Power tools, parenting and the modern male mystique are the comic building blocks for "home improvement," a heartfelt and funny family comedy dealing with the questions today's men have about 'being men.'
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Usually after eight seasons, a show is boring and tired. All the jokes have been said, all the story lines have been fleshed out. However, that is not the case with Home Improvement. I was a child of the 90's but never really watched these. Even after over 20 years have gone by, I still find these hilarious. Both my husband and I literally laugh out laugh at least once during each episode. I will say though, some of the episodes aren't family friendly. The jokes may be above your children's heads though. Plus, it's mild compared to what is on most shows nowadays. I'm conservative when it comes to what I think kids should watch, so I would say 10 and above.
I bought this because I like to watch the shows I grew up with together with my kids. We have been working through all of the seasons of this show and are bummed that this was the last one. Now we are rewatching all of the seasons again because of how much we enjoyed it the first time.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020
I purchased several seasons in July 2020. I am just now watching season 8. There are four disks enclosed. . I watched disc one with no problems. Disk two is blank. It is not showing any of the episodes. It appears disc 3 and 4 are working fine. Very disappointed as the return date has passed.
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2008
This was TV programs before they got stupid. I am a 25 yr old male and I can remember watching this show every time it came on. I grew up with this show. I really can't put into words how much this show had an impact on my life. We would watch it as a family. Recorded every episode on VHS, (yes VHS we didn't have TiVo) I would try to watcha few episodes every niht before I went to bed.
The final season, as most have said, was not the best season but had some of the most touching episodes. The show in general is amazing. Any family wanting to grow closer together should most certainly take some time out and watch a season or two of this show.
It is a bit hard to write a review for this, because I figure everyone must already know what a true Gem this show was. I truly believe this was my favorite of all TV shows in the history of my life. I never missed an episode and it broke my heart when the show ended. I still watch my DVD series all the time and the episodes never grow old no matter how many times I have seen them. Every once in a while you can capture magic in a bottle, or on a dvd in this case.
I might be biased because I knew one of the creators. But Home Improvement is one of the best sitcoms ever to air. The Taylors, Al, and Wilson are always funny in real life situations. I highly recommend ALL of the Home Improvement episodes.
When Home Improvement ended it was still at the top of its popularity and a lot of people were surprised to see it go. But I think this timing was a master stroke on the part of Tim Allen. By finishing at the top Home Improvement will always be remembered as one of the best sit coms to come out of the US. It would have been easy to carry on for a couple more series and the quality and entertainment value to drop off. This has happened so often before, remember the tedious and painful decline of Seinfeld? This season avoids that error and neatly closes down the series, leaving the viewer with a good feeling and good memories. Recommended.
3.0 out of 5 starsI have a multi-region dvd player but was disappointed as some of the disks would play but would ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2016
I have a multi-region dvd player but was disappointed as some of the disks would play but would stop part way through and other disks wouldn't work at all. Its a shame as its a series I grew up watching. I should have purchased region 2 dvd's if I could have gotten them at the time - might have played better??
5.0 out of 5 starsWe love Tim the Tool Man Taylor!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2010
Excellent Series. We actually have the whole series and Season 8 is just as good. In fact, its a shame that there isn't anymore.
Home Improvement is a Nice, Wholesome FAMILY programme, which is not like some of the junk we see nowadays. There is no swearing and there is usually a moral to each episode... All our kids love it and we watch it together as a family treat!
My Home Improvement DVD collection is now complete! As usual, I am pleased with the fact that this DVD is region 1, which makes the DVD a bit more exciting. Shipping was surprisingly quick, factory sealed meaning I am the first person to use this particular item, and just truly amazing.