Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Friday 19th April 2019 - 19:21:53

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Entertainment > Television > James May's Man Lab - series 1 review

« Dream of Asarlai - 3 - Rogue Gadda reviewDream of Asarlai - 3 - Rogue GaddaPoseidon's Children 1 - Blue Remembered Earth reviewPoseidon's Children 1 - Blue Remembered Earth »

Score: 9.0/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 3265 - James May's Man Lab - series 1
Type of Show: Television Series

James May's Man Lab - series 1
Price:
$19.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Roadshow (NZ) Ltd

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
January 2012

James May's Man Lab - series 1 product reviews

MANKIND: 10,000 years in the making. One generation to completely mess it up.

James May is on a mission to save modern man. 10,00 years of endeavour in science, the arts and humanities, and within one generation man has been reduced to a feckless, bedwetting, parmesan shaving imbecile who revels in his own uselessness. Something has to be done.

James May is the man to do it, by exploring the world as it was, and the world as it should be, complete with it's own bar, private cinema, and electric train toilet-paper delivery system. On the way, he'll learn about bomb disposal, how to build a kitchen (and a rocket), duel with postols and swords, conduct a band of long-retired Grade 1 musicians, and much much more.

Check out Roadshow (NZ) Ltd onlineClick here to see all the listings for Roadshow (NZ) Ltd Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
carpentry   concrete   duel   dvd   history   james may   rocket   swords   trains
Other listings you may be interested in:
Game of Thrones - Season 5Game of Thrones - Season 5
Rating: 9.0
Attenborough - The First EdenAttenborough - The First Eden
Rating: 10.0
The Magic Circus of SamoaThe Magic Circus of Samoa
Rating: 8.8
Jane and the Dragon - Dragon RulesJane and the Dragon - Dragon Rules
Rating: 9.5
The Leftovers: Season OneThe Leftovers: Season One
Rating: 9.0
Doctor Who - Revisitations 3Doctor Who - Revisitations 3
Rating: 9.5
Thomas and Friends - Series 6Thomas and Friends - Series 6
Rating: 10.0
James Mays Man Lab - series 2James Mays Man Lab - series 2
Rating: 8.5
Rivers with Craig PottonRivers with Craig Potton
Rating: 9.5
Above and BeyondAbove and Beyond
Rating: 9.8
Room on the Broom DVDRoom on the Broom DVD
Rating: 10.0
Olde Hallows Eve at MOTAT - 2017Olde Hallows Eve at MOTAT - 2017
Rating: 9.5
Jane and the Dragon - Foul Weather FriendJane and the Dragon - Foul Weather Friend
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 21st of February, 2012

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.0/10
Storyline:
Score 8 out of 10
Actors / Animation:
Score 10 out of 10
Soundtrack:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

This was a bit of a hoot really. After having this returned to us, it was one of those "who picks the fat kid" situations that always seemed to arise in intermediate school, where the chubby chap was always the one standing there waiting for ONE of the teams to PLEASE choose him so he didn't have to sit the game out on the benches. I drew the short straw and was given the task of watching this...

DAGNABBIT I am glad I did. Grin Icon Some of the antics were a little silly (Spot the huge number of bad continuity gaffs and editing cuts) but the show overall was brilliant in that dry, British wit kind of way that I really enjoy as a descendent of strong Colonial stock raised on The Two Ronnies, Dick Emery, Monty Python and Billy Connolly.

Interspersed with the silly stuff was some great "Manly Knowledge" - like how to make a stunning kitchen bench top out of concrete, how to "Man Up" the toilet so you never run out of loo paper, how NOT to deal with any unexploded bombs ytou may discover in your back yard in England (OK, that one, not so handy for us Kiwis) and "Conflict Resolution" the old fashioned way. I tell you, there would be a lot less antisocial behaviour if we dealt with it by dueling!

Overall, though this will have a limited appeal to anyone NOT having a strong British connection, it's still got some fun stuff with big-boy versions of many things. I am now officially inspired to one day build my own classy bar, and maybe even home theatre that really is a theatre in the home, not just some extra speakers plugged into the TV.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Entertainment'...

Score: 9.1
Product reviews for listing 306: Top Gear
Type of Show: Motoring

Product image for Top GearThis is motoring like you've never seen it before.

With all the latest news and road-test information about the newest cars on the roads, anywhere.

Official Website: www.BBC.co.uk/TopGear/

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"I like to pick up hitchhikers. When they get in the car I say, "Put on your seat belt. I want to try something. I saw it once in a cartoon, but I think I can do it."
Steve Wright

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream