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Episodes - Series 1 [DVD]

Matt LeBlanc , Stephen Mangan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Feb 2011
  • Run Time: 210 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ZSHLP6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,750 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Matt LeBlanc plays a deliciously outrageous version of himself in this laugh-out-loud comedy from creators David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You). Episodes offers a peek behind the curtain at the insanity of Hollywood. You’ll never watch TV the same way again.

Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Grieg) are a happily married English couple, who are also the successful creators of a hit British TV show. Their life seems complete. That is until a hugely powerful and charismatic US network president persuades them to move to LA to remake their show for American television. He’s full of praise and promises “not to change a thing”.

However, things begin to unravel as soon as Sean and Beverly arrive in LA. They discover that the network president has never even seen their show. To make matters worse, he insists that they replace their brilliant lead actor (Richard Griffiths), an erudite Royal Shakespeare veteran with... Matt LeBlanc! Sean and Beverly are appalled. But the decision is out of their hands. Matt comes on board, and soon Sean and Beverly find themselves in a complicated triangle which threatens to destroy not just their TV show but also their marriage.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Matt LeBlanc plays a deliciously outrageous version of himself in this laugh-out-loud comedy from creators David Crane (Friends) and Jeffrey Klarik (Mad About You). Episodes offers a peek behind the curtain at the insanity of Hollywood. You'll never watch TV the same way again. Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Grieg) are a happily married English couple, who are also the successful creators of a hit British TV show. Their life seems complete. That is until a hugely powerful and charismatic US network president persuades them to move to LA to remake their show for American television. He's full of praise and promises "not to change a thing". However, things begin to unravel as soon as Sean and Beverly arrive in LA. They discover that the network president has never even seen their show. To make matters worse, he insists that they replace their brilliant lead actor (Richard Griffiths), an erudite Royal Shakespeare veteran with... Matt LeBlanc! Sean and Beverly are appalled. But the decision is out of their hands. Matt comes on board, and soon Sean and Beverly find themselves in a complicated triangle which threatens to destroy not just their TV show but also their marriage. ...Episodes - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Episodes ) ( Episodes - Season One )

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 24 Feb 2011
By Billy
Format:DVD
An absolutely fantastic series! Ignore the critics and check it out. As others have already said, not strictly a sit-com, but that isn't a bad thing. It feels far more 'adult' than a sit-com - if that makes any sense - and the acting from all three main leads is brilliant. Matt LeBlanc is especially good, throwing in more than the odd reference to Friends and 'Joey' - which, as a masssive Friends fan (don't let that fact influence your opinion of this review) made me smile.

Really, really good show - strong performances, shot beautifully, and great story/character development.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on Series 2 23 May 2011
Format:DVD
Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but don't hesitate!! Brilliant Englsih humour and culture clash!! Absolutely loved it! I hope there'll be a second season! Very clever and so so funny!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes 16 April 2011
Format:DVD
Watched the series on TV and had to get it on DVD, it's funny and the best new series I have watched in ages, so now I can watch re-runs until the next series starts. Lots of my friends missed it so the disc is now doing the rounds. Didn't know if I could watch Matt Le Blanc without seeing Joey, but he and the whole cast were great. If you are offended by swearing then you need to pass on this!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good idea well delivered 10 Mar 2011
Format:DVD
I've read a number of the negative reviews with interest and am glad I didn't read them before watching this series as they would have probably put me off.

Having watched the show I thought it was funny - well written, well casted, well acted. An interesting idea.

It's a comedy rather than a documentary so yes, a few of the siuations may be a little contrived, the characters may not always respond in true life fashion with odd decisions and over reactions but they do all add to a more entertaining show, after all isn't that the basis of most sitcoms?

Some very funny memorable moments with all 3 actors performing well. Enjoyable, and look forward to Series 2.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes 26 April 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was already a HUGE Stephen Mangan fan and also Tamsin Grieg.I had only seen Matt Le Blanc in Friends and found him very funny.Watched first part on BBC and wasnt sure but went on to watch next and was then hooked.Very clever comedy.Cant wait for second series.Was thrilled to get it so quickly and reasonably from amazon.Recommend to anyone
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, funny, intelligent show 11 May 2012
Format:DVD
I have read some of the contradictory reviews on Amazon and wanted to give my 2 pence worth:)

It is well written and thought out. It shows the difference between Brits and Americans with a real tongue in cheek manner, with how we speak, work and think is cleverly but not stereotypically demonstrated. The "character" of Matt le Blanc is brilliant as he plays himself, playing the lead in a show. He is conceited yet charming, surprisingly honest and apparently unfazed by anything in Hollywood. The dynamic between Sean and Beverly, a successful husband and wife writing duo from England, is brilliant. Stephen Mangan plays the wide eyed, over excited and impressed husband with panache and Tamsin Greig is the level headed and cynic that balances the bromance that happens between Matt and Sean nicely.

There are some darker moments and more serious issues addressed(Matt's drunk moment with his ex springs to mind) as the show rolls along that keep it more grounded and for me, kept me hooked when the show aired last year. The other regular actors lend an outside world aspect to the leading trio with their own stories running along - the tv executives affair with his colleague behind his blind wife's back as an example:)

All in all, well written and great cast.

As a quick footnote: I am a MASSIVE fan of "Friends", I have them all on dvd and have watched every episode a zillion times. I am also a big fan of this show. "Episodes" was never pitched as the same to "Friends" to the public when advertised and Matt le Blanc himself has said people should stop expecting him to be Joey when he acts. So for those who are expecting that and that alone this won't be for you. For everyone else, buy it it's fab!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars episodes dvd 18 April 2011
Format:DVD
I wasn't sure I would be into this at all. How wrong I was. A good story and so funny
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes DVD 21 Mar 2011
By Ruthie
Format:DVD
Saw the series on television and ordered the DVD to give to our son and daughter-in-law as it was very entertaining, amusing and refreshing! Very cleverly written and well acted. Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan are brilliant as was the supporting cast. Smattering of "Friends" but with a difference - looking forward to follow up series. Beware: adult humour - not suitable for children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
Absolutely cringeworthy and hilarious. Amazing script, acting etc. Some sad bits too, looking forward to watching Series 2 too! Fab!
Published 11 months ago by Alison
4.0 out of 5 stars I just love Episodes
It's cringe worthy, it's full of bad language, it makes you feel uncomfortable at times and that is why it is so very, very good.
If you missed this rent it, it's so worth it.
Published 12 months ago by J. Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent Comedy
suspected this could be another star vehicle/vanity project for Matt Le Blanc but it's nothing of the sort. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Chris J Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars EPISODES
THIS IS A REALLY GOWN UP COMEDY SHOW, I LOVED WATCHING IT ON THE TV, AND JUST LIKE WATCHING IT EACH TIME I FIND SOMETHING IN IT I MISSED PREVIOUSLY
Published 16 months ago by judith Hodgkin
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific watch
Purchased series 1 after seeing series 2 on tv - was not sure if it would live up to the later series - how wrong can you be - same witty script and great story line - a good... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Delboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best tv series
Excellent series, proper laugh out loud, matt le blanc is looking better with age and definitely funnier, cant wait for next one
Published 17 months ago by Aine499
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
We really enjoyed this series - was great to see Matt Le Blanc cast in a really well written and funny role.
Published 20 months ago by Hall family
5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes series 1
We watched the second series of episodes first and thought it was really funny and well written so we decided to get the first series to see if it was as good and it's actually... Read more
Published 21 months ago by p5hec
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost brilliant
One pretty good thing about this series is it takes its time, doesn't try to slam-bam you with jokes for the sake of it, and builds up into something genuinely funny and enjoyable. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Stuart Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and intelligent
Episodes is fantastic with a deep mixture of both subtle and a blunt humour. Whether you like it or not this is a very carefully crafted blend of british and american comedy and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by A reviewer
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