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The Wright Way [DVD]

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  • Actors: David Haig, Ben Elton
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: 2Entertain
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CI3TOLI

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Written by comedy legend Ben Elton (Black Adder, The Thin Blue Line) and starring David Haig (The Thin Blue Line, The Thick of It, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as an exasperated health-and-safety manager. Haig, whose character, Gerald Wright, rants about everything, does exasperation very well and The Wright Way will have broad appeal, with an accessible tone.

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I cannot understand why critics didn't laugh. The best jokes are the ones when you are a drawn into a journey where you can see the next step coming and connect with the rest of the audience and the writer. The actors do their job brilliantly and David Haig is just perfect for the role. I think other countries will appreciate the humour and then perhaps the critics will get the joke that it's on them and Ben Elton's idea was to stick two fingers up at them. I very rarely laugh out loud watching TV - perhaps once an episode in Black Adder which is my maximum - but it was two or three times with the Wright Way. Please do a Christmas pantomine tour - where can I get the scripts - the episode with the bucket sized lethal coffee cup had me in stitches. This is Fresh Meat on steroids. Thank you Ben Elton for making me go to sleep in a happy mood. Please please show some chutzpah and get the BBC to commission another series.
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It's a shame the show was so pilloried. David Haig's character was almost like how I imagined Inspector Grim would be from Thin Blue Line after retirement. The similarities with that 90s show were obvious. But perhaps the lack of strong supporting characters was an easy target for the critics. I cannot and will not understand how Jasper Carrott's equally daft series 'The Detectives' with Robert Powell ran for FIVE SEASONS and The Wright Way was pulled after 6 episodes. I thought it was daft, humorous and quite enjoyable. Do we really want biting, sarcastic, "Iannucci" style comedy all the time? Would Terry & June or The Brittas Empire survive the media savvy, smart-phone journo's today? I doubt it. Some series, and I'm thinking of Steven Moffatt's 'Chalk' too here just don't seem to make an impression and scheduling plays its part I'm sure. This was never going to be Porridge or Blackadder but it didn't deserve the kicking it received, it was early evening Light Comedy not a 9 o'clock trendy satire.
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It seems a great shame to me that because a few critics with no sense of humour gave this show poor reviews, the BBC have delayed putting this on DVD or even repeating it. They seem to be so afraid of offending a minority. As a result, one of the funniest shows for ages has been denied to those with a sense of humour. OK, so it may have been near the knuckle a few times, but it was broadcast at 10pm, so should not have caused offense to any "minors". My wife and myself laughed like drains at the visual and oral content. It MUST be put on DVD soon! Please BBC or whoever is responsible, get a sense of humour and don't worry about offending a few people, who are only satisfied if they have something to moan about.
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I absolutely love The Wright Way!
As a nineteen year old who grew up watching fantastic sitcoms - especially Blackadder - I was so excited for this new one from Ben Elton. It's safe to say I wasn't disappointed! It's the first sitcom I've seen on TV in ages that reflects the style of the classics, such as The Thin Blue Line and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. It's a brilliant mix of physical and satirical comedy and was more than enjoyable to watch and laugh at!
So many people my age find shows like The Inbetweeners (and no doubt many others that I've not felt the need to take notice of) hilarious, with their constant use of smut as a form of comedy. I, meanwhile, am more than happy to sit and watch the petty ranting of Gerald Wright about satellite bin bags and push-taps, because it's written brilliantly and David Haig pulls off the role in a genius way. Yes, I'm aware of the innuendo that's woven throughout the series - especially with the acronyms in the health and safety meetings - but it kept me laughing and complemented the humour of the show well, rather than degrading it.
A number of the negative reviews I've seen have claimed that the jokes used are 'old-fashioned' - but so what if they are? That's not a bad thing, in my eyes. 'Old-fashioned' doesn't mean 'not funny'. In fact, it's a hell of a lot funnier than anything else I've seen on TV recently!
The style of comedy used in such greats as Fawlty Towers has been reinvented for modern audiences in an amazing way and it's such a shame it hasn't been fully appreciated.
Sitcom is easily my favourite genre of TV, and The Wright Way is an example of why.
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Please release this great comedy The Wright Way on DVD, my daughter and me loved watching this when it was aired on BBC, we laughed so much. I would buy it right now.
I do not understand why this is not out as a DVD already! Come on BBC lets see a release of this please.
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Bit disappointed The Wright Way didn't make it to series two. David Haig reprised his role as Inspector Grim but this time as an H And S Officer. As someone who has been hurt in an industrial accident - it was refreshing to see this on TV. Trust the great British Public to find this distasteful.
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This has been the best comedy on TV for a long time this is what you call very funny all these so called funny shows are NOT funny please bring it back ASAP WELL DONE Ben for doing a fantastic job a brilliant show and to the BBC can we have it on DVD soon so us fans can enjoy it once again
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