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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
A funny, silly yet endearing series that should be seen
I used to watch the reruns on cable when I was a kid and loved it. I hadn't seen it since then until my brother encouraged me to buy it since it gave us good memories. So I did and my God I'd forgotten how funny this show was! It's so off-the-wall! I'm really enjoying revisiting old friends such as Governor Gatling, a widower/father who may not be the brightest bulb in the patch but his heart is always in the right place and he is very loyal to his staff. There's Kraus, the cantankerous, bossy yet good-hearted German woman who is the head cook at the Governor's mansion-she's been there for more than three decades. Marcy, one of the governor's aides, is smart, beautiful, good yet a bit ditzy but when she's crossed she can insult with the best of them! Then there's the governor's young daughter, Katie. She's a smart, funny, feisty and sweet girl who is loved by (almost) everyone on the staff. I can't forget the main character after which the show is named after: Benson himself. Benson is the head of the staff at the mansion. Benson is the smartest of the lot and the one every body else depends on most. Intelligent, witty, sarcastic, with some of the best zingers in the show, when you win his loyalty, you never lose it. He simply loves young Katie and the feeling is mutual. But some of the funniest parts are his scenes with Kraus, the sharp-tonged woman constantly exchanging insults with her adversary/friend Benson. A fantastic show and a great way to escape reality while wishing you were a part of their "family." A must-see!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Great show can't wait for season 3 to become available
By persina terry
Great show can't wait for season 3 to become available. I would like to have the entire series
Please make available soon.
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BENSON - How come I missed you until now!
By Wayne Bertram
I had forgotten about this show until I came across it on Amazon almost by accident. I have had all of the "SOAP" series for many years but forgot about Benson. I looked for other seasons and only found this season 1 and 2 pack. I figured that must be all that was made. Anyhow, the discs arrived here and I'm having a ball watching it. I don't remember ever actually seeing the show here (In Australia) but I may have just missed it. I did know about it though... Benson is a great character and the rest of the cast work well together. If you were a fan of SOAP (I think one of the funniest USA sitcoms ever) you should have Benson if you don't have it. Absolutely recommended.
My HUGE GRIPE though is this: Where are the rest of the seasons. Why have they not been released? Who do I write to to beg. The end credits show Sony as the owner but I don't think that's quite true.
My other smaller gripe is who designed the packaging. The discs come stacked on top of each other on a single spindle in the case. Totally impractical. Soon moved them to another 4 disc case though. These are minor in light of the belly laughs you will have watching Benson.