Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Two's Company - The Complete Series|
Actor: Elaine Stritch; Donald Sinden
Director: Stuart Allen; John Reardon
Genres: Comedy, Television
They're completely incompatible and completely hilarious — Take one flinty American feminist. Add one steely, ever-so-supercilious British butler. Strike them together -- with some of wittiest dialogue ever scripted for tel... more »
One of the Best Britcoms of the 70s, still hilarious 30 year
Eric Pregosin | New Carrollton, Maryland United States | 08/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The late 1970s aka the Bicentennial era. What could be better Britcom for the era than a battle of wits between an American and Englishperson? That is exactly what happens in Two's Company. From the minute you see the opening credits roll with the stars singing the title song in the guise of the American Eagle and the British Lion, you know you are in for a romp. The premise comes about right away in the first episode on the first disc. Dorothy McNab (played to the hilt by veteran stage presence Elaine Stritch) is a "pre Jessica Fletcher" American mystery writer residing in a duplex England. When she is not typing away her latest murder, she is entertaining guests and naturally finds it hard to handle both at the same time, so she inquired an employment agency about supplying her with a butler and handyman. On a wet rainy day, while typing out her latest novel, coming to call is the well experienced and veddy British Robert Hiller (played equally to the hilt by Donald Sinden). From the second they make eye contact, sparks fly, she doesn't care that much for the British in general and he has his own views on Americans and women for that matter. Although it rarely comes up verbally, it is implied in his eyes we are still in the 1770s not the 1970s, so like I said a perfect series for the time it aired. Despite these clashes, he appears to be just what the doctor (I mean author) ordered. The truth eventually comes out, she gives him the job when he proves his cooking and coffee making skills are better than anyone she knows, and he takes the job because he was looking forward to a job where not only he has his own flat to live in, but he doesn't have to drive himself ragged taking care of a whole family as he did at his last job. The clashes still occur now and then, but despite everything, they eventually do develop a friendship in sorts for each other. I first backed into this series in the 80s on reruns on PBS after Mystery of all shows. It cracked me up then, and went out of my way to buy all 4 discs when they came out. Now go figure, 1 year and a half after releasing all 4 separately, my "friends" at Acorn go and offer a mega set which Amazon is selling for roughly the retail price of 2 of them. They are also doing it with House of Elliot which I also bought in separate installments. Nothing new added or anything, so I'm not complaining, except that my friends in Montgomery County (Acorn) has got to start taking lessons from A&E other manufacturers on when to release mega sets vs individuals. Those of you who have not started to buy this series yet, buy this set, if you have at least 2 of the them already, complete your collection the easy way as all 4 individuals are still available. Either way, this is a "BUY IT" in my book, your sides will split for another 30 years or more."
Best Show Ever!
C. Jakcson | Colorado-USA | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have never seen this show on PBS I suggest you rent or buy it. This is such a funny show. Both actors are great and very funny. I'm 31 grew up watching BBC shows on PBS and all have been great and this has been added to the list of great BBC shows. And since there is nothing really on TV to watch anymore I would suggest getting "Two's Company", kick back and begin the laughter. Now there are a few episodes that are-ok but it is still worth the purchase."