Road to Avonlea

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TV series, 91 episodes in 7 seasons + film
Year: 1990-1996
Year in film: 1900s
Country: Canada
Who in bedroom: Felix 8 + Andrew 12; 2 girls
Kind of beds: same beds, 2 in 1
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: 2 boys (Zacharay Bennett as Felix, pic 1 and I think older Joel Blake or less likeley Miklos Perlus) sharing one bed on the right and 2 young girls in the same room sharing the left bed. One is probably Cecily, not sure if the other girl is Felicity or Sara, as I think there’s a 3rd girl later, probably Sara climbing through the window from outside.

Pics from s1e13. On pic 2 one girl is alone in one bed. The setting later changed to Montreal (pic 2 ?). Are these the same wallpapers or do they swith to Avonlea? Sorry, I missed some parts and only checked it briefly.

The 2 boys are hard to notice in the dark, (Felix on the right side behind the older boy, briefly shown). I think all are siblings except main character Sara, who I think is a cousin, visiting her aunt. Not sure where she slept. Maybe in the same room and even 3 in 1 bed?

I don’t know all episode, so needs to be rechecked more carefully, especially the later seasons. Also recently updated on my bib overalls and sailor suit blogs.

For the bedrooms at least rating 6-7. Great series. Currently on Bibel TV.

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Zevenbergen

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Family series, 2+ seasons
Year: 2015
Year in film: 2010s
Country: The Netherlands, Germany
Who in bedroom: Tom, Marnix, girl, 11
Kind of beds: same bed, separate beds
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: 2 brothers (identical twins), played by Niek and Freek Verstraaten, almost 12 yo with red curly hair first sharing one bed. Also later with one black girl (Lotje ?) in the middle. Later, they had to separate and sleep in different beds (same room with one separation wall). But the boy in the left bed then visited the other boy. Pics from todays s2e2 (“Unzertrennlich”, “Op avontuur”?).  There’s also a little sister who got their room.

IMdb says it’s a 2015 short film. But it’s a series. Wunschliste says series 2017-. But 2015 for this is obviously correct according arte. No entry on either Dutch nor German Wikipedia. VPRO production. “zappbios”.

I don’t like the boys, but nice plot and room. They ran away.

Coming soon: Road to Avonlea. 2 brothers and 2 sisters each sharing a bed (s1e13, same room), 1900s setting. Also recently updated on my overalls blog.

Swamp Thing (1990)

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Sci-Fi series, 72 ep
Year: 1990-1993
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Jim ~9
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Another one starring Jesse Zeigler, I think pictured shirtless in pajamas. Not sure if it’s his bedroom. Doesn’t look like childish. Pic from s1e9. There’s also a scene with the lady (mom?) in (this or similar) wooden bed (same episode). Rounded head part. Maybe they even share this bed? Also Jim in a hospital bed in s1e8.

Handsome boy actor. Obviously very few bedroom scenes.

For the bedroom rating ~4-5 only.

Vägen till Gyllenblå!

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Sci-Fi TV series, 5 ep
Year: 1985-1986
Year in film: Future
Country: Sweden
Who in bedroom: boys, girls ~10-12 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds / dorm
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boys and I think girls in one dorm with rows of beds close to each other with little curtains over the heads. Located on a different planet.

Very interesting Sci-Fi series. Also including skinny dipping scenes. Handsome blonde boy.

I don’t know the complete series. Interesting dorm, strange beds, clothes and plot.

Rating ~7-8 for now. I think not on DVD. Script by Norwegian Roar Skolmen. Aka “Veien til Gyldenblå” which is also the title of his 1985 novel which would be interesting as well. But I think quite rare as well and maybe not translated. He also did some other interesting movies. One soon on my shiny shorts blog.

Farm Hands (1943) Our Gang

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Our Gang / Little Rascals short film
Year: 1943
Year in film: 1940
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~9
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Again 4 boys sharing one bed. But this time 2 in each direction (pic 2 heads at the foot side, obviously Buckwheat and maybe Froggy.) Other 2 are Robert Blake and maybe Happy (Mickey Laughlin). Maybe it’s the same bed than in other movies.

As announced on my bib overalls blog, I found many MGM Our Gang movies on facebook.

This movie also soon on my other blog, rating ~5.

Not bad, but boys are quite young, rather few scenes, so rating ~4-5.

Main overview here b&w/colorized, rating up to 6

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Dennis the Menace (1959)

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Comedy family series. Jay North
Year:
1959-63
Year in film:
1950s, 60s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: Dennis 8-11
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10
Rating:
*****
Comment:
Dennis, obviously alone in this bedroom. Pic from s1e1. Also in pajamas on my Western blog and of course in bib overalls on my overalls blog (currently rating 3-(4)).

I don’t remember all episodes. Maybe there are also other rooms shown (of his friends) and probably parents and Mr. Wilson.

Rating ~5-6 for now. Great series. I have to check more episodes later.

Update: Also Dennis and another boy sharing one bed (or sheets) in s1e13.

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NBC Special Treat – s2e1

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Family series, 40 ep, (s2e1, 1976)
Year:
1975-1986
Year in film:
1970s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: boys ~7-17 ? (~14)
Kind of beds:
separate beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating:
*******
Comment:
Around 3 beds (or are there 2 rows ?) in this small dorm. Starring Scott Baio. Pic from ep “Luke Was There” aired in 1977 (s2e1). 47 minutes (but YouTube clip is just 32 minutes). I think the room is a larger hall (no wallpapers), with wall separators and a corridor on the left. So in fact there are more beds.

As announced on my bib overalls blog, I found several rare TV movie from LCA (The Learning Company) and similar.

1973 novel by Eleanor Clymer. Set in NY.

Rating 7. I have to search for more episodes. I don’t like much the 70s but interesting room, setting, plot and actors.

When Calls the Heart (2014)

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TV drama series. Novel by Janette Oke, 4+ seasons
Year:
2014-
Year in film:
1910s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom: Cody ~10 ?
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no, partly TV recording
Rating:
4/10
Rating:
****
Comment:
Canadian Carter Ryan Evancic in this room in s4e11. Has recently been aired, available still on the Bibel TV mediathek for one day.

Great Oke, LHOTP and Western-like series. Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5 and my Pigtails blog, rating 6.

I don’t remember all episodes. I think rather few good (bedroom) scenes.

So rating ~4-5 for now only. Handsome actors. Also showing girls.

Pippi Långstrump (1969)

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Family series starring Inger Nilsson, 13 ep
Year:
1969
Year in film:
1944?
Country:
Sweden, Germany
Who in bedroom:
Tommy 12, Annika 10
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
3/10
Rating: ***
Comment
Tommy (Pär Sundberg) and Annika (Maria Persson) sharing one bedroom. Beds are low and of light wooden. They are parallel aligned on the walls. Although timeless I think set in the 1940s (police men). Some clothes and props are rather 60s.

I have an entry but without pics. I searched several episodes but I only found this one. They are most often shown visiting Pippi.

Rating ~3-4 only.

Good and funny, timeless series. But there are even better ones also of Lindgren. Like Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn.

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