'Married With Children - Season Eleven'
(Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Ted McGinley, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate, and David Faustino / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2015 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: Fun! Laughter! And a touch of crass! The Bundys are back and more outrageous than ever in the eleventh and final season of 'Married With Children'!
DVD Verdict: To sum up 'Married With Children,' in general, as a TV show, Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous!
With a cast starring Golden Globe nominees Ed O'Neill (Modern Family) and Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), both for this series, 'Married' of course also stars Young Artist Award winner Christina Applegate (Anchorman), David Faustino (The Legend of Korra), Amanda Bearse (Fright Night) and Ted McGinley (Revenge of the Nerds).
In this eleventh, and final season of the hit NBC show, we get the highlight trilogy of the "hilarious" three-part Breaking Up Is Easy To Do - where Al (Ed O'Neill) leaves Peggy (Katey Sagal) and the kids (Christina Applegate and David Faustino) to become Chicago's swingingest single! PLus, alongside those antics, we get "hysterical" Bundy misadventures involving strippers, Satan worshippers and a horde of angry obese women!
Now, if you are not getting it already from those episode descriptions, well, a lot of people thought the writers had left the building a long time before this show was given its cancellation papers, sadly. And, don't get me wrong, as I liked/enjoyed the show for most all its seasons, but the moment it was cancelled, well, the writing here in these eleventh and final season was horrible.
So, with the scripts drab and contrived, the acting was flat also, of course. Indeed, Al didn't seem like Al anymore! He was actually turning into sort of a nice guy! The show lost all its energy and so as much as I still regard the series, as a whole, a classic of the highest comedic order, this last season died a death - and took the shows memory along with it. And so, we get these final 24 episodes that prove that when it comes to sidesplitting, taboo-busting comedy, it can only be as funny as the writers make it seem to us. These are all Full Screen Presentations (1:33.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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