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The Book Group: The Complete Second Series [DVD]

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  • Actors: Anne Dudek, Rory McCann, James Lance, Saskia Mulder, Derek Riddell
  • Directors: Annie Griffin
  • Producers: Anita Overland, Derrin Schlesinger
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Channel 4
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Jun. 2006
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009X74TI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,465 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In The Book Group - Series 2 the critically acclaimed drama by Annie Griffin returns for a six-part second series. An American woman Claire (Anne Dudek) is living in apparent bliss with her artist boyfriend Lachlan (James Lance) in a loft apartment with no furniture. But then, the sister from hell Jean (Karen Kilgariff) comes to visit and, because she really likes Glasgow, won't go away. Meanwhile, Janice (Michelle Gomez) is still trying to find a career in the media, so starts at the bottom as a correspondent for the local newspaper. Handsome Kenny (Rory McCann) is attracting a great deal of attention from the ladies as he has just published his first book, and Rab (Derek Riddell) meets Anselmo (Andoni Gracia), a Spanish goalkeeper, and falls in love. Dirka (Bonnie Engstrom) is pregnant and Fist (Saskia Mulder) wants to be pregnant too, so she turns to the group to find her man...

With The Book Group - Series 2 you can join this unlikely clan of personalities as they search for the perfect book in the hope that it will make everything better. But, as they discover, life isn't like that and a little reading can actually be dangerous...

Episode 1 - Sueños

Clare is living in apparent bliss with her artist boyfriend Lachlan, in a loft apartment with no furniture. But then her sister from hell comes to visit - and won't go away...

Episode 2 - Hunger

Kenny brings along his new girlfriend, Carole Anne, to the book group, much to the irritation of all the women.

Episode 3 - You Must Change Your Life

Kenny is doing a book tour and the women of the Outer Isles can't get enough of the author of 'Peaks in the Mist'. Meanwhile, Lachlan seems to be taking an awful lot of interest in Clare's sister...

Episode 4 - Drowning

Lachlan is in a brace, due to his unfortunate fall into the empty pool. He makes a terrible invalid, and Clare is no good at changing bedpans.

Episode 5 - Research

The group reads a dirty book, The Sexual History of Catherine M. Fist is impressed, and decides to organise group sex with Dirka. Lars and Bart. Meanwhile, Jean is mistaken for a prostitute while conducting research for her new book, and Clare meets Kenny's underage girlfriend, Harriet.

Episode 6 - A'Salaam Insh'Allah

Jean has a party to celebrate her book deal. Kenny sings karaoke, Lachlan proposes to a reluctant Clare, and Janice gets very drunk and tells Rab she loves him...

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I don't know why it took so long for the second series of this fantastic show to come out on DVD - it feels as if I have been waiting for an eternity! This show is so well written and so well acted that you truly believe these characters are real. So much so that when I saw my favourite character Janice, in the Heat magazine adverts, I nearly passed out. Really, everyone should have this DVD in their collection (along with the first series), as it is a show you have to watch again and again to actually hear every joke and aside, see every gesture and facial expression, and experience every joyful moment. James Lance for once, is NOT desireable - and it takes genius to pull that off.
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Like many series, once established there comes a greater freedom to 'play' with the characters and season 2 of The Book Group sees the characters on differing levels. If you loved the first series as I did I don't think you will be disappointed. It has some genuinely hilarious moments, especially the wonderful Rab (Derek Riddell) and his Spanish boyfriend, Janice (Michelle Gomez who just about steals the show for me) finally stands on her own two feet and while success comes to Kenny ( Rory McCann-gorgeous) it is at a price. The jarring note as in series one is James Lance (resurrected from Barney to Lachlan) the character is just dreadful and adds little to the Book Group as a whole. We have a new character this time in Claire's sister and she morphs from irritating boring Yank to rather likeable, good performance from Karen Kilgariff. No extras this time which is a shame but again a fresh new idea which works well. It is raunchier but with enough laugh out loud moments to make it extremely enjoyable.At this price its an absolute steal.As an afterthought- its great seeing so many people in this in humorous roles who have played villains on Taggart. One mystery though-why was it necessary for Kenny to 'lose' his chest hair? Political correctness gone mad???
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After such a long wait for Series 2 of The Book Group to come onto DVD the magic moment has finally arrived. The Book Group has been one of the most original, wittiest and unforgettable black comedies to hit our screens in recent years. It's a pity that it hasn't attracted the same massive following like Sex and The City or Footballer's Wives.
American ex-pat Claire and her international group of readers have returned and this series has certainly proved to be more entertaining than the first series. I found Janice's love triangle with Rab and his Spanish boyfriend Anselmo highly amusing as well as Claire's rivalry with her sister Jean who comes to Scotland to visit her. It's interesting to see Kenny's developments as a character throughout the second series when he's the first member of the Book Group to get his book published and the events that unfold in his life because of this.
There is so much to enjoy in the second series so anyone who loved The Book Group the first time will not be disappointed with this follow up. The Book Group will always hold a special place in my heart because I set up my own reading group at work because I loved this series so much. One year my group is still going strong and I've certainly learned to look and appreciate books in a different way due to the influence of this brilliant programme.
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I, recently, bought the first DVD and thought where could this go?
I watched series one and was blown away by what seemed, on the
surface, a shallow, humourous, made for TV comedy series.....
How wrong I was. The characters are played by the cast in a full
spectrum of emotions.
Then I saw that series two was available and bought that. Not
disappointed in the least.
Left me wanting more..... There isn't but that indicates quality.
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Very funny second series of a sitcom that was one of the great Channel Four comedies and should really be better known. I never understood why there was no third series, and suspect that the actors and director/writer was booked for other things, with one of the characters sadly disappearing for the final episode.
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This is comedy heaven for me with great comic characters and sexy women! The script is tight and very funny and the characters are great especially the leader of the group and her b/f. I saw the first series when it came out but never saw the second which I'm in the process of watching and they look like the production values went up but I don't think the public watched in or they would have continued making more series. the down side is the foreign football wives who I don't ever see joining a book group! But maybe there's the comic irony...watch it and enjoy the irony!
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The first series of the Book Group was original, quirky and altogether fascinating and is a must see. The second series, while retaining some of these elements veres off in an odd direction. At times, a little post-modern, sometimes sentimental, sometimes hilarious and at others a little more like bad porn. I was disappointed with this series after raving to all about series 1. I suspect that for completeness you should see both but the first series is the one on which to concentrate.
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Watch both series, then consider do you really want to belong to a bookgroup, or maybe it will finally get you to join one, or if you belong to a bookgroup, does it bear any resemblance? All in all very enjoyable in an odd way
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