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The King Of Queens – 5th Season


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: C



We have seen recent situation comedies on TV than The King Of Queens, but it is light comedy at best that got the show as far as this 5th Season, now on DVD with all 25 shows.  Kevin James is the delivery man and title character who might also be dubbed the “mayor’ for all practical purposes.  He has a caring wife (the likable Leah Remini) and houseguest-as-semi-father figure Arthur (Jerry Stiller in comedy mode as usual) makes up his home base, though Queens, New York is his playground.


There is even chemistry between the cast members, but the show is urban-lite comedy at best, riding on formula and slyly exploiting the personalities and comic talents of its cast.  It is a little better than Everybody Loves Raymond, the ever-obnoxious now-wrapped-up hit this is a spin-off from, but it really one of those too-safe comedies that is a hit because of that.  It is also an acquired taste that happens to be a big hit.


The 1.33 X 1 image is soft, but has much of its good color in tact.  This set is said to be mastered in HD, even if it was not shot that way.  The case also says Dolby Surround, but the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has very weak surrounds.  There are no extras, though the DigiPak foldout has a little booklet that lists all the episodes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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