'King of Queens - The Complete Ninth Season'
(Kevin James, Leah Remini, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2007 / Sony Pictures)
Overview: Never really say goodbye with the ninth and final season of The King of Queens. Doug (Emmy®-nominated Kevin James) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) are more hilarious than ever in wrapping up one of TV’s funniest sitcoms of all time. Doug decides to spend the Heffernans’ tax refund on an ice-cream truck while Arthur hires himself out to ride with solo drivers. Carrie becomes fed up with Doug’s new vegetarian lifestyle antics and when Doug’s 20th high school reunion turns out to be a dud, his high school best friend comes up with a retaliation scheme against their former principal. Joining in the fun are great guest stars, including Lainie Kazan, Anne Meara and Lou Ferrigno. It’s the ultimate farewell!
DVD Verdict: 'The King of Queens' was the most underrated show of the last decade. Everybody Loves Raymond was great, but K of Q was a much funnier show. The chemistry between the three main characters--Doug, Carrie and Arthur--makes for countless laughs, even when no dialog is spoken. The show strikes a special chord if you grew up middle class in the New York area. I have been an avid fan for from the beginning and am so happy that the wonderful (yet sad) final seson is now soon to be made available for you all to purchase - although please know a complete K of Q box-set is coming out from Sony next month!
For thos enot in the know - and OMG where have you been?! - Doug and Carrie Heffernan are a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, New York, who share their humble home with her eccentric father Arthur. After a long day's work as a parcel deliveryman, Doug retreats to his home for some peace and quiet, which is often interrupted by Carrie's slightly bizarre father, for whom they hire Holly, a dog walker, to take him on walks so he's not cooped up in the house all day.
The casting is perfect. The series is very funny with well-written scripts and excellent performances by its very talented cast. What more can a viewer ask for? Indeed, life will not be the same without Doug, Carrie, Arthur, Deacon, Spence and Danny making us laugh until tears start to fall and our sides split! Every episode was just hilarious and Kevin James and Jerry Stiller could make you laugh just looking at them. All great things must come to an end, but it takes time to get over shows that you feel like you know the characters personally and have been growing older with for years. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but does not come with any Special Features.