The Best Series Ever ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Froutopia!!! The best series ever made! If you think that, The Usual Suspects and Carol Reed's The Third Man are great movies, then just take a look at this. The episodes of Froutopia were supposed to be made for young kids and the entire series is shot using puppets, but you will not be disappointed. The remarkable thing is that the script and the ideas presented made the story of Froutopia to be the number-one story under discussion among the Greek and Cypriot people that grew up during the decade between 1985 and 95 (and honestly I cannot think of anyone of my age that was not watching it). There is a whole generation that is talking about the numerous twist scenes and of course the unbelievable endings for the three seasons of the series. I have first watched it when I was 8 and then 12 years old, and now 17 years later I have gone through the same amazing feeling by watching the whole thing again. I remember back then when some of the kids were scared of Froutopia and the rest were obsessed with it. Personally, I believe that, Evgenios Trivizas (the writer who created the characters), deserves at least an honorary award for this contribution to that thing called entertainment. Now I have also appreciated the art direction of Faidon Sofianos and his puppet gallery crew, since there are so many clever and hilarious details hidden around the puppets in the set; on the corner as the mob is passing by, or on some random signs on the walls, etc. Try to get a copy of this hard-to-find TV series, but if you do, you will be amazed by how perfect it is. It is too bad that this is addressed only to Greek speakers (excuse my English by the way), since a subtitled or dubbed version would have lost some of its prestige (but do try to see it anyway). Pikos Apikos Rulezzzzzzz!!!
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