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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order - The Unifying Force by James Luceno
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The New Jedi Order series comprises 19 books published over 5 years. It concerns the invasion of the 'galaxy far, far away' by the Yuuzhan Vong, extragalactic aliens who seemingly have no connection to the Force.
The series showed a grittier side to Star Wars, and even killed off some major characters along the way.
The quality of the books wavered over the years, in my view. The five hardcovers that chart the main events in the story have been very strong. The Unifying Force is the best of these, and a real payoff after 18 books of build-up.
The book showcases the thrilling climactic confrontation between the Galactic Alliance and the Yuuzhan Vong. Beginning with an exciting… Read more
Alias: Complete Season 2 [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jennifer Garner
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Alias Season 2 is, in my honest opinion, the greatest year of television ever made.
It is a bad idea to try watch Season 2 without having first seen the first year - although on its own it is outstanding, you need to have followed the story right from its inception.
In Alias Season 2, Jennifer Garner's character Sydney Bristow continues the dangerous task of bringing down SD-6, the rogue espionage group headed up by Arvin Sloane (played by the genius Ron Rifkin). This year she has far more to deal with, primarily stemming from the re-emergence of her ex-KGB agent mother, Irina Derevko (Lena Olin). The family unit formed of Sydney, Irina and Sydney's father Jack is one of the most… Read more
The West Wing - Complete Seasons 1 and 2 [DVD] [20&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Sheen
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
If there are three things that a film or television show really depends on to shine, it's writing, directing and acting. The West Wing is probably the best written show on TV, and the other two of those key features are utterly fantastic too.
I bought Complete Seasons 1 & 2 because it was very cheap (34:99). I'd never seen the show before. But I'm extremely glad I have done now.
The first thing that strikes you about the show is how interesting the characters are. The dialogue is as sharp as, well, a really really sharp blade. The story arcs range from whimsical to heavy and issue-laden. There is a lot of politics in the show, but written well enough not to bore those who despise… Read more