|Jeeves and Wooster - The Complete Collection (DVD, 2002, 8-Disc Set) (DVD, 2002)|
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|Jeeves and Wooster - The Complete Collection (DVD, 2002, 8-Disc Set)|
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Average review score based on 42 user reviews
It might be enough that the comical Hugh Laurie stars in the series as Wooster, or that the humorist, author, and actor Stephen Fry stars, as Jeeves. It might also be enough that the series is set in England with some of the best set designers, costumers, and gracious palatial settings were employed on this series. It might be enough that the music is creative and well performed. However, Clive Exton masterfully adapts the books on Jeeves to a wonderful series that can and should be watched again and again, in order to fully appreciate all the gags and satire while tracing the life of Oxford graduate Bertram Wilburforce Wooster as he lives a rather easy life mostly in England in the nineteen-thirties. He is joined in the first episode by his new valet Jeeves, who is simply wiser, more astute and more informed than his employer. At the end of the series, we are not only extremely fond of Bertie Wooster, but are in awe of his man Jeeves. I would welcome both of them in character, over for tea, at any time.
The complete BBC DVD's of a British comedy involving rich-but-not-too-bright Bertie Wooster and his unflappable and brilliant butler Jeeves. Hugh Laurie is remarkable and funny as an upper class Twit and worlds away from his dark role as House M.D. Steven Frye as his perfect valet, with an inexhaustible fund of knowledge, a flair for creative mayhem and the perspective to know when not to listen to Bertie (which is almost always). A motley crew of rich eccentrics, imperious matrons, inbred wastrels and pompous authority figures round out the wonderful cast. Based on the Wodehouse books. The best British comedy since Fawlty Towers.
I have no complaints here. P. G. Wodehouse was one of the, if not THE, greatest humorous fiction writers of all time. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were perfectly cast in these roles as bumbling Bertie Wooster (Laurie) and supremely competent valet Jeeves (Fry). Attention to period detail in production was excellent. DVD transfer is very good.
P.G. Wodehouse was a master at capturing early 20th century Brits with too much money and not enough common sense. This series based on his Jeeves and Wooster short stories is hilarious! Bertie Wooster (Hugh Laurie) is one of these privileged young men who desperately needs the assistance of his valet Jeeves (Stephen Fry). In a way this series reminds me of Seinfeld in that it's a "show about nothing". You will not be disappointed!
I watched this show few year ago back in my home country in Russian television and never missed an episode, It was so funny and so charming, it was great. When TV show "House" came in the ear I remembered about "Jeeves and Wooster" and was very happy to find the complete collection.