"Impossibly stylish and
charming", Manchild is the male answer to Sex and the City, however wickedly
classy and charming as opposed to the crassness of the American version.
Jessica Parker and Co. might have hit our screens first but these guys do it
much better in my books.
They're a group of friends who
have lived through most of life has to offer. Wives, divorced, kids, alimony,
all debts are paid and these men now have their second lease on life. It's the
way that they take this on that is truly a delight to behold. It's all about
decadence and debauchery as these men try to recreate the glory days of their
youth with fine clothes, great cars and very young women who are quite taken
As time goes by and
their hedonistic lifestyle goes on it's merry way, events present themselves
in a way that raise uncomfortable questions to the guys. Is it really that fun
pushing 50 and being single? It may not be, but it sure is fun watching them
make that discovery for themselves.
There are seven
episodes packed onto this wonderful DVD and although it is a dual layer disc,
I could not detect the point that the layer change took place. The video
transfer is excellent and is presented in widescreen format. Blacks are well
presented as is most shadowing with little to no low level noise presenting
itself during the disc. Audio was very good as well, although only in Dolby
2.0 which was all that was to be expected considering that it was filmed for
You may find yourself
recognising a couple of the gents in the series, possibly the one with the
most immediate recognition would be Anthony Head who plays the part of Giles
in the very popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Each of the seven
episodes has a running time of about 28 minutes or so and makes for some great
The only shame with
this disc is the absence of any extras. Yes that's right, there is nothing
here other than the show itself, it might have been fun to see what the series
producer, writer and director had to say about the series, either as a audio
commentary or interviews.
I can say get this disc
without any hesitation, as it truly brilliant and guaranteed to make you laugh
out loud with it's cleverly written scripts and tightly delivered dialogue.