Jeeves and Wooster: The Complete First Season (DVD, 2001, 2-Disc Set)
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- tess53188Jul 25, 2009by
A Valet Saves the Day!
If you are a fan of British comedy, you will enjoy Jeeves and Wooster. The stars are Stephen Fry (A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder) and Hugh Laurie (House). The two are a comedic pair made in heaven and always keep the dialogue snappy and moving. This series moves more slowly than many and has almost a soap opera feel. It is based on the books and stays true to the theme. The setting is pre-WW2 England and the wise Jeeves (Fry) keeps the rich, foppish Wooster (Laurie) from being his own worst enemy. Very entertaining, we all need a Jeeves.
- clanofyanAug 07, 2008by
Fry and Laurie flex their muscle
Anyone familiar with the impressive bodies of work accomplished by these two comic geniuses, will be delighted to add this british sitcom to their list of faves.
A bit more focused than 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie', it focuses on a specific set of characters, rather than a bundle of colorful skits.
A very fun show, I felt practically overwhelmed as each episode crossed over the 45 minute mark, I don't think you can get enough of a good thing, but in this aspect the show is very satisfying. Highly recommend!
- carolestherOct 04, 2008by
Good Show Jeeves!
Great fun. Hugh Laurie (Of House fame)and Stephen Frye are perfectly suited to the roles. They interact smoothly with each other. With just the raise of an eyebrow by Bertie or the aloof nose in the air pose of Jeeves, brings a smile. The stories are truely about nothing. They don't need a real plot, it would only get in the way . Totally enjoyable. I watched tham on A&E years ago I remembered them being fun to watch. But they surpassed my memories. I have read Wodehouse since college days and enjoyed most of the books. I don't think you need to be familiar with the books to enjoy these to zanies stumble along lifes path. Give them a try I'm sure you'll be looking for the second season.
- mama9xJun 06, 2010by
British humor at its best
I am not a fan of British humor, but this series did not take long to grow on me. The first and second seasons are the best. Hugh Laurie (from Fox's House series) gets himself into incredibly zany situations that only HE could make plausible. The butler Jeeves always comes to the rescue to fix any situation while taking no credit. He is a male Mary Poppins for adults. Laugh out loud funny at times and at its worst it's still highly amusing.
- collagesFeb 10, 2007by
If you like "House", you have to see Hugh Laurie in...
I watched this series with my Dad, when I was a kid, and I loved it! Hugh Laurie is great as Bertie Wooster and he has a great partner in comedy in Stephen Fry. When I watched "House" the first time I said can that be Hugh Laurie from Jeeves and Wooster? What talent, to be such a chameleon! I was anxious to watch Jeeves and Wooster again and see if it was as good as I'd remembered - it was! The shows hold up beautifully! But remember, if you're looking for more "House" - Laurie is funny, kookie, and very easy going in this show!