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|Coupling - The Complete Second Season|
Actors: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles
Director: Martin Dennis
Genres: Comedy, Television
More than just a one night stand! Pick up BBC's most successful new comedy since Absolutely Fabulous, as Coupling returns with the two-disc set Coupling: The Complete Second Season. Find our who splits, who hooks up and pi... more »
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It's finally here!
Shaz | Naples, FL USA | 11/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up the day it was released. Yes, you can watch "Coupling" on BBC America, but these DVD's are worth it, because they still edit some content for time. With Season 2, you get the following 9 episodes:THE MAN WITH TWO LEGS: Jeff finally works up the nerve to approach a girl on the tube whose leg he's been gawking at each day. Will he blow it with another one of his bumbling lines?MY DINNER IN HELL: Steve bumps into a television presenter he's always fantasized about, and Jane has a fool-proof hairbrained scheme that she swears will help she and Sally meet her.HER BEST FRIENDS BOTTOM: Steve makes a surprise visit at Susan's apartment, thinking it is she in the shower. It's Sally, and the entire episode revolves around that fact that Steve saw her bottom.THE MELTY MAN COMETH: Will Patrick and Sally finally come together? If Patrick doesn't stop "failing" then perhaps they can!JANE AND THE TRUTH SNAKE: In possibly one of the funniest episodes ever, Jane loses her job as traffic reporter. Never fear! She has a career plan up her sleeve that involves children's entertainment and a sock puppet. That's all I'll say.GOTCHA: One year after their first date, a wedding invite is sent to Steven and Susan. Steve, of course, panics into thinking Susan will now pe expecting a proposal herself.DRESSED: The meaning of Jane's invite to a dinner date is misunderstood, and she shows up naked under her coat. When she arrives to a flat full of guests, she has to do some quick thinking (rather a lot for Jane, really!).NAKED: Jeff's 30th birthday is coming, and his workmates have planned a surprise celebration for him. Again, invites are misunderstood and Jeff ends up stripping down naked in front of his workmates...and his parents!THE END OF THE LINE: Steve and Susan both assume aliases to swap phone numbers with other people in a bar, but the hilarity ensues when they realize it's with each other!Extras include more interviews with the cast and executive producer. What they really need is some outtakes, because I have a feeling they'd be hilarious! Worth every penny."
A Comedy Classic!
Shaz | 09/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Coupling is comic genius. Despite the risque subject matter of practically every episode, the excellent script and brilliant acting and especially timing of the cast is superb. Ther isn't too much TV comedy that can withstand numerous viewings, but even after remembering most of the lines of every episode of Coupling, it still just cracks me up. Jack Davenport's (Pirates of the Caribbean and The Talented Mr Ripley) comic timing is incredible as Steve and Richard Coyle (Jeff) is..., well his character defies categorization, but Jeff is a unique and hilarious character because of Richard's remarkable abilities.
I watched the NBC pilot this week, and just cringed. It is the same story as the original BBC episode, with all of the humor sucked out, and with far, far less talented actors. The actor portraying Jeff is so badly cast, he destroys every line he is left with in the butchered script.Consider taking some classic Monty Python sketches, editing them for an "American Audience" and having the lines delivered by a completely different set of actors who didn't understand the humor in the first place and you have the NBC version of Coupling.Buy the Season 1 DVD to get acquainted with the characters and you will be hooked. I Cannot wait to get my 2nd season DVD. The 3rd season is airing intermittently on BBC America, and a 4th is still at the script stage. I can't wait."
Scott Pointon | Crest Hill, IL United States | 01/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that I am a huge fan of this series (and thus not very impartial) but I just had to voice my opinion that Coupling is the brightest, most hilarious comedy to hit the airwaves in any country for many years. After the greatness of Season 1, I was worried that Steven Moffat would not be able to maintain the sheer brilliance of his characters and the hilarious situations they encounter. In Season 2 I found the writing and acting to be even better! "Jeff Murdock" remains the jewel in a crown of great characters. I have to recommend this DVD as equal to or greater than season one on all levels, which is saying alot. It is also great that Season 2 contains nine episodes, as compared to six episodes in Season 1. Buy this DVD... you won't regret it!"
Strong second season
Scott Pointon | 08/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've seen the first season of Coupling, you'll love the second. It's often that sex farce comedies can't cut it past a first season. Coupling is a notable exception. The second season is where Moffat begins to explore more of the characters. Sally and Patrick develop an excellent story line that is completely dysfuntional, funny and sometimes touching. It also contains the most famous Jeff-ism "The Melty Man" and Jane puts in an appearance at a social gathering completely naked. While there are some episodes that are stronger than others, overall this season stands on sturdier legs than the first, which in retrospect, seems like a giant exercise in exposition. The extras on this DVD are better than the scant offerings of the first. These include commentary by cast and creators as well as a much more in depth interview with both Vertue and Moffat."