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The Only Way Is Essex - Series 1 [DVD]

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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Producers: Sarah Dillistone, Claire Faragher
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LQG18E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,321 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Welcome to world of Essex--in this glamorous reality series you will follow the lives of some of the most glittering characters the area has to offer, showing you their real lives, the tears, the tantrums and the triumphs. You’ll visit the hottest night spots, drink the finest champagne cocktails and socialise with Essex’s most sensational characters.

There’s Mark, the self-confessed “Mr Essex” and a serial womaniser, and his on/off ex-girlfriend Lauren, who loves him one minute, then can’t stand him the next. Will they ever get back together? Meet Amy, who dreams of becoming the next Jordan and landing a lucrative modeling contract, whilst on the look-out for Mr Right. Could that be night club promoter and Mark’s business nemesis, Kirk? Hang out with Amy’s lovable cousin Harry, and Sam, her best friend and Mark’s sometime love interest. Get to know Mark’s sister Jess and her girl band Lola--will they ever get that recording deal they’re after? Not forgetting the inspirational Nanny Pat with her home-cooked meals and infinite wisdom.

Join these and other colourful Essex characters, who will take you on a journey where a visit to the nail bar and tanning salon is as regular as visiting the supermarket for the weekly shop.

The Only Way is Essex
: it's all about the glitz, the glamour and “vajazzle”--you’ll be seriously jel!

Up to 50 minutes' worth of special features, including:
  • The Only Way is Essexmas: The Christmas special
  • The pilot episode


The UK's answer to MTV's The Hills and Jersey Shore may be lacking in sunshine and glossy beachfront vistas, but it more than makes up for it in juicy drama. Following the exploits of a group of native Essex lads and ladies, the show lets you into the deliciously trashtastic world of nightclub promotion, speed-dating, glamour modeling and much much more. This release also includes the Christmas Special The Only Way is Essexmas.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Trashy and Insultingly Bad 2 Jan 2012
By Aidan M
Television is only allowed to be this trashy if it's also entertaining - and this fell well short of the mark.

The first series of The Only Way Is Essex is filled with moronic chit-chat about plastic surgery, Page 3 and integrated with shots of intimate hair removal and sequins.

There would certainly be some comfort in believing that the cast are all actors, told to look the way they do and say the things they say, because then we wouldn't have to face the reality that people like this really do exist.

However, not even the worst scriptwriter in the world could dream up the drivel these halfwits come out with, so unfortunately we have to conclude that the cast comprises real people.

The programme as a whole has the air of being the result of a deeply regretful one-night stand between Hollyoaks and The Hills. I like trashy TV as much as the next person, but this really is a new low. An insult to viewer intelligence and more importantly, an insult to Essex.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bling with a Sting 28 May 2011
I thought this was a comedy programme, it took a lot to convince me that this is supposed to be 'real life'.It isn't-not really- this is so obviously scripted and set up.I love 'Footballer's Wives', sadly no longer on telly, and I thought this would be a perfect substitute for a wet afternoon's viewing.
The immortal Tanya Turner,Conrad Gates,Chardonnay et al could run rings around this lot of noveau riche,pretentious,talentless thick bimbos and beefcake.
My favourite is sweet shallow Amy.Is she really as dumb as all that:"I don't know who Guy Fawkes is.Is he American?","I thought the capital of India was Pakistan, is it France?". Bless.She is probably a PHD in Neolithic History.She certainly has a prehistoric taste in men.
Lauren irritates me, she should take her own advice and 'get a life'.She should finally ditch narcissistic Mark instead of behaving like an avenging harpy and making everyone's life a misery (including mine, who has to watch her pouting and whining)and making herself look a fool.Sam is just a minx,playing people off against each other.
I like Nanny Pat who turns up at the moments of despair with a tray of hot dinner and a word or three of homespun philosophy.
It says a lot for the state of Britain today if this lot of dumbos are the new media heroes of the ipod generation. We truly get the heroes we deserve!
Having said all this, I enjoyed this farrago of nonsense immensely.More please!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worst show ever 14 April 2014
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This is the most stupidest show ever! You might as well watch The Valleys as it is much more better than this tripe
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun 30 Dec 2013
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Always light entertainment and loving their clothes, cars, banter. Nothing like the rough mob I remember from visiting essex but hey
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 18 May 2013
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ok product bought a wee while ago did what a needed it to came in time and safe so really pleased and would recomened to other people
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1.0 out of 5 stars Trying something new 22 Mar 2013
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Cheap, quickly delivered, perfect. I would suggest it to everybody, not just people who can't find enough time for shopping.

I wouldn't reccommend it, it is silly, but it is my own though that one.
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A must for and The Only Way Is Essex fan like my daughter!!
Bought this for my daughter for christmas along with series 1 - 6!! She loves TOWIE!! She's seen every episode more than once!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny 6 Feb 2013
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Its funny too see who's still in it from the start, and who got dropped after the first episode. All trying soo hard haha
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