Plebs: The Complete Box Set Review


Hey Lovelies, 

With a title like Plebs, many would think that this comedy has been made to offend. However, over the years, the series and now it’s feature length film, has done the opposite. It’s brought joy and a light-hearted nature to the British comedy scene that is still shining bright, even after all these years. 

Returning for a hugely successful feature film, the gang have ended and incredible show in an attempt pic manner. Having found his place later in the series, Jason (Jonathan Pointing), found a solid home alongside regulars Marcus (Tom Rosenthal) and the best of the three, Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Full of schemes, plans and food in relation to Grumio, the show manages to pull off everything you would expect and more in a beautiful manner. Something the film does too. Just with the hugely important roman empire to battle with as well.

With many guest stars, the show sees characters come and go. Yet, there is always a heart throughout. Whilst Jason learns to come to terms with many admirers, the crew face the Roman war, romances, sick and ultimately life in general. Mostly the bad sides of it.

Each character has a place within the show that works. Whilst Rosenthal and Sampson have always been there, they still make it feel like you are learning about their characters and falling for their charms just like the first time you met them. Especially in the case of Sampson, who is the standout performer throughout the show and its feature. No one compares to him and the work he does. Grumio is the best in terms of giving every element of comedy.

Nothing within the script seems too much for the stars of the show/film and those that guest feature. Everything you would expect and everything you don’t is shown. From sick, spit and even worse than that, the characters are thrown into every situation. It brings hope and joy that sitcoms like this haven’t gone anywhere and the creators should be proud.

Plebs has been a joy to watch from the very start and I hope it continues on in fans and new viewers lives forever. Nothing is too much and everything makes your heart swell with joy watching. If you have never seen it before, buy it and binge. Christmas is a moment for joy and Plebs is definitely delivering it just in time.

5 Stars

Plebs: Soldiers of Rome and the Complete Series Box set are now available on DVD courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Joey X

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