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Walker Season Two DVD Review

Jared Padalecki returned to his lead role as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker on Walker season two on DVD in early October, just before season three premiered on The CW. Picking up three months after the jaw-dropping season one finale, the show follows Walker as he’s reintegrated back into his role on his family’s ranch. Although life seems to be getting back to normal, things quickly take a turn when a family from Walker’s past returns to live in the vacant ranch next door. From Travis County’s newest district attorney Denise Davidson (Amara Zaragoza) and her shady, short-fused husband Dan Davidson (Dave Annable) to Walker’s childhood love Gale Davidson (Paula Marshall), these new neighbors ignite years of trauma from Walker’s childhood.

Walker: Season Two also stars Lindsey Morgan, as well as Keegan Allen, Molly Hagan, Kale Culley, Violet Brinson, Mitch Pileggi, Ashley Perez, Jeff Pierre, & Odette Annable.

The five-disc collection includes all 20 episodes, plus an exclusive gag reel and eight never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Be sure to take home Walker: Season Two on DVD now from Amazon.

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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 DVD Review

Yes, I’m back with another in the NCIS franchise. This time, I was thrilled to rewatch NCIS: LA (Los Angeles) season 13, just in time for season 14’s premiere in early October.

The five-disc collection includes every action-packed episode from the latest season, as well as exclusive special features, including the 300th episode celebration.

The jaw-dropping season kicks off as the LA division of NCIS continues to apprehend the dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to the nation’s security. Meanwhile, Special Agent G. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) makes it his mission to hunt down Katya after his discovery of her use of deep fakes, which puts them all at risk. The NCIS team works together to make ends meet, leaving everyone on edge who will be the next to fall into one of Katya’s elusive traps.

The season 13 DVD includes deleted/extended scenes, my favorite the gag reel, and three great special features:

Lucky Number 13
This year, the NCIS: Los Angeles team finds themselves in the midst of intrigue and surprises. From dealing with Russian spies and the mysterious past of one of the team, this season is filled with suspense. This year also deals with important social issues, including adoption, hate crimes, and racial prejudice. The cast and producers provide candid insight into this unforgettable season.

Welcome Aboard, Admiral
Although he had appeared on several episodes in past seasons, this year, Gerald McRaney has become a series regular. In this amusing and perceptive interview, Mr. McRaney discusses why he decided to take on the role of Admiral Kilbride full time and why NCIS: Los Angeles is different from other television series he has been a part of in the past. The cast and producers also weigh in as to the addition of this gifted and talented actor.

300 And Counting
Few series can lay claim to having filmed 300 episodes and continue to be one of the top-rated shows on television. As NCIS: Los Angeles celebrates this milestone, we hear from the cast and producers about the success and the history behind this well-loved series.

Season 14 started October 9, but you can still rewatch season 13 now with the DVD from Amazon.
 

 

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NCIS: Hawai’i Season 1 DVD Review

Like SEAL Team, I’m a big fan of the NCIS franchise, and I was pleased when the newest, NCIS: Hawai’i premiered last season. Vanessa Lachey stars as Jane Tennant, the first female Special Agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, who has thrived and risen through the ranks by equal parts confidence and strategy in a system that has pushed back on her every step of the way. Her team is a skilled mix of mainland transplants and includes field agents Kai Holman (Alex Tarrant), Jesse Boone (Noah Mills), and Lucy Tara (Yasmine Al-Bustami), as well as tech specialist Ernie Malik (Jason Antoon). Together, they balance duty to family and country, while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the sun-drenched island paradise itself. FBI Agent Kate Whistler (Tori Anderson) and Jane’s son Alex (Kian Talan) also play prominently throughout the season.

The DVD includes both parts of a special crossover, beginning with “Starting Over” in NCIS and concluding with “T’N’T” in NCIS: Hawai’i, where guest stars Wilmer Valderrama and Katrina Law pay a visit to Hawai’i.

The action-packed DVD includes all 22 episodes, a gag reel (yay!), deleted/extended scenes, and 4 featurettes:

Ohana: Celebrating Season 1
A fascinating peek into the world of making a television series in paradise, alongside front-row access as the traditional Hawaiian blessing is given to the series, the featurette provides an insider’s look at the show. The cast and producers talk about how the series came together, searching for the cast, and how it stands out from other shows in the NCIS franchise.

Island Wear
Costume Designer Luke Reichle provides a remarkable tour of the costume department, filled with a variety of styles, from traditional Hawaiian clothing to police and military wear and modern wardrobe. The behind-the-curtain view also follows Reichle as he explains how each actors’ outfits establish their on-screen personalities.

Creating Paradise
Join Production Designer Andrew Bernard and Set Decorator Carrie Stewart as they discuss creating the memorable sets for the show with the help of their staff and producers.

Torres and Tennant
Everyone loves a good story, especially when it brings together the characters from two hit series, like NCIS & NCIS: Hawai’i. Further explore the major crossover event where Nick Torres and Jessica Knight find themselves in Hawai’i helping Jane Tennent and her team solve an unsolved crime.

Season 2 recently started, so you don’t have any time to waste in catching up on season 1 now on Amazon.
 

 

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SEAL Team Season Five DVD Review

If you’ve been on this site at all, you know that SEAL Team is one of my favorite shows of all-time. So when I was lucky enough to get my hands on the DVD for season five, you better believe I binge-watched the heck out of it. Season five was different from the previous four seasons, in that after the first four episodes on the original network, CBS, the show moved to Paramount+. Aside from having fewer episodes, which stinks, it gave the writers a little bit more freedom, and I know fans were grateful because it meant the show continued, rather than getting canceled.

Regardless of the shortened season, there was plenty of action. During an op, after a mistake made by Jason due to his memory issues, the team all ended up in the hospital, lucky to be alive and relatively unharmed. They traveled from South Africa to Venezuela to Afghanistan to New York City (which was for their 9/11 episode, one of the most emotional episodes to date!). And there was so much character growth. Sonny had a baby. Clay and Stella got pregnant, married, and nearly lost their son but ended up being able to take him home. Jason and Ray continued to deal with Jason’s TBI and Ray’s PTSD, both on a positive trajectory throughout the season. Clay’s dad told him he had cancer, and the two of them were finally able to make some peace. But the biggest, scariest episode yet was the season finale, when the team was ambushed in Mali and set the course for a huge change for season six.

The 4-disc DVD includes Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel (always my favorite), as well as four featurettes:

Bravo Team: Operation Season 5
SEAL Team’s cast and producers provide an inside look at the making of the series’ fifth season with a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of Bravo Team. Fans will uncover the challenges faced by both the producers and actors as they created both authentic-looking battles and compelling stories.

From the Ground Up
Production Designer Stuart Blatt walks fans through SEAL Team’s most detailed and comprehensive sets, showcasing the “coffee factory safehouse,” a two-story backdrop that serves the “team” for several episodes in the fifth season.

Bravo One Behind the Camera
SEAL Team star, executive producer, and season five director David Boreanaz sits down to discuss his love for directing with a behind-the-camera interview that dives into his unique approach for his season five episode.

Uncaging the Seals
Having appeared on the SEAL Team series from the very beginning, actor Just Melnick (Brock) knows his way around the SEAL Team stages. In this exclusive featurette, Justin gives fans an inside look at the SEALs’ cages containing props and personal props for each team member.

Season 6 started a few weeks ago, but if you didn’t follow the show over to Paramount+, now’s your chance to catch up with last season. You can get it on Amazon.
 

 

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The Equalizer Season 2 DVD Review

Season 2 of The Equalizer was just released September 20, to the delight of fans. In season 2, Robyn McCall is reeling from the fallout of Delilah’s discovery that her mother is “The Equalizer.” While McCall struggles to reconnect with Delilah, she is dismayed to learn that her vigilante profile is growing exponentially online.

Just as McCall considers ending her work at The Equalizer due to the social chatter and the district attorney’s commitment to bringing her to justice, she takes on an unexpected client: Detective Marcus Dante. Dante approaches McCall to help him find a highly tactical and untraceable group of bank robbers who killed and injured multiple police officers in a recent bank heist. Together, they attempt to run down the criminals and are shocked when their investigation leads them to the highest levels of US intelligence and American politics.

This 4-disc collection includes all 18 episodes, along with exclusive deleted scenes and (my favorite) gag reel.

Be sure to get the season 4 DVD now so you can rewatch your favorite episodes! The Equalizer Season 2 DVD
 

 

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