Although My Big Fat Greek Life
doesn't capture the same relaxed, storytelling rhythm of the phenomenally successful My Big Fat Greek Wedding
, almost the entire acting ensemble from the movie returned for this small-screen spin-off (only John Corbett, due to other obligations, was ably replaced by Steve Eckholdt as Nia's non-Greek husband), and their skilled interplay makes for a satisfying show. So it's a shame that the sitcom was cancelled after half a season. Like the movie, most of the episodes are concerned with family issues, playing with the contrasting tugs of family obligation and the desire for independence, all anchored by writer-star Nia Vardalos's smart, engaging presence. --Bret Fetzer
Now that the honeymoon is over, the real fun begins! Relive all the humor, hi-jinks, and heartwarming hilarity when the record-breaking romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding
the highest-grossing independent film of all time!) comes to the small screen as the hilarious series My Big Fat Greek Life
. The smash movies Oscar-nominated creator and SCTV alum Nia Vardalos (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen My Big Fat Greek Wedding
, 2002) reprises her star-making role as a contemporary woman trying to juggle her conservative familys Old-World values with her own New-World dreams. Comic sparks fly as two cultures clash when theyre too close for comfort! On DVD for the first time, all seven uproarious episodes are included. Loaded with laughs, life lessons, and love in equal measure, My Big Fat Greek Life
proves home is where the humor is and "family" is a universal language we can all understand. It takes you where the movie left off!