on 7 March 2008
Love cheers and have got all 6 seasons so far but when is season 7 being released? Its been 10 months since this release and in the states they are about to release the ninth season on dvd.I dont own a multi region player,i have always bought region 2 and i am going to be SO annoyed if they dont release the other seasons! This was written in March 2008 so apologies if they are out when you are reading this but as of today they are not!
on 24 May 2007
Season 6 marks the start of a new era at the Boston Bar. Following Shelley Long's exit at the end of Season 5, Kirstey Alley (sp) acts as her replacement, with a seamless transition, capturing the eagle eye of Malone, to make for another hilarious rivalry between the two.
It takes a while to get going, but when it does, its Cheers as it always has been, with all the cast delivering top notch performances as always, and the characters becoming deeper, now that the whole Sam/Diane dynamic has been laid to rest.
It is definitely different, but still as funny as ever, with pretty much every episode being a classic. The first half of episode one seems weird, but theres a moment when everything clicks into place, and you realise that nothing is broken at all. In two words, buy it!
on 14 June 2007
Well Shelley Longs gone, and Kirstie Alley joins the cast as the gruff owner of Cheers and she plays it marvelously. Kirstie was a fantastic addition to an already talented cast and the Kirstie years are my favourite. She was slightly more moody in these earlier episodes but she came to liking Sam slightly more, only slightly, along way down the line. The only downside to this set is the slightly amateurish design of the packaging. This was not consistent with the previous five releases, it verges on the look of something a beginner of Photoshop might knock up in five minutes. This doesnt and hasn't put me off buying the releases obviously. Unfortunately as no network in the UK now has the rights to screen Cheers any longer this is your only chance to catch this show.
Make it a double whammy and buy Frasiers season 6 also.
on 23 May 2009
The comedy is excellent. Some would argue that the series was never the same since "Diane" left and was replaced by "Rebecca". Maybe so, but it allowed new comedic situations to develop which weren't possible with Diane.
My main grumble is the cover. Look at it. It's awful. From series 1 to 5 we had a nice warm colour. Series 6 and 7? We get this primarily white background and a bad picture on the front. Look at Frasier Crane's head - it looks like it's been cut and pasted onto someone else's head for pete's sake! If I hadn't ordered it from Amazon, I'd have sworn it was a pirate copy - it looks that bad compared to the previous covers. Hence the 4 stars instead of 5.
The comedy is great, as always, but the box art...? Yuck.
on 14 January 2011
Woody: Can I pour you a draft, Mr. Peterson?
Norm: A little early, isn't it, Woody?
Woody: For a beer?
Norm: No, for stupid questions.
'Cheers'' Season 6 sees a change in the dynamic of the show, but thankfully not in its endless line of witty gags, one-line put downs, and nicely handled sentimental moments. With Diane gone, and Sam returning to the bar he's sold, with his money (but not his cocky bravado) gone, he and the rest of the bar staff are under the watch of the initially cold, but increasingly witty and amusingly fluctuating boss Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley). Season 6 is as funny as its precedents, and the humour between Sam and Rebecca, who tries to put down his advances to her, is often hilarious; as is the continued sarcasm of Carla, the ignorance of Woody, and the increased screen time for Cliff and Norm is also very welcome. There's not an episode where I felt that the new dynamic of Cheers had been a cash-in from the earlier seasons, and every episode was genuinely very funny.
That said, there are one or two minor annoyances in the show. Whilst the vast majority of the action in earlier seasons took place within 'Cheers', too many scenes in Season 6 take place in Rebecca's house, or Cliff's new bachelor pad - and the comedy falters a bit when the action is outside of Cheers. Though the gang's hilarious visit to rival bar 'Gary's Old Tavern' in the classic episode 'The Bar Wars' is hilarious, it's more an exception than anything else. Equally, the relationship between Frasier and Lilith, though amusing, begins to grate a little at times. Still, these are only minor issues; and Season 6 of Cheers is genuinely great viewing, with plenty of laughs and plenty of heart (behind a wave of sardonic jokes, of course). A hugely worthwhile purchase for fans of the show, and definitely worth watching for anyone unacquainted who doesn't fancy watching all of the Sam and Diane years first...
on 15 September 2014
as cheers changes landlords and sam returns from cruising his yaught then Carla and woody are in,coach is gone and a new boss owns cheers as the old crew get back slowly together and the laughs and drinks flow,a great tv series.recommend