When you watch the special features on this DVD collection, Fran Drescher describes the audience's initial response to the show as "embracing it like an old friend." That's exactly how I felt watching these DVDs. It's been so long since The Nanny was aired on any channels in the UK, that I decided to hunt it down on Amazon and found this copy. All the packaging is in a language I don't understand, but the default language on the disks is all in English, so I don't have to mess around with subtitles or audio settings. It's still the same show I fell in love with.
The Nanny is sharply written with an excellent cast. You do get the occasional gag that will seem dated since the show was made in the early 90s, but most of the humour comes from the attraction between Fran and her boss, and the competition between the butler and business partner is still as fresh as it ever was. Niles just has to stand there with his grim expression and you just know something hilarious is going to come out of his mouth, while CC Babcock goes from being a composed, sophisticated business women to exploding in a fury. This kind of entertainment goes to show you don't need obscene language to make people laugh - the show gives suggestive jokes while keeping clean and family orientated fun.
There are some nice bonus features on this DVD collection, including interviews with Fran and the kids (look how they've all grown!) and there's also Fran's commentaries for a couple of episodes.
I'm still waiting impatiently for the final episodes to get a DVD release, but if you want some nostalgic entertainment, The Nanny is sure to put you in a good mood, no matter how stressful a week you've had.