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Csi Season 4 Dvd Review

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Ripped from the imagination of writer Anthony Zuiker, CSI follows the life of Gil Grissom (William Petersen), a quirky and oftentimes obsessive workaholic who heads up the nightshift unit of the Las Vegas Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation department. Nominated for 6 Golden Globes and 20 Emmys, the series has been either #1 or the #2 Nielsen rated show since the start of its second season in Fall of 2001. With an unorthodox approach the TV police drama (emphasis is placed on lab work rather than actual "street" police work), CSI was a novel concept when it first premiered. With transient characters from every walk of life, the exotic Las Vegas setting, and a steady level of crime, CSI has all the necessary elements required for a blockbuster TV show...

The C.S.I. (Season 4) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "Assume Nothing" in which the CSI team investigates a series of murders involving couples. When one couple meets another in a bar, and the second couple turns up dead, the police suspect a tandem of serial killers are on the loose... Other notable episodes from Season 4 include "Jackpot" in which a severed head is mailed to the CSI coroner, Dr. Robbins, from Jackpot, Nevada, and "Early Rollout" in which the CSI team investigates the execution-style murder of a porn star and her husband while the CSI also suffers from some internal difficulties...

Below is a list of episodes included on the C.S.I. (Season 4) DVD:

Episode 70 (Assume Nothing) Air Date: 09-25-2003

Episode 71 (All for Our Country) Air Date: 10-02-2003

Episode 72 (Homebodies) Air Date: 10-09-2003

Episode 73 (Feeling the Heat) Air Date: 10-23-2003

Episode 74 (Fur and Loathing) Air Date: 10-30-2003

Episode 75 (Jackpot) Air Date: 11-06-2003

Episode 76 (Invisible Evidence) Air Date: 11-13-2003

Episode 77 (After the Show) Air Date: 11-20-2003

Episode 78 (Grissom Versus the Volcano) Air Date: 12-11-2003

Episode 79 (Coming of Rage) Air Date: 12-18-2003

Episode 80 (Eleven Angry Jurors) Air Date: 01-08-2004

Episode 81 (Butterflied) Air Date: 01-15-2004

Episode 82 (Suckered) Air Date: 02-05-2004

Episode 83 (Paper or Plastic) Air Date: 02-12-2004

Episode 84 (Early Rollout) Air Date: 02-19-2004

Episode 85 (Getting Off) Air Date: 02-26-2004

Episode 86 (XX) Air Date: 03-11-2004

Episode 87 (Bad to the Bone) Air Date: 04-01-2004

Episode 88 (Bad Words) Air Date: 04-15-2004

Episode 89 (Dead Ringer) Air Date: 04-29-2004

Episode 90 (Turn of the Screws) Air Date: 05-06-2004

Episode 91 (No More Bets) Air Date: 05-13-2004

Episode 92 (Bloodlines) Air Date: 05-20-2004

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Napoleon Dynamite Dvd Review

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One of the more absurd movies of the decade, Napoleon Dynamite nonetheless manages to be a hilarious comedy in its own right. Featuring a unique brand of alienated-teenage humor, the film relies more on its well-timed pauses and character body language than on zinging one-liners. If you enjoy its subtle humor, then Napoleon Dynamite is a film you'll find utterly hilarious. Otherwise, it might cause boredom or outright confusion. The film has a near non-existent storyline, but what it lacks in plot, it makes up for with its witty and hilarious comedy sequences...

Jon Heder plays the title role of Napoleon Dynamite, an estranged and nerdy high school youth living with his grandmother and older brother, Kip (Aaron Ruell), in Preston, Idaho. Sporting a clueless, unchanging facial expression throughout the movie, Napoleon simply glides through life, getting kicked around, pushed into lockers, and watching life pass by. When a Spanish student named Pedro (Efren Ramirez) moves into town, Napoleon befriends the social outcast. The two drone on and on about myriad subjects, such as who to take to the upcoming dance. Fellow socially-challenged student Deb (Tina Majorino) becomes the object of their affections.

Meanwhile, Kip trolls the Internet chat rooms in search of women, and Napoleon's Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) moves in with the boys while their grandmother is away. Uncle Rico's own exploits add to the hilarity of a film with little in the way of substance, at least until Pedro decides to run for class president against the school's most popular girl, Summer (Haylie Duff). Now, Napoleon and Pedro must work against all odds to win the school election...

The true strength of Napoleon Dynamite is its clan of outrageous characters, characters that are so outrageously ridiculous that every viewer can point out the mirror image of that character from his own high school yearbook or current life experience. The arrested social development of Napoleon and his friends are amplified for effect within the film's context, drawing the viewer into a Lord of the Flies world of Darwinian adolescence. The humor is sometimes subtle, and Napoleon Dynamite is not to be confused with an Academy Award winning drama. But if you like stupid movies such Dumb And Dumber, then this is the film for you.

Napoleon Dynamite is a unique comedy which pushes the boundaries of plot-challenged, immature filmmaking. In short, you'll love it. Most of the characters are so pathetic, you'll find yourself laughing at them simply because they exist. One of the biggest surprises of 2004, Napoleon Dynamite is an oddball comedy that definitely ranks as a must-see movie...

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The West Wing Dvd Review

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Premiering in September 1999, the original NBC series The West Wing built an instant cult following with its seemingly realistic weekly excursions into the inner sanctums of the White House. The series became such a hit that some pollsters claimed that certain people actually believed Jed Bartlet was the real president (although, if true, this is more of a negative reflection on the intelligence of the electorate, and not necessarily an indication of West Wing's realism). But regardless, the truth of the matter is that West Wing definitely strikes a chord with certain audiences, providing entertaining brew of action, suspense, and drama on a weekly basis...

Seasoned Hollywood actor Martin Sheen plays the lead role of President Jed Bartlet. The day-to-day affairs of Bartlet's administration are run by a number of individuals who surround him, among them are: Claudia "C.J." Cregg (Allison Janney), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe), Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), Leo McGarry (John Spencer), and Charlie Young (Dule Hill). The West Wing follows these dedicated staffers as they work extended hours behind-the-scenes to help keep the White House running smoothly. Along the way, the stress of the job and the characters' personal lives make for an interesting glimpse into what many believe is an accurate portrayal of a real-life White House administration...

The West Wing DVD offers a number of dramatic episodes including the series premiere in which we meet each of the recurring characters for the first time. The White House has their daily routine interrupted when President Bartlet falls off his bike, and Sam realizes the girl he picked in a bar the previous evening was a high-priced prostitute. Meanwhile, several members of the administration become embroiled in an ongoing feud with the "religious right," prompting President Bartlet to personally condemn a group of fundamentalists known as "The Lambs of God"... Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "The Crackpots and These Women" in which administration staffers spend their day listening to a number of crackpot, single-issue groups lobbying for federal favors, and "Take This Sabbath Day" in which President Bartlet grapples with the decision to commute the death sentence of a convicted killer following a Supreme Court ruling upholding his sentence...

Below is a list of episodes included on The West Wing (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Pilot) Air Date: 09-22-1999

Episode 2 (Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc) Air Date: 09-29-1999

Episode 3 (A Proportional Response) Air Date: 10-06-1999

Episode 4 (Five Votes Down) Air Date: 10-13-1999

Episode 5 (The Crackpots and These Women) Air Date: 10-20-1999

Episode 6 (Mr. Willis of Ohio) Air Date: 11-03-1999

Episode 7 (The State Dinner) Air Date: 11-10-1999

Episode 8 (Enemies) Air Date: 11-17-1999

Episode 9 (The Short List) Air Date: 11-24-1999

Episode 10 (In Excelsis Deo) Air Date: 12-15-1999

Episode 11 (Lord John Marbury) Air Date: 01-05-2000

Episode 12 (He Shall, from Time to Time) Air Date: 01-12-2000

Episode 13 (Take Out the Trash Day) Air Date: 01-26-2000

Episode 14 (Take This Sabbath Day) Air Date: 02-09-2000

Episode 15 (Celestial Navigation) Air Date: 02-16-2000

Episode 16 (20 Hours in L.A.) Air Date: 02-23-2000

Episode 17 (The White House Pro-Am) Air Date: 03-22-2000

Episode 18 (Six Meetings Before Lunch) Air Date: 04-05-2000

Episode 19 (Let Bartlet Be Bartlet) Air Date: 04-26-2000

Episode 20 (Mandatory Minimums) Air Date: 05-03-2000

Episode 21 (Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics) Air Date: 05-10-2000

Episode 22 (What Kind of Day Has It Been?) Air Date: 05-17-2000

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Dawson S Creek Season 5 Dvd Review

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During its six-year run, Dawson's Creek was nominated for 12 Teen Choice Awards, making it one of the most successful original programs in WB network history. Taking place in the fictional location of Capeside, Massachusetts, the series was actually filmed in the real-life township of Wilmington, North Carolina (however the show's theme song was written and performed by Paula Cole, who calls Massachusetts home). Creator Kevin Williamson is said to have modeled the characters in the series after part and parcel of his own adolescent years... Dawson's Creek centers around the personal universe of several high school teenagers, each of them friends of title character Dawson Leery. Together, they form the basis of a teen drama series that has taken its place among the pop culture icons of its era. A smash success by every measure, the show helped catapult the careers of several cast members, most notably Katie Holmes...

The Dawson's Creek (Season 5) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "The Bostonians" in which Joey begins her first semester at Worthington. Taking a writing class, she writes her first essay about her relationship with Dawson, prompting the professor to tell her the two have a great future ahead of them. But Joey disagrees, and when Dawson cancels his weekend visit because of an internship, Joey ends up leaving him a breakup message on his voice mail... Other notable episodes from Season 5 include "Text, Lies, and Videotape" in which Dawson is sharing his feelings with a psychiatrist while Pacey tries to convince Karen that her affair with Danny is a bad idea, and "Highway to Hell" in which Jen confesses to Jack that she wants to breakup with Dawson while Dawson has feelings for Joey once again...

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dawson's Creek (Season 5) DVD:

Episode 82 (The Bostonians) Air Date: 10-10-2001

Episode 83 (Lost Weekend) Air Date: 10-17-2001

Episode 84 (Capeside Revisited) Air Date: 10-24-2001

Episode 85 (The Long Goodbye) Air Date: 10-31-2001

Episode 86 (Use Your Disillusion) Air Date: 11-07-2001

Episode 87 (High Anxiety) Air Date: 11-14-2001

Episode 88 (Text, Lies, and Videotape) Air Date: 11-21-2001

Episode 89 (Hotel New Hampshire) Air Date: 11-28-2001

Episode 90 (Four Scary Stories) Air Date: 12-12-2001

Episode 91 (Appetite for Destruction) Air Date: 12-19-2001

Episode 92 (Something Wild) Air Date: 01-16-2002

Episode 93 (Sleeping Arrangements) Air Date: 01-23-2002

Episode 94 (Something Wilder) Air Date: 01-30-2002

Episode 95 (Guerilla Filmmaking) Air Date: 02-06-2002

Episode 96 (Downtown Crossing) Air Date: 02-13-2002

Episode 97 (In a Lonely Place) Air Date: 02-20-2002

Episode 98 (Highway to Hell) Air Date: 04-03-2002

Episode 99 (Cigarette Burns) Air Date: 04-10-2002

Episode 100 (100 Light Years from Home) Air Date: 04-17-2002

Episode 101 (Separate Ways) Air Date: 04-24-2002

Episode 102 (After Hours) Air Date: 05-01-2002

Episode 103 (The Abby) Air Date: 05-08-2002

Episode 104 (Swan Song) Air Date: 05-15-2002

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Sanford And Son Season 2 Dvd Review

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Recipient of 7 Emmy and 6 Golden Globes nominations, including a Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Sanford And Son is one of the first television shows in history to focus almost entirely on the lives of African-American characters. With a script adapted from the British TV series Steptoe & Son, Sanford And Son highlighted the underrated talent of popular stand-up comedian Redd Foxx (prevented by segregation from becoming a superstar decades earlier). Created by Norman Lear, the brains behind such hits as All In The Family, the show signaled the emergence of a new class of sitcoms penned by the 1970s writer. His work included such notable series as Maude (1972), Good Times (1974), and The Jeffersons (1975). Peppered with stinging one-liners and hilarious antics, Sanford And Son held a Top 10 position in the Nielsen ratings every year except its final season...

The Sanford & Son (Season 2) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "By the Numbers" in which Fred dreams of a series of numbers. Despite Lamont's insistence in forbidding Fred to play the lottery, he believes his dream is destiny and it turns out to be so when Fred wins a $500 cash prize. Fred now finds himself a bit richer with a number of people hoping to get a piece of the action, among them - Aunt Ethel, Bubba, and a robber... Other notable episodes from Season 2 include "Tooth or Consequences" in which Fred's toothache is amplified by his refusal to visit a dentist, and "A Guest in the Yard" in which Fred and Lamont discover a homeless vagrant sleeping in their junk yard...

Below is a list of episodes included on the Sanford & Son (Season 2) DVD:

Episode 15 (By the Numbers) Air Date: 09-15-1972

Episode 16 (Whiplash) Air Date: 09-22-1972

Episode 17 (The Dowry) Air Date: 09-29-1972

Episode 18 (Jealousy) Air Date: 10-06-1972

Episode 19 (Tooth or Consequences) Air Date: 10-13-1972

Episode 20 (The Card Sharps) Air Date: 10-27-1972

Episode 21 (Have Gun, Will Sell) Air Date: 11-03-1972

Episode 22 (The Puerto Ricans Are Coming!) Air Date: 11-10-1972

Episode 23 (The Shootout) Air Date: 11-17-1972

Episode 24 (Blood is Thicker Than Junk) Air Date: 11-24-1972

Episode 25 (Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three) Air Date: 12-01-1972

Episode 26 (A Guest in the Yard) Air Date: 12-08-1972

Episode 27 (Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna) Air Date: 12-15-1972

Episode 28 (The Light Housekeeper) Air Date: 12-22-1972

Episode 29 (The Big Party) Air Date: 01-05-1973

Episode 30 (A Visit from Lena Horne) Air Date: 01-12-1973

Episode 31 (Lamont Goes African) Air Date: 01-19-1973

Episode 32 (Watts Side Story) Air Date: 01-26-1973

Episode 33 (The Infernal Triangle) Air Date: 02-02-1973

Episode 34 (Pops 'n' Pals) Air Date: 02-09-1973

Episode 35 (Home Sweet Home for the Aged) Air Date: 02-16-1973

Episode 36 (Pot Luck) Air Date: 02-23-1973

Episode 37 (The Kid) Air Date: 03-09-1973

Episode 38 (Rated X) Air Date: 03-16-1973

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Ferris Bueller S Day Off Dvd

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One of a handful of films which epitomizes the 1980s decade, Ferris Bueller's Day Off captured the imagination of high school kids all across America as they dreamt of mimicking the title character's ability to manipulate the authority figures in his life. Written and directed by John Hughes, the brains behind The Breakfast Club (1985) and numerous other 1980's cult classics, Ferris Bueller's Day Off launched Matthew Broderick's acting career into another dimension. In fact, Broderick garnered a Golden Globe nomination for his outstanding performance. It's a nomination more than worthy of mention, because it's the strength of the Ferris Bueller character that made this film such a smash hit.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off follows a day in the life of high school senior Ferris Bueller. Nearing graduation, he's intent on living his life to the fullest (although preferably outside the confines of school). So Ferris takes a planned day of vacation with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and after a little coaxing, his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) joins them. Against Cameron's better judgment, the three drive his father's prized Ferrari into the windy city of Chicago for a day of fine dining, baseball, museums, and spontaneous fun. Meanwhile, Ferris may have successfully fooled his parents into believing he's deathly ill, but high school principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) and Ferris's jealous sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) are not so easy. Intent on shattering his golden boy image, each one is hot on his trail, anxious to expose his web of deceit once and for all.

With a number of hilarious scenes, such as Cameron's feeble attempt to reverse the mileage on his father's Ferrari, the film earns its reputation as an elite classic of the 80's, on par with hits like Back To The Future (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Weird Science (1985). The film does have its off-the-wall moments, such as when Ferris takes over a parade and starts singing while thousands of spectators engage in synchronized dancing. You wouldn't see such a sequence in a contemporary film, and like similar scenes from The Blues Brothers, it tends to date the film. But the strength of Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not its timeless humor, but the likeability of Ferris Bueller himself. Ferris is a cool guy. He doesn't put anyone down, but only looks for the best in people. More importantly, he manipulates his parents into thinking he's the perfect embodiment of innocence while he skips school and goes joyriding! Every child of the 80's wanted to be Ferris Bueller, and the wide appeal of his life philosophy is timeless, which is why the film continues to enjoy success with each new generation.

Further solidifying the movie's status as a landmark of its decade is the soundtrack, which is certainly one of the more diverse and interesting of its time. Where else can you find The Beatles, Wayne Newton, the theme to Star Wars, and the 80's classic 'Oh Yeah' by Yello all wrapped up into one movie which moves seamlessly from one scene to the next? Throw in a few future Hollywood stars in Kristy Swanson, Ben Stein, and Charlie Sheen (who stayed awake for over two days so he could achieve the desired drugged out expression for his character), and Ferris Bueller's Day Off transforms into the quintessential cult classic. Even after two decades, this film is just as entertaining as when it first premiered.

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Friends Season 10 Dvd Review

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One of the best comedy series of the 1990s, Friends helped redefine "must-see" with its fellow Thursday night program Seinfeld. Following the lives of six friend living in New York City, the show was part comedy show, part soap opera, as fans focused on the relationships between the characters as well as their witty one-liners...

The Friends (Season 10) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss" in which Joey and Rachel & Ross and Charlie decide to wait until Ross and Joey talk to each other before moving forward with their respective relationships. Joey is reluctant to bring up the subject, and Ross walks in on Joey and Rachel kissing. Meanwhile, Phoebe discovers that Mike has a girlfriend and Monica gets cornrows... Other notable episodes from Season 10 include "The One With Ross's Tan" in which Joey and Rachel decide to be just friends once again and Ross gets a spray-on tan, and "The One Where Joey Speaks French" in which Monica and Ross's father suffers a heart attack and Phoebe teaches Joey how to speak French for an audition...

Below is a list of episodes included on the Friends (Season 10) DVD:

Episode 219 (The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss) Air Date: 09-25-2003

Episode 220 (The One Where Ross is Fine) Air Date: 10-02-2003

Episode 221 (The One with Ross's Tan) Air Date: 10-09-2003

Episode 222 (The One with the Cake) Air Date: 10-23-2003

Episode 223 (The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits) Air Date: 10-30-2003

Episode 224 (The One with Ross's Grant) Air Date: 11-06-2003

Episode 225 (The One with the Home Study) Air Date: 11-13-2003

Episode 226 (The One with the Late Thanksgiving) Air Date: 11-20-2003

Episode 227 (The One with the Birth Mother) Air Date: 01-08-2004

Episode 228 (The One Where Chandler Gets Caught) Air Date: 01-15-2004

Episode 229 (The One Where the Stripper Cries) Air Date: 02-05-2004

Episode 230 (The One with Phoebe's Wedding) Air Date: 02-12-2004

Episode 231 (The One Where Joey Speaks French) Air Date: 02-19-2004

Episode 232 (The One with Princess Consuela) Air Date: 02-26-2004

Episode 233 (The One Where Estelle Dies) Air Date: 04-22-2004

Episode 234 (The One with Rachel's Going Away Party) Air Date: 04-29-2004

Episode 235 (The One with All the Other Ones: Part 1) Air Date: 05-06-2004

Episode 236 (The One with All the Other Ones: Part 2) Air Date: 05-06-2004

Episode 237 (The Last One: Part 1) Air Date: 05-06-2004

Episode 238 (The Last One: Part 2) Air Date: 05-06-2004

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Csi Dvd Review

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Nominated for 20 Emmys and 6 Golden Globes, including Best TV Series - Drama, CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) quickly rose to become the number one show on television following its Fall 2000 premiere. The brainchild of creator Anthony Zuiker, the show follows the investigations not of traditional TV detectives working the streets, but forensic scientists who unravel complicated crime mysteries in their ultra-modern laboratory. Either the #1 or the #2 Nielsen rated show since the start of its second season, CSI has helped CBS to reemerge as the #1 network television station, spawning (similar to predecessor Law & Order) two series spin-offs CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. Each exciting hour-long episode begins with the theme song "Who Are You" by The Who, a song more than befitting of a show where criminals are aggressively tracked down, sometimes years after committing their crimes...

CSI focuses on the Las Vegas Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation nightshift unit headed by Gil Grissom (William Petersen), a quirky outsider whose obsessive quest for the facts and dedication to his work dominates his life. The CSI team is composed of a number of individuals with differing backgrounds and personalities - single mother Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) specializes in blood-splatter analysis, the highly competitive Nick Stokes (George Eads) specializes in hair and fiber analysis, recovering gambling addict Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan) specializes in audio/visual analysis, and the rambunctious Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) specializes in materials and element analysis. Throw in hard-nosed homicide captain Jim Brass (Paul Guifoyle), CSI understudy Greg Sanders (Eric Szmanda), and lab coroner Al Robbins (Robert David Hall) and all the ingredients are present for a show wrought with suspense, drama, and tension. As transients from all walks of life travel to Las Vegas to enjoy the wonders of its adult playground, increased levels of crime accompany them, and the team at CSI is determined to stay a step ahead of the criminal element...

The CSI DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the series premiere in which Grissom investigates a murder police believe was staged to look like a suicide, but only minute tidbits of physical evidence are available to work with. Meanwhile, Warrick and Catherine investigate a local drunk who was shot to death while breaking into the home where he was staying, and Nick investigates a robbery... Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Friends & Lovers" in which Grissom and Warrick investigate the murder of a man found naked in the desert while Catherine and Nick investigate the murder of a school's headmaster by the school's founder, and "Too Tough To Die" in which the CSI investigates the rape and attempted murder of a woman abducted from a mall parking lot...

Below is a list of episodes included on the CSI (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Pilot) Air Date: 10-06-2000

Episode 2 (Cool Change) Air Date: 10-13-2000

Episode 3 (Crate 'N Burial) Air Date: 10-20-2000

Episode 4 (Pledging Mr. Johnson) Air Date: 10-27-2000

Episode 5 (Friends & Lovers) Air Date: 11-03-2000

Episode 6 (Who Are You?) Air Date: 11-10-2000

Episode 7 (Blood Drops) Air Date: 11-17-2000

Episode 8 (Anonymous) Air Date: 11-24-2000

Episode 9 (Unfriendly Skies) Air Date: 12-08-2000

Episode 10 (Sex, Lies, and Larvae) Air Date: 12-22-2000

Episode 11 (I-15 Murders) Air Date: 01-12-2001

Episode 12 (Fahrenheit 932) Air Date: 02-01-2001

Episode 13 (Boom) Air Date: 02-08-2001

Episode 14 (To Halve and to Hold) Air Date: 02-15-2001

Episode 15 (Table Stakes) Air Date: 02-22-2001

Episode 16 (Too Tough to Die) Air Date: 03-01-2001

Episode 17 (Face Lift) Air Date: 03-08-2001

Episode 18 ($35K O.B.O.) Air Date: 03-29-2001

Episode 19 (Gentle, Gentle) Air Date: 04-12-2001

Episode 20 (Sounds of Silence) Air Date: 04-19-2001

Episode 21 (Justice is Served) Air Date: 04-26-2001

Episode 22 (Evaluation Day) Air Date: 05-10-2001

Episode 23 (The Strip Strangler) Air Date: 05-17-2001

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Law And Order Dvd Review

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Nominated for 52 Emmys since its 1990 premiere, including 11 for Outstanding Drama Series, Law & Order is one of the most popular television shows in modern day history. With an additional 4 Golden Globe nominations for Best TV Series (Drama), Law & Order is more than a TV show, it's a lucrative franchise for host network NBC, spawning popular spin-offs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and (the now cancelled) Law & Order: Trial By Jury (2005). Filmed on location in New York City, the show is the brainchild of creator Dick Wolf, a longtime writer for successful TV series such as Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice. With sixteen successful seasons already on the books, and more on the way, Law & Order remains one of the best drama series available on any network...

Law & Order centers around the New York City criminal justice system, where "the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups - the police who investigate crime, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders". The first half of each one-hour episode is dedicated to the initial revelation of a crime and the police investigation that subsequently takes place. This usually involves interviewing witnesses, following leads, testing evidence, and/or hammering out a confession. Once sufficient evidence has been gathered to charge a suspect, the remainder of the show revolves around the district attorney's office and their attempts to prosecute the offenders. Oftentimes, the audience will be witness to unexpected plot twists, unorthodox media-driven cases, or last minute, Perry Mason-like confessions or brokered deals. Given its long TV run, the cast of Law & Order has frequently changed over the years - with only a handful of characters experiencing lengthy runs, characters such as Det. Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), and EADA John "Jack" McCoy (Sam Waterston)...

The Law & Order DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the series premiere "Prescription for Death" in which a young woman turns up dead following a late-night visit to the emergency room. When her father claims negligence on behalf of the hospital, his accusations lead to an in-depth investigation that prompts detectives to believe that the attending physician was drunk at the time of treatment... Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Poison Ivy" in which the police shooting (and subsequent cover-up) of a black honors student amplifies the city's racial tensions, and "The Serpent's Tooth" in which two brothers become the prime suspects in the murder of their wealthy parents...

Below is a list of episodes included on the Law & Order (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Prescription for Death) Air Date: 09-13-1990

Episode 2 (Subterranean Homeboy Blues) Air Date: 09-20-1990

Episode 3 (The Reaper's Helper) Air Date: 10-04-1990

Episode 4 (Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die) Air Date: 10-11-1990

Episode 5 (Happily Ever After) Air Date: 10-23-1990

Episode 6 (Everybody's Favorite Bagman) Air Date: 10-30-1990

Episode 7 (By Hooker, By Crook) Air Date: 11-13-1990

Episode 8 (Poison Ivy) Air Date: 11-20-1990

Episode 9 (Indifference) Air Date: 11-27-1990

Episode 10 (Prisoner of Love) Air Date: 12-04-1990

Episode 11 (Out of the Half-Light) Air Date: 12-11-1990

Episode 12 (Life Choice) Air Date: 01-08-1991

Episode 13 (A Death in the Family) Air Date: 01-15-1991

Episode 14 (The Violence of Summer) Air Date: 02-05-1991

Episode 15 (The Torrents of Greed: Part 1) Air Date: 02-12-1991

Episode 16 (The Torrents of Greed: Part 2) Air Date: 02-19-1991

Episode 17 (Mushrooms) Air Date: 02-26-1991

Episode 18 (The Secret Sharers) Air Date: 03-12-1991

Episode 19 (The Serpent's Tooth) Air Date: 03-19-1991

Episode 20 (The Troubles) Air Date: 03-26-1991

Episode 21 (Sonata for a Solo Organ) Air Date: 04-02-1991

Episode 22 (The Blue Wall) Air Date: 06-09-1991

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