Sunday, 13 May 2012

Guilty Pleasure!

As guilty pleasures go I'm probably going to get mocked severely for this one....

I have a secret love....PRISONER CELL BLOCK H!!

That's right, I love the old, Australian, female prison drama that for some reason is mocked for it's dodgy wobbly sets and bad acting.  Let me tell you though, it is FANTASTIC! I really don't think it is as bad as people remember.  For the most part the acting is superb and some of the story lines are fantastic, this drama highlights a lot of issues that were quite controversial at the time it was aired (1979-1986). It covers so many issues including  incest, physical and mental abuse, drugs...you name it and they've covered it!  Believe it or not, you are so gripped by the drama you barely notice the sets wobble at all. 

Did you know Prisoner Cell Block H is the largest box set of a TV series ever released?  It totals a whopping 692 episodes over 40 volumes...and here comes my confession.  I OWN EVERY SINGLE ONE!  That's right, I bought the whole box set!  Let me tell you, I'm not even half way through yet and even if I watched an episode every day it would take me nearly 2 years to watch the whole series! It is far better than a lot of the so called dramas on television today and mock me if you will, but I'll defend it to the death.

Want to see my collection, well OK...seeing as you asked nicely!


Guilty as charged!

I highly recommend you watch it if you can, buying the box set would set you back a bit but I'm reliably informed by other similarly obsessed weirdos that you can watch it all on YouTube!  

 Now, lets  fade out on the theme tune....


He used to give me roses,
I wish he could again;
But that was on the outside,
And things were different then.

We'd built our world together,
With a love so clear and strong;
But that was on the outside.
Where did I go wrong?


On the inside the sun still shines,
And the rain falls down;
But the sun and rain are prisoners too,
When morning comes around.



Last night I dreamed we were together,
Sharing all the love we've known;
Till I had to face the nightmare,
Of waking up alone.


On the inside the sun still shines,
And the rain falls down;
But the sun and rain are prisoners too,
When morning comes around.

On the inside the roses grow;
They don't mind the stony ground;
But the roses here are prisoners too,
When morning comes around.

He used to give me roses,
I wish he could again;
But that was on the outside,
And things were different then. 
 
 
 
This post is for prompt number 13 of the Snap Happy BritMums Photo Challenge

5 comments:

Sonya Cisco said...

That is both brilliant and disturbing all in one! Lol! I have every episode of House. Not ashamed of that tho!

WhiteLily said...

OMG I think I love you!!! I loved this when I was a bit younger.... haven't seen it for years! I am actually quite jealous of your DVD collection! :O

Marilynn said...

Mmmm House! No shame in that!

Marilynn said...

Thank you very much. It is good to know other people are just like me! You'll need to see if it is available on YouTube and let me know if you start watching it! Then we could have a good old chat about it! X

Ashleigh said...

ah my Mum adores this show- she has them all on DVD and when I was pregnant I went through a phase of watching them all with her! I now have the theme song in my head though :/ haha xx

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