* The Good....... This sitcom really has a great ensemble cast, all of the six main actors are given plenty of screen time and really 'nail' their characters. I was especially impressed by Susan Earl who plays Anne, the girlfriend of Martin Freeman (Mike). Peter Serafinowicz (Kenny), Ken Morley (Rex), Ryan Cartwright (Steve), and Ella Kenion (Julie) are all excellent too. There is plenty of quotable dialogue throughout both series, and some of it quite risqué. Not sure about the 12 certificate this has been given!
Mike: What's your favorite sexual position?
Kenny: (thinks for a while) They're all good, aren't they?
* The Bad....... This is a Network release so there are no subtitles available.
* The Ugly....... Quoting from the small print, "For contractual reasons some episodes differ from their transmitted versions". And this really is ugly because what they have done is, not just removed the music, but cut entire scenes where music was playing. So for example, in the episode Bondage you do not get to see them take the suspicious man to the police station because the song 'Born Free' was playing.
Series 1 was originally broadcast March 23-April 27 2003 with six episodes; Nice, Naked, Bondage, Finger, Women, and Hutch.
Series 2 was originally broadcast March 7-April 11 2004 with six episodes; Bastard, Big Foot, Nude, Loser, Tony Two-Ways, and Celebrity.
Picture quality is excellent, and despite the cuts I am still pleased to have this DVD in my collection. Definitely worth a viewing every few years if only to see the lovely Susan Earl ;)