Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Footballers Wives - The Complete First Season|
Actors: John Forgeham, Sam Barriscale, Zoe Lucker, Paula Wilcox, Julie Legrand
Director: Julie Edwards;Laurence Moody;Mike Adams;Paul Duane
Genres: Drama, Television
Married to the stars of the Earls Park soccer team, Tanya, Chardonnay and Donna are provided with everything money and fame can buy, They should be enjoying their lavish lifestyle of couture fashion and champagne on ice. H... more »
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SCREAMINGLY FUNNY AND ADDICTIVE, *THIS* IS WHAT TRASHY SOAPS
Claude Bouchard Jr. | Frederick, MD | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this DVD up after reading some of the reviews here on Amazon and, oh my dear fellow FW addicts, thanking you a million times over couldn't even begin to express my gratitude for having led me to one of the best, most addictive, over-the-top and trashiest soap operas ever!
Even in its heyday, Melrose Place could never have compared to this. I mean, in the very first episode alone there's a marriage on the rocks, a child given up for adoption eight years earlier, a slutty sister-in-law, a meddling mother-in-law, infidelity, a lingerie model (named Chardonnay, no less!), a fight, a coma, a cocaine habit and frontal male nudity! How's that grab ya?
As the episodes progress, you'll witness even more shocking sights including what has to be the *tackiest* wedding ever (and that dress!) as well as one totally messed-up outrageous nurse. Your jaw will drop as you witness what this woman is capable of!
This show more than makes up for all those years of snooty Masterpiece Theater the UK's been sending our way.
And I must thank whoever had enough sense to include subtitles on this DVD! Some of the characters have incredibly thick accents.
If you like your soaps on the dramatically ridiculous side, pick this up. You won't be disappointed.
This is one crazy, trashy show, and utterly addictive!
Doctor Trance | MA, United States | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across this first season set, having never seen it, and thought it was similar to Coupling. I took a chance and what I found that while very unlike Coupling, it had it's own style that keeps you watching. This is primarily a drama, but it does have it's share of laugh out loud scenes.
Every one of the 8 episodes on Season 1 has all sorts of scenarios and crazy new things developing. The one thing I just noticed after watching it all, that except for maybe Donna and Ian's son that they originally gave up, there are really no innocent, completely likable characters. I mean someone is usually ending up cheating, lying, or deceiving someone else! No one, and I mean no one is anywhere near sainthood in this one!
This close knit team and their families is a very interesting watch, with spot on performance by every actor in their roles. The German Team Manager use to play Alistair in As Time Goes By and was very funny in that. While he takes on a more serious role in this, he is again completely fun to watch. The actress who played Judi Dench's daughter in As Time Goes By also makes an appearance as a physician.
All the characters get into so many heated confrontations, deceptions, and flirtations, you have to just keep watching and watching to see what will develop. Another exciting program from the British. Keep 'em coming!"
Elle-P | Chicago IL | 07/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been looking for a juicy soap for a while now, since Melrose Place was cancelled and now i'm in love with FOOTBALLERS WIVES. Unfortunatly because of the word "WIVES" there will be comparisons with DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, don't get me wrong DH is an OK show i just feel it's like comparing apples and oranges. While DH is constantly winking at the audience, FW is deadly serious. While DH's world and characters are more surreal and cartoony, FW despite it's soapiness seems more rooted in reality.
The series focuses on the lives of three Earls Park soccer stars. We have team capitain Jason Turner (Cristian Solimeno) a self important jerk who believes he's irreplaceable and thus acts like a big baby, His fabulous wife Tanya (Zoe Lucker) will do anything and anyone to keep her status as team capitain. Meanwhile Kyle Pascoe (Gary Lucy) only has eyes for his bride to be, glamour/topless model Chardonnay Lane (Susie Amy) their trip to the altar and marriage will have more than a couple of bumps. And last but not least The Whalmsleys Ian And Donna (Nathan Constance and Katherine Monaghan) Ian is becoming more taken by the glamourous lifestyle while down-to-earth Donna just wants to raise her family and have a normal existence, but Ians decisions will put his family in jeopardy in more ways than one. The fact that the season is so short (8 Episodes) means there is not a lot of time for filler, things that would drag on and on other shows are dealt with in a very prompt and satisfactory way. For example Chardonnay was deppressed after what happened to her she moped for one episode and picked herself up and kept on going, on DH it would have taken 7 episodes to get to that point and it would have been very annoying. Anyway the DVD quality is great it contains subtitles (THANK GOD) since their accents take a while to get used to, and a slang dictionary to help you with their slang.Hopefully seasons 2 and 3 will be released quickly. Overall an excellent show for those of you who are looking for something sexy and scandalous. EP"
Greatest TV show EVER
t.w. | san diego, ca | 05/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm thrilled that Footballer's Wives is finally coming out on DVD. This show puts the American soaps---from Dallas and Dynasty to Melrose Place and Desperate Housewives---to shame. It's what Desperate Housewives aspires to be but can't (thank you FCC).
Outrageously funny and addictive---I was hooked after watching the first 15 minutes of it. (you will NOT believe some of the plot lines).
I highly recommend that you invite some friends over, put in this DVD and make a night of "Footballer's Wives.""