OUR FAVORITE TV SERIES ... SUPERIOR WRITING!
Carole La Flamme Beighey | Amelia Island, FL [winter] Hubbard Lake, MI [summ | 04/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I are huge fans of WINGS ... and own the Series 1-6 but cannot find Season 7 & 8 which we would like to add to our collection. The writers are brilliant. We laugh our way through all the episodes. Each character is perfectly suited for their roles and a pleasure to watch. We feel good after watching an episode or more ... relaxing fun and excellent entertainment. Witty, comical, endearing, delightful, always in good taste.
I especially like the interaction between the brothers and the staff. Helen, Crystal Bernard, who operates the lunch counter and yearns to play her cello professionally, is hilarious at times and spirited, often precious, but fiesty enough to hold her own with the brothers, who are her two best friends. They grew up together in charming Nantucket. Fay's,Rebecca Schull, humor I especially appreciate as she is like many of my friends. Lowell, Thomas Haden Church, it took me a while to figure out his unusual wit ... but have enjoyed his character as well as the rest of the staff. And Roy, David Schramm, is perfect for his character and cracks me up every episode. Antonio, Tony Shalhoub, is a charming taxi driver who longs to find a love interest who would appreciate his charm. Casey, Helen's sister, is a spirited addition who brings spark to the series.
I love Brian's amusing character ... have several friends with Brian's wit and crazy sense of humor ... and Tim Daly, one of the most handsome actors in movieland, is an attractive catch ... a decent, responsible guy with great humor and an eye for sweet Helen, which involves many endearing episodes.
We watch the WINGS DVD's over and over ... never tire of them and each episode is still humerous and facinating no matter how many times we see it ... each episode seems a new esperience.
I like everything I've seen Tim Daly in ... just watched Bereft, which he produced ... but my favorite, other than WINGS, is 'The Outsider', which I own and watch often. Steven Weber is attractive and talented as well. He did a great job, as a soldier, in 'Hamburger Hill'. I have seen both actors in other movies and appreciated their ability to play a variety of roles. I am looking forward to seeing Steven in the remake of 'The Shining', which is on my queue. I will be facinated to see him in this horror movie after seeing him in many side-splitting WINGS episodes.
I thank all who worked so hard to produce such a great series of delightful comedy and can only hope they will continue to do others as well. ***** for all episodes. Wonderful! Highly recommeded.
Now, where can we buy Season 7 and Season 8?"
Great content but package needs to improve
Frank A. Racioppi | 06/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The sixth season of Wings was undoubtedly its best and the DVDs shos that. However, the quality of the DVD package leaves something to be desired. To save money, the distributors has inserted the DVDs over the episode summaries so that you have to clumsily remove them to read the summaries. Further, there are no extras yet again as in the previous season collections. Finally, visual quality seems murky at best.
Buy this season for the funny, endearing characters and try to forget about the cheapo packaging."
Get Ready To Laugh
Gareth Mc Bride | Lynnwood, WA United States | 06/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Get set to laugh as the classic sixth season of Wings has arrived from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Set on Nantucket Island, the series followed the exploits of Sandpiper Airlines, a small one plane operation that commutes between the Island and Boston as well as other points of interest. The airline is owned by Joe Hackett (Timothy Daly), who is a stickler for details and a solid if unexciting individual.
The laughs start to fly when the supporting cast comes into play, as the characters all have a very interesting history. There is Helen (Crystal Bernard). an aspiring Cellist who runs the airport lunch counter. She has been friends with Brian and Joe since childhood but was hampered by her weight which she lost in becoming a very attractive lady. Then there is Lowell (Thomas Hayden Church), the simple, yet eccentric mechanic, who is a whiz with planes as he is with oddball saying and situations.
Rounding out the cast are Rebecca Schull as Faye, a former airline hostess who has buried her past three husbands, and who runs the counter at Sandpiper, and Roy Biggins, (David Schramm), who owns a much larger airline chain that competes with Sandpiper
The season opens with Helen leaving for New York to marry the wealthy Davis Lynch after spending a night with Joe. Joe follows Helen and convinces her to accept his marriage proposal. Hilarious consequences ensue as the duo plans for their wedding and have to deal with the arrival of Helen's sister Casey (Amy Yasbeck), who has had to abandon her socialite ways after being dumped by her husband. As the season progresses, we get to see Joe and Helen plan for their wedding, Case and Brian deal with their lot in life, and Antonio (Tony Shalhoub) the cab driver deal with fealings for his Cousins Fiance as well as his desires for Casey which he is unable to utter.
Some of the best moments include Lowel purchasing a wax museum, Debbie Reynolds and Helen's mom and a psychotic air traffic controller. All of which leads to one of the most humor filled weddings ever filmed
Never a dull moment, this set will keep you laughing.
While most shows start to fade after their first couple of seasons, this show keeps getting stronger and this is a collection for fans and collectors alike.
5 stars out of 5
Wings: Season Six
Jordan Jones | Pismo Beach, CA | 02/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love season six of wings because it's the start of Joe and Helen's life together as a couple."