11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Almost Reality TV,
By A Customer
This review is from: Auf Wiedersehen Pet - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
~This series (and the 2nd) is so well acted it's almost like watching a new fangled reality TV show. The acting is by far amazing; with Jimmy Nail's Oz portraying a very genuine Geordie which other TV shows have failed miserably to archieve (Byker Grove and even Nail's own Spender). All the Geordies' dialog doesn't sound scripted in any way and it's nice to see characters like the neurotic Neville and Brenda being portrayed as "normal" people rather than oafish Geordies. Oz's character~~ never ceases to amaze, with his ignorant (yet often hilarious) banter and occationally suprising bursts of intellect (due to his avid reading of WWII spy books no doubt) and humility.
But it's Tim Healy as the troubled Dennis who often steals the show. His performance as a working class, so to be divorcee/single father is often heartbreaking, as you share his journey through his troubled chapter in life.~
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