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Man Stroke Woman - The Complete First Series (2005)

Nick Frost , Nick Burns  |  NR |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nick Frost, Nick Burns
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R7I3VO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,188 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Quick-witted and well-observed, it is a quirky and original take on men, women, kids, friendship and pretty much anything that's worth having a laugh about. Produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) this character-led ensemble piece brings together an odd but irresistible collection of personalities, starring: Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Nick Burns (Nathan Barley), Daisy Haggard (Green Wing), Amanda Abbington (Teachers, The Robinsons) and more.

Men and Women have been living together for ten million years, mostly either getting annoyed, flirty, upset or even getting jiggy with each other. This new sketch show takes a look at what's good, bad and ugly in boys and girls of a certain age. It's about that time in all our lives when it's time to take stock and time to grow up. It's about that moment when you can't bring yourself to tell your girlfriend that her new hairstyle is not as nice as she thinks it is or when you try to say the right thing, but it comes out terribly terribly wrong.

So come along and laugh with the troupe of London's funniest actors as they stretch the boundaries of humor in the sketch comedy series MAN STROKE WOMAN.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant sketch comedy August 5, 2007
I've seen both seasons so far and it is, with out a doubt, my favorite comedy TV series ever. Smart writing, perfect comic timing combined with skits that end, long before they get old and tired. (Like you'll find on SNL.)

Nick Frost (from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the BBC TV-series Spaced -- which happens to be my OTHER favorite comedy) was the initial reason I started watching this series, but the entire cast is brilliantly hilarious.

The only downfall to this series: the short BBC seasons. They very thing that keeps the show's writing sharp, only having six episodes a season, means that you only have 3 hours of laughter in this set. But they're the funniest three hours you'll spend your $20 on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars engaging performers with so-so material September 18, 2008
As a fan of British comedy, I was looking forward to watching this series. Having done so, I come away disappointed. The engaging young performers here are hamstrung with some mediocre material. You'll find scene after scene of comic actors not playing the top of their intelligence, and consequently reacting the way no person would ever react. This is comedy writing which would believe that contradiction is the ultimate comedic feat. It is not, and Man Stroke Woman suffers from a dearth of truly funny sketches. Sometimes the situation is nominally funny, but we're asked to watch the characters dealing with it and each other with minimal amounts of insight. Not particularly funny. I would recommend Mr. Show over this. Too bad, because the performers themselves are quite likeable.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A combination of brilliance and boredom August 20, 2007
There is no middle ground in this series. Some of the sketches are brilliant (usually the ones featuring Nick Frost) and some are Saturday Night Live-like in their idiocy and those are usually the ones that, also in SNL fashion, are repeated so often you want to scream (if I hear that guy cry one more time...). It feels like the writers were rushing to meet a deadline or something. They are clearly talented and the actors and actresses themselves are generally very good but about half of it falls short in my opinion. Yes, it's worth the money. Yes, if you are a fan of British comedy check it out. Yes, if you love the Simon Pegg-Nick Frost projects check it out. But there are far better things out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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There are some side splitting moments on this DVD for sure, but there are also sketches that occur on each episode that quickly wore thin. For the most part it's very amusing. I'd look it up on youtube first, it's probably not for every one in the USA, the humor is distinctly British after all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Weird January 7, 2009
By Fred H.
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Not quite as good as the UK version of Little Britain but this is a talented cast and some of the material makes me laugh very hard.
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