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Samantha Who? Ė The Complete First Season (ABC/Disney DVD)

 

Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C-†††† Episodes: C-

 

 

Christina Applegate has been through hell and more in her private life while her career has held together since the overrated Married, With Children launched her into stardom.She has proved herself a comic talent beyond the show in films like the middling Anchorman and a share in a famous spoof Cherís hit infomercial for Laurie Davis hair products.Now comes Samantha Who?

 

In it, she plays a working class gal who has lost her memory and has to recover from the loss while dealing with her overbearing mother (Jean Smart) and a generally dysfunctional group of family and friends who make her wonder if she is better off forgetting.Unfortunately, this is a one-joke show with no room for growth, coasting in her star appeal and one that becomes very thin by the end of the pilot.Co-stars Jennifer Esposito and Kevin Dunn help, but this is awkward and the fact she is returning to shoot the show after surgery should make the second season odd.In the meantime, you can examine The Complete First Season yourself.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 has motion blur throughout, is typical of the flat HD sitcom look that is annoying and makes al the shows and scenes look the same too much, too often.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has dialogue limits and the soundfield is awkward as a result.Extras include deleted scenes, audio commentary on select shows, deleted scenes that donít help much and Samís Survival Guide booklet inside the DVD case.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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