Hi Everyone, I'm currently in the process of Re-watching Knots Landing and thought that I'd share some thoughts with you. But first of all some backstory to give you an understanding of when and how I watched the show originally. When Knots was originally on TV I was too young to watch it but my dad watched it. The show was named "JR's bror" on Swedish TV. I am not kidding you. It was marketed as "JR's Brother". It was back in the late 1980's before the show ever made it to Sweden and back then Dallas was still very popular here in Sweden. Anyway I first saw Knots Landing in reruns in the 1990's. I saw season 1-6 in 1996-1997. But then Swedish TV stopped showing it. I guess they had only bought those seasons in the original run and therefore only rerun those seasons. I wrote to the TV channel but nope they didn't get any more episodes. So after that I was left hanging with the Val spots her babies cliffhanger for three years until a friend in the UK copied some episodes for me on VHS from UK Gold. I don't remember how much of the show she copied for me. Anyway after that I was again left hanging from 2000 until around 2006 when a friend in the US copied me some episodes and then finally a friend from this board copied me the final seasons so I finally got to watch it all. But I think it was around 2010 when I finally saw the last episodes of Knots Landing. Oh and also another friend from this board copied me the reunion with arabic subtitles! Anyway since the quality of the recordings varies greatly I really wish Knots Landing would get an official DVD release. But well since it doesn't seem to be happening I figured it was about time that I'd try to rewatch the show all in one go. Since honestly I don't think I have done that before. I did re-watch the beginning of the show before starting to watch one of these runs but I don't remember if it was in 2006 or earlier. Anyway my point is it's been a long time since I've watched the show so it was time for a rewatch! So well tonight we watched the episode where Sid dies... I remember the first time I watched this episode it brought tears to my eyes. Amazingly I watched the show unspoiled and had no idea that Sid was dying. So it was quite a shock as I had expected him to live. This time watching the episode I knew what was going to happen and it made me feel angry or annoyed. I didn't want Sid to die since the show was never the same after he died and early on Sid & Karen were my favorite couple on the show. They were like the only couple who weren't cheating on each other and they represented this normal middle class family in the suburbs. Anyway the episode still gets under my skin. I love the gritty realism feeling to it. It's slow pacing and that you feel like you are a fly on the wall watching these peoples everyday life. The shots at the end when the doctor brings Karen outdoors and tell her and you don't hear what he says and later how you watch the scene from a distance when she tells the kids is effective in it's own way and then that goodbye tape and starts playing over them going home until you see Karen sitting alone and crying in their room. It's all just so sad and heartbreaking and great drama. That's all for now but I will revisit this thread and share my thoughts as we keep watching. Take care, Best wishes: Karin.