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This review is from: Reggie Perrin - Series 1 [DVD] (2009) (DVD)
I am too young to have seen the original series in the 70s, only ever seeing a couple of repeats and reading the first book in the trilogy from the library in my teens. When I saw that the series had been updated and was starring Martin Clunes I just had to watch it, and was hooked.
Martin Clunes is Reggie Perrin, a modern day everyman. An executive for Groomtech his days are mind numblingly tedious, as are most peoples. The same commute with the trains always running late, with the same excuses are enough to drive anyone bonkers. Reggie is hitting a mid-life crisis and starts speaking his mind more often and having surreal thoughts, which are visually captured for us all to see. Now the gorgeous Jasmine has started working at Groomtech Reggie is quite smitten. Will he ever get her into bed, after all he couldn't do it when they were both promoting the company in Finland. Will he always have to put up with his mother and his father in law keep popping around?
There are a host of memorable characters who are mostly bonkers in this and surely it will become a cult classic as the original series did. Simon Nye (writer of Men Behaving Badly) has joined forces with the creator of Reggie Perrin, David Nobbs to bring some classic comedy to our screens. I have enjoyed watching this so much that I have even now got the book trilogy The Reginald Perrin Omnibus.