The King Of Queens (dvd) Review

A spin-off from the popular TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens first hit the airwaves within the Fall of 1998. The show follows the life span of Doug Heffernan (played by comedian Kevin James), a package delivery man for IPS (far not the same as UPS to suit your needs litigious-minded readers available), and the show utilizes much of the same marital and relationship humor seen in Ray Romano’s blockbuster sitcom. With under its belt, and much more yet to come, King of Queens can be a hilarious comedy series worth one’s attention and time?

King of Queens involves the life span of Doug Heffernan, a hard-working, sports-loving parcel delivery man living in Queens, New York. In his thirties, and married to some lovely woman named Carrie (Leah Remini – who played Carla’s daughter on the hit show Cheers), Doug spends the majority of his non-working hours basking in the glow of his state-of-the-art 70-inch TV with two buddies who share his fanatical love of sports, Spence (Patton Oswalt) and Deacon (Victor Williams). But Doug’s personal paradise suffers a devastating blow when Carrie’s widowed father Arthur (Jerry Stiller of Seinfeld fame) moves along with the happy couple. Doug’s TV fantasy room is transformed into an in-law suite, and after several failed relocation attempts, the TV is pushed in to the garage? Now Doug and Carrie must discover how to share their palace with an eccentric, and oftentimes annoying, father/father-in-law with a penchant for messing up the pair’s well-grounded routine?

The King of Queens DVD features a variety of hilarious episodes including the series premiere when the audience learns the backdrop of Doug Heffernan and the family. Doug’s long rein as the most envied man as part of his social circle is exposed to a conclusion when his father-in-law moves in and takes the TV room for his bedroom. Meanwhile, Carrie’s sister, in the midst of her own personal crisis, takes over Doug’s bathroom? Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “Paternal Affairs” where Arthur, much towards the chagrin of his son-in-law, sets out to “woo” Doug’s Aunt Shelia, and “Crappy Birthday” where Carrie, apprehensive about her age as she turns thirty, asks Doug to ignore her birthday?

Below can be a listing of episodes included on the King of Queens (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Pilot) Air Date: 09-21-1998
Episode 2 (Fat City) Air Date: 09-28-1998
Episode 3 (Cello, Goodbye) Air Date: 10-05-1998
Episode 4 (Richie’s Song) Air Date: 10-12-1998
Episode 5 (Paternal Affairs) Air Date: 10-19-1998
Episode 6 (Head First) Air Date: 10-26-1998
Episode 7 (The Rock) Air Date: 11-02-1998
Episode 8 (Educating Doug) Air Date: 11-09-1998
Episode 9 (Road Rayge) Air Date: 11-16-1998
Episode 10 (Supermarket Story) Air Date: 11-23-1998
Episode 11 (Noel Cowards) Air Date: 12-14-1998
Episode 12 (Fixer Upper) Air Date: 12-21-1998
Episode 13 (Best Man) Air Date: 01-11-1999
Episode 14 (Dog Days) Air Date: 01-18-1999
Episode 15 (Crappy Birthday) Air Date: 02-01-1999
Episode 16 (S’Ain’t Valentine’s) Air Date: 02-08-1999
Episode 17 (Court Date) Air Date: 02-15-1999
Episode 18 (White Collar) Air Date: 02-22-1999
Episode 19 (Rayny Day) Air Date: 03-01-1999
Episode 20 (Train Wreck) Air Date: 03-15-1999
Episode 21 (Hungry Man) Air Date: 04-05-1999
Episode 22 (Time Share) Air Date: 04-26-1999
Episode 23 (Where’s Poppa?) Air Date: 05-03-1999
Episode 24 (Art House) Air Date: 05-10-1999
Episode 25 (Maybe Baby) Air Date: 05-17-1999