An Excellent TV Series from the UK!
Martin Anderson | Santa Ana, CA United States | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent TV series from the UK. It follows the life of three English couples, one newly dating (Adam and Rachel (played by the same actress who played Emily in Friends), who meet in the pilot), one newly married and trying for a child, and one that already has a child and seems destined to end.
The show is great because of the dialogue and the story, and was also compelling to me because the scenery is quite different from anything that we would see in the U.S. (either on TV or in the real world).
The show won an award from the British Academy of Film and Television. It deals with real life issues, including sex, and is probably too open with these issues to air in the U.S. without some censoring. There's actually only one or two scenes in the entire 5 seasons that actually shows any nudity, and its very brief and contextually appropriate (i.e., one involves a woman giving birth and the other a woman who takes a night job at a strip club).
If I had it to do over again, I'd watch series 1, 2, and 3. The show stalls a bit in series 4 and I hated the way the series ended in series 5. But, series 1, 2, and 3 are well-worth buying if only to watch once.
Although I'm writing this review before the release of this DVD, I have actually watched the entire series. I bought them from www.amazon.co.uk and watched them on a DVD player that is capable of playing Region 2 disks. If you are so inclined, there are a number of other good shows that have not been released here, including Teachers and Black Books, which you can buy at amazon.co.uk. In fact, this title is much cheaper (and you can get all 5 seasons) if you buy it on amazon.co.uk. However, in order to view UK DVD's, you must buy a region free dvd player.
You can find one by searching the web for "Region Free DVD Players." Amazon also sells the Gateway DVD Recorder and the LiteOn DVD Recorders, which are capable of being made Region Free (check out [...]for instructions) and can play the UK versions without any trouble.
If you like this show, you will also like Teachers and Black Books, which are also available at www.amazon.co.uk.
Andrea L. Navarro | 05/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When is the fourth season coming out? I've been waiting for more than a year!! I watched Cold Feet in Bravo and never got a chance to see season 4 and 5."