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DVD Reviews: The Simple Life

The Final Say!

Review Score
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: June 2004
Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Running Time: 22 mins per episode





Starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, this hilarious series shows what happens when two spoiled rich girls hit the sticks and work in the country. Most folks have heard of who these two are, however to watch this show had me in stitches of laughter the whole way through. It was as though they were living in a world where there were no consequences, the way that they acted in workplaces was simply unbelievable. 

The degree of naivette shown by them is simply incredible and when they say no to having ever held down a job of any sort, you simply start to give up on them! 

During one of the jobs at a Sonic fast food restaurant, once they are fired they are handed a severance cheque which they stare blankly at. They simply do not know what a cheque is or even how to cash it at the bank. 

Another time that I fell out of my chair is when the girls worked on a dairy farm and the boss got Nicole to yell at the cows. What happened next was amazing as Nicole starts swearing at the top of her lungs at these poor cows. Essentially everyone sits back in shock at the language used and the viewer is treated to a barrage of bleeps! 

I think that the main thing that carries this show is just how naive they are about anything that is based in real life. I think it falls back to the fact that they have been so sheltered in their rich and privileged lives that every time something goes wrong back home, someone else is there to pick up after them or their money forgives them most of their errors.

To sum it all up, I do recommend this 2 disc series to anyone who likes a bit of a laugh. It's silly to the extreme, and to top it off there is a reunion show at the end where they all caught up nine months after the event. Highly enjoyable.


This is a good looking feature all the way through with nothing really to complain about at all. Colours are well presented and there is nothing I could fault in terms of low level noise or even artefacts for that matter.


Dolby 2.0 Surround. Audio is nice and clear, with everyone easy to hear, so there was no period of straining to hear what was being said. Good stuff.


We've got a few things to watch here, but the ones that I enjoyed the most were seeing some of the other jobs that did not make the main series. One of the things that this disc guarantees is a laugh if you have even a trace of common sense and knowledge about how the world works, these girls will have you in stitches.

  • Simple Life Test Presentation

  • Four Outtake Segments


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