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The Glades - Season 1 [DVD] [NTSC] [2010]

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  • Actors: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall, Michelle Hurd
  • Format: Box set, NTSC, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan. 2013
  • Run Time: 565 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008OHCIT2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,309 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Enthralling mystery, compelling characters and wry humour are par for the course in this intriguing series. Matt Passmore stars as Jim Longworth, a no-nonsense Chicago detective who relocates to Florida anticipating plenty of sunshine, golf and easy living. What he finds, however, is a caseload swamped with murder. As the investigator relies on experience, instinct and forensic science to crack baffling cases, he pursues the affections of a pretty, quick-witted medical student. Join Jim and his investigative team in the sleepy resort town of Palm Glade, where the forecast is always sunny…with a chance of homicide.

Special Features:

  • Unaired deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Featurettes ("Sunshine State of Mind: Casting The Glades," "A Location for Murder: Filming in The Glades")
  • Director and cast commentaries ("Pilot," "Exposed")

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It might have been easy to classify The Glades in the dime-a-dozen category of quirky, dramedic cop shows about a fish-out-of-water detective cracking cases against a glossy South Florida backdrop. But The Glades has turned out to be a consistently charming, well-scripted, and excellently cast anomaly in the world of police procedurals by placing its emphasis on fun and funny, with an assortment of likable characters who are genuinely pleasant to spend time with. The setup has disgraced Chicago cop Jim Longworth landing feet first with a bemused attitude on the homicide squad of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE, a.k.a. State Police). Show creator Clifton Campbell chose a fictional setting called Palm Glades, where the glaring sunshine covers locations that range from places that resemble the swankest haunts of Miami Beach to the dankest hearts of Everglade swamps. Longworth is drawn with impeccable guile by the charming Australian actor Matt Passmore, who comes off as all-American through and through, with his twinkling eyes, cavernous dimples, and a pervading aura of irresistible cuteness and devilish charm. Passmore makes the show, but he gets plenty of help from a writing team that always gives him a quick quip and clever wink to match the sharp mind that caps his expert case-solving skills. The ensemble around him also gives the show much of its appeal, especially Kiele Sanchez as Callie, a local nurse and single mum who trades sparks with Jim while her husband is in the slammer. Neither one can really decide what they want their relationship to be (until the season finale, that is). Sanchez is enormously engaging, with a wit that matches Passmore's, and their scenes together have the breezy flow of improv as they bounce ripostes, endearments, sarcastic asides, and cautious flirtations against each other in a dance of comic sexual tension. Other regulars who add to the personal and professional camaraderie are Carlos Gómez as the medical examiner and Jim's foil/friend, Jordan Wall as a geeky, brilliant forensics intern, and Michelle Hurd as the homicide lieutenant who may be exasperated with Jim's playful manner, but appreciates his way of getting the job done.

The 13 episodes in this season-one set all follow pretty much the same formula. A body is discovered in some exotic location in the first scene, usually carrying signs of a grisly demise. They end with Jim tidily solving the puzzle for us and explaining his process to the killer in a denouement that also has a posse of FDLE backup poised to swoop in and snap on the cuffs (shades of Columbo). What keeps the stories from falling into the humdrum of mundane TV-ness is the terrific chemistry of the cast and plot arcs that hew to themes of Floridian lore, but always with a playful sense of spice. Episodes involve things like golf, alligators, golf, manatees, hurricanes, golf, NASA, treasure hunting, prostitution, smuggling, and golf. (Jim likes spending time on the links almost as much as he does chatting up babes and solving nice juicy murders.) In all, The Glades is a top-tier cop show, as satisfying as a powerful drive down a sun-drenched fairway. --Ted Fry

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the delivery after a few episodes just didn't match up. I haven't watched the entire Season 1, but that may have been because the dvd Amazon sent had 2 x Disc 3 and no Disc 4 - make sure you check what you're sent, I didn't bother until I got to the relevant episode! The Glades episode plots are fairly typical for a detective show, it isn't trying to break new ground, but I'd really been hoping for the biting wit and repartee the characters had been throwing about in the trailer, but I found the dialogue pretty flat in places and the characters a bit two dimensional... I think I've been spoiled with Breaking Bad and Hannibal, so my expectations for shows are that much higher now. Entertaining, but I'd only go back to it when I didn't have anything better to watch...
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This series is made by the same team that produces Burn Notice and airs on the Arts and Entertainment network on U.S. basic cable. It was originally slated to film and take place in the Tampa Bay metro area, but was moved four and a half hours South to Cocunut Grove, (Miami area), to be shot in the same convention center turned makeshift film studio used by Burn Notice, (Coconut Grove Convention Center).

It's about as fun to watch as Burn Notice, but it's more of a cop show than Burn Notices is. As a Floridian, it's nice to see a series that acuuratly reflects the landscapes and urban area of Florida, unlike C.S.I. Miami which is mostly filmed in Southern California. The mysteries are entertaining, and the story arc is engaging.

As someone who lives in the Tampa Bay metro area, I have to admit, it would have been cool for the series to continue here, not to mention the boost it would have given to our local economy. But, I've personally personally spent enough time in the Miami metro area to say that this program looks like what South Florida looks like.

If you like Burn Notice, you'll like this. If you are looking for a mellow slightly more realistic version of C.S.I. Miami, then check it out.
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By Jules TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 Mar. 2013
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Matt Passmore (McLeod's Daughters) stars as homicide detective Jim Longworth, whose issues with a fellow colleague in Chicago, landed him a big cash settlement as well as humiliation, finds himself relocating to the sunshine state of Florida to start fresh.

Overall the show is an interesting detective drama with a touch of humor, and given it's setting, comes about the right time as CSI Miami came to a finish, so if you liked the Florida-esque setting of CSI Miami this will sate your appetite. You'll also be pleased to hear that it is better than that show as well, while having some lighter coroner investigations similar to CSI, it has some very surprising outcomes with it's cases, sure some are easier to crack than others for us couch potato Colombo's, but some that even i had trouble solving & i watch a load of these shows that i usually know who the killer is within 5 minutes. Being a drama, the personal lives of the main characters also yield some interesting diversions in combination with the body count.

The acting is pretty good overall, Australian actor Matt Passmore's main character is a bit of an odd one, in that he isn't an overly likable person per se, he is a good detective, but a bit prickly with a rude & pushy attitude when going to any lengths to get the results, much to the dismay of his boss. Sort of a more rugged & unlikable chap, unlike fellow Aussie Simon Baker's alter ego Patrick Jane in The Mentalist.
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I really did not like this show, its superficial, the "main "character is to my opinion, shallow and superficial, the script is poor and on the whole, i could not persevere to watch more than 2 episodes, not to recommend !
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clever and well put together with a good story line
and great locations
will stand the test of time like columbo
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Commendable for its suppression of violence. I like it a lot: personable leads, interesting plots, and the Florida locale - with interesting wild life - an unusual plus (scripts with more of the latter would be interesting).
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Slow, predictable(out of the 13 episodes I had guessed 11 of them in the first 15 minutes), with a male lead who has zero charisma, and a delivery of his lines which is flat. The inevitable "romantic interest" is a nurse whose ne'er do well husband is in jail- cue long suffering single mother angst and rebellious brat son.
Yawn.
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I don't have satellite TV so am unable to pick up many US dramas, so I was thrilled to find this on Amazon.

I was confused in the title sequence, first of all. The lead character says he moved to Miama to 'Quebec' so I was confused for the first three title sequences as the drama unfolds in MIAMI - until I realised what I'd heard as 'Quebec' is actually 'kick back', then the penny dropped .......

Anyway, It's about a cop working in MIAMI who immediately falls for the first nurse he comes across (more on her later) whilst solving crimes in the area. It's beautifully shot (the drama, not the victim) and wonderfully acted by Matt Passmore as the cop in question - and indeed by the supporting actors who all give a very fine performance.

The one irritating note for me has to be the nurse (Calleigh) in question. Her husband is in jail and it's one of those 'she treats the main character (Jim) like dirt and he continually takes it, fawning after her like his life depended on it' whereas in reality no man would put up with such a 'pain' as her - he'd say "OK, got the message" and move onto another woman. This continues throughout the whole of Series One but they do 'get it on' at the end, only to met by ........ (well, I won't spoil it for you, but you can probably guess).

I can't stand this type of female character and I'm guessing it will continue into Series 2 and 3 which aren't available in the UK yet, but which I will definitely order. I have a feeling that 'Calleigh' and her child and husband will feature in the storyline for much of the time (and probably in dramatic form) but putting that aside, this series is highly recommended viewing.

I do like it that each episode is one, individual storyline so you can dip in and out at will and not lose the thread of the series.

A winner!
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