For me growing up in the southside of Chicago, I remember distinctly
    staying up late...sneaking around to watch this show. I was still a kid
    back then with off the shoulder 80s sweatshirts, and jelly shoes! LOL.



    But what I remember about the show was how great they all worked
    onscreen. They were believable and made me care about what would happen
    next! They also had great humor! LOVE the way Micki and Ryan first
    met...how Micki over pronounced Ryan's name in french De-lee-on. And he
    says, something like...yeah, that's me Ryan Da Lion! LOL.



    Oh and the darker twisted stories like the Bauble episode! God that
    creeped me out. The crazy obsessed fan! How he merged with that singer?
    *shiver*



    But my personal favorites were the ones that surprised me...in a good way.



    The episode about the pool stick and meeting Johnny for the first time?
    I actually liked it better watching it a second time around.



    The Scarecrow? That was pretty messed up!








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    lrigsby

    [2]Dec 23, 2006
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    I started watching the show when it was syndicated out. 

    My favorite episodes include the 'Crippled Inside' about the wheel chair. 

    I even liked the one where they get locked up in the vault and had a flashback episode (even if it was corny).

    The first episode with the doll was a really good one as well.
     
    I also appreciated the one with the NO EVIL monkeys. 

    The on with the compact was disturbing.

    I also liked the episode with the children's playhouse.

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    MissValleri

    [3]Dec 24, 2006
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    you know that's what I loved about the series! You had these clearly
    kinda corny episodes but there still were ones that were sinister! It
    kinda reminds me of the idea of Stephen King's Needful Things.



    These objects were not just granting wishes they had these storylines
    which reveal some very disturbing aspects about human nature.



    The Crippled Inside - Still ONE of the best episodes! Wonderfully written!

    A teenage social reject takes matters into her own hands to be
    beautiful! I really didn't like the follow up to it...with her sister
    being a make up artist. Or about an obsessesed fan taking that extreme
    step forward and not only wanted to meet his celeb. fantasy but
    inevitably BE the celeb!



    The children's house was a reaylly sad but interesting episode that
    touched on child abuse! OR how about that episode Friend Til the End,
    about Micki's nephew? Great stuff there!



    I loved that there was a range too! But what's interesting now, from
    how the series began and how it developed until De laMay's departure is
    how matured and changed their characters had become!



    LOL. You didn't have to think about the details but had that suspension
    of disbelief. I mean how easy it was for Micki/Ryan/Jack to just break
    in somewhere! LOL.



    I liked the Cupid's Arrow episode only because you can see just how NEW
    this whole scheming to get the cursed object was for Ryan/Micki! LOL.
    Over time, though, you could see how their daily job just wore their
    spirits down. Could they ever settle for a normal "life"? The manifest
    seemed pretty thick! How many objects are still out there?



    I DO like that the series started to bring out the whole "Devil is
    pissed off-you're foiling my plans" storylines. But I loved that even
    though that stuff was going on, you were pulled back to the heart of
    the series which is Jack/Micki/Ryan. Their lives and the people that
    caught up with them.



    Whew! I always seem to ramble on this thread, only because I love this
    series! It's ashame that more people haven't had the chance to enjoy
    this series.



    It's no Law and Order, but it's entertaining and fun! All the actors on
    the series had great chemistry! I mean, you can't buy that sort of
    thing, it's either there or it isn't. And every week, I just found
    myself caring more and more about these characters






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    mxcmm

    [4]Jan 1, 2007
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    I just thought the show was interesting, in the fact that there were cursed objects by the devil that needed to be found. I guess the show told me how people in society can become blinded by greed, vanity, wealth,etc. What I thought was repeative, that any character in an epiosde who had a cursed object, always died. I wish the show's producer would have changed that and dealt more with their Uncle's life before micki and ryan inherited the store.
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    Fallon97

    [5]Mar 4, 2007
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    I thought it was very interesting and unique, and I loved Ryan, Micki, and Jack. They were a great team, with really good chemistry, and I loved their close friendship. However, it was Ryan's crush on Micki that made me particularly fascinated with the show. I thought Ryan's crush on Micki was soooooo cute, and I have to admit that the No. 1 reason I was so hooked on the show, and looked forward to watching every week back during its original run was because of the hope that Micki and Ryan would eventually hook up one day. I was soooo addicted (and partly obsessed) with Micki and Ryan. I lived for their interactions, and Micki and Ryan are still my all-time favorite television couple ever. They had amazing chemistry together, and made such a cute couple/duo.

    This is one of my all-time favorite shows ever.

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    thommg1954

    [6]Mar 9, 2007
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    I stayed away from it at first because I couldn't see how a series entitled Fri the 13th could be worth anything w/o Jason, but once I accidently saw a show at a friend's I was hooked.
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    speedroc

    [7]Mar 23, 2007
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    thommg1954 wrote:
    I stayed away from it at first because I couldn't see how a series entitled Fri the 13th could be worth anything w/o Jason, but once I accidently saw a show at a friend's I was hooked.


    I had felt the same way until I finally gave it a chance and fell in love with it. My favorite ep was "And Now The News". I just wish they would bring this out on DVD.
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    MissValleri

    [8]Mar 25, 2007
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    I know! This show was really ahead of its time in terms of just writing interesting episodes that were a little bold for its time. And LMAO! The special f/x? I know it's cheesy now, but man, back then? That whole shattering glass for the intro with the title? Priceless!
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    Shaz07

    [9]Jul 2, 2007
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    Yep I agree the beginning was scary enough for me! I was about 14 yrs old when they started showing it here in England. It was on really late but I used to video them and watch them at my friends house. We would be terrified, especially the lighthouse episode (I can't remember what it was called) and the Baron's Bride. It all looks so tame now, but it was quite advanced back in it's day.

    I taped the first episode, thinking it was related to the Jason Friday the 13th's so I kind of come across it by accident. I'm glad I did now!!! I must admit though the thing that kept mewatching, apart from great story lines of course, is the hope that Mickey and Ryan would get it together!!!

    I

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    Fallon97

    [10]Jul 4, 2007
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    Shaz07 wrote:

    Yep I agree the beginning was scary enough for me! I was about 14 yrs old when they started showing it here in England. It was on really late but I used to video them and watch them at my friends house. We would be terrified, especially the lighthouse episode (I can't remember what it was called) and the Baron's Bride. It all looks so tame now, but it was quite advanced back in it's day.

    I taped the first episode, thinking it was related to the Jason Friday the 13th's so I kind of come across it by accident. I'm glad I did now!!! I must admit though the thing that kept mewatching, apart from great story lines of course, is the hope that Mickey and Ryan would get it together!!!

    I

    Hi, Shaz07

    Shaz07, you and I could be twins. lol

    Although I loved the show because of the great friendship between Micki, Ryan, and Jack, and also for the interesting storylines...........the No.1 reason I truly LOVED the show and watched the show religiously was because of the hope that Micki and Ryan would eventually get together as well.

    To this day, Micki and Ryan are still my all-time favorite couple/duo ever. I LOVE Micki and Ryan!!!! They were so cute together and had amazing chemistry. They really made the show for me. I lived for Micki and Ryan interactions. They were soulmates and truly belonged together, in my opinion.

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    Shaz07

    [11]Jul 6, 2007
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    Hi Fallon97

    You are right we could be twins ha ha, your message summed up exactly how I feel about the show/Mickey and Ryan thing!

    Why oh why did Ryan leave!!!?? I sulked big time when Johnny came into the show and decided there and then I wouldn't like him lol When Ryan was still in the show I used to try and analyse what him and Mickey would say to each otherand see if it had a deeper meaning. Oh my god!!!!! How sad am I!!! But that's how much I wanted them to get together!!!

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    Fallon97

    [12]Jul 9, 2007
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    Shaz07 wrote:

    Hi Fallon97

    You are right we could be twins ha ha, your message summed up exactly how I feel about the show/Mickey and Ryan thing!

    Why oh why did Ryan leave!!!?? I sulked big time when Johnny came into the show and decided there and then I wouldn't like him lol When Ryan was still in the show I used to try and analyse what him and Mickey would say to each otherand see if it had a deeper meaning. Oh my god!!!!! How sad am I!!! But that's how much I wanted them to get together!!!

    Ugh.....I hated it so much when Ryan left.

    Not only did I love seeing Ryan with Mickey (although that is my No.1 reason), but I also loved Ryan's friendship with Jack. Jack could often at times be a bit serious, laidback, conservative, and very buisnesslike-- whereas Ryan was energetic, outgoing, playful, and less serious; Ryan had a great serious of humor. I thought the contrast in their personalities balanced them out perfectly. Ryan was like a son and a best buddy to Jack. Plus, Mickey, Jack, the dreary antique store, and the show (as a whole) seemed sooooo lonely without Ryan. I missed Ryan's passion, his sense of humor, energy, and charm -- It was just too quiet!

    Heck, I even felt lonely and abandoned just watching the show without Ryan.

    And ditto to the analyzing of Mickey and Ryan. My mother and I use to do it all the time. She also is a huge Friday the 13th: The Series fan. She loved/loves Ryan, and she also stopped watching the show when Ryan left. She loved/loved the Mickey, Ryan, and Jack friendship. And, of course, she loved/loves Mickey and Ryan together. She thought they were so cute together and wanted them to hook up as well.

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    Shaz07

    [14]Jul 12, 2007
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    You know what I loved most about Ryan (apart from the fact that he was good looking!) is that he sort of teased Mickey, especially at the start of the show. Almost like an annoying kid brother, but when it matterd he always rescued her from various situations and was quite protective! I haven't seen the kind of relationship that all three of them had, in any other show.

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    Shaz07 wrote:
    You know what I loved most about Ryan (apart from the fact that he was good looking!) is that he sort of teased Mickey, especially at the start of the show. Almost like an annoying kid brother, but when it matterd he always rescued her from various situations and was quite protective! I haven't seen the kind of relationship that all three of them had, in any other show.

    Much like Mulder teasted Scully as much as he could huh? Especially when it came to her 'little feet not reaching the pedels' of the car

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    Shaz07

    [17]Jul 6, 2008
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    Ha ha that's so true!!!

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    Fallon97

    [18]Jul 7, 2008
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    Shaz07 wrote:

    You know what I loved most about Ryan (apart from the fact that he was good looking!) is that he sort of teased Mickey, especially at the start of the show. Almost like an annoying kid brother, but when it matterd he always rescued her from various situations and was quite protective! I haven't seen the kind of relationship that all three of them had, in any other show.

    I agree with you, Shaz.

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