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Rate "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty"
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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:56 am 
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Episode 11.2 - One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty

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Original Air Date: December 6, 1985
Stars: Peter Riegert, Chris Hebert, Jack Kehoe, Barbara Tarbuck
Writer: Alan Brennert (from a story by Harlan Ellison)
Director: Don Carlos Dunaway

A writer returns to his childhood home in search of a lost treasure from his youth and finds himself transported to his childhood.



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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:19 am 
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A story similar to 'Walking Distance' -- Gus Rosenthal tries to go home again, but in search of what made him the person he was at present time. A very good autobiographical Harlan Ellison story with good casting and well acted. I tend to like these stories (i.e. Walking Distance, They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar), and this one was a good solid episode for the revival series.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:41 am 
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A nice episode but lacking that certain something. A 7 from me.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:43 pm 
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I know what you mean. That's why it scored an 8 as opposed to a 10 (which is what I gave 'Walking Distance' and '...Tim Riley's Bar').

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lazyboyx51 wrote:
A story similar to 'Walking Distance' -- Gus Rosenthal tries to go home again, but in search of what made him the person he was at present time. A very good autobiographical Harlan Ellison story with good casting and well acted. I tend to like these stories (i.e. Walking Distance, They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar), and this one was a good solid episode for the revival series.

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You've summed up exactly the way I feel about this episode, I also like stories like this, Walking Distance, They're Tearing down Tim Riley's Bar etc. Comparing it to Walking Distance which I rate a 10, I think it captures the sense of nostalgia a little better than this story, and it's also elevated by an amazing score, unlike this, but all said and done, this is still a good story and one of the strongest of the first season. 8/10


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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:46 am 
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I like this Episode, so far. Sadly, the last YT video is really slow. Anyone know of a faster video of it? Or Could someone PM me the ending?

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:06 am 
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This episode was relatively entertaining. It's another "Walking Distance"-like story, with a man going back into his past. This time, he is searching for answers as to why he is so uncaring and tough. He gets an answer that he didn't expect and no doubt must feel remorse about his trip back to the past. I guess what I liked about the ending is that the main character now knows the answer and we never really find out if he is going to change or if he has just come to terms with who he is.

My Rating: 5 - Good

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