Clatterford: Season 1
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Inspired by the same minds that brought us "Ab Fab" and the team of French and Saunders tone it down a bit and bring the country into your own living room. With a subdued beginning episode that may bring a tear to your eye, it also brings us closer to this small town residence - half "Vicar of Dibly" half "Northern Exposure" and part "Gilmore Girls" lifestyle. What drew me into this show were the individual stories, the powerfully exemplified characters, and the simplicity of each episode. You don't go into "Clatterford" expecting Jack Bauer to pop out behind these ladies, which is a whole new level of watching television. "Clatterford" uses lackluster technology, beautiful scenery, and female swagger to tell a story that can be relatable to anyone, even if you live in a big city surrounding. I should mention, that isn't a show for your average male.Read more ›
"Clatterford" demonstrates the multi-tasking of women in the myriads of characters and their interactions, often all taking place at the same time. Beneath the eccentricity and idiosyncratic behaviour lurks a sweetness and kindness as well as a family born of their proximity and communal life.
A few favorites are Tip's efforts to force the doctor to rehire his mother as nurse for the surgery by confronting him with having to do a pelvic exam, or "smear" of his old head mistress who is quite a randy woman; Queenie, an elderly member of the Women's Guild and verger at the local vicarage as well as crossing guard, studiously trying to find traffic, even to the point of asking if anyone has seen traffic.
Characters such as Tash, Kate and the Vicar, who annoy almost to the point of screaming, inevitably redeem themselves as we see more of their depth of character.
It is slightly disappointing, and inconvenient, not to have the episode list identified on either disc or the case.
And, WE WANT MORE!!
It's a very warm, very caring kind of humor; the characters may very well remind you of people you know and love. I'm looking forward to more episodes.
If it's from French and/or Saunders, I know I'm in for a great time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series so much, Seasons 1-3, that I want to move to Clatterford. Known as Jam and Jerusalem in Britain, this series centers around the group of women in a small town... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scots Heather
I only recently played this for the first time. The first disc in the set will play not at all. I understand it's used but it still seems to me I should be able to watch what I pay... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Agatha Girl
This is wonderful. I am only sorry there are just 3 seasons, as I watch it at least once a year. Wonderful comfort viewing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marcia Lee
This was not one of the DVD's I'll keep and rewatch or share. It was a little too silly for me.Published 7 months ago by Susie Crotts