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The Thick of It: The Complete Series

The Thick of It: The Complete Series

$75.98
The Thick of It: The Complete Series.

The original BBC inspiration for the hilarious HBO series Veep, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus, as well as the Academy Award nominated film In the Loop, The Thick of It finally arrives on DVD! The Thick of It smashes its way through the corridors of power in a bulldozer of amusing slip-ups and sharp satire. This brilliant and hilarious series chronicles the blunders of the fictitious Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship, a government department barely registering on the national radar. In this Ministry, every announcement is followed by a whirlwind of u-turns, every policy is a scramble and every mishap is met with abuse from the Prime Minister's policy enforcer. Garlanded with rave reviews and packed with awards, this irreverent, brilliant, and painfully funny series is justly seen as a jewel in the BBC's crown.

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The Thick of It: The Complete Series.

The original BBC inspiration for the hilarious HBO series Veep, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus, as well as the Academy Award nominated film In the Loop, The Thick of It finally arrives on DVD! The Thick of It smashes its way through the corridors of power in a bulldozer of amusing slip-ups and sharp satire. This brilliant and hilarious series chronicles the blunders of the fictitious Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship, a government department barely registering on the national radar. In this Ministry, every announcement is followed by a whirlwind of u-turns, every policy is a scramble and every mishap is met with abuse from the Prime Minister's policy enforcer. Garlanded with rave reviews and packed with awards, this irreverent, brilliant, and painfully funny series is justly seen as a jewel in the BBC's crown.

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Format: DVD
Run Time: About 12 1/2 Hours
Region: Region 1
Starring: Peter Capaldi
ISBN: 883929168651
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The Thick Of It
We watched this last night. About 15 minutes in we gave up. The person behind the camera was useless. The camera constantly swung back and forward and focussed in and out to the point that I ended up feeling ill with motion sickness. DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS!
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Review by Brodie; Vancouver, BC, Canada (Posted on 12/22/2014)
Excellent Series, Poor Box Set
I have always enjoyed the "The Thick of It", and was very excited when they *finally* released it in Region 1. I got the boxed set from BBC America, and have to say I was incredibly disappointed in what I received. For $85, I got a case of 7 DVD's that made me feel like I bought bootlegs from a shifty guy on the street.

The box contained only DVD's, no documentation, interesting literature, or even an episode guide. The back of the box offers no details as to what is actually contained in the box. The DVD's are cryptic as to their contents, with only a tiny "Season 1" or "Specials" stenciled under the title. I didn't even see the labels the first time I watched, and was rather surprised when I inserted disc 3 and "Specials" started playing instead of Season 3. The DVD menus were equally unhelpful, with nothing in the way of explaining what I was about to watch other than episode number, chapter, or "deleted scenes".

The menu system was a little annoying to navigate, and looked like no effort had been made to make it attractive or presentable. It reminded me of a home movie DVD menu system compiled on a home computer.

The transfer quality seems good, though my comparison is remembered broadcasts and Youtube videos. The actual content is excellent, with a decent amount of extras and commentary. This show is hilarious, and I would recommend the series itself to any fan of British comedy, or those with a passion for politics and intrigue.

To sum it up, if you want the episodes in America, this set is what you'll have to endure. I made the mistake of going to BBC's UK store, and found that they have been selling a sweet (region 2) 1-4 season box set  that comes in a large red "despatch box" for only £13.49 (That's about $23), and now feel rather cheated. After waiting years for a region 1 version, and paying an exorbitant price for it, I expected a product that was far superior to what I received. 
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Review by Urbanicus; Minneapolis, MN (Posted on 12/1/2013)