The Most Entertainingly Addictive Show To Come Out Of The UK!Join the wives of Ear's Park Football Club as they connive and scheme their way out of lies and scandals that will keep you glued to your seat! Season 2 picks up... more » as the wives have spun a web of deceit so tight that it could mean the end of their lavish lifestyles, or even their very lives! Palatial homes, designer clothes, expensive cars and the hottest husbands intown - - there's a lot on the line for these women! Take a peak into the shameful pasts and precarious futures of Tanya, Chardonnay and Donna. If you thought Season 1 was shocking, you haven't seen anything yet! This two disc set also includes: Footballers Wives slang dictionary and photo gallery!« less
"Footballers Wives' is the best British tongue-in-cheek soap opera ever. Created by T.V. comedy/soap veterans Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, it clearly features on the repellant lives of probably the most odious characters ever portrayed on the goggle box. Of course, I'm English, a dyed-in-the-wool footie crazy, Manchester United supporting fanatic since 1958. Having witnessed soccer players in England go through a massive transition. Once perceived by the public as gentlemanly ee-by-gum semi-amateur proletarians pursuing the game as more of a vocation than an actual job, soccer stars are now the millionaire working class heroes of the Premier League, which is shown on television throughout the world. No wonder then that Chadwick and McManus, two working class writer/producers from poor backgrounds, would use the daily celebrity fodder of the English yellow press and transmogrify it into a kind of post-modern, absurdist commentary on the vicissitudes of fate in a class and status obsessed society.
The series focuses on the lives of three Earls Park F.C. football stars in particular. There is the hubris-driven team captain Jason Turner (Cristian Solimeno), a narcissistic brute, who acts constantly acts like an overgrown baby. His magnificently ruthless bottle-blonde wife, the cocaine-addicted Tanya--brilliantly played by Zoe Lucker--is capable of anything, including murder, to retain her status as the team captain's missus. Pretty boy Kyle Pascoe (Gary Lucy), adores his bride-to-be, the page 3 topless model Chardonnay Lane (Susie Amy). Having wed in season one in what has to be the tackiest television marriage, they struggle to keep their relationship going despite the promiscuous machinations of Kyle's promiscuous mum. Then there the exhausting shenanigans of the multi-racial Whalmsleys Ian and Donna (Nathan Constance and Katherine Monaghan). Ian, new on the team, gets lost in the sleezy glamour, moving from bed to bed, including that of his wife's sister, while the more down-to-earth Donna insists she just wants to raise a normal family and settles for just one lover, the big-hearted Italian heartthrob Sal Biagi(Daniel Schutzmann). Being a good girl from Bolton, Donna settles for only one outside lover.
Americans and Canadians may have a hard time with some of the accents and dialect. Luckily the producers added subtitles. Seasons 2 is even better and sleazier than the first one. Overall an excellent show for those of you who are looking for something sexy, sleezy, nasty and scandalous-like me!
My favourite season
James Tweats | New York USA | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Footballers Wives is in my opinion a cult classic. Season 1 was incredible but season 2 which has just finished airing on BBC America is without a doubt the best season so far. i am counting down the days until December the 6th when i can have this in my DVD collection. You must have this in your DVD Ccollection. (as well as the first season of course)"
This show will stop at nothing
K. Hinton | Atlanta, GA | 06/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought the first season was nearly too much, and this season is full of even more raucously funny and shameless moments. The season begins with Ian and Donna's daughter Holly still missing and their relationship on shaky ground because of it. Unable to talk to her husband and disappointed in her marriage, Donna turns to Sal for comfort. Kyle and Chardonnay have taken Jackie's baby and are deliriously happy to have fooled the press and finally be a family. Little do they know that the baby, Paddy, is going to turn out to be much more trouble than he's worth. Finally, Tanya fully intends to let people believe that Frank attacked her and her cocaine habit is worse than ever. When she and Jason decide to renew their vows, their ceremony is the highlight of the season leaving this series with a stunning cliffhanger that, as unfortunate Americans, we'll have to wait until September to have resolved.
Just when I thought they had done everything they could, I was wrong. This season takes chances that I don't think even the trashiest American television would (including Desperate Housewives and Passions). There is nothing comparable to Footballers Wives on television right now, and I guess we'll just have to wait anxiously and hope they start releasing the DVDs more quickly."
FOOTBALLERS' WIVES, BAD GIRLS and... dh.
Derek | 11/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm from Glasgow but used to go back and forward between the U.S. and consequently missed these episodes and watched the programme from Series 3. I love Footballers' Wives and don't understand how anyone can equate DH, which is overdrawn, dull and a 'wannabe' in comparison. If you like FW and can get a look at Bad Girls 6 you should, they do the cross-over and Tanya's imprisoned for a few days. I didn't give anything away, promise, her picture's on the back of the box beside a synopsis. I'm so happy I can see this Series, even if I watched the programme back to front, starting with Series 3."
Things are getting uglier by the second...
Elle-P | Chicago IL | 02/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In season two it is obvious the budget has increased dramatically. The costumes, the settings every detail has been polished to perfection. SPOILERS , In this season Tanya tries to keep her marriage to Jason from falling apart, While trying to outwit her nemesis Frank Laslett. Chardonnay and Kyle battle Jason and Jackie over baby Paddy. And we get a resolution to the Donna/Salvatore/Ian love triangle. We get plenty of shocking twists, hot bodies, over the top moments. The anchor to this ship is Zoe Lucker who dazzles as Tanya , one of the most conniving women on TV and Jason who towards the end of the season has one of the most horrible rampages i've ever seen on TV (truly Evil), all leading up to a shocking season finale. The set contains 8 episodes of soapy goodness. Bring on season 3. EP"
This show is simply brilliant!!!
Winterwolf | TX - United States | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just wonder why the Brits can buy Seasons 3 and 4 on Amazon.UK and we can't?! They are on Season 5 and we are still lagging behind!!
I'd think that in 2006 someone would figure a way for a Yank to buy a DVD from the UK and be able to watch it. This show is just too well written to hide it! We want our FBW's!!!!!!"