Creature Comforts America: Season 1
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A British version has become very popular in the UK but unfortunately the American version just didn't catch on. CBS pulled the series after only three weeks on the air due to low ratings.
Why? The show wasn't really intended for kids and I suspect many adults didn't watch it because they thought that it was for children. A producer on the series also shared with me that the length of the show (30 minutes) might have been a problem. The UK episodes are about 10 minutes long which may be the ideal length for something like this.
The project took months and months to complete so it's nice that the fans and general public will now have a chance to see all seven episodes.
Intact in this version are the hilarious sight-gags in the background, the delightful design of the animals, and the hilarious juxtaposition of human responses coupled with non-human settings.
I watched both of the episodes as they aired, and was so disappointed to hear that the series had been canceled immediately thereafter. I was very surprised, actually, because a lot of my friends had watched the show on their own and loved it just as much as I had. I don't know if they didn't advertise it enough or what, but everyone I showed it too later thought it was great, so I wish they'd given it more of a chance. Oh well.
I'm glad they at least put the whole season out on DVD. This will make a good present for many family members and friends this year for Christmas.
Unfortunately, the majority of Americans just did not get it... at least that what CBS thought, so they cancelled the show with at least four other completed episodes to air.
Thank goodness for this DVD. All seven episodes are there.
From the creative, intelligent minds of Aardman that brought you Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run, and the Chevron TV ads is this artistic and comedic jewel.
Well worth every penny.
version, you will possibly like this even more. If you are not familiar with
the British version, the same folks who made Chicken Run and Wallace and
Gromit made this series. People on the street (Americans for the American
version, Brits for the British one) are asked questions and their responses
are put in the mouths of claymation animals. The end result is very witty,
and there are frequently things happening in the background that are noticed
on multiple viewings that add to the humor. This series was on American
television for all of three weeks, but this is the whole season's worth.
Great stuff! Under appreciated by the networks, I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Do yourself a favor and watch this! Seriously the best show on Netflix. I don't get why this isn't "a thing." You'll be laughing so hard, you might pee yourself.Published 1 month ago by M. Johnson
Such amazing claymation. Hugely underrated show. Our nine year old son loves it as much as we do.Published 7 months ago by Laney Griner
This is hilarious, a good time, for certain!!! I've watched it over and over again, and haven't tired of it yet. My only complaint is there is isn't a Second Season. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gil the Thrill
As others stated, this is in no way as good as the British versions. I only purchased it as we are HUGE Aardman fans, so still worth it for all the nuances in the animation.Published 11 months ago by Craig Isaman
Good DVD set. The British seasons are funnier but enjoying being able to watch these two seasons as well!Published 12 months ago by A. Smith