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 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.
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 ›
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Cute to see early Tom Hanks comedy. Honestly, hard to sit still and watch these awkward antics.Published 23 days ago by Judy
Gave to my partner for his birthday present and he was very happy with it. No issues with any of the dvds and no damage.Published 1 month ago by H.C.
I enjoyed this show. Dont expect this show to be serious or be very realistic. Come on. I mean they are ugly women with brothers they are never seen together with. Please. Read morePublished 2 months ago by as
Funny series. The quality is off. Several episodes the picture jumps around.Published 3 months ago by Annette M.
so-so show. not very funny or well written. kind of a waste of good talent. print quality is only fairPublished 3 months ago by LL
thanks I got this item and I am happy with it thanks againPublished 3 months ago by margaret abdilla