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The Raid
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:10:12 AM »
Another great episode of the series.

I said this before, but generally, the episodes on the Nuthanger Farm are really good. Of course, this is due to Tabitha. Maybe it's also the fact, that the danger doesn't emanates only from other animals, but also from humans. And that the rabbits must get their bearings in a manlike environment.

Hazel gets also shot. Very good, that they haven't changed that for the series. I also found it better, that you only hear the shot, but don't see how it hits Hazel. This raises the tension, if he was hit. What I also like, that it's not staged too child-oriented. I mean, they keep the blooday wound in Hazel's hind leg.

Simply: That's another great episode with the spirit of Watership Down  :fiver

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 02:24:09 PM »
When I think of this episode I remember the scene where Hawkbit steals plants for a bedding for new rabbits from Dandelion, when the latter turns his head towards Keehar. It seems Hawkbit likes to follow that "be cunning and full of tricks" command, when it helps him avoid working. :D However, he isn't subtle enough while pushing the plants towards himself, since Blackberry clearly squints her eyes in disapproval when he does that. Still, she doesn't reprimand him, so I guess it worked out for him in the end.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 03:30:38 PM »
In this episode Hazel feels the air of adventure, feeling strong and courageous. Of course they need, the bunnies to play. The introduction of Clover and the other rabbits was very interesting, it shows that they do not care free life outside his cage. As think a caged animal??, in this case a rabbit ?, to take most of his life in feel safe, aspirations and boring sins ... Think this makes me very sad ... I have rabbits I do not like to have them in a cage, so I leave you free in the yard at least 3 days and locked the rest of the week.
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Re: The Raid
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 09:11:03 PM »
Another great episode. Again we see the series rise above being more than a simple, cheesy cartoon. I was surprised to see blood in this episode.

The situation was tense and suspenseful throughout. But my favourite scene was actually a funny one, when Hazel introduces himself to the caged rabbits and tries to get them to escape, but then they just keep sitting there lazily. Something about their voices and their way of speaking just cracks me up.

Other random observations: The first episode to begin with a "Previously on Watership Down" segment. The opening theme has also been changed a little, with "bright eyes" lyrics added.
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