2 guys began their one-upmanship fray in school and then never grew up. Their relationship is the key to this comedy duo that takes on family and employment consequences as they remain best buddies but always trying to out-do the other. The comic duo begins with a Christmas special debut/pilot. Their amazing spark developed through 2 seasons, and then ended in a Santa farce. All good, all humorous, plus the additional aspects of drama, suspense, action, and romance through top notch scripts.
All on the DVDs is with SUBTITLES, even the Behind the Scenes Bonus (45 min).
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: The fun is shot in 2004 Manchester, with Colin (Robson Green-`Reckless' `Reckless the Sequel') and pal Howie (Mark Benton-`Land Girls' `Scoop') the bickering boys in adult bodies, neighbors, and co-workers. They are married to sisters but the harmony is far from perfect. Rivalry to the nth degree. A British Griswald frenzy. Jokes like a `wanking Santa' makes it older youth to adult fare. Christmas Ho-Ho-HORROR that covers 3 years. 70 min.
NORTHERN LIGHTS: 6 episodes (2006) average about 47 minutes each
Episode 1 Annual company dinner/dance divides our 2 pals
2 Almost unemployed together till one finds a taxi job and the other recalled
3 H.S. reunion triggers old times-not the best of times
4 Will coaching the company football team prove Colin management material?
5 Traumatic events of parents force Colin to consider `family'
6 A group fishing trip is a discovery time experience for all. Legend Sam Kelley is guest.
CITY LIGHTS: 6 episodes (2007) that have a unifying crime plot, continual complex relationship (including sex), and all the emotional conflict of 2 couples living too close. There's ample humor throughout. Some really good writing which jumps successfully from suspense to comedy and back--keeping it entertaining in both venues. My favorite series.
1 As our 2 friends become murder witnesses, life gets a bit hot
2 Witness protection & new IDs don't erase the past
3 2 families in one safe house is a recipe for tension & danger
4 One couple drifts farther apart while gangsters close in
5 Staking out a local hotel goes way beyond just proving or disproving an affair
6 Will best pals, 2 marriage, and captured witnesses end "till death do us part?" A thrilling, fast action, high conflict season finale.
CLASH OF THE SANTAS: Howard's happens upon a mall Santa gig and then is entered in an international Santa competition. What!? Colin as his elf? Is Santa for real? Will the continuing bosom/pal rivalry conflict with the Lithuanian Santa event? 120 minutes 2008
Col and Howie are an endearing pair of common guys that cause conflicting viewer emotion from cheers to tears with always a return to laughing.