Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do you prefer the original or the remake?


For many years, my Swedish husband has been telling me about a British TV series that he saw in Sweden when he was young. It was called "De överlevande," and it made a big impression on him. I had never seen the series, so I wasn't able to share fond memories of it!

Recently, BBCAmerica has been showing a new series called Survivors, about a group of people who are left behind after a virus has wiped out 99% of the earth's population. It seems this is a remake of the show that so thrilled my husband as a child!

The original series was shown between 1975 and 1977 and lasted 3 seasons. It starred Lucy Fleming and Ian McCulloch. The current remake was two seasons (originally broadcast in 2008 and 2010), and stars Julie Graham and Max Beesley. Both series dramatically show the struggle to survive in a world that has totally changed. Not only is there a constant search for food and other supplies, but learning which other survivors can be trusted is also a vital skill!

Thanks to Bridget at Warner Bros., I have 2 copies of each series to give away!

To enter, please leave a comment stating if you'd prefer to win the original series, or the new one. Please be sure that your email address is visible in your comment or on your profile so I can contact you if you are a winner. Enter by May 6.

On May 7, I'll contact the winners and you'll have 72 hours to send me your mailing address, or I'll have to pick another winner! Since the DVDs are Region 1, the contest is open to the U.S. and Canada.

Good luck! While you're waiting to win, here is a short clip from the new series to show you the sort of thing you have to deal with when you're one of the few survivors of a deadly plague:


54 comments:

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I like the original. Thanks for the chance to win.

Chrystal said...

I'd love to win the new version!

agordon10 said...

the new one.

Amber said...

I would prefer to win the original because originals are better than remakes!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

slb3334 said...

I don't have a preference.

Anonymous said...

I would prefer to win the remake, as I have seen the original. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

Sunnyvale said...

ever saw either, I would opt for the original

MissyBecker said...

I think I'd rather have the original. I haven't really liked the new one (I think the tone is all over the place) but I love the concept.

mogrill said...

I would say the original.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would probably prefer the original, but I'll take either one! Thanks!

Pat said...

I'd like to win the new one. I didn't get BBC America until this year and I hate starting in the middle of a series. Thanks!

maweisberg said...

i would love to win this

toughturtles said...

i havent seen either so i would be fine dhecking any of them

chromiumman said...

i'd love to win the original version

chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Ed said...

I would like to see the original one. Anything created by Terry Nation is got to be good...plus it's the 70's. Thanks for the contest.

Joy said...

I love the remake. I didn't care for the original. Thanks!!
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Anonymous said...

Tough choice. I would say the remake. emmy5905@embarqmail.com

ky2here said...

I'm just glad it's not all those mean backstabbing people on the island. Sign me up for the new one please.

ky2here at msn dot com

MAT said...

I'd love to win the new version!

sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

jlafount said...

I'd go with the original because I've never seen it

reddon30 said...

I would love to win the new series...Thank you

Jim W. said...

I've never seen the original, so I'd say the remake

Jim W. said...

I've never seen the original, so I'd say the remake

Dave said...

I've never seen either, but I think I would prefer to win the new version. It sounds like a fascinating show. Thank you for the great give-away.

EBJ said...

I have seen the remake so would like to win and watch the original. Thanks.

Leona P said...

I would like the original

Nickolay said...

I would like to win the new one

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Melissa B. said...

I'm game for either one. Thanks.

Erica C. said...

I'd be up for either one, but if I had to choose, I'd go with the new one.

Anonymous said...

The original!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love the new one, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Kyra said...

I LOVED the original!!
It blew my mind when I saw so many years ago.
So glad to see it's being released on DVD (and for the US region unlike other BBC scifi shows like Blake's 7).

I had no idea there was a remake.
I will have to check that out.

Emily Roesly said...

I'd like to win the original series because I missed so many of the episodes.

mensatic at comcast dot net

Karen said...

I think i would like the new one

pjgirl74 said...

I would love to win the original series because I have never seen it. I have been very much enjoying the new Survivor series. When I found out recently it was cancelled, I was so bummed! Thanks for the great giveaway!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

plhill2000 said...

I would want the original series, but I would take the new one.

Harvey said...

New one is good but I would prefer the original!

susan said...

I would love to win the new version, it looks great!

ktgonyea said...

The newer version :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

susan1215 said...

The newer version

Charlene said...

I would love to have the new version :)

Trisha D. said...

the new version

yadgirl said...

I'd like the new version.

Maja said...

i would like the new one

missrantsypants said...

My boyfriend would love to have the original!



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FDP 4 Life said...

i would prefer the new one susansmoaks at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

id love the new version :)

klp1965@myfairpoint.net

Atreau said...

I would love to win the new one.

Donna said...

I like the original.
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07violet said...

I haven't seen the original but I like the new version so I'd like to have it on dvd

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

purango said...

I prefer the original. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

I've never seen either before so i'd prefer the original.

lilyk said...

I would prefer to win the original series.

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