Dawn French stars in this beloved BAFTA-winning sitcom as the Vicar of the sleepy rural parish of Dibley. Co-written and created by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually).
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I grew up with this show, was introduced to it by my mother who also grew up with it, and my whole family watched it religiously in our house. I was ecstatic to see it available on Prime, because it been such a long time, until I saw the buying options. I wanted to just buy the seasons/ episodes I wanted to watch and be done with it. It's what I've done with plenty of other tv shows/movies on Prime, but for some reason the only way to see this on Prime is with a subscription. Don't get me wrong I love the BBC, but I don't want to pay a monthly fee (no matter how small it is), to see something that I should just be able to buy once and not think about again. I have way too many subscriptions to be adding another one too, so I'm a little annoyed right. Offer the subscription to people who want it, by all means, but give the rest of us an option too.
A funny, kindly (for the most part) sit-com that I think the whole family can enjoy together. Dawn French leaves a lot of her sarcasm behind, just keeps enough to try to tunnel into a few heads to see if there's a mind in there (and if so, can it be opened - just a crack would for the most part be an improvement). The supporting cast includes some well known (to lovers of the British sit-com) character actors and a few stage and movie actors. It all adds up to a truly funny and heartwarming show. And don't miss Dawn French's closing jokes - sometimes the biggest laugh of the show (and I'm not going to tell you who makes these endings SO very funny)!
Dawn French is superb. No one does what she does better. This ensemble cast brings out the best in all of them. It's funny as only the Brits are funny, but it's also tender and heart-warming. It's adult but the whole family can watch. And, no, no, no, no, yes, I really mean that.
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2020
I love the whole cast of this show but I especially love Dawn French. When I was kid I watched a lot of PBS and I loved the British comedies. Dawn really stood out in other shows but she shines here and I have been watching so much of this show in quarantine that I almost started writing this with the same adjectives they use in this season so I'll just leave it at "absolutely lovely"
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2018
As funny as Dawn French is, this is an ensemble cast dream! It's as cleverly written as Frazier, with British humor and references throughout! Excellent characters--and actors. Truly a joy to watch, and much more generous feeling than Fawlty Towers ilk.