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Jeeves & Wooster: Season 1 (1990)

Cast: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
Director: Robert Young
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: A&E Entertainment
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, British Comedy, UK
Languages: English
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Bertie Wooster is feeling a bit shy of the mark when his new valet reports for duty, bringing with him a much-needed cure for the effects of the previous night's excesses. On the strength of this sterling debut, Jeeves is formally retained, and the unsuspecting servant is thrown headlong into the glorious mix of overbearing aunts, unbidden guests, friends in need and romantic entanglements that is Bertie's lot in life. Brilliantly adapted from P.G. Wodehouse's beloved stories, THE ORIGINAL JEEVES & WOOSTER stars Stephen Fry (Wilde, Cold Comfort Farm) and Hugh Laurie (Sense & Sensibility, Black Adder) as the peerless "gentleman's gentleman" and his well-meaning but chronically befuddled master. This long-awaited collection features the five premiere episodes of the series hailed as "irresistible" by critics and beloved by millions of fans worldwide. 2 DVDs.

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Jeeves and Wooster: The Complete First Season (Volume 1) (1990)
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8.39 (64 votes)
Jeeves and Wooster: The Complete First Season (Volume 2) (1990)
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Hilarious and adroit by Texan99 September 8, 2010 - 12:09 PM PDT
I somehow reached advanced middle age without ever reading or watching a Jeeves & Wooster tale -- what a pity! -- but I'm catching up. Now my husband and I are just sorry we've watched the last of this series. I'm almost afraid to try renting another production, because I can't imagine anyone else nailing the parts like Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. I'm a huge fan of "House," and Laurie's Wooster is very fine, but it's Fry who really steals the show as the ultimate butler, Jeeves. Now that I'm belatedly reading the Wodehouse stories, it's he whom I see as I read. With the slightest stretching of the skin around the eyes, he conveys whole worlds of genteel shock at the errors into which the underbred can fall when not under Jeeves's constant and reliable care.

More hilarious than the books, to me. by artifex February 25, 2005 - 4:39 PM PST
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Having grown up watching this series on PBS, I can't read the books now without imagining the dialogue being totally in the voices of Fry & Laurie. In fact, I can't imagine anyone else even trying to take on the roles. It's a little like when a kid once informed me, with all seriousness, that the song "Sweet Dreams," (originally) by the Eurythmics, was okay, but that he liked "the original by Marilyn Manson" better: it's absolutely inconceivable to me that these characters existed before Fry & Laurie inhabited them. There's true and subtle wit at work here; see if you don't agree.

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