Up Series Club is a new club for watching documentaries in the Up Series
May 23, 2015 9:49 PM - Subscribe

I have rashly made a club for watching the eight documentaries that make up the Up Series: Up Series Club. If you're interested in watching twenty British children from all walks of life grow up and (hopefully) fulfill their potential. Then this club is for you. This talk post is for both planning viewing times and shamelessly promoting the club's existence.
posted by Going To Maine (15 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I love this idea. I've probably only seen the first three or four. I didn't realize there were EIGHT !! Although, of course there are. Seven times eight is just 56. And yeah, I guess they must be about that age by now. God, I'm getting old !!
posted by marsha56 at 4:16 PM on May 25, 2015

So besides Marsha, where is everyone in the series? I haven't started yet.
posted by Jane Austen at 11:08 PM on June 5, 2015

Yeah, I need to create an event for the first one. Maybe for this coming Wednesday?
posted by Going To Maine at 5:22 AM on June 6, 2015

Works for me. How do I get notifications? The "subscribe" button opens in a podcast app.
posted by Jane Austen at 6:17 AM on June 6, 2015

I totally love this series, including the international ones. Some things about it make me uncomfortable and it will be interesting to see what others think.
posted by Glinn at 5:55 PM on June 6, 2015

I like this idea a lot. Never seen any of them but have been meaning to for ages. One every two weeks is about all I can manage, I think. Maybe one a week but that's pushing it. If folks want to move faster that's cool, I'll catch up.
posted by mediareport at 2:41 AM on June 9, 2015

Ok, I totes made an event for watching the first Up movie next wednesday. Waaay later than planned, so we could conceivably move it -erm- up. But yeah. Up Series Club! Wee!
posted by Going To Maine at 1:52 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks, Going To Maine. This seems like a perfect fit for Fanfare!
posted by mediareport at 6:18 AM on June 20, 2015

Man, I am doing a terrible job at running this club. I want this to happen, for realsies, but I haven't been making it occur. So - Seven Up is going up on Fanfare to-morrow night. It's 30 minutes long, so I will have finished up my notes, and that will be that. Argh! Up Series Club!
posted by Going To Maine at 9:08 PM on July 1, 2015

Watched the first 2 Monday night, so I'm there for you :)

They're both pretty short, which is a plus.
posted by mediareport at 3:29 AM on July 2, 2015

It's weird that I'm trying not to read too much about them to avoid spoilers about how everyone turns out, right?
posted by mediareport at 3:31 AM on July 2, 2015

Thank you so much for doing this. I love these films so much. I own the DVD set, which goes up to 42, and have seen them all including 49 and 56, multiple times.

Going to be hard for me not to talk about them as a collection. So much of what happens in each is informed by the last or the next or three films later. I apologize in advance if I slip up.
posted by briank at 7:23 PM on July 3, 2015

You know, I'm really fine with folks discussing future episodes. I think it'll make the conversation more lively to have more participants, and a distinction between re-watching and a first watch in this case seems a bit like overkill. That's just me, but I'm curious if other first-watchers feel the same.

Either way, we should clarify in the next post whether talking about the future films is ok. I say yes.
posted by mediareport at 8:26 AM on July 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Love to keep going so I'll be posting the 2nd in the series tomorrow, but just wanted to confirm that we're OK with talking about future episodes in the film threads. Spoiler alerts seem a bit off the point in this case. OK with everyone?
posted by mediareport at 7:21 PM on July 20, 2015

I'll post the 3rd in the series, 21 Up, on Thursday, and try to post every Thursday after for the next 5 weeks to finish out. Also, I'll mention directly that series spoilers are OK in all Up_Series discussions. Cool?
posted by mediareport at 7:52 PM on July 29, 2015

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