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The Loop: Season One


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Episodes: B-



Sex, partying, and airplanes; what could be better?  A new series from Fox, The Loop: Season One, has just been released on DVD.  The series stars Brett Harrison as Sam Sullivan the youngest executive at a major airline, who is in a constant struggle of balancing work and play.  The series also stars Phillip Baker Hall as Sam’s tough as nails boss and Amanda Loncar, Sarah Mason, and Eric Olsen as his group of bumbling friends.  While Sam wonders how he is going to get through the work day. His friends are wondering why he is not there to party.


Sam is an all around nice guy who tries to make everyone happy, but often finds himself in awkward and unpredictable situations.  From waking up in Mexico hung-over too ‘breaking’ his penis on a gyro vendor’s cart, Sam has had it all happen but still manages to get all of his work done.  This show is simply hilarious and manages to capture audiences from beginning to end.  The show’s characters all contribute their own flair to the series and all are vital to the plot.  The Loop is clever, well thought out, and never fails to please.  The show will go far if fox gives it a bigger chance.


The technical aspects of this seven-episode, single DVD release of the First Season are nice.  The picture is presented in the natural choice of a 1.78 X 1 Anamorphic Widescreen.  The picture is crisp and clear but there are a few color issues that need touching up.  The sound is equally as nice in its 5.0 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, lacking bass as the number shows.  The extras are not very impressive only offering fans a simple “Thesis: Work vs. Play Featurette.”  Overall, this DVD is a nicely presented first season.


With actors like Mimi Rogers, playing a seductive/horny Airline VP, the show remains interesting and hilarious.  The Second Season premiers in June of 2007, so stay in the loop and watch this innovative series.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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