Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 1991
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The world's longest-running sitcom returns with more antics from everyone's favorite geriatrics! Compo is just as smitten with Nora as ever, so when Smiler becomes her lodger, Compo is left depressed. The trio tracks down one of Compo's old friends from school hoping to cash in on an old debt. Foggy also has his inventor's cap back on this season. He creates a chair lift to get up the hills and a pole vault to help Compo hang a washing line for Nora, but as usual, his brilliant ideas lead to a few mishaps along the way. Finally, in the Christmas special, Foggy starts a new business venture, enlisting Compo as his first employee.]]>
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From the press release: "Ah, what a year! Once again, the vintage threesome are up to their old tricks. Compo is as smitten as ever with Nora, but Foggy is back working on his crackpot inventions-and poor Clegg is dragged into their mischief-making plots even though he knows better."
There are 7 episodes this time out:
Quick, Quick, Slow - Nora has taken Smiler in as her lodger, and Compo is depressed about it.
Give Us a Lift - Compo is convinced the hills are getting steeper, so Foggy invents a chair lift.
Was That Nora Batty Singing - Compo believes he can hear Nora singing, and is convinced that she and Smiler are having an affair.
Cash Flow Problems - Compo is skint, but remembers that he's owed money from an old schoolfriend, so the trio set off to track him down.
Passing the Earring - Howard asks Clegg if he can return an earring to Marina.
Pole Star - Compo is depressed because he's too short to help Nora hang her washing line, but Foggy suggests that she'd be impressed if he could vault up onto the wall.
Situation Vacant - The Christmas Special
As I've said before on my reviews of the LOTSW sets, don't be surprised if you are lukewarm to LOTSW on first viewing. This show grows on you over time. The first time I saw LOTSW I was underwhelmed... it was slow and seemed almost without a plot. But after watching a few more episodes I was hooked!
In a prior reveiw I stated: "Come on Warner Brothers, how about a more realistic release pace of 4-5 series a year..." - Well it apears they listened to those of us with that simple plea.
Bonus news: Based on a blog post at bbcamericashop the series is now on a "quarterly release plan"!Read more ›
Secondly, the episodes with Smiler are a total bomb. In these episodes Compo plays the depressed party and the chemistry of the show is laid asunder. It just does not work. To make matters worse Smiler comes across as not a likable character. Unlike Howard, who grows on you, with his sneaky antics, Smiler just gets more annoying as the show progresses. There are a couple of episodes on this DVD that downplay Compo's envy and Smiler's role and those are hilarious.
All said and done this set is still worth watching but it certainly hits a low water mark of the series. I still love LOTSW and hope that the upcoming sets will be packaged with episode listings and details and hopefully future releases will have less of Smiler and more of the three lovable loafers.
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You would love this series even if you don't like British Comedies. Roy Clarke does a wonderful job with these characters and gives you the feeling they are a demented part of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Catt
Several episodes of WWII guys living and raising conflicts among the locals in a small village in England.Published 5 months ago by Bill. Maybach
got this for elderly lady who gets the biggest bang out of Compo and sidekicks.Published 7 months ago by mystrey fan