This is a pretty funny sitcom. When it
aired, I watched it occasionally. It's not the funniest show
around, but it's entertaining. Ted Danson is always fun to
watch, no matter what character he's playing. He plays a
real irascible character here... someone who's often grumpy
and complains a lot. However, he's a great doctor who
really cares about his patients.
The supporting cast is very good...I loved
Terry Farrell as Reggie. It's a shame she left before the
last season. I think a lot of people tuned out when she
left. I also like the actor who played the blind guy, Jake
(Alex Désert) and Becker's secretary, Margaret (Hattie
Winston). I think the rest of the characters were kind of
annoying (especially Bob and Linda), so I think that's one
of the reason I didn't tune in regularly.
The set is definitely worth getting (for the
first season if nothing else). I only have one
complaints. There is no closed-captioning on the
set, which is a shame. This series is from the late
90's, so it definitely had closed-captioning when it aired.
I don't know why they didn't bother to put it on the DVD
(except for the last season). Fortunately, the actors
don't mumble or have any weird accents. It's very easy to
hear what they have to say (unless you're deaf, then I guess
you're out of luck).
The DVD set has some good features, like a
gag reel and some interviews. It's not a lot, but it's
better than nothing. I would have liked to have seen some
more interviews from the actors now, since they're all still
alive. I would love to hear what they have to say about the
Although I don't think it's the funniest
show ever made, it's definitely funnier than most sitcoms on
TV today, so check it out. It was very edgy for its time.
The Complete Series
Release Date: June 6
DOCTOR IS IN! For the first time ever, all
six seasons of the beloved sitcom are
available in this one-of-a-kind collection!
Becker: The Complete
Series stars TV legend Ted Danson in his
unforgettable role as a gruff Bronx doctor
with a sharp wit and a sharper tongue. Don’t
miss classic episodes like Physician, Heal
Thyself, One Angry Man, and The TorMentor
(guest-starring Leonard Nimoy) in
Becker: The Complete
Series. Includes 129 episodes.
Multiple Emmy Award winner Ted
Danson ("Cheers") stars in the fan-favorite series
BECKER, now available in a newly packaged complete
series collection. The comedy follows Dr. John
Becker (Danson), a dedicated and talented physican
who's extremely devoted to his Bronx medical
practice. However, because Dr. Becker looks at the
world around him and sees a society gone mad, he has
no qualms about saying anything that comes to mind -
anything. Becker often unleashes his views on
his friends: Jake (Alex Désert), the blind propertor
of the local newsstand; Bob (Saverio Guerra), the
annoying but somehow likable super of Becker's
apartment building; Margaret (Hattie Winst), his
head nurse; and Linda (Shawnee Smith), his slightly
ditzy nurse's aide. He also has to deal with
his neighbor - and on-again, off-again love interest
- Chris (Nancy Travis). Even though he seems
to be insulting them at every turn, the people in
his life persist in trying to connect with him to
find the nice guy they know is in there somewhere.
Featuring all 129 episodes of the hilarious show,
BECKER: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD collection also
featuers interviews with the cast and a gag reel.
Specifications: Full Screen Format; English
Stereo (Seasons 1-6); English SDH (Seasons 5-6).
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: Approximately 46
hours, 9 minutes
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