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|Wings - The Fifth Season|
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Created by the same production team responsible for the hugely popular series Cheers, Wings has a similarly homey, familiar feel. Replacing the Boston bar is a small airport on Nantucket Island. The denizens of the bar are... more »
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Victoria B. (Victoria-favs) from RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Reviewed on 3/2/2010...
Another great season. Included are:
Wings: Stop in the Name of Love
Wings: Terminal Jealousy
Wings: Bye-Bye, Bunny
Wings: Business or Pleasure
Wings: An Affair to Forget
Wings: Black Eye Affair
Wings: Joe Blows, Part 1
Wings: Joe Blows, Part 2
Wings: 2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten
Wings: Come Fly With Me
Wings: Happy Holidays
Wings: Ready, Teddy, Go
Wings: The Faygitive
Wings: Say Uncle, Carlton
Wings: Hey, Nineteen
Wings: Exclusively Yours
Wings: Sleepless in Nantucket
Wings: Boys Will Be Girls
Wings: Roy Crazy
Wings: Long Distance Lament
Wings: Call of the Wild
Wings: A Decent Proposal
Wings: Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam
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Wings will always be funny to me! Best Sit-com Ever!
G. Stewart | Chesapeake, VA USA | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, they have finally come to their senses and have started releasing the show on DVD. All I can say is it's about time. This was the funniest show of the 90's and it is my personal favorite sit-com of all time.
It just doesn't get any better. The characters are great; Joe, the anal and overly sensitive older brother; Brian, the flyboy (literally and figuratively); Helen, the quick-witted, smart-mouthed, lifelong friend; Fay, the (somewhat disfunctional) mother figure to everyone; Roy, the competition, a pain in the butt, but still always around causing trouble; and my personal favorites, Lowell and Antonio, Lowell being the village idiot that's good with a wrench but bad with everything else, and Antonio, the Italian cabby with a heart of gold but a long-fuse and a sarcastic, cynical outlook.
Season 5 was the second best season, # 4 being the best, in my ever so humble opinion.
The episodes were as follows:
1) Stop in the Name of Love: Brian decides celibacy is the best way to keep his relationship with Alex on the right track; a problem for Brian.
2) Terminal Jealousy: Roy plays pranks; Brian gets the idea that Joe and Alex have something going and Helen insults a health inspector.
3) Bye-Bye Bunny: Lowell and Bunny divorce, resulting in an unexpected twist; Antonio helps a woman upset about her cheating husband when he finds the mans cell phone in his cab.
4) Business or Pleasure: Joe asks Helen to entertain a potential investor, but Joe's idea of "entertaining" may be a little too much to ask, even if Helen likes the guy.
5) An Affair to Forget: Fay and Antonio try to help Roy change his look in order to impress a woman. Joe flies Alex, Brian and Helen to Vermont where the weather creates problems for everyone but Joe.
6) Black Eye Affair: Helen tries to create a perfect evening for her boyfriend Davis, but before he arrives everything goes wrong, from hair, to makeup, to the chef (Lowell is great in this episode), to the black eye. ***This was one of the best episodes ever***
7) Joe Blows (part 1): Joe takes off after a really bad day (everyone wants something from Joe and drives him crazy), and an irate passenger pushes him over the edge.
8) Joe Blows (part 2): Joe returns to find Brian has righted the airline, sort of, and they agree to be partners (sort of).
9) 2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten: Joe is scared when the girl from high school that had a crush on him returns to Nantucket. No one believes him when he explains her obsession. ***Another one of the best episodes***
10) Come Fly with Me: Fay, Antonio and Roy get together to try and win a radio contest. Joe, Brian, Helen and Lowell go to Boston and end up at a strange party.
11) Happy Holidays: A not so happy Christmas with Fay and Helen fighting over the party, Antonio hooking up with Lowell's ex-wife.
12) Ready, Teddy, Go: Helen finds some lingerie in Davis' luggage which sparks a problem; is it for her or is it for someone else. She doesn't like it either way.
13) Oh Give Me A Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam: Brian and Joe kick Lowell out of the house after they grow tired of his strict behavior.
14) The Faygitive: A stranger is looking for Fay and hires a PI to assist, and Antonio gets free cable from Roy's friend.
15) Say Uncle, Carlton: Antonio take a job as a chauffeur for an annoying old man, and then the annoying old man's annoying nephew shows up.
16) Hey Nineteen: Joe dates a 19 year old for fun, but Helen is annoyed (and used to be her babysitter); Roy and Antonio find (and fight over) a dog that women can't resist.
17) Exclusively Yours: Brian commits to Alex only to have Joe fly in models to Nantucket; Helen names items on her menu after people at the airport (Lowell-slaw), but the people take offense at the comparisons.
18) Moonlighting: The gang reminisces about second jobs to help Alex feel less ashamed of her second job.
19) Sleepless in Nantucket: Joe helps Brian move in (and out and in and out) with Alex as the couple try to get accustomed to each others habits.
20) Boys will be Girls: Joe and Brian play a prank on their returning coach who torementd them; but when he dies in the night and is discovered dressed as a woman, Joe and Brian must make things right, sort of.
21) Roy Crazy: Roy's ex-wife, who he has told everyone had died, shows up on the island and Roy wants to get back together. Too bad thats not what she wants. Helen has a not so secret admirer from The Crab Shack.
22) Long Distance Lament: Joe has 2 dates, and lies to get out of one, which backfires. Davis cancels on Helen again and Helen goes out with someone else, but Davis shows up after all.
23) Call of the Wild: Brian's old friend is a bad influence on Brian. Lowells' childhood idol shows up on the island, a little less than a superhero, but Lowell still worships him.
24) A Decent Proposal: Joe is trying to get a loan for the floundering Sandpiper airline while Helen gets an unexpected mid-week visit from Davis. The result of the two events is strange, to say the least."
High with Wings
JGC | 09/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved WINGS. It was a lot like CHEERS but maybe not as serious (although, CHEERS was rarely serious.) WINGS was the type of show that I could always watch and purely laugh and be entertained. There are very few shows that have that quality.
My favorite characters are: Brian ("Single White Female" star, Steven Weber,) Antonio ("Munk" star, Tony Shalhoub) & of course Roy Biggins (David Schramm.) Roy is a lot like Norm, but with a mean-spirted side. I really like all the characters on the show, but I have to be honest, I wasn't overly crazy about Alex (Farrah Forke.) Where Helen ("Happy Days" & "Its A Living" star, Crystal Bernard) was sweet and funny, Alex always seemed like she had a small chip on her shoulder and had something to prove. Does anyone else agree? Rounding out this very comical ensemble-cast is, Fay Cochran (Rebecca Schull,) Lowell Mather (played by the Oscar-Nominated, Thomas Haden Church) and Joe Hackett (Tim Daily.)
Season 5 has to be one of the best seasons of this series because all the shows perfect. Here are all the episodes:
Stop in the Name of Love 9/16/1993
Everyone is of course skeptical when Brian announces that his relationship with Alex is "special."
Terminal Jealousy 9/23/1993
As usual, Roy decides to have some fun at everyone else's expense.
Bye-Bye, Bunny 9/30/1993
Lowell and Bunny commemorate their divorce by hopping in the sack together.
Business or Pleasure 10/7/1993
Intent on expanding Sandpiper, Joe brings in potential investor Davis Lynch from New York.
An Affair to Forget 10/14/1993
Joe is down in the dumps when he becomes Brian and Alex's private chauffeur to their Vermont trip and Helen's to New York City to see Davis.
Black Eye Affair 10/28/1993
Helen has a heck of a time getting ready for Davis' impending visit (she gets a black eye and her hair turns green!)
Joe Blows (1) 11/4/1993
Tired of his stressful life, Joe leaves Nantucket.
Joe Blows (2) 11/11/1993
Brian is finally able to get Joe to come back.
2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten 11/18/1993
Kooky Sandy Cooper comes back to Nantucket and Joe is in fear of his life.
Come Fly with Me 12/2/1993
Joe, Brian, Helen and Lowell all find themselves without a date on a Saturday night.
Happy Holidays 12/16/1993
Christmastime brings some extra joy to the terminal, including Bunny.
Ready, Teddy, Go 1/6/1994
Much to Helen's delight (and surprise,) Davis finally shows up after a long string of canceled dates.
Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam 1/20/1994
Brian and Joe kick Lowell out.
The Faygitive 1/27/1994
Fay is frightened when she learns that someone has been asking questions about her.
Say Uncle, Carlton 2/3/1994
Antonia gets a second job as Carlton Blanchard's driver.
Hey, Nineteen 2/10/1994
Joe starts dating a 19 year-old girl; in stark contrast to Helen's feelings.
Exclusively Yours 2/14/1994
Brian's libido races and his commitment to Alex is tested when a group of models flies into the island.
Alex feels insecure (yet again) when she's forced to take another job.
Sleepless in Nantucket 3/10/1994
Brian moves in with Alex and then can't get out quick enough.
Boys Will Be Girls 4/7/1994
Joe and Brian plan a practical joke on their high-school coach that comes to the island; unfortunately, it backfires.
Roy Crazy 4/14/1994
The news of Roy's ex-wife, Sylvia, surprises everyone; especially Roy.
Long Distance Lament 4/28/1994
Davis cancels on Helen yet again.
Call of the Wild 5/5/1994
Alex throws Brian out after he parities with an old friend.
A Decent Proposal 5/12/1994
Joe's trying to raise more capital for his airline."
T. Spencer | 08/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I won't list the episodes as someone already has (Thanks!) But this is the only TV show I have EVER wanted to own. I have been waiting for this season to come out on DVD, just like I waited for all the others. This one got a little weird in the last season, just like most series tend to; it's difficult to keep up the momentum. But I will probably still buy it just so I can have them all. This was the funniest show I have ever seen and I STILL love it even watching it more than just a few times on DVD. This is definitely one worth keeping!"