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on 14 June 2015
Brilliant, wonderful, fabbo
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on 21 August 2014
Arrived quick and easily. All sealed and all disks are fine. Cheaper than my local stores even including postage.
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on 18 June 2015
Seem to be back on form, eyePhones and all.
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on 21 January 2016
Tried to cancel believing I could not play it on my system but it turns out I can. Quick delivery.
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on 7 March 2016
Can't specify T-shirt size.
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on 20 December 2015
Great value for money. Superb
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on 1 July 2015
I love futurama so I now have a bigger collection! only 2 discs but if your a big a fan as me you wont mind!
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on 7 September 2015
LOVE IT!!!!
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on 17 July 2017
Bought as a gift!
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on 2 June 2013
There have been quite a few instances over the last couple of years whereby fan power (or, more correctly, fan DVD buying power) has got a previously axed TV show recommissioned. In some cases this has allowed the show in question to continue with the same level of quality as before (Family Guy) and in others been so dreadful it has only gone to remind you why they cancelled it in the first place (Red Dwarf).

I had expected Futurama to fall into the former category seeing as it is also a US cartoon with a team of top writers, money behind it and with none of the pre-cancellation series ever containing a duff episode. Unfortunately (and surprisingly) I was wrong.

Many of the previous, non-flattering reviews of Season 5 seem to focus on the fact you only get half a season when you buy this product, others complain that the region formatting is wrong. None of them, however, seem to touch on the fact that the writing on display absolutely stinks.

The characters have become stock caricatures of themselves - Fry, for example, used to be an idiotic delivery boy bumming around in the future and the show's lead. In Season 5 he spends the entire time stuck on a repetitive, tedious mantra of glumly bleating on and on about how much he "Loves Leela" but how she won't go out with him. Seriously - The entire series could have adequately been named 'Whining Bitch - In Space'. Leela, on the other hand, spends some episodes reciprocating these feelings, and others seemingly oblivious. I think the writers were trying to build up the whole 'Will they/Won't they?' thing but, after a dozen episodes of this crap, my answer was a resounding 'I don't care'.

The episodes themselves seem to lack direction. They largely bumble along without the strong plotlines of old, some ending abruptly without an adequate conclusion (one of the shows ended so suddenly I genuinely thought it must have been a two-parter. It wasn't - It was merely badly written)

Some of the story lines were cringe-worthily terrible. In one, Leela gets a boil on her buttock. But this is no ordinary boil. It has a face. And talks in a Scottish accent. And sings 'I Dreamed a Dream'. Leela has named the boil 'Susan'. Susan the boil? Susan Boyle? Get it?! Yeah?! YEAH?!! (I can only assume that this episode was conceived at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, and was finished by 5pm. It had the overall feeling of the show 'Jumping the shark'. In a spaceship)

Season 5 shows occasional glimmers of it's proud past, but not enough to warrant more than 2 stars in my opinion.

If you are a typical Fanboy (or girl) who just wants to watch their favourite characters walking around and doing stuff, then buy it. Otherwise - avoid.
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