Best middle class show ever!!!
Rodolfo Ambriz | 09/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Best Buy already has this dvd out...exclusively. This has to be one of the realest middle class family show ever. This is real family working class situations. The actors just fit in with the characters. The best character has to be "Uncle Eddie". I think all middle class american families have a "Uncle Eddie" somewhere...I know I do. Why the network decided to cut the show beats me. You can relate with this show. Its not your fake bogus shows that nobody lives that way. Even though The Finnerty Family is Irish,it feels like any family can be like The Finnerty."
The End of What has become my favourite SHOW EVER!
David Livshiz | Australia | 08/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show (by the writers of Roseanne) has been able to defy the trend of so many shows who slowly go down hill after the first few season eg Dawsons Creek. Grounded For Life has only improved with each season. The characters becoming more and more lovable and familar, the storylines funnier and the relationships between the characters deeper.
It feels like the show gained confidence with each passing season drawing on its full potential in the 28 episode 4th Season - the best season released so far. The Most amazing thing about Grounded For Life is that every episode has something to offer, there are no fillers, the consistency is really a great achievement and a true testament to the writers hardwork and talent.
Donal Logue and Megyn Price are just wonderful actors and its great see them place the lead roles - GREAT CASTING DECISION!
All the actors selected for the cast seem to be just write for the charater in the show they are playing.
This is a Great Show with an even Greater Cast.
I will watch the dvds forever, everytime I watch them they only seem funnier and more uplifting than the time before!
Can't wait for SEASON 5!!!
Not the best ending for the show.
D. Brock | Seattle, WA USA | 01/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I hate having to give this one a mediochre rating. Grounded For Life (alongside Seinfeld) still stands as my favorite (non Star Trek) TV show of all time. Unfortunetly, by the time season 5 came around, the shows creators had been called off to write for other shows and did not write this season. I must admit that it shows and the series suffered for it. And what ever happened to Henry? It was like he was wiped out of existance and out of everyones memory in this season. I think they said his name once in the last episode, and that was all for the whole season. I figured he'd at least come back in with Walt (who was also pretty much non-existant in the season) in the end of the final episode, but he was no where to be found. I was disapointed in the DVD. It seems like the production company just threw it all together to get it out of their hair and onto the shelves as quickly as possible. The first four seasons had a lot more care put into the DVD production. I'm not trying to diss the show, as mentioned before I love this show. I'm just saying that the DVD production was second rate and the writing lost some of its flair. But for the sake of completing your Grounded For Life collection, I would still recomend picking this up."
A sad decline to the end
K. Kirkpatrick | NorCal | 12/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While still a good show, the writing was noticeably weaker with the loss of the primary writers that created seasons 1-4. Thus, much of the humor fails miserably and you can clearly see why it led to cancellation of what previously was a strong ensemble comedy. The lower quality is even reflected in the set, the only season without show summaries to select on the disc and no commentaries or extras. (Unless you count selling other shows as an extra--I don't.) I got the set on an Amazon half price sale and it is worth that price to complete the set, but don't pay full price."