on 29 October 2001
i adore ab fab. series 2 is my favourite series, 'death' is my favourite episode and my favourite 'moment' is when Saffy thinks her mother is getting all deep and meaningful but all she's doing is quoting lyrics from the Madonna song 'Like A Prayer', so you can imagine my horror when i discovered this scene had been cut from the dvd.why????. what other classic scenes are we being deprived of ?
on 3 May 2006
Absolutely Fabulous had been launched from a sketch Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders had written in their third series of French And Saunders in 1990. It saw Jennifer Saunders playing Edina Monsoon, a neurotic fashion designer who does very little work and constantly puts upon her poor, frustated daughter, Saffron which in that sketch was played by Dawn French.
In 1992, that initial sketch was further developed into a series of its own with this time, Julia Shawala playing Edina's daughter, Saffron. Also in the casting was Joanna Lumley as Edina's scavanging best "friend", Patsy Stone, who also is in the fashion industry but does very little work, as the case with Edina. It was interesting to see Joanna Lumley escape her usual aristocratic image in favour of the foul-mouthed, drug-taking, chain-smoking, promiscuous alcoholic, Patsy and she plays the role superbly, really injecting life into the series. TV veteran, June Whitfield played Edina's completely batty mother which she plays to perfection whilst the multi-talented Jane Horrocks plays the blatantly incompetent Bubble, P.A to Edina. A perfect piece of casting here in what would emerge as the smash hit comedy series of the 1990's and an absolute masterpiece.
In 1994, a second season was filmed and was better than ever and fully in its swing (and prime). The rollercoaster dialogue is astoundingly razor sharp throughout each six episodes in the series.
Hospital opens the series where Patsy decides to brave all and go under the knife for cosmetic surgery, following her unhealthy obsession for wanting to look young. Funeral is played out almost like pure black comedy where Edina's father dies but unable to face her emotions refuses to go the funeral.....that is until she drinks several bottles of champaigne.
Morrocco is an absolute gem in the series and one of my own personal favourites. Pats, Edina and Saffron all fly off to Morrocco following Edina's promotional prospects for her new sunglasses design, laughably entitled, Pop Specs. After arranging an interview with Vogue magazine in the heart of a quiet, seemingly deserted town, they end up getting lost and also sell Saffy off as a slave. The comic timing and witty one-liners are delivered impeccably throughout this episode and indeed as the case with every other episode of season 2.
New Best Friend sees the special guest apperance of the British singer, Lulu whilst Poor is one of the ultimate classics of the entire four seasons to date. Edina is forced to cut-back on her extravagent lifestyle she and Patsy had been lapping up and during a shopping trick they get arrested for drunk-driving. Hilarious stuff!
The second series winds up with another comic gem, Fire, in which Patsy burns down Edinas kitchen and whilst all sitting down watching television in the upstairs lounge, they get locked in accidentally by Eddy's batty mother. Eddy, Pats and Saffy soon reveal some of their inner-most secrets. There are some hilarious comic moments in this episode and the dialogue completely sparkles all the way making you just want more at the end of the episode.
Absolutely Fabulous was the smash hit of the 1990's!
on 26 October 2001
Ab Fab is one of the best sit coms ever made and the DVDs are the poorest ever made. Quirks in both sound and vision are present, sometimes the DVD pauses and skips over whole lines at times. The audio sometimes hops from one speaker to the other. But the eps are as good as ever. Only get this if you have an infinite patience.
on 23 September 2001
Series 2 is when the show really got into its stride. It is consistently hilarious. 'Death' is probably the sickest episode ever, with Edina's dead father being displayed as a piece of art and the episode ending with her collapsing drunkenly into his grave. The episode 'Poor' is probably the funniest Ab-Fab ever. How many TV shows can get away with a mad road rage attack by two women drink driving in an uninsured car. And all this because Harrods has stopped delivering the food! If you've ever seen any episodes of Ab-Fab and found them even mildly amusing then this dvd is a must buy.
on 21 August 2011
Season 2 of Absolutely Fabulous is another dose of hilarious comedy. Just as good as the opening season if not better. Opening with Hospital, we see Eddy and Patsy shocked to find that hospitals are not sterile beaut spas. Ohter hilarious episodes include 'Death' which focuses on the death of Eddy's father and her complete apathy towards the subject. The episode 'Poor' shows us Eddy and Patsy's first trip to a supermarket and 'Birth' gives us the birth stories of Eddy,Saffy and Patsy. Buy it, it's hilarious!
on 25 September 2009
series one of ab fab was good but sweetie they were still finding thir feet, but series 2 is great i love it. my fav episode is "poor" its great when joanna lumley starts hitting that womans car with her bag and jennifer sanders starts grabbing the poor womans arm while they both shout abuse at her! Def a must for everyone!