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Jeeves And Wooster: Complete Collection DVD Review

Jeeves And Wooster- Complete Collection DVD

I say, the charming titular characters make “Jeeves and Wooster” worthwhile.

Based on the stories by P.G. Wodehouse, “Jeeves and Wooster” is a 23 episode comedy-drama series about the misadventures of Bertie (a wealthy, spoiled, troublemaker, slacker) and Jeeves (Bertie’s smart, proper, loyal servant/valet) during the 1930’s.

Over the course of 4 series/seasons, stories involve Bertie avoiding possible marriages, Bertie’s Aunt Agatha (and her dog McIntosh) and Aunt Dahlia, Bertie’s family and friends, gambling, Tuppy and Angela’s relationship, an antique creamer, Bertie becoming a sort of matchmaker, a New York trip, artists, Bertie’s crushes, Bingo (a friend of Bertie), theft, The Drones Club, and more.

Like many TV series, “Jeeves and Wooster” adheres to a certain formula that usually involves misunderstandings, Jeeves helping Bertie out of crazy situations, backfiring plans, and Bertie escaping marriages (seriously, this happens more times than you can imagine). Despite these rather limited stories, however, ‘Jeeves’ is still a decidedly amusing dramedy.

Granted, much of the show’s success is due to the inspired source material, but the primary reason the series works so well is because of stars Hugh Laurie (Wooster) and Stephen Fry (Jeeves). Truth be told, this is casting at its best. Not only do the two play off each other so well, but you simply can’t imagine anyone else bantering and interacting with one another in these roles. They nail the parts and embody the characters perfectly.


Presentation: 4:3. How does it look? Surprisingly sharp! A solid transfer all around.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital Stereo. How does it sound? The music and dialogue are crisp and clear throughout.

The only extras are trailers for other Acorn titles, photo galleries for series 1, 2, 3 and 4, and episode 1 of “Blandings” (another series based on the works of Wodehouse).


March 29, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Whenever the chips are down, all I do is to take one of this set out and watch it. The blues simply vanish.

    Comment by ashokbhatia | April 1, 2015 | Reply

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