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Keen Eddie - The Complete Series
Keen Eddie - The Complete Series
Actors: Mark Valley, Sienna Miller, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Colin Salmon, Rachael Buckley
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2004     9hr 37min

KEEN EDDIE - THE COMPLETE SERIES follows New York City police officer, Eddie Arlette (Valley), whose luck always seems to be running out just when he needs it the most. Sent to England to get to the bottom of a botched dr...  more »

     
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Actors: Mark Valley, Sienna Miller, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Colin Salmon, Rachael Buckley
Creators: Craig McNeil, Andi Bushell, J.H. Wyman, Jim Praytor
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Original Release Date: 06/03/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 06/03/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 9hr 37min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Mindy H. from GREENSBURG, IN
Reviewed on 1/27/2010...
Great witty series. Well Worth the watch

Movie Reviews

LOVE the Show. Disappointed in DVD Set.
Mac Breck | Ambridge, PA USA | 02/13/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Screwed up episode order?
- Not unheard of. Warner Home Video did the same with the "Crusade" DVD set. That's in TNT's moronic airing order.

Absence of original music?
- How much extra could it have cost for a 13 episode disc set WITH the original music? Come on suits, WISE UP!

The reason for both of these problems is that accountants/MBAs are in charge, and no amount of profit is EVER enough. The execs don't understand what people want, and WILL PAY FOR. Sad. I hope they do a correct set in the future, but I REALLY doubt it. They'll probably learn the WRONG lesson if this DVD set suffers low sales, and think that people just don't like the show. Good grief, if there's a way to screw up, suits will find it, AND usually on the first try.

5 stars for the show, and 2 stars for this DVD set.

Here's hoping that same thing isn't done if Warner Home Video ever decides to release "Brimstone" on DVD (another excellent 13 episode set). NO SUBSTITUTIONS IN PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL MUSIC! Got that, suits?
"
A Keen Series
R. Boyd | Boston, MA | 07/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was an inspired cop/action/comedy show that premiered on the Fox network in the summer of '03. It quickly became a critical favourite, but it was cancelled due to low ratings and the stupid Fox network shuffling it around and not giving it enough exposure.

Mark Valley plays Det. Eddie Arlette, a New York City cop sent to London, England to correct a botched drug bust. The flat he was supposed to be renting is still occupied by the owner's daughter, Fiona Bickerton. Fiona adamantly refuses to let Eddie stay and pretty much dislikes him from the first moment. However, she must let Eddie stay because her mother -- the owner -- is still under the impression that Fiona is at university and Fiona has failed to mention that she has dropped out of school. As soon as Eddie's case is solved, he is offered a position within Scotland Yard. Eddie's new associates include:

* Inspector Monty Pippin, his sex-obsessed but stylish and well-dressed partner.
* Superintendant Nathaniel Johnson, his humourless superior who is "not sure he likes Eddie but he likes results."
* Carol Ross, Nathaniel's secretary who appears quiet but wields a secret sexy power over Eddie.
* And of course, Pete. Eddie's tough dog who enjoys biting Eddie's hands, menacing strangers, and shagging Fiona's cat.

This show was repeated on Bravo earlier this year, along with 6 episodes that had been previously unaired on Fox. All episodes should be available on this DVD set.

The show contains a lively and diverse soundtrack of techno, rock, rap, etc. Flashbacks, flights of fancy, fast-paced camera movements are part of what makes this show interesting and entertaining. Eddie's interactions with Fiona, Pippin and especially Carol are what makes this show enjoyable. Fiona resents having him live with her; they both hate each other, but you can tell they've secretly become fond of each other. Pippin is an unrepentent skirt-chaser; Eddie's concern for how his lifestyle might get him into trouble is sweet, but the two respect each other. And Carol... No, I won't spoil anything; you have to watch it. ;-)

I strongly recommend this show."
TV Show GREAT! - DVD Sucks!
F. Camba | Long Beach, CA | 09/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Keen Eddie is such a great show that it's really a shame that Fox cancelled it (more like their fault for being stupid and airing it out of order like they did with Firefly and airing it in the summer doldrums). I give this show 5 stars.

Now, for the DVD, it's just a really really bad set of DVDs. You know who does great DVDs? FOX Home Studio. This DVD set (might) just have been done by Paramount alone without the help of J Wyman, Simon West, or the cast. They didn't even spend money for licensed music, replacing music aired on tv. There are no extras (unless you count the 5.1 audio), no commentaries. I hope if this set at least gets popular they'll re-released another set with extras. I give the DVDs 3. Great transfer of video and 5.1 audio is also a plus otherwise I would have given it a 2.

Shame on you Paramount. As someone already said, yeah, IT IS an insult."