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Mile High: Season One


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Episodes: C+



Wow, this show was a heck of a ride!  For your viewing pleasure Mile High: Season One is now available on DVD.  The show that contains sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, full frontal nudity, piercing, royalty, cross dressers, adultery, and basically every other thing the Bible tells us not to do is on a nice, compact, Fresh 4-disc set.  The series Mile High takes audiences through the lives of eight very messed up individuals.  The main premise is there are eight individuals who spend their days and nights working for an airline, while trying to maximize the time they are having fun and getting laid.  There is Lehann who is hiding a child, Emma who married one man but is in love with another, John who only came back to mess with Emma, Janis a cold hard bitch with more issues than one can write, Will the boastful homosexual on board, Marco the ‘innocent’ new guy, the sex crazed Jason, and the all around falling apart girl K.C.


It is difficult to put into a nice package what this series is, when the series itself does not seem to know what it is going on.  Sometimes (like the season opener) you feel like you are watching a delightful comedy, but other times the storylines become so deep and convoluted audiences may think they are watching an episode of Law and Order: SVU.  The show is wacky.  The show is fun.  The show is all around interesting.  The eight individuals who work for Fresh Airlines are just a bunch of messed up sods, hoping to make it to tomorrow.  Viewing this series makes one wonder if they will even make it through the flight!?!


This 13 episode, 4-disc DVD set is not very impressive in its technical features.  The picture is presented in a compressed 1.33 X 1 Full Screen that often feels squashed and occasionally out of frame.  The picture is all around not great, the colors most of the time have a neon appearance that are distracting and too bright.  Also the picture never seems to be the clearest, being somewhat reminiscent of an analog VHS.  The sound is slightly better than the picture debacle in its Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, but even the sound has issues of sounding compressed and distant, which means forget about surrounds.  After watching almost 11 hours of these characters develop it would have been nice to see some commentaries and other extras, but sadly the 4-disc set contains none.


The show is a bit odd and off the wall, but come on they are British.  The crew of Fresh Air managed to keep this reviewer entertained; even though it was not always certain if the show was a comedy, drama, or something else all together.  Many of the characters will not be returning for a second season sadly, but be on the look out for your flying friends who are never afraid to tell you to “Piss Off!” when Season Two Volume 1 and Volume 2 are released simultaneously and we’ll cover them upon arrival.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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