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Overview

Although Americans know Coupling primarily in the form of NBC's failed U.S. remake, the original British series has been a hit since it first aired on BBC2 in May 2000. Written by Steven Moffat and produced by his wife, Sue Vertue, the raunchy comedy follows the sexual and romantic exploits of six young professionals in London as they hang out in a pub, hunt for conquests, and reluctantly settle down with one another. Despite the three-guys, three-girls setup, any similarities to the hit U.S. sitcom Friends are ...
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Overview

Although Americans know Coupling primarily in the form of NBC's failed U.S. remake, the original British series has been a hit since it first aired on BBC2 in May 2000. Written by Steven Moffat and produced by his wife, Sue Vertue, the raunchy comedy follows the sexual and romantic exploits of six young professionals in London as they hang out in a pub, hunt for conquests, and reluctantly settle down with one another. Despite the three-guys, three-girls setup, any similarities to the hit U.S. sitcom Friends are superficial. Coupling is far more concerned with frank sex talk and romantic Darwinism than sentimentality and soap opera plotlines. Early episodes focused almost entirely on conceptual "knob gags" -- long setups and payoffs of an unfailingly vulgar nature. From sex toys to lesbian chic to one character's closet full of homemade porn, Moffat's scripts take R-rated dialogue as a given. As the series has progressed, however, its characters have essayed more mature relationships while remaining fixated on the intricacies of sex. The relationship between flustered everyman Steve Jack Davenport and his icy blond girlfriend, Susan Sarah Alexander, provides the show's nominal through-line, even as the more extreme characters earn more of the laughs. Patrick Ben Miles, a Tory womanizer, represents one male extreme. The other comes in the form of Jeff Richard Coyle, a juvenile sex addict afflicted by both performance anxiety and verbal diarrhea. As for the ladies, Jane Gina Bellman is the over-confident, deliberately kooky man-trap, while Sally Kate Isitt is the self-help addict obsessed with halting the aging process. Although each character starts out as little more than a collection of tics, time has deepened the emotional resonance of the entire cast. After three seasons on BBC2, Coupling underwent some changes in its fourth season. Richard Coyle abruptly quit, leaving Moffat to replace Jeff with Oliver Richard Mylan, a similarly bumbling man-boy. The show also moved over to BBC3. In America, the series first aired on PBS before migrating to the BBC America cable network. Despite their various levels of television experience, most cast members were relative unknowns when the series began. Only Jack Davenport, with the BBC hit This Life and the film The Talented Mr. Ripley under his belt, had much of a profile; he has since appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary; Behind-the-scenes features; Outtakes; Deleted scenes; Interviews; Cast bios
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • UPC: 794051210227
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Presentation: Mixed Media Set
  • Language: English
  • Time: 13:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,515

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Coupling: The Complete First Season, Disc 1
1. Opening Credits [4:09]
2. The Zone [5:05]
3. Dumped [6:31]
4. Single Again [3:05]
5. Porn Buddies [6:16]
6. First Date [4:06]
1. Opening Credits [5:27]
2. The Pause [3:40]
3. The Sock Gap [4:15]
4. Batteries and Torries [4:52]
5. The Unknown [5:28]
6. A Little Bit Gay [5:27]
1. Opening Credits [6:50]
2. The Giggle Loop [3:38]
3. My Aunt's Dead [2:56]
4. Funeral Dates [6:03]
5. Threesomes [4:56]
6. A Minute's Silence [3:49]
1. Opening Credits [4:00]
2. A Hard-Man Cut [7:45]
3. Rejection [3:22]
4. Extra Breasts [4:19]
5. Porn or Erotica? [1:58]
6. Naked Women [7:45]
1. Opening Credits [2:45]
2. Breasts With Brains [2:59]
3. Collecting Ears [4:14]
4. Perfection [7:23]
5. I Don't Understand [5:38]
6. The Stupidest Title [5:54]
1. Opening Credits [2:47]
2. Loneliness & Nudity [9:11]
3. Room in Your Cupboard? [3:42]
4. Naked Rights [6:23]
5. In Safe Hands [3:46]
6. Susan's Audience [3:23]
Side #2 -- Coupling: The Complete Second Season, Disc 1
1. Opening Credits [4:09]
2. A Great Leg [5:05]
3. Meeting Ms. Leg [6:31]
4. Too Many Legs [3:05]
5. The Rump Specialist [6:16]
6. Gates of Paradise [4:06]
1. Opening Credits [5:27]
2. Flying Solo [3:40]
3. Parents & Sex [4:15]
4. Junior Patrick [4:52]
5. Whistling With Dad [5:28]
6. Gifts [5:27]
1. Opening Credits [6:50]
2. Nudity Situation [3:38]
3. Captain Subtext [2:56]
4. Like Australia [6:03]
5. Sofa Parasites [4:56]
6. Second Opinion [3:49]
1. Opening Credits [4:00]
2. Code Red [7:45]
3. Malfunction [3:22]
4. Floppiness [4:19]
5. Re-Entry [1:58]
6. The Melty Man [7:45]
1. Opening Credits [2:45]
2. Sacked and Suicidal [2:59]
3. Breast Octopus [4:14]
4. Opportunity Knocks [7:23]
5. The Snake of Truth [5:38]
6. Being Jane [5:54]
1. Opening Credits [2:47]
2. A Final Dilemma [9:11]
3. How to Marry Your Wife [3:42]
4. Wilf! [6:23]
5. Eat Them Up [3:46]
6. Gotcha! [3:23]
Side #3 -- Coupling: The Complete Second Season, Disc 2
1. Opening Credits [4:09]
2. Something Very Special [5:05]
3. Accidentally Naked [6:31]
4. Husbands and Wives [3:05]
5. Back at the Party [6:16]
6. Swapping [4:06]
1. Opening Credits [5:27]
2. Office Encounter [3:40]
3. Just Say Naked [4:15]
4. Going Up, Not Out [4:52]
5. Julia's Loo [5:28]
6. Oh, Jeffrey! [5:27]
1. Opening Credits [6:50]
2. Susan's End [3:38]
3. Steve's End [2:56]
4. The Beginning [6:03]
5. Julia's End [4:56]
6. The End [3:49]
Side #4 -- Coupling: The Complete Third Season, Disc 1
1. Take Me Back [4:09]
2. Phone Sex [5:05]
3. Phoning Around [6:31]
4. The Temple of Woman [3:05]
5. The Temple of Woman [6:16]
6. I Love You [4:06]
1. The "H" Incident [5:27]
2. A History With Wilma [3:40]
3. A History With James [4:15]
4. A Proper Date [4:52]
5. Jane vs. God [5:28]
6. A Simple Question [5:27]
1. Previously... [6:50]
2. This Sex Thing [3:38]
3. The Fork [2:56]
4. Devil Woman [6:03]
5. Dead Girlfriend [4:56]
6. Serious Trouble [3:49]
1. Arachnophobia [4:00]
2. Sally's Dream [7:45]
3. Patrick's Dream [3:22]
4. Party Impressions [4:19]
5. First Snog [1:58]
6. Movie Night [7:45]
Side #5 -- Coupling: The Complete Third Season, Disc 2
1. Nether Freckling [4:09]
2. Spank Man [5:05]
3. Jeff, Julia, & Joe [6:31]
4. Radio Show [3:05]
5. Mole Buddies [6:16]
6. Sex With an Ex [4:06]
1. Home Improvements [5:27]
2. Patrick's Girlfriend [3:40]
3. Overnice [4:15]
4. Secret Toilet Weapon [4:52]
5. No Lock [5:28]
6. We Are Men [5:27]
1. Blue Lines [6:50]
2. Porn Menu [3:38]
3. A Bit Mad [2:56]
4. Explorations [6:03]
5. Not Us Then? [4:56]
6. Time's Up [3:49]
Side #6 -- Coupling: The Complete Fourth Season, Disc 1
1. Desperate [4:09]
2. Sally and Patrick [5:05]
3. Steve and Susan [6:31]
4. In the "John Hurt" Way [3:05]
5. Oliver and Jane [6:16]
6. Rescued [4:06]
1. Execution [5:27]
2. Oliver's Ex [3:40]
3. Come Inside [4:15]
4. Party Line [4:52]
5. Sexy Pregos [5:28]
6. Hooking Up [5:27]
1. Enchanted Glade [6:50]
2. Serving Sleep Time [3:38]
3. Susany [2:56]
4. Lively Nipples [6:03]
5. The Game [4:56]
6. New Enchantments [3:49]
1. Exit Plan [4:00]
2. Birth Partners [7:45]
3. The Backups [3:22]
4. The Circus [4:19]
5. Patrick's Girls [1:58]
6. Epidural Anyone? [7:45]
1. Long, Long Ago [2:45]
2. Toilet Roll Pick-Up [2:59]
3. Despairing Scream [4:14]
4. Unedited Flat [7:23]
5. Battle With Nudity [5:38]
6. Emergency! [5:54]
1. Jeff's Return [2:47]
2. Accidental Proposal [9:11]
3. Anxious Oliver [3:42]
4. Jane's Boyfriend [6:23]
5. Epidural Bliss [3:46]
6. Daddy [3:23]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Coupling: The Complete First Season, Disc 1
   Flushed
      Play Episode
   Size Matters
      Play Episode
   Sex, Death, and Nudity
      Play Episode
   Inferno
      Play Episode
   The Girl With Two Breasts
      Play Episode
   The Cupboard of Patrick's Love
      Play Episode
   Play All
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes Interviews
      The Photo Shoot
      Cast Bios
         Jack Davenport: Steve
         Gina Bellman: Jane
         Sarah Alexander: Susan
         Kate Isitt: Sally
         Ben Miles: Patrick
         Richard Coyle: Jeff
         Steven Moffat: Writer
         Sue Vertue: Producer
         Martin Dennis: Director
         Beryl Vertue: Executive Producer
      Trailers
         BBC America
         French & Saunders
         Father Ted
         The Blue Planet
         Walking With Dinosaurs
Side #2 -- Coupling: The Complete Second Season, Disc 1
   The Man With Two Legs
      Play Episode
   My Dinner in Hell
      Play Episode
   Her Best Friend's Bottom
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   The Melty Man Cometh
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Jane and the Truth Snake
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Gotcha
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Play All
Side #3 -- Coupling: The Complete Second Season, Disc 2
   Dressed
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Naked
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   End of the Line
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Play All
   Special Features
      Beryl Vertue Interview
      Steven Moffat Interview
      Jack Davenport Interview
      Trailers
         The Office
         Robbie the Reindeer
         Ab Fab
         BBC Classic Comedies
         Coupling: The Complete First Season
         BBC America
      Cast Bios
         Jack Davenport: Steve
         Gina Bellman: Jane
         Sarah Alexander: Susan
         Kate Isitt: Sally
         Ben Miles: Patrick
         Richard Coyle: Jeff
         Steven Moffat: Writer
         Sue Vertue: Producer
         Martin Dennis: Director
         Beryl Vertue: Executive Producer
Side #4 -- Coupling: The Complete Third Season, Disc 1
   Split
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Faithless
      Play Episode
   Unconditional Sex
      Play Episode
   Remember This
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Play All
Side #5 -- Coupling: The Complete Third Season, Disc 2
   The Freckle, The Key, and the Couple Who Weren't
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   The Girl With One Heart
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
      Play Episode
      Play With Commentary
   Play All
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes
      Photo Gallery
      Bios
         Jack Davenport: Steve
         Gina Bellman: Jane
         Sarah Alexander: Susan
         Kate Isitt: Sally
         Ben Miles: Patrick
         Richard Coyle: Jeff
         Emilia Fox: Wilma Lettings
         Lloyd Owen: James
         Lou Gish: Julia Davis
         Steven Moffat: Writer
         Sue Vertue: Producer
         Martin Dennis: Director
         Beryl Vertue: Executive Producer
      Trailers
         The Office Season 1
         The Office Season 2
         Classic Comedy
         Coupling Season 1
         Coupling Season 2
         AbFab 4
         Mi-5
         Bottom
         BBC America
Side #6 -- Coupling: The Complete Fourth Season, Disc 1
   9 1/2 Minutes
      Play Episode
   Night Lines
      Play Episode
   Bed Time
      Play Episode
   Circus of the Epidurals
      Play Episode
   The Naked Living Room
      Play Episode
   9 1/2 Months
      Play Episode
   Play All
Side #7 -- Coupling: The Complete Fourth Season, Disc 2
   Making of Coupling - "From Script to Screen"
   Outtakes
   Deleted Scenes
   Interview With Richard Mylan
   Cast Bios
      Jack Davenport: Steve
      Gina Bellman: Jane
      Sarah Alexander: Susan
      Kate Isitt: Sally
      Ben Miles: Patrick
      Richard Mylan: Oliver
      Steven Moffat: Writer
      Sue Vertue: Producer
      Martin Dennis: Director
      Beryl Vertue: Executive Producer
   Trailers
      The Office
      MI-5
      Bottom
      AbFab
      Men Behaving Badly
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Am actively recruiting fans...

    Coupling is brilliant! The writing is sharp, smart, snappy, and sassy. The characters are well developed (especially for the relatively few episodes) for all that they are caricatures. I have introduced this to a dozen people who became as addicted as moi. Be warned that Richard Coyle (Jeff) does not return for Season 4, and replacement character is weird, but not Jeff weird. If you are thinking about buying just one season, save yourself the money, time, and angst and just buy the whole set from the get go!

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    I started watching while living in the UK and watched the first

    I started watching while living in the UK and watched the first 3 seasons there, now I am in Panama and cannot get any more I will have to get this set it is a great show.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    L-O-V-E this series

    I am a self proclaimed Anglophile so I watch BBC America often. I started watching this series while it was airing but immediately went out and bought the whole set. All the characters are great but I especially love Steve. His diatribes are fantastic. I could watch the dinner party episode at Susan and Steve's over and over again.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Richard Coyle made the show

    This is a sitcom with a complimentary ensemble of characters exploring their sexual identities in their 30s. The ensemble ignites explosive laughter and Richard Coyle, who plays Jeff, is the catalyst. The best episode is SS1: The Woman with two breasts. The show is well written with fantstic comedic closure of plot points. It feels theatrical due to the blocking styles and static sets, but it is worth watching. Not as crass as the IT Crowd [BBC], but the potty humor is intelligent enough. High marks for the 1st 2 seasons. Richard Coyle is not in the last two seasons and the show basically fell apart.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Never stopped laughing!

    HILARIOUS!!!! One of my favorite shows EVER! Soooo funny, so original, and everything's better with a British accent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best show's ever!

    I just wanted to write in complete and utter agreeance with the first review. Also to say if you want to find more shows like this look for the channel BBC America. The actors in this show go on to do other hilarious shows! In so far as Jeff is concerned, as long as you keep in mind that the new guy is not meant to be anything like Jeff they are two separate, weird, and humorous entities. This show is a definate must see for anyone who loves a good laugh on the truths of relationships :"

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