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Just Shoot Me - The Complete Third Season (1998 9/Sony DVD)

 

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

 

 

When Just Shoot Me first turned up on TV, I was surprised how sharp, smart and rich the first few episodes of the show were. It was some of the best U.S. sitcom TV in years, then the show got silly and surprise, it became a hit. By the time of its third season, it was like any other dumbed-down sitcom; a money machine for increasingly bad TV ads with no memorability and it is a shame.

 

The original cast including Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Wendie Malick and David Spade are still here, but what are they really doing? It is not being very funny and being mildly cute and unfunny is not the same thing. Spade is especially flat and dull by this time to the point that you wonder why he is not yawning or walking off the set. At least this stops him from making more bad feature films. All 25 lame half-hours are here on 3 DVDs.

 

The 1.33 X 1 image is one of the last sitcoms in the old block-style old-picture tube shape and it is softer here than such a relatively recent production should be, including dull colors throughout. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo claims Pro Logic-type surrounds on the back of the case, but they are as weak as the picture. There are no extras.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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