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4.7 out of 5 stars
Blackadder II (Remastered) [DVD] [1986]
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on 2 July 2015
After the disappointment of the big budgeted but poorly realised Blackadder, the BBC almost ditched the idea. Then Ben Elton and Richard Curtis got together and produced (what I consider to be) the best Blackadder season of the lot. Blackadder II. It is set in the era of Queen Elizabeth II and Blackadder is a mere Lord rather than a Prince. They changed the dynamics and made Baldrick incredibly stupid, Blackadder an evil genius and kaboom! We have six tightly written and well structured scripts that are guaranteed to have you laughing from start to finish. Queen Elizabeth, far from being the strong, austere woman depicted in history is an immature girly who has let power go straight to her head. Her closest and most trusted companion being her nurse who still treats her like a two year old is joined by Lord Melchet, Queenie's most trusted advisor with a severe dislike of Edmund Blackadder.

Many people say the fourth series is the best. I feel that is because of the nearness of the first world war and the familiarity that brings to the stories. Personally, I think this is the best season by far!

If the first season had you reaching for the off button, give this season a try. You won't regret it!
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on 9 August 2017
Easily my favourite Blackadder series. It saw me into adulthood, and not only reminds of a particular time in my life, the humour, sharp wit and timing just hasn't aged. I can watch this again and again, and regularly do.
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on 20 May 2016
After the first series poor reception, Rowan Atkinson was dropped from the writing team to make way for Ben Elton, and a switch in intelligence between Blackadder and Baldrick, all turned this series into the greatest thing since sliced bread.
This is my particular favorite of the 4 seasons, and not a duff joke or line really. Tony Robinson,s Baldrick and Tim McInnerny's Lord Percy are stunning, and Blackadders timing a thing of beauty.. Worthy of 6 out of 5
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on 13 January 2016
Bought for the princely sum of one penny from my favourite second hand outlet Zoverstocks. It looks almost new, plays perfectly and of course comprises of a quite brilliant comedy series. Love Miranda Richardson, love them all really the lunatics. Heartily recommended at any price really. A bit of silliness is after all priceless. Sell the furniture, flog the cat and buy this.
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on 7 April 2018
It's funny how a lot of people were up in arms about Friends when it went onto Netflix about the jokes being outdated and so on. You should try Blackadder! Still very funny in my opinion
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on 28 April 2018
Bought as a present for Americans we were visiting. Great.
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on 2 May 2018
The best series.... hilarious even all these years later
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on 7 February 2018
Rowen Atkinson is his usual unbelievably funny self, along with Tim McInnerny and Tony Robinson - a great season.
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on 7 January 2016
Good service came quick this and gos though is best series followed by 1st the best episodes are the hangman episode beer lord flash hart I lost this series from a complete box set so got 2nd disc
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on 13 February 2018
really funny
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