Series two takes up where 1 ended, still the silliest, funniest show on war ever!! One feels right at home at CAFE RENE with the entire gang.. series two introduces the British officer Crabtree in disquise as a French policeman…One of my favorites , as he conducts his espionage in “Fractured French” . Let’s hope the ENTIRE series comes out on DVD.
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Finally, the long-awaited comedy series is here… volume after volume. The series is a great pleasure to watch, with lots of laughter, “kinky humor”, lots of slap-stick lines and physical comedy. Super quality television!!! a must-own DVD collection.
This is the most brilliantly-written comedy series ever. From the very first episode to the last, all the characters are consistent and hilarious. The plots are clever and each builds on previous episodes. Not a single word is wasted; each is carefully chosen to add something to the story.
I won’t give away the story lines, so I’ll just tell you it is set in France during WWII. The main character is Rene, played by Gordon Kaye, who owns a cafe, and occupies his days trying to balance getting along with the Germans, the French Resistence, the Communist Resistence, his wife, who thinks she can sing, his mother-in-law, British airmen, various onion-sellers, the Gestapo, and the two lovely waitresses with whom he is having affairs.
In some ways it’s like the British series, “Are You Being Served.” If you have ever enjoyed a single episode, you’ll want to see all of them. You’ll want to watch them again and again, and share them with friends.