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Pan Am - Season 1 [DVD]
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2013
My boyfriend and I both enjoyed this show. It is a real shame it has been axed after series 2. It is well produced fun tv which moves at a good pace and keeps you interested. The characters are all believable and develop throughout the 2 series. The storylines are good and you really start to care what happens to them. The spying storyline is particularly good. I used to really look forward to the next epiosode when this was shown on the tv. I would thoroughly recommend this to all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2014
My mum loved this for her Birthday
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2014
Great item, right price too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2014
It's a bold statement, but without Pan Am there would be no Virgin Atlantic - or at least no Virgin Atlantic as portrayed in the company's high-gloss, aspirational TV ad campaign. The airline became synonymous with the dawn of the jet-set in the 50s and 60s, its fleet of state-of-the-art Boeing 707s the ultimate in mile-high comfort and the stewardesses the 'it' girls who regularly graced the covers of Time and Newsweek.

It's all a far cry from the fake-tanned, fake-grinned Oompa-Loompas who populate the cabins of the world's low-cost airlines these days, but Pan American was the standard bearer in the early years of commercial air travel - and this TV drama, which inexplicably failed to gather sufficient audience momentum to convince American network ABC to commission a second series, is an homage to the golden era of flight which spreads a sheen of rose-tinted gloss and ratchets up the feel-good factor.

It charts the lives, loves and intrigue of one intercontinental crew through the prism of the 1960s. From the bad-girl-made-good Maggie (Christina Ricci) to the multi-lingual and soon-to-be-recruited-by-the-CIA Kate Cameron, the star-crossed Collete and pilot Dean, the series was based on real-life (albeit heavily dramatised) experiences of former Pan Am stewardess Nancy Hult Ganis, who created the show.

There is little in-flight action (with the exception of Episode 8 - Unscheduled Departure in which the crew is forced to make an emergency landing in the dangerous city of Port Au Prince) with most of the drama unfolding on the ground. From spurned lovers bent on revenge to political intrigue in Moscow, the series uses exotic locations and points of reference to 1960s global news and current affairs around which to build its storylines.

It's an accomplished piece of drama with a strong cast, well-constructed plots and dialogue and a nice mix of romance, action and comedy.

It gets four stars rather than five because good as it is, it isn't quite exceptional.

Hopefully, one day, a TV network will have the courage to resurrect it.
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on 9 April 2013
really enjoyed watching each single episodes.
its a nice story - pitty they stopped it
would recommend to buy this
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on 9 January 2014
great series sorry they didn't make a second series. glad to have it. quite historical and fun. enjoyed it a lot
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on 13 July 2015
Fantastic series. Really sad there isn't going to be another series. Brilliant from start to finish.
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on 19 July 2015
Loved this show - Amazon please BRING IT BACK for another season!!! Cant believe it was axed!!!
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on 24 December 2014
Love this TV show.the order of the episode made me confused at first..and arrived as estimated.
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on 30 March 2015
really enjoyable series;shame its not to continue,had great possibilities with story lines.:(
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