Customer Reviews

31
4.8 out of 5 stars
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 12 December 2003
This DVD is the complete first season of Malcolm in the Middle and it will have you roaring with laughter. Malcolm, Reece and Douie are the sons you never want to have and they spend every waking moment thinking of new ways to toy with their parents emotions. Sibling rivalry is not the word, there is nothing the trio won't consider doing in the name of trouble.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2009
This isnt a review i know,its just me joining in the never ending
requests here at Amazon for this hilarious and wonderful American
comedy to be released on REGION 2 DVD.
Please..please..pretty please!Its abundantly clear there is a huge
audience ready and waiting for it,and im quite confidant this would
sell in droves.
I came across this side splittingly funny gem of a series by accident
on a Sky channel earlier this year.I am now hooked completely,my life
is arranged around the screenings,i even find myself scouring the TV
listings to see when its on.
A sort of live action version of "The Simpsons",but in my opinion much
funnier.This is a programme that can be viewed on many levels and can
be enjoyed by every member of the family from the tiny tots to your
granny.
So,now that i have got that off my chest,lets just hope that we dont
have much longer to wait.Fox,or whoever is responsible for clearence,
distribution of the DVDs...PLEASE PUT US OUT OF OUR MISERY!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2007
And please release all of the series. I love Malcolm in the Middle, i was sad it had to end. But i loved the way the made it now the older kids had left it was all starting again. I feel if you had all this lovely series you can watch them over and over and watch the kids grow. I enjoyed it the first time i saw it, and i still enjoy it now. Pity there is no power that be to release this on a UK format.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2005
Best TV DVD compilation yet. Funny as it gets. Just hope they release the follow on series on DVD soon!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is unequivocally my favourite programme in the world. I would happily trade my entire dvd collection for the complete series on REGION 2. Somebody help me.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2004
I have been serching the web for a long time and i cannot seem to find the box set available in region 2 format. I can truly say that this is the best tv comedy in a long time and i give this product a 5 star rating. If you are prepared to wait for a uk release dvd you may have to wait a while, however the ntsc version is available to buy. I hope this review is helpfull to you.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2007
This is intelligent comedy that can be appreciated by young and old and it needs to be made more widley available. Like many others before me I would like to see it released on region 2 DVD asap - even just Series 1 would be a start.

its not much to ask - the demand is there
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This set of season one episodes comprises all fifteen as well as the original pilot, in which Malcolm is diagnosed as `gifted'. I too come from a family in which I was gifted with, let's say a `precocious intelligence' at an early age (look where it got me!) and in which the only female was Mum: hence, I can identify with some of Malcolm's problems. But, hey, the series is wickedly funny anyway, and this is partly down to its willingness to embrace the realism of modern family relationships.

In addition, the series was not studio-based and therefore did not have a studio audience; instead it went out into the surrounding neighbourhood and into the schoolyard to add realism. Additionally, the series eschewed canned laughter (a great blessing). Malcolm's own direct addresses to the camera are the icing on the cake for me, following in a long line of such comic set-pieces going back to the resigned stare of Oliver Hardy. I crack up every time I watch Malcolm's similar frustrated stare to camera as Stevie Kenarben tries to tell his joke.

Many of these features are highlighted in the generous extras that accompany the DVD set. These include commentaries made four years after the first season aired. The commentaries are by the creator of the series, Linwood Boomer, as well as some of the actors, the writers of the shows, and directors of the episodes. Boomer himself explains how much of the series is based on his own family childhood experiences. We also learn such things as Frankie Muniz actually being younger than Justin Berfield, and that the part of Kenarben terrified the network.

Other extras include a forty-three-minute documentary on the series, some bloopers, deleted scenes, and a portrait of Erik Per Sullivan. There's also a behind-the-scenes preview of season two, but at the time of writing (2011) none of the later seasons is available on DVD due (bizarrely) to "music copyright issues" (Wikipedia). The fact that the story of the last episode of season one is "to be continued" makes this all the more frustrating (*stares at camera*). Ah, well, after all, "life IS unfair".
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
My whole family love this show! Unfortunately have only been able to view it on T.V. as, after several years of waiting, have still been unable to find 'Malcolm in the Middle' DVDs suitable for viewing on the European format! Does anyone know why we still can't buy Region 2 format and whether it will soon become available?
The comedy in these shows is fantastic...so quick-witted and the actors are terrific!
Let's hope more of the U.K.(& European) public will soon be able to experience this American humour...I thoroughly recommend it!
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2004
Fantastic!! Get it. There are things you see which you missed the first time through. Consistently well written and funny.
Why is Britain (where there is a loyal fan base)always the last to get these DVD issues? When is series 2 out? A must buy.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed


 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.