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Married With Children – The Complete Sixth Season


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



Married with Children is a classic show that started in 1987 and lived beyond its years to the year 1997, having a massive 11 seasons.  Unlike this reviewer’s fellow counterparts, this reviewer feels the Bundy’s had a great deal to offer TV.  For being a sitcom with little depth or groundbreaking concepts the show captured the interests of television viewers for an astonishing 11 seasons with steady ratings.  The first good thing about Married With Children was that it was consistently fun and humorous, but more importantly the casting of the family and their nerdy neighbors was excellent.  Ed O’Neill (Al Bundy), Katey Sagal (Peggy Bundy), David Faustino (Bud Bundy), Christina Applegate (Kelly Bundy) all amount to a dysfunctional family who even after all the yelling, penniless, disgusting moments love each other unquestioningly.  The series by no means offered great intelligence or a poetic nature, but it did leave a positive mark on the hearts and minds of television viewers.


With Season Six of Married With Children we have most likely the peak of the sitcom creatively.  During this season, which many fans deem the trip season, the Bundy’s not only go to Hollywood but take the insanely funny, 3 part finale, trip to merry ole England.  Whereas this sitcom does not have much to comment on content wise, it remains a television classic that retains a sense of heart and comedy to the end.


The technicals of this set are not the greatest.  The picture has color issues at times in its 1.33 X 1 Full Screen format (shot on professional NTSC analog tape) is unimpressive, being to reminiscent of its original broadcast with a touch of grittiness.  The sound is also unimpressive in its Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo often sounding distant and bland.  The extras are nonexistent, which will be quite disappointing for fans of the sitcom who want cast commentaries, and behind the scenes footage.


In the end, for those who grew up watching bad 80’s situational comedies it is right here for you on DVD to watch forever.  This reviewer finds the series still amusing to an extent but the studio needs to spend time fixing up picture and sound (as well as extras) before most should run out to purchase.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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