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Gloss - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1987

Philip
Philip
5 Apr 2014 - 04.13am
RIP Beaver, missing that voice already :(
Michael
Michael
2 Mar 2014 - 04.53pm
Hi there who was the guy every one hated in Gloss? I remember back in 1990.ish Me and him and Rob McGlocklin(sp) tied one on at a club in Christchurch. Rob was a great guy and this fella was too. Im old and live in the US now but what a bloody fun time it was.
Maria
Maria
21 Nov 2013 - 06.12am
I used to watch this and I love it !!!! All this years I never forgot Gloss !!! I got myself searching and here I am watching it Again...Kisses and hugs from Portugal
MzBoo
MzBoo
29 Nov 2011 - 08.53pm
I used to love this series!
gavin
gavin
20 Nov 2011 - 12.21am
does anyone know what episode it was when the guy was hit on the head and fell off the wharf died and was found by some kids on the beach ?
Rose
Rose
24 Jul 2011 - 10.09pm
I am amused beyond belief that this episode was written by the ever-sarcastic Rosemary McLeod. I wonder if she puts it on her CV?
Danny Wolters
Danny Wolters
25 Jun 2011 - 11.55am
Great stuff. Can the other episodes please be made available somehow? I would definitely buy the series, either as download, pay-per-view/rental, or even DVD.
dean
dean
30 Oct 2010 - 11.40pm
Gloss is fond 80's memories of TV, TVNZ dust of the archive of this TVNZ classic, as me and many more kiwi's would love to see this calssic re screened.

rachael
rachael
6 Jul 2010 - 07.14am
Please put it out on DVD
Chris
Chris
27 May 2010 - 12.34am
It is with great sorrow that I report the popular New Zealand singer and entertainer Beaver who was the voice behind the Gloss theme music has lost her battle with cancer and passed away 6:30am Monday 24th May 2010. Rest in peace Angel. x x x
Wellington fan
Wellington fan
24 May 2010 - 10.03pm
When can we buy it on DVD????
Abbie Twiss
Abbie Twiss
12 May 2010 - 02.44pm
Please please please please, I am begging you, TVNZ, I want them into DVDs and put CAPTIONS & SUBTITLES into them as well because GLOSS used to have teletext subtitles on TV when I watched it when I was 13 to 16 years old.. I loved it and never missed every episode as I am profoundly deaf.. its great to see it here but where are the captions? Lots of us in the deaf community had fond memories of GLOSS as it was so exciting that time as it was even before Shortland Street...
keep me informed..!!
Caron Eastgate Dann
Caron Eastgate Dann
23 Dec 2009 - 03.09pm
Did you notice Alma Johnston among the wedding guests? She was NZ's first female TV announcer and I learnt speech and drama from her at Titirangi in the 1970s. She married Tim Evans-Freke, also a TV announcer, but he died many years ago. I believe Mrs Evans-Freke is still teaching in Auckland and involved in the arts community.
Marnia
Marnia
27 Oct 2009 - 01.56pm
OMG the awesomeness of the time before eyebrow waxing, photoshop and botox. More pox and crows feet than i have seen in a long time. I cant believed one person could wear that much foundation. Keep it up NZonScreen.
Catherine J
Catherine J
27 Oct 2009 - 09.29am
Please post more episodes! You have made this expat Kiwi very happy.
Lindis Capper-Starr
23 Oct 2008 - 11.24pm
The knitwear! The ear-rings! The accents! What a brilliant snapshot of our (imaginary) lives in the late '80s. Hooray for Gloss and all it stands for.
Robyn Gallagher
23 Oct 2008 - 12.39pm
I loved it! It was especially strange seeing panoramas of Auckland without the Skytower to use for orientation.

One big thing though - I wasn't happy with a break being put in before the credits. This wasn't part of the original broadcast and it was obvious that the closing theme music was meant to kick in to underscore the drama of Maxine's sudden arrival at the wedding. Instead a tiny snatch of the theme played, then the clip abruptly ended, ruining the flow!

Why not stick with the original ad breaks for splitting up the episodes?

I'm really looking forward to seeing future episodes!
eru brown
23 Oct 2008 - 05.20am
Check out Chelsea's flash of the Über cool Sony WALKMAN SPORTS WM-AF54!
eru brown
23 Oct 2008 - 05.14am
Woo spot the WM-AF54 Sony Walkman sports! Yellow headphones before white!
A Boyd
A Boyd
22 Oct 2008 - 06.05am
This old classic!
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