'Becker: The Third Season'
(Ted Danson, Alex Desert, et al / 2-DVD / NR / 2010 / Paramount)
Overview: 'Becker' centers on the life of Dr. John Becker, a cantankerous, yet dedicated and talented physician, who, in spite of his constant rants, has a decent heart underneath the sarcasm.
DVD Verdict: This is one of the funniest and best played TV shows, especially with Reggie (actress Terry Farrell) and Bob (Saverio Guerra)in the show. It is also Ted Danson's best acting in a movie or a TV show (better than in Cheers). It is a shame the show hasn't been on more TV stations and more often.
I bought all the episodes of the show and I enjoy it watching it almost every day. The more I watch it the more I like it. The last episodes were less funnier because of the mediocre actor who replaced Bob in the show. All other episodes are great with all actors playing great. Linda (actress Shawnee Smith) and Margaret (Hattie Winston) are also better funnier than in any other shows or movies they have played.
This program has the same political issues and work, family and friends that never get old or stale. It is a true ensemble show. As I watch it I always find something to laugh at. I often wish I could go to a doctor like John Becker on the sitcom. And I wish I could hang out with friends at a diner like Reggie's. No matter how grumpy and political incorrect Becker seems to be he is a good doctor, and he will do everything he can to diagnose and cure a patient's illness.
And so, as mentioned above, with other characters like Becker's best friend and blind newsstand owner Jake, supermodel to crappy cafe owner Reggie, more beauty than brains Linda, and Margret being the only one who's somewhat normal, this is just the right formula for the perfect comedic TV half hour. Pick this up as this is a show you will laugh at hundred times over, no matter how often you watch it! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.