Together they all live in the parochial house on the godforsaken island of Craggy Island, a place populated by many eccentrics where the only place of interest is 'The Holy Stone of Clonrichert' basically a stone on a pedestal.
The box set contains 4 disks
Disk 1: The 6 episode from series 1
Disk 2: 5 episodes from series 2 and 'A Christmassy Ted'
Disk 3: Contains the remaining 5 episodes of series 2
Disk 4: All 8 episodes from series 3.
Each episode is a mixture of side splitting comedy and slapstick humour following the clergy through various improbable and farcical situations. They are kept in check by the hard line Bishop Len Brennan, and occasionally come into competition with the residence of the Rugged Island parochial house Father Dick Burn et al.
The humour is light hearted, timeless, original, classic and just pure brilliance, poking fun at irish rural life, priests, the Catholic church and Catholicism in general.
This was a hugely successful series and I think the 3rd series is the best of the lot. This is definitely a box set worth owning, brilliant!!!
What can I say that the reviewers haven't already said? Every single episode ever made is spread over 4 DVDs so you don't have to worry about what eposides it contains and misses out. A Christmassy Ted is also included. The image and sound are perfect throughout. Not many special features but given the quality of the problem it doen's knock a star off my review. One thing that was a bit annoying was having to guess which buttons worked the features and secne selection of the menu screen. but let's face it...it's Father Ted! Who needs to skip to scenes when we can watch the whole wonderful show!
Each character is just brilliant with the introduction of some classics in series 3 (Pat Mustard being my fave) For those who are a bit vauge on the best moments, here are a few:
Graham Norton/Father Noel Furlong doing river dance in the tiny caravan. Ted meeting Richard Wilson "I don't believe it!". Kicking Bishop Brennan up the a*se. "Do you still have the big ole hairy a*se?!" Priests getting lost in Ireland's biggest lingerie section. Lent. Thse toy cows are small but the ones out there are far away.... and last but by no means least the 'Annual-All-Priests-5-Aside-Over-75-Indoor-Football-Challenge-Match (Againt Rugged Island)'
Not much else to say, but to be honest if you've checked the DVD on Amazon chances are you're already going to buy it and no matter what I say doesn't need said.
The episodes are spread out amongst four disks, with disk one containing the six from the first series, disks two and three contain all ten from series two plus the christmas special which is hilarious as well. Disk four has all eight from series three.
The only extra material really is the commentaries but it would have been better if they had included deleted scenes, especially the original ending.
The original ending was Ted jumping from the window ledge in the final episode but was changed to a series of clips of the series due to Dermot Morgan's tragic death. It's a pity he is gone as Father Ted could have had a good few series left in it but it will always be a classic.
Overall, I strongly recommend you to get this DVD as it will keep you laughing and quoting father jack (eg DRINK! FECK! ARSE! GIRLS!) for a long time.
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