Vexed

Vexed

Series 1

DVD - 2012
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Vexed follows two mismatched police detectives as they banter and bicker their way through London's toughest cases. Includes three episodes.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 2012
ISBN: 9781598282184
1598282182
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 175 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Shwayfet
Jun 28, 2017

It is fascinating to read the myriad of comments regarding this DVD. I am on the side of the group who think it was banal, not funny at all and after slogging through the entire first episode, had decided that I would not watch any more episodes at about the half-way mark. I certainly do agree that no one does humo(u)r as well as the English, but how this was described as being a comedy is beyond me. I am happy that some people saw the humor and were able to get good laughs from it. That was not me. I shall not be watching any more episodes. I never felt any affinity with the two main characters and none of the other actors peaked my interest at any level except to think, "Well, that was dumb!" Okay, so the bar tender who was a comrade of the after-hours gambling group was good, IMHO. His charm was well-played and his lines were well delivered. He was literally the only actor in the episode who came alive and made his part be believable. The rest seemed to be phoning it in.

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firefly5
Aug 21, 2016

Two minutes and it is too stupid to waste time on.

AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016

Confession: I only checked this out because Toby Stephens was in it. And then I started watching and I was hooked. And then I couldn't stop laughing. And then everyone in my house started watching it with me. So you should watch this too if you like British comedy, some action, and some seriously snappish wit.

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greekurn
Jun 30, 2016

When it comes to pure funny unabashed silliness, the Brits
have no equal, either in acting
or writing - Fawlty Towers,
Vicar of Dibley , I didn't make it
past the first episode thinking it might improve; it was likely
that it would be worse. I'm not
sure about the acting, but I'm sure they tried. As the saying goes, 'You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!!

Sandrine1949 Oct 06, 2014

Although a bit bogged-down by a rather banal script, LucyPunch and TobyStephens, both wonderful actors, more than rise to the occasion making the very, very most of their roles. It's interesting to view TobyStephens in this role... so unlike the usual fare for him, and LucyPunch remains... always, the breath of very fresh air, bringing the quality of the blonde screwball comedy back-to-life: never too broad, always contolled, and always making it's bull's-eye. This series isn't too much other than what we've all seen before... little more than whipped-cream, but the two stars make it all so worthwhile; it's a whipped-cream concocted by master-pastry chefs, in the guise of Punch-Stephens!

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docjnsuss
Jul 16, 2014

There is some great humor in the three episodes of Vexed, Series 1. Two mismatched DIs work to solve homicides as they bicker over police procedures as well as their personal lives. Anyone who likes British comedy should enjoy this series.

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julia333
Mar 07, 2014

boring rubbish

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tronyfree
Feb 17, 2014

I really liked this show.So different from the typical cop/buddy show and totally British in humour,and it's the humour the writers go after.Delving into the funny bone of relationships amidst all the police drama and being 100 % pig-headed male chauvinist or female centric,these two cops manage to work together despite all the politically incorrect ramblings that go on.Toby Stephens always says whatever comes in his head and Lucy Punch ends up being a kind of "punching " bag for his caustic remarks,even though she punches back with equal enthusiasm,and he always ends up saying,"What,what did I say."I did find it extremely funny,laughing out loud many times,as well as Series 2.Worth it as well,to see Lucy Punch and her form fitting outfits.

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kyle000
Aug 28, 2013

I liked the first series...my sister and brother in law loved it!

aaa5756 Aug 23, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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