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Still excellent a decade on...,
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This review is from: Soldier Soldier: The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
It's hard to believe that the first series of Soldier Soldier was made in 1991! 17 years on and it's still excellent viewing, entertainment and of interesting military historical content.
A series made in a world pre-9/11, still raises the same issues that face army personnel and their families today. Questions of pay, care for the families, and the threat of cuts and amalgamation of regiments.
From a historical point it's fascinating to be taken back to a time when Northern Ireland was more poignant to the army, the Falklands only ten years past, and the troubles in the first Gulf war and Bosnia were very prominent. Stories based on a background of these events along with the handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese, make this series so much more than just a drama.
The show itself still has that charm that fans remember from the first time it was broadcast. The wonderful interaction of the main three actors, Flynn, Green and Love can again be enjoyed in this great box set. With witty scripts and a plethora of interesting characters....from the stereotypical posh officers, to the rough and ready fusilier. The interaction between all the "wives" is great to watch too, and how they all ultimately pull together, regardless of their background or social standing. It has been a pure joy to watch all these episodes again, and I highly recommend this set.
One note of caution, there does not appear to be any difference between this set priced around £40-45, than the set that is priced ridicuously over £100. Be sure to shop around for the cheaper price.