Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
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Also, yes I do miss the Billy Joel theme, but the theme used is the really the original theme to Bosom Buddies that was replaced last minute. If you notice the narrative instrumental music matched this theme song and also matches the end theme. It was also the theme that was used when they aired repeats on The USA Cable Network.
The show lost some of its appeal when the women found out that Buffy and Hildy were really Kip and Henry, but then the ruse couldn't have gone on for another entire season without the show losing even more appeal. Things were kept pretty interesting in the second season though by changing scenery - Kip and Henry buy their own ad agency - and by Kip blowing it in the worst way by cheating on Sonny.Read more ›
The production value of this show was pretty low and, presumably, typical for the era. But talent is talent, and what made this show work was the total commitment, chemistry and comedic timing of the cast and especially, of course, the two leads, Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. You can already see Hanks' charisma and his gift to make any line reading funny, while keeping it rooted in character. In re-watching the show, it's surprising at how much heart it had amidst all the silliness.
At the end of the day, the show holds up because of the leads and the opportunity to see Tom Hanks (and Peter Scolari)at the start of their careers but clearly already gifted and destined for greater things. This was underscored by the fact that other comedians enjoyed and respected the show (I recall once reading an interview with Carl Reiner at the time, mentioning this show as a favorite).
It says much that Hanks and Scolari have remained friends, with Scolari occasionally showing up in Hanks' projects.
One caveat: The original theme song was a cover of Billy Joel's "My Life." Due to licensing reasons, the theme song is not used on the DVD (nor on reruns). This is a shame and, I must admit, detracts much from this DVD release. The song used for the DVD apparently is the end theme with lyrics, but it's pretty awful, bland, and unlistenable. I just skip the opening credits.
Frankly, the occasional reruns on TBS are better than this DVD set.
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Great quality and I love the purple color. Would have loved tho before ChristmasPublished 13 days ago by David A. Therrien
don't think this is the complete series. I know of some missing episodes and I miss the original opening music.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
A little disappointed in this. It is the complete series but the bad is it comes in 2 parts. I didn't see that in the product description. The shows are good quality and sound.Published 1 month ago by Brent E Speicher