The least funny comedy ever
I bought this because an actor I like is in one episode,I had forgotten how desperate the series was.The performances are awful,and the scripts even worse.There is not one likeable character in the whole thing.Terrible.
The Feminine Young Ones
Written by French and Saunders, this short-lived sitcom was ITV's answer to the BBC's successful "The Young Ones" and it could've been just as influential having come from The Comic Strip camp. Despite it's rather poor quality it did enjoy huge ratings when it first aired, because it featured some of our best loved female comics who've all enjoyed big success since; along with some (to become) well-known comedy actors. However, watching it now on DVD you see this sitcom just wasn't as funny as "The Young Ones", and is therefore not as memorable. Every story features the four flatmates and their eccentric landlady. Each flatmate represents a stereotypical feminine trait - there's Amanda the radical feminist (Dawn French), Jennifer the mousey, down-trodden woman (Jennifer Saunders), Shelley - the loudmouth, gaudily dressed bitch (Ruby Wax) and Candice - the lazy promiscuous, gold digger (Tracey Ullman). Each episode inevitably centered around the fact that Shelley could order the others around because they all relied on her to get the rent paid. Usually the show also incorporated Candice's latest fabrication about some reason she could invent to get away with not paying her rent. This show had alot of potential to be funnier given the talent involved in the writing and the production. Unfortunately the quality of this DVD appears to be poor with some content deleted, and on the whole the series just looks dated. I'd recommend it to anyone who remembers the series fondly and wants to see it again just because all 13 episodes are here. However, if you've never seen any Comic Strip sitcoms, see "The Young Ones" it's much better and funnier.Read full review