New Tricks - Season Five (2008/Acorn Media DVD Set)
C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C+
Sandra Pullman leads the cold case unit, retired policemen to solve cases that
have been long forgotten or given up by the local metropolitan police. Looked down by their peers and superiors these
old dogs show they maybe slower, but their minds aren't, that when it comes to
the past their memories are better than anyone else. They still have a
trick or two up their sleeves in yet another season of New Tricks, now reaching Season
In this season everything comes to a boil, it might be the end of the unsolved
crimes unit. After the trial of Jack's
wife's murder, Jack may have permanently walked away from the team. Brian hides his alcoholic problems from the
group, Gerry must face the truth with his daughter, and Sandra finally find
some clues to what happened to her father and why he was thrown from the
force. Each one of the unit
members has to deal with their own personal demons. Not to mention their unit is threatened
to be shut down if they do not solve a case soon...
If you like murder and mystery with British accents with a bit a humor then
look no further. A bunch of retired
coppers, showing up like tired old dogs are on the scent when the trail has
gone cold. All the cases have long been
over, the only way they can solve these old cases are to find the clues
the original team might have missed. However
what is maybe even more interesting is not as much as the weird cases they receive,
but the characters own personal drama of their lives.
Spare Parts - A dead girl's father is
dead, but over her donated organs, why would someone kill the father
of her organs that saved lives? Jack
case goes on trial; unfortunately he fights a crooked lawyer.
Final Curtain Call - A murder happens
on stage with a loaded gun prop, but who is the real guilty party when all the
suspects are professional actors and liars?
A Face for the Radio - A burned down
radio station is considered murder when a body is found, but the truth is far
uglier, that they were covering up something... show biz ain't pretty.
Loyalties & Royalties - A old
rock and roll band is being invested when a legend is found penniless after his
death, who stole his royalties and his songs? The band is brought back together for one last
Couldn't Organize One - This is a
case that the boys like, murder in a beer factory. Perk - all the beer they can drink.
Magic Majestic - The team
investigates a murder between a magician and his victim, can you hypnotize
someone too commit murder without knowing it?
Communal Living - In a perfect hippie
society everyone lives in harmony, but when a body is linked to the community,
what secrets does it hide?
Mad Dogs - Murder is suspected in the
military and the plot thickens when it is linked to some government drug
experimentation on soldier. MI5 is in the way, hiding or destroying all the
sound are a little weaker this time versus our coverage of the Season Three set at this link:
are again no extras.
- Ricky Chiang