Men Behaving Badly - Series 5 (DVD) Reviews
Description:Genre: Television - Men Behaving Badly / Theatrical Release: 2000 / Actors: John Thomson ... / DVD released 03 July, ... more
Men Behaving Badly - Series 5 (DVD) ... 2000 at Fremantle Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Full Screen, PAL / The ultimate small-screen representation of Loaded-era lad culture--albeit a culture constantly being undermined by its usually sharper female counterpart--there seems little argument that Men Behaving Badly was one of 1990s' definitive sitcoms. Certainly the booze-oriented, birds-obsessed antics of Martin Clunes' Gary and Neil Morrissey's Tony have become every bit as connected to Britain's collective funny bone as Basil Fawlty's inept hostelry or Ernie Wise's short, hairy legs. Yet, the series could easily have been cancelled when ITV viewers failed to respond to the original version, which featured Clunes sharing his flat with someone named Dermot, played by Harry Enfield. Indeed, it was only when the third series moved to the BBC and was then broadcast in a post-watershed slot--allowing writer Simon Nye greater freedom to explore his characters' saucier ruminations--that the show began to gain a significant audience. By then, of course, Morrissey had become firmly ensconced on the collective pizza-stained sofa, while more screen time was allocated to the boys' respective foils, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash. Often glibly dismissed as a lame-brained succession of gags about sex and flatulence, the later series not only featured great performances and sharp-as-nails writing but also sported a contemporary attitude that dared to go where angels, and certainly most other sitcoms, feared to tread. Or, as Gary was once moved to comment about soft-porn lesbian epic Love in a Women's Prison: "It's a serious study of repressed sexuality in a pressure-cooker environment." Series 5 includes: "Hair" in which Tony returns from holiday to discover Dorothy has convinced Gary she should move in. And that Tony should move out; "The Good Pub Guide" in which our heroes are dismayed when The Crown gets a new look and new landlord (The Fast Show's John Thomson). Tony rescues the pub's old condom machine as a present for Deborah ("I thought it was something we could enjoy together."); "Cowardice" in which Tony becomes convinced Deborah is going through a lesbian phase; "Your Mate Vs Your Bird" in which increased tension in the household persuades Dorothy to reconsider her living arrangements; "Cardigan" in which Gary, concerned he's becoming middle-aged, suggests they go to a rave; "Rich and Fat" in which Tony goes on a diet after Gary accuses him of being "a bit of a podgemeister"; "Home Made Sauna" in which temptation comes Gary's way when Dorothy and Deborah go away for a sailing weekend. The DVD version also features aquiz.
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by - written on 17/10/01, updated on 17/10/01 (Very useful, 97 readings)
Men Behaving Badly, a series that spawned a thousand belches. On DVD now, which brings the usual advantages of being able to choose which episode to watch straight away, and decide which part of the episode to start on... but the individual episodes? Some funnier than others: 1 - Hair With Gary and Dorothy spending lots of romantic time together, Tony returns from a tour of Europe with a full face of hair, keen to impress Debs with his new ways. But when Gary and Dorothy decide they want to live together, the flat gets a little crowded... 2 - The Good Pub Guide With the Crown closed for refurbishment, Gary and Tony test all the other pubs in ... Read the complete review