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Short Poppies

Postby Venus » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:37 pm

Netflix UK, US and Canada have exclusive rights to Rhys' new show, Short Poppies! It'll be available on the 3rd of April! Here's a clip :D



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Jemaine directed an episode or two as well so I'm looking forward to seeing it all. :)
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Postby LauraK » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:17 pm

*LIKE* :D
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Re: Short Poppies

Postby gibbsrus » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:56 pm

wooohooo!!!! Go Rhys!!

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby SuzyBatt » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:27 am

I love the clip. Will definitely be watching this tomorrow. :popcorn:

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby Great H » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:05 am

Thanks Venus! I would never have known it was even showing here since I don't have a TV! ...*Runs to TVNZ ondemand*

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby SuzyBatt » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:22 am

I've been watching Short Poppies over the past week. I'm a little over half way through the series. For those who don't know, each episode is about a person - a short poppy - who is featured by documentarian David Farrier. As a side note, I remember Jemaine and Bret saying they were worried about being victims of the tall poppy syndrome if they became too popular. So this is about regular people who live in a town in New Zealand. Each central character is played by Rhys.

It's really fun to see Rhys transform himself each episode. When the episodes start, you're like, "Oh yeah, that's Rhys and he looks/sounds like the last guy." But before long you get into it and 'get' the character. Actually, I've been most impressed seeing Rhys play women. I'd say my 2 favourite episodes so far are when he plays women - he develops all these physical mannerisms and really pulls it off!

The episodes are mostly cute. There a few laughs here and there. Some of the characters are a little sad. It's interesting too because there are actors who are in all (or nearly) episodes but they play different characters. Others are recurring characters in each episode. And then in some episodes, there are really well known actors, like David Merchant in the trailer, Sam Neil, and that survival guy Bear or something.

All in all I'd say it's an interesting project and a really nice way to spend half an hour! Enjoy!

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby Venus » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:49 pm

Loved your post Suzy and I finally had the chance to watch it on Netflix recently and I pretty much agree with what you said. Rhys is a talented guy and all the episodes were fun to watch. The rest of the cast were great too, including familiar NZ actors like David Fane, Cohen Holloway and Jackie van Beek. :)
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Re: Short Poppies

Postby Diah » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:21 am

Just finished Short Poppies. Quirky show. Rhys is so versatile.
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Re: Short Poppies

Postby Venus » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:05 pm

Glad you enjoyed Short Poppies too, Diah. :)

Short Poppies airs on NZ TV next week- Thurs 25th September, TV One at 10:10pm 8)

Jemaine makes a great director too. Loved the Mary Ledbetter episode he directed. :lol:

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby ItsAllRyche » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing this series!

I really enjoy Rhys stand-up shows (that I have only seen snippits of). He is very talented.

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Re: Short Poppies

Postby Venus » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:53 pm

Agreed, Ryche. Rhys is very talented and Short Poppies is worth a watch. :)

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