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|Whose Line Is It Anyway - Seasons 1 2|
Actors: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, John Sessions, Archie Hahn
Directors: Chris Bould, Geraldine Dowd, John F.D. Northover, Paul O'Dell
Genres: Comedy, Television
Now on DVD by riotous demand, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2 features all 30 hilarious episodes from the show?s initial seasons. Host Clive Anderson directs the action--assigning points at random and ... more »
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The REAL (Original) Whose Line...
Howie | Arkansas | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the one I've been waiting for. The REAL, British, version of Whose Line is it Anyway? While the American version is OK, it's just not quite as good as the real thing. This set should include all 30 episodes from the first 2 seasons which includes 4 compilation episodes and the original Pilot.
The first season introduces regular host Clive Anderson with early regular Whose Liners' Josie Lawrence, Michael McShane, John Sessions, and Tony Slattery with Richard Vranch on music support. You'll also find 4 2nd season episodes with Greg Proops, who appeared in 50 episodes in total, and one with Ryan Stiles who began with this season and went on to be in 75 others across the series 136 total episodes. Colin Mochrie would not appear until season 3. And, thankfully, there is NO Hoedown with Drew Carey to be found in any of the British episodes!
A real treat for fans of British humor and off-the-wall improv type comedy."
THIS is the way that it should be done!!!!
Gene R. Obrien | Union, New Jersey | 04/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As others have said, I didn't mind the American version but I was let down that it wasn't as funny as the British version that had shown on Comedy Central here in the U.S. The British version is much edgier and more cerebral...while being funnier. I lamented that I wasn't able to get this on DVD until now. While Drew Carey is funny on his show, he wasn't quite the host that Clive Anderson was. Clive Anderson's strength is that he did NOT get involved with the players other than to move the show along. And he certainly did not try to be funnier than his comedic guests.
This is the set to get!!"
Dream come true
B. Lammey | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You wouldn't believe the vast hordes of people out there who have scurried away old off-air recordings of these first two seasons. They are impossible to see on Comedy Central or BBC America, and even then probably have significant cuts.
There are very dry patches in these first episodes. John Sessions isn't so much "funny ha ha" as he is "WTF!? Who let this guy in?" There are long passages of games that never quite get to the point, and celebrity guests that aren't really cut out for improv (but it's sometimes funny to watch the others mock them as they fail.) These may sound like bad things, but in my opinion it is essential to have a "warts and all" first season to let the show grow and improve.
Once it does find its footing, however, you will again be dazzled by the wit and talent of the guests, mostly taken from the "Comedy Store Players" -- a very diverse group of bizarrely gifted people.
Clearly the beginning stage....
Boyler | Shakopee, MN United States | 07/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Almost all great shows take a few seasons to really get rolling, and Whose Line is no exception. The British Version of the show is by far superior to the American Version, but you really can't tell from the first two seasons. I'm not sure how the sales for this set have been, but I hope that A&E will release the later seasons of the British Version, which leave the first two seasons in the dust.
Some good moments, but the show clearly isn't in its prime with this set."