What changes brought by time, what benefits.
It wasn't so long ago that Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, the show's creators and stars, fought with the suits at the BBC for a wider release. Ford and Greg won, and have not only won, but defied their expectations for the show, trouncing their opposition in the ratings. Now, the series enjoys not only a general release but a surging popularity, both sides of the border. You may not have been there at the start, dear buyer, but you can ride the growing wave of Still Game fever with this timely BBC-backed re-release.
SG has to be the funniest, truest and most effortlessly observed comedy since Phoenix Nights. SG is simple, warm, sad, and desperately funny, and often all at once. It never devolves into some kind of gritty, social-issues series, wallowing in its own Relevance.
My favourite episode is 'Cauld' where Winston runs a scheme for free leccy. It includes this exchange between Victor and Jack - (You've no idea how many people I've heard from south of the border who repeat this exchange almost word-perfectly!)
If there's a better comedy out right now than SG, it must be something very special indeed.
(If you like this, you might like SG's parent show, Chewin' the Fat, and the live play.)