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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just when you thought it couldn't get any funnier....., 8 Oct. 2004
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This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
How do you follow up one of the most original sitcoms of the last 20 years? Well if your Dylan Moran, easy, you just keep to the same bizzarre plot lines and happenings, add a bit more stupidness, and Bobs you uncle, unless he's called something else. I love Black Books, it's stupid, it's clever but above all, it's genuinly funny. The laugh out loud moments are too numerous to mention but Manny playing the piano from the inside with spoons while Fran and Bernard fool their piano teacher and girlfriend respectivly is just one of them! In this series I feel there is more imputus on the plot, the first series was a lot looser but still equally funny, and there's a few swipes at big corporation book shops and criminals who feel the need to sell their stories which are touched on brilliantly. The only main difference is that in this series, Fran has lost her job and apart from one episode where she gets a job in an office where she has no idea what to do, ends up getting promoted after her presentation which involes drawing a circle and an arrow on a flip chart only to get sacked after a mix up with an underworld boss, she just tends to wander round getting drunk with Bernard. I feel I also have to disagree with the people who say Fran is unfunny. She's exactly the foil that Bernard and Manny need; she's just funnier in a more subtle way to the other twos more physical approch. The discussion she has with her landlord, played brilliantly seedy by Johnny Vegas, about her shrinking bedroom is fantastic and when you think that she's the sanest one of the three, it's quite scary!
Basically, buy this now! The extras are brilliant, the writings fantastic and it's the funniest thing you can own! One slight bug bear, why is it that when I buy series 1 and 2 seperatly, they then bring out a complete box set of all 3 series! There all around me like a nest of pigs!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest sit-com ever created, 2 Sept. 2004
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A. Wright "alwrighto" (Leeds, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
A situation comedy about a man who owns a bookshop and his friends. Doesn't sound like the funniest sit-com ever does it? Wrong! This is without a doubt, the funniest sit-com that I have ever seen (and I am a big fan of sit-coms).
Dylan Moran as the fantastic, customer hating, Bernard Black is truly the ultimate comic creation. He owns the bookshop "Black Books", the only problem being that he hates selling books because then he has to order more. When he is paired with the odd Manny (Bill Bailey) and the quirky Fran (Tamsin Greig), you get a television show to beat all television shows.
With the 6 episodes:
The Entertainer,
Fever,
The Fixer,
Blood,
Hello Sun,
and A Nice Change.
These episodes coupled with out-takes, a photo gallery, audio commentary, series 3 trailer and special feature "Black Dolls", make this a DVD that no-one who even remotely enjoys comedy should miss.
Buy this DVD today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST series of the BEST comedy ever, 24 Jan. 2005
This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
Imagine a comedy that leaps to life in a whirl of laughter and gags. Endulge yourself in six chapters of pure comic genius and prepare to meet Bernard, Manny and Fran, theree friends stuck in a small secure, crazy world of books, wine and cigerettes. Written by and starring Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead), Black Books isn't your average sitcom. It has the character based surrealism of Father Ted and the tongue tying, flowery, metaphor laiden language of Blackadder. You'll be quoting this six wonderfully lively episodes for weeks to come. If you like comedy, you'll love Black Books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back in Black, 3 May 2009
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Bill Bailey (Manny Bianco) is a musical and comic genius; Dylan Moran (Bernard Black) is absolutely his equal but their wildly contrasting personas in the show form the basis of one of the best comic partnerships of recent years. I thought that Series One couldn't be bettered, but this series is even funnier, and along with its sister show, the equally brilliant 'Spaced', forms the best comedy axis of the last twenty or so years. Along with Tamsin Greig's kooky slacker 'Fran', Manny and Bernard muddle their way through life; drinking, smoking, arguing and generally making a mess of their lives in every way possible. Great moments include Manny's hilarious spoon/piano playing and Fran attempting to teach a dim-witted gangster to read; but they are too numerous to mention here. Suffice to say that this black hearted and anarchic comedy is up there with 'The Young Ones', 'Fawlty Towers', 'Spaced' and 'Green Wing' as the cream of British comedy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absoloute Superbness, 18 April 2004
This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
If you liked series 1, then you will LOVE series 2! Putting Bill Bailey and Dylan Moran together in a sitcom was the best idea anyone has ever had. They work superbly together.
Bernard black, an eccentric, foul tempered and drink-fuelled proprioter, owns the grubby bookshop, Black Books. His only two employees being Manny, a hairy, laid back and considerate assistant - Bernards punch bag. And Fran, Bernards only other friend, she craves a social life and a boyfriend. Her pathetic attempts to achieve this are very humiliating.
Black Books is a must see!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's worth more than 5 stars!!!!!, 15 Mar. 2004
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This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
Brilliant!
If you liked the 1st series, then you will just love this! The 2nd series returns with all the mad humour that was in the 1st series and much much more. There is something in Black Books that everyone will enjoy, it is no wonder that it has won several awards. Even if you didn't watch the 1st series then get this DVD of the 2nd series, because it will make you laugh so much, and even when you think about it you'll just have to smile. This is the one and ONLY comedy to watch, it is pure brilliance. I haven't met someone yet whom doesn't love it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More side-splitting humour!, 26 Jun. 2005
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Bernard Black, Manny and Fran just get funnier and funnier in this second series about a cranky book shop owner and his sidekicks. If books are your passion, then this series is a 'must watch' for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy Genius, 20 July 2004
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If youve never experianced black books before then your seriously missing out. Howevere this series is not quite as good as the 1st one but it closly follows-Bill Baily is brilliant and Dylan moran is just stunning. I dont see how anything in the world could be funnier than this series. All credit to the writer dylan moran for creating the best tv show ever with a small budget from channel 4 and a book shop as a set
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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you laugh, 31 May 2013
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Outrageous British humor at its craziest. Love the characters these actors portray so well. The skits are inventive and
written for an educated audience.
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11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all three characters are as wonderful as ever, 6 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Black Books: Series 2 [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
The entertainer - a wonderful episode. The frustrated Fran wants to learn piano and Bernard wants a date. The overworked Manny wants a weekend off. There are many wonderful visual gags and lines such as 'spoon me' from Manny and 'she thinks I'm the renaissance' from Bernard. This episode (not the best of the second series) manages to demonstrate why they got a bafta
Fever - Manny has Dave's syndrome, don't let him get to 88 degrees. Bernard needs a Summer girlfriend to stop him staring and Fran feels the walls of her flat are moving in on her. Guest staring Johny Vegas (yay!) and Fran and Bernard decide they shouldn't reveal their attraction to one another until at least one of them is dead
The Fixer - Featuring the guy who played the snow queen's dwarf in the lion the witch and the wardrobe and jokes about turkish delight. Manny and Bernard end up trying to teach a psychopath how to read whilst Fran ends up with a random job with no explanation of what she's meant to do ('why am I sat here with fatty and spotty?')
Blood - Fran gets bored so decides to trace her family tree. They love her because she has an astra and meanwhile Manny and Bernard are trying to establish a gourmet restaurant in the bookshop to compete with the coffe and cakes of other bookshops (make the soup into a tower and all good chefs have burns...I'll do mine later)
Hello sun - can you imagine Fran on detox and yoga? A complete set of Freud lead Bernard to think Manny is completely mad (both end up going to a Psychiatrist) whilst Manny discovers his 'inner king'
a nice change - the three of them go on holiday (sort of) well you can imagine the results
basically this dvd (although scrimping on special features (no outtakes) is amazing. Having imported it from Australia I have watched each episode about 10 times and they still manage to make me laugh and you spot new things every time
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