Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Girls on Top Four-Play|
Actors: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, Joan Greenwood, Tracey Ullman
Directors: Ed Bye, Paul Jackson
Genres: Comedy, Television
Meet Amanda Ripley (Dawn French), Shelley DuPont (Ruby Wax), Candice Valentine (Tracey Ullman) and Jennifer Marsh (Jennifer Saunders), the unlikely roommates who share an apartment under the watchful eye of landlord Lady C... more »
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Not completely lacking
vl1024 | ny, usa | 04/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I thought that overall, this series was worth buying. The sound problem is fixed..for those of you wondering. As for the series, Ruby Wax's character is the only complaint I have..she was a bit irritating, the series is not laugh out loud funny like Ab Fab, but if your a hardcore Ab Fab or French and Saunder's Fan, then you'll want to add this to your collection. The episodes and characters grow on you after you watch them a few times.
It's not completely lacking..more of a "collector's item" but worth having..but just so you know the episodes are not in order..the company that made this dvd (BFS), is not the brightest..The dvd quality is fine, the sound is fine, but the picture flickers a few times here and there..nothing really noticeable except that the same trivia is on set one and two."
A little uneven, but very entertaining
J. Kelley | Mid-Atlantic coast | 03/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These women were just beginning to hit their stride as writers performing their own material during this series. I think they really had their characters down, although the plots are sometimes frayed or not completely nailed.The most difficult aspect of both these sets is that they are not presented in chronological order-- both seasons are all mixed together, and the finale of the series is in Set 1. I really wish BFS would do a better job allowing us here in the U.S. to view these series as they were presented originally.Interesting that in the Filmographies, neither Jennifer Saunders or Dawn French mention their work in the Young Ones. It'd be nice to get ahold of the older Comic Strip Presents series as well (MTV did show several of those performance pieces.)"
Classic 80's Comedy
Ben Edmond | essex, United Kingdom United Kingdom | 03/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just want to let you know that these two dvds are great' you get the complete 2 series and although I was worried that the quality was going to be [poor] I can tell you that they are great' they must have sorted out the sound problem that is mentioned in the other reviews' this is a program that I have wanted for ages as I never missed it when it was first shown when I was a kid; all the actresses are well established now and its nice to see them when they where all unknown' anyway they are two dvds that you can buy and if you are a fan then check them out' I highly recomend them (the only problem that I have is that they are not in order but that dont matter they are great and as I said earlier you get all 13 episodes on the two seperate dvds for sale)
The only thing that I dont understand is that they are not avalible in England' this is the only place that I have found them' but who cares Ive got them now.
I hope you enjoy them.BEN"
A must for French and Saunders completists
Ian P. Render | New Zealand | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since I'd been hoping to find this show on video or (better) DVD, I was delighted finally to be able to buy the complete series. Other reviews that mention poor quality audio should not concern you: I have both sets and the audio is fine for the age of the program. Video quality is satisfactory. If you haven't seen this show, you won't find the sophistication of AbFab, but if you like Rude Girl shows in general this should appeal to you. Ruby Wax is brassy and loud (revealing a lot about her real upbringing, too, if you read her autobiography "How Do You Want Me?"). Dawn French is bossy, and Jennifer Saunders catatonic. My favourite is the perenially shallow Candice, played by Tracey Ullman.If female comedy is your thing, you won't be disappointed."