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Coupling - The Complete First Season
Coupling - The Complete First Season
Actors: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles
Director: Martin Dennis
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2003     2hr 55min

Known as the British "Friends", Coupling is a sexy, hip new comedy that gives you an insight into how the opposite sex ticks. Bold, hilarious and provocative, Coupling features six friends - involved, formerly involved, or...  more »


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Actors: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles
Director: Martin Dennis
Creators: Mykola Pawluk, Beryl Vertue, Geoffrey Perkins, Sue Vertue, Steven Moffat
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 01/21/2003
Original Release Date: 09/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 09/01/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 55min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Top-drawer Britcom
John Oconnor | Merritt Island, FL United States | 11/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When they get around to posting an editorial review here, inevitably the comparisons between Coupling and Friends will fly. Don't pay attention. Yes there are superficial similarities -- 6 attractive singles evenly divided between men and women, etc. -- but this is comedy in the great British tradition of farce and has much more in common with Fawlty Towers or Blackadder than with any American sitcom. I'll admit that the incessant need to label the unlabelable (word?) owes a debt to Seinfeld, though.Episodes included on this first season set are:"Flushed" -- Steve (the beset Jack Davenport) tries, mostly unsuccessfully, to break up with Jane (the mad Gina Bellman), while beginning a relationship with Susan (the radiant Sarah Alexander)."Size Matters" -- Steve and Susan's relationship reaches a new level. Sally (the moisturized Kate Isitt) is horrified by Patrick's (the swaggering Ben Miles) political beliefs."Sex, Death and Nudity" -- Everyone ends up at Jane's aunt's funeral. Jeff (the crazed Richard Coyle) has his job interview strategy boomerang on him."Inferno" -- Susan discovers Steve's video collection. A dinner party goes awry."The Girl with Two Breasts" -- Jeff tries to connect with a girl who doesn't speak English."The Cupboard of Patrick's Love" -- Susan discovers that her ex (Patrick) has videotape of her in a compromised position.There is a second season of nine episodes currently in rotation on BBCAmerica for you digital cable subscribers. And a third season has just begun airing in England.Also, word is that an Americanized version of this show is being groomed as a replacement for ... aw, you guessed it. The soon-to-end Friends. See where it all began here.And see where it (probably) was a whole lot funnier. Unfair pre-judgment. But probably true."
Dangerously Addictive
Maggie | Toronto, Canada | 06/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Don't buy this DVD unless you are prepared to buy the entire series. You will fall in love with the characters and will need to know how their story lines continue to develop.And don't even think about lending your DVDs to a friend. It will be impossible to get you friend to give them back.This stuff is laugh out loud funny...and mini-marathons watching the DVDs make for great girls nights in.Enjoy!!!!!!!"
Hilarious, recognisable, and extremely clever
viagrafalls | Denmark | 04/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coupling is without a doubt one of the funniest series from the last few years. Rivaling and actually exceeding the cleverness of other hits in comedy such as Friends.Coupling, too, is about a group of 6 close friends, and deals with their every day problems and relationships.In the first series, we are introduced to Steve, who is determined to break up with his girlfriend Jane and discusses this with his best friend Jeff. In their regular pub Steve runs into Susan (a colleague of Jeff), and sets a date with her. All this happens while he is having sex with Jane in the ladies' room.Susan breaks up with her boyfriend Patrick, and her best friend Sally decides Patrick is fair game. More so after hearing Patrick is well endowed in the nether region section.After the introduction episode, we get to see how Susan and Steve hook up together, and the crazy adventures the friends roll into. There's Jane's aunt dying, a discussion about Lesbian porn (the spanking kind), Jeff running into a stunner of a woman who doesn't immediately mace him, and Patrick's personal porn pile (starring Patrick).While each of the actors is equally brilliant, the genius and probably the reason Coupling is such a success is Jeff (Richard Coyle). His absurd experiences in life have caused him to come up with names for situations. You'll laugh your ass off while he explains the "The Zone", "Unflushables", "The Sock Gap" and most brilliantly, "The Giggle Loop".But you're not ready for that ;)A definite recommendation. And for those who cannot get enough of Coupling, season 2 and 3 have also been brought out on DVD."
Coupling, not to be confused with Coupling.
Rygel | Nevada | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coupling is wonderful. Its sexy,upfront, and completely inapropriate. The show is about six friends who all have had,are having or want to be having a relationship with each other. The six characters are much more loveable than any other comedy shows characters are. The acting is some of the best I have ever seen in a comedy series and I think that the script is funnier than all of ABC, CBS and NBCs scripts combined. The "new" Coupling on NBC is absolutely horrible!The acting is wooden, the script is edited, and the show completely loses its feel and sexuality when you compare the two shows.
My personal favorite episode is "Inferno" but they are all good. A favorite character is impossible to choose since they are all so wonderful. This is truly the BEST COMEDY SHOW EVER and I recommend buying it highly."