Three's Company: Season 1
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- Contains the entire first season (6 episodes) and the pilot
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In 1977, the kind of double entendre humor spoken all through the series invoked snarls on conservative TV viewers. Yet, it was that same humor that made it numder one on the Nielson Ratings. It's King-like status on TV because of the sexually racy humor attracted viewers because of it's innocence about sex. The humor wasn't for shock value. The lines about promiscuity were delivered by the cast as innocently as we heard it over the tube. That child-like and non "in your face" approach made Three's Company heartwarming as well as extremly funny.
The series had few cameras working with the cast so the episodes have a unparelled equality to a one act on stage. Therefore, it is easy to see the cast playing off each other for emotional support as well as professionally. It is hard to watch an episode of this gem and not laugh out loud, And it will be extremely difficult not to well an eye for the late "Man About the House" who paved the way for the phyisical comedians today. This series will never be equalled.
First, I'd like to review the episodes. The pilot, "A Man About The House," was a good episode (surprisingly not my favorite of this season), although, I liked it because it introduced not only the beginning of the series but a relationship with my favorite trio, Jack, Janet and Chrissy. There is also a scene in this episode, at the beginning, which had never been aired in the series' syndicated runs.
The second episode, "And Mother Makes Four," was OK. I liked John Ritter's physical comedy in this episode, although, I do not want to give the plot away.
The third episode, "Roper's Niece," is my favorite episode this season, because of a "touching" ending, between Jack and Janet. The scene I'm referring to brought a tear to my eye. I don't want to give it away. Watch it, and you'll know why.
The fourth episode, ""No Children, No Dogs," was all right. It introduced Richard Kline as Jack's best friend Larry for the first time. I thought that was cool.
The fifth episode, "Jack and The Giant Killer," was good, and the sixth, and last, episode of the season, "It's Only Money," was OK.Read more ›
I have had the pleasure to watch the DVD already for review. It is excellent and the quality of the episodes amazes me. Fans have been complaining for years about the edits the reruns have on TV, now the complaining will stop! As each episode will be unedited. Season 1 had only six episodes, and run about 24-25 minutes per episode. Only one episode has a tag scene in season one ("Roper's Niece"), but when season two comes out, that will be a different story. In this DVD, we have of course, the six episodes, along with an "In Memory of John" feature, and a sneak peek at "Season Two." The "In Memory of John" feature also has a nice clip from the charity John was so involved with, UCP. Portions of the money from the sales will go to that charity. So it will be for a good cause. All fans should DEFINITELY buy season one in tribute to John and also, so we can eventually get all eight seasons on DVD (yes, that means unedited!). Hopefully the DVD's sell out fast and they realize that they made the right decision on making seasonal DVD's for Three's Company. Chris Mann was involved in this project as well, so for sure all fans will be pleased, as his judgment is the best. Though, this DVD was supposed to come put in early 2004, I was still impressed on how well it was made. The title shot and menu screen is amazing--everyone will love it. All the episodes have a synopsis before you watch an episode. All the extras that were planned for this season, will be inserted in the season two DVD, which will now come out it in early 2004 (Spring or so). Also a more in depth tribute to John Ritter will be in that DVD.Read more ›
After the ubiquitous FBI screen disappears, I was greeted with a menu. Ignore the naysayers, there is nothing wrong with how this menu works and I've used far, far worse in my 300 movie collection. I rather like the menu... And the fact they have a menu option telling us of the Spring 2004 release for season 2 made my day, it's nice to see they'll put out this series for the fans.
Now for the transfer. Audio quality is superb, well restored. Video quality is a different story. Upon freeze-framing, it's very clear that, despite doing a good job at restoring the master tapes, they did a rather poor transfering the video to DVD. (You HDTV fans out there may not like watching this on your sets... and by 1996, the FCC is pulling the plug on current broadcast standards...) I can think of 2 reasons why the video looks as poor as it does, but it suffices to say that the end result is a video image that looks needlessly grainy; broadcast video technology of the time never ever looked this bad. But while not as bad as VHS consumer quality videotape, it is well below acceptable DVD quality. (for another example of what not to do in terms of transfrring video quality onto DVD, check out the dithering used in "The Best of the Chris Rock Show" - yuck!Read more ›
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Good show. This reminds me of being very little and enjoying Jacks humor and how they always get themselves in a pickle. I love old sitcoms.Published 2 months ago by Yvette
One of the best situation comedies to ever hit the small screen .... And guess what fair fans they are planning to do a big screen take on this timeless classic ..... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Are you kidding me? Jack Tripper, Janet Wood, Chrissy Snow, Larry Dallas and The Ropers? This is the acme of TV situational comedy.Published 6 months ago by Robert!