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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.

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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.

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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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Magnum P.I. Season 4 DVD Review

Fans were devastated and there was an outpouring of support when CBS cancelled Magnum P.I. after season 4. Thankfully, NBC picked it up for TWO seasons shortly after. But if you haven’t seen season 4 yet, now’s your chance, since it just came out on DVD on September 13. You have plenty of time to catch up since season 5’s premiere date is yet unknown—although they’ve just begun filming, so…

In season 4, Thomas Magnum takes on exciting new cases with his partner, Juliet Higgins and friend Rick and TC. Whether it’s aiding a judge who’s been blackmailed, investigating a triple homicide, or finding an antidote before time runs out, Magnum and his team are on the case!

The 5-disc set includes all 20 episodes, including deleted scenes for SIX of them, plus an always-fun gag reel.

Don’t miss your chance to catch up before season 5! Magnum P.I. Season 4 DVD


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Blue Bloods: The Twelfth Season DVD Review

The Blue Bloods: The Twelfth Season DVD was released on August 30. The five-disc collection includes every action-packed episode along with exclusive bonus features from the latest season, including cast interviews, deleted scenes and more.

This is an incredibly dependable show. You know what you’re going to get—the good guys are the good guys. There’s no real conspiracy theories or wishy-washy characters who you aren’t sure if you can/should root for or not. It’s one of the best parts about the series, in my opinion. This season, Danny seeks the help of Maggie Gibson, a psychic medium, during his investigation into the tragic murder of a two-year-old boy, while Frank finds himself at odds with the mayor over how to protect the city after a recent uptick in crime. Also, Jamie and Eddie defend Officer Witten when she receives departmental and public backlash for pulling her gun on an unarmed man during an arrest at a local deli, and Erin investigates a murder case from 1993, in which the sole witness was her boss, DA Kimberly Crawford, who was 13 years old at the time of the crime.

The 5-disc DVD collection includes all 20 episodes plus deleted scenes, a gag reel (my favorite!), and three featurettes:

My Best Friend – In season 5, Steve Schirripa joined the cast as Detective Anthony Abetemarco. Since then, Anthony and Erin (Bridget Moynahan) have become unlikely best friends. In this featurette, Steve, Bridget, and the writers discuss Anthony and the special relationship between the two characters.

Directed by Bridget Moynahan – Bridget made her directorial debut this season with episode 1217, “Hidden Motives.” She talks about her decision and experience being behind the camera, and we hear from the cast and crew about her efforts.

The Story of the Reagans: Season 12 – Twelve seasons in, and we are still learning more about the Reagan family. In this featurette, the cast and producers talk about the individual journeys of the beloved family.

Don’t miss this chance to take home your copy of a fun show for the whole family! Blue Bloods Season 12 DVD


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