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The Royle Family: Season 2 (2008)

Ricky Tomlinson , Sue Johnston , Steve Bendelack  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Ralf Little, Craig Cash
  • Directors: Steve Bendelack
  • Writers: Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash, Carmel Morgan
  • Producers: Kenton Allen
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 15, 2008
  • Run Time: 214 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WBZ5XO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,109 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Royle Family: Season 2" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston. Denise gets married to Dave in this second season and the lazy hairdresser gets ready to become a lazy mother in this second season of Britcom royle-ty." Includes 7 episodes. 1999/color/3 hrs., 34 min/NR/fullscreen.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of British Comedy November 29, 2008
By Hancy
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I have been a fan of British comedy for years, and I believe this is one of the best. This comedy has successed in doing what American television rarely does---making real people. These people are neither all pretty nor rich. I have purchased seasons 1 and 2, but I cannot figure out why number 3 has not been offered. This is a big disappointment.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Royle Family Vol 2 August 29, 2008
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Earthy, vulgar and thoroughly authentic, here is our favorite vulgar totally functional family, the Royles in 7 more episodes. You don't have to be an Anglophyle to appreciate the familial interactions of this working class family from the industrial north of England.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SMALL SCALE PERFECTION September 7, 2009
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Where have I been not to find out about this great show until now? This minimalist, keenly observed comedy is terrific precisely due to the fact that it's "not for everyone". And in addition to being so distinct in its production technique (we are nearly always voyeurs of a confined sitting room whose cramped quarters call to mind the claustrophobic "visits to mum" by the Krays), here we have something even more unique. The writing is always working on at least three levels: the humor that the characters share with each other; the humor the characters don't recognize themselves that is delivered solely to the viewer; and the often subtle and wry interplay between the character dialogue and whatever happens to be playing on the ever present television, the television that implicitly controls the sitting room and by extension, large chunks of the characters' lives.

Not to mention the now nagging certainty that we are often watching ourselves watching television.

As casual as the enterprise may seem, the acting is immaculately detailed, especially given the intimate scale of the program. The writers, cast and directors must be given credit for invoking such a genuine sense of place and character. Like the excellent character work in "Saxondale" and the even more cramped quarters of the monologue-driven, short-form "Marion & Geoff" (thanks in all cases, including TRF, to the talent of Henry Normal), "The Royle Family" is more innovative than it first appears, letting you laugh in unexpected ways. Even at the typestyle used for the credits -- it's called "Windsor".
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Brit Series! but where is 3?? August 3, 2008
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My husband suggested I watch these and they are great! Even though the series takes place in Manchester England I still see things that I think, OMG!! my family does that! lol
What I want to know is where is series 3??? And the Christmas special??
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars william & mary May 25, 2009
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I just loved it.After living in the USA for past 8 yrs ,was a midwife at Bart's in London in the 80's made me feel very homesick!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Royal Family Season.. March 29, 2014
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I gave this 5 stars,it was a great and funnny program sure to become a watch over in my family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series March 18, 2014
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I love British comedy and this is a great example. Very low key, but the characters suck you in. Wish there were more seasons made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars quiet, funny show March 12, 2014
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this show is quiet, and funny. it has subtle humor and is a little hard for this American to understand the vernacular, but it is familiar to all families who spend a lot of time in front of the tv. it is not a fantasy comedy it is realistic and everyone can appreciate a struggling family. it takes putting the sound up to hear the lines of the British accents, but after watching so much British telly, I have been able to pick up the jokes and jabs. not for a first time look at British comedy. you have too be well seasoned to appreciate this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Royle family
I've seen this family type and off all things they are always united. It will grow on you as it is with most of British sitcoms and you'll come to love it.
Published 1 month ago by dushilushi
3.0 out of 5 stars Artistically ghastly
Since I'm the first 3-star review, I'm sure someone will vote this review as unhelpful, and I don't much care. Here's my rating reasoning. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathy-W
5.0 out of 5 stars Royle-y Hilarious
Sooooo entertaining!! Documentary style series about a "regular" British family who spend most of their time gathered around the family telly.
Published 4 months ago by mrs. cravitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show!
I don't know if most Americans will find this show funny but I found it very realistic and reminds me of some people I know. Read more
Published 14 months ago by matthew joiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Show
As an American growing up in the south I was suprised by how similar some words are pronounced in parts of England and here. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Definitely a good price for this DVD, and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. I wish sessions 3 & 4 were available in the format for the US
Published on February 5, 2012 by Lynda Cameron
4.0 out of 5 stars SUPER SERVICE
Received product and when I found a problem It was resolved in one exchange of emails! I would buy from this dealer again and thanks for your prompt actions!!
Published on November 11, 2010 by rick panico
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