Third Watch - The Complete First Season [DVD]
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The complete first season of the US drama series from the writers and directors of 'E.R.' The series focuses on the people who serve in the emergency services on the 'third watch'. Episodes comprise: 'Welcome To Camelot', 'Anywhere But Here', 'Patterns', 'Hell Is What You Make of It', 'Responsible Parties', 'Sunny Like Sunshine', 'Impulse', 'History of the World', 'Modern Designs For Better Living', 'Demolition Derby', 'Alone in a Crowd', 'Journey to the Himalayas', 'This Band of Brothers', '32 Bullets and a Broken Heart', 'Officer Involved', 'Nature or Nurture', 'Ohio', 'Men', 'Spring Forward Fall Back', 'A Thousand Points of Light', 'Just Another Night at the Opera' and 'Young Men and Fire'.
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Each episode provides much food for thought and is completely involving - viewers destined for laughter, tears, at times unbearable tension and the occasional very real shock. Here there is no such thing as an ordinary day, especially with so many guns around.
Characters forever surprise, showing unexpected aspects. At first Bosco seems just a "Jack the Lad" - ultra right wing, homophobic, but revelations about his childhood increase understanding and there are many instances of a more caring side. Yokas, a thoroughly dependable cop, at one point is goaded beyond endurance and deals devastatingly with a jeering gang leader. We grow to care what happens to them - and to Doc, Kim, Bobby, Jimmy, Carlos. The relationship between new recruit Ty Davis and veteran Sully is of special interest - Ty the son of Sully's former partner, shot dead in front of him ten years earlier. Nobody thought Ty would last but he emerges all the stronger. In a way, so do we.
Episode 17 deserves special mention - for once, no frenetic activity. The crews are on standby as Presidential hopefuls debate. They reflect on callouts never to be forgotten, politics, religion, the death penalty. Here is a script to treasure. Absolutely superb (as they all are actually).
This is television of a very high order - unsurprisingly as it comes from the creators of "The West Wing" and "ER". What DOES surprise, and greatly sadden, is that it was never given a prime viewing spot over here.
Thank you, Amazon reviewers. Your wholehearted praise alerted me to a series I would otherwise have missed.
Moving on to the future of the programme,for those of you who don't know it was shown on tv, in a silly time slot for 5 series, and then it stopped. Lots of episodes were cut because of the content. I think it began in 1999/2000, but has only just come out on dvd. I believe there was a problem getting copyrights over the music/soundtrack,and thats another thing, the music is really good.What i will say to those of you who have bought series one, or who are considering it, is it just keeps getting better.The characters really develop and the story lines get better and more hard hitting.I think later on in another series, there is a special episode relating to 9/11.
Needless to say i think this is brilliant, the packaging is also good and a little different to other box sets, as each disc comes in its own case.So what are you waiting for, give this a try.I think you will love it!
Only one negative note - why are we not able to purchase a box set of all 6 series as available in USA?
Great characters and great actors, Molly Price and Jason Wiles are real standouts. You'll also see Kim Raver from '24' and Eddie Cibrian from 'Invasion'. Really, this is a fantastic, gritty, powerful TV series.
I was please to note that many of the production/writing team from ER were involved in the show. Combining the three parts of the NY emergency services into one idea showed inspiration, and it is admirable that no one service is neglected in order to concentrate overly on another. The humour is plentiful, as is the engaging American ability not to take themselves too seriously. I consider the writing on the show sustains the pedigree of its peers.
I hope that the remaining series will be released soon. It would be a shame to miss the other 5 boxsets when the other reviewers are enthusiastic about the continuing quality of Third Watch. Enjoy - I'm confident you'll be a fan from the first siren.
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