The Wright Way [DVD]
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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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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.Read more ›
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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Best thing on TV for ages :) please bring out on DVD soon. TV critics may not have liked it but for us that did...don't disappoint and give us the chance of owning the great seriesPublished on 28 Jun. 2014 by haley carter
The tv critics are so wrong saying that this is not the best work from Ben Elton. "The Wright Way " should be treasured for it's old fashioned , laugh out loud jokes that kept... Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2013 by mrs.s.m.skinner
At 10:30pm one Tuesday night in Spring 2013 I happened upon The Wright Way.
I'm not one to give shows much of a chance, I like my comedy smart. Read more
I know that everyone has different tastes in comedy but for me this was a refreshing change. Its been a long time since a BBC comedy really made me laugh and yes ok maybe the... Read morePublished on 6 July 2013 by M. Warner