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After 11 successful seasons as one of the most watched programs in television history, Baywatch is now on DVD. Experience the syndicated series that launched the careers of Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Tracy Bingham. David Hasselhoff stars as Lt. Mitch Buchannon, supervisor of the worlds most beautiful lifeguard unit. Episodes in this set are from season 2: The One That Got Away, Money Honey, Fabulous Buchannon Boys, Point of Attack, Sandcastles, Thin or Die, The Trophy part 1, The Trophy part 2, If Looks Could Kill, Reunion, War of Nerves, Big Monday, Sea of Flames, Now Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale, The Chamber, Sharks Cove, Lost Treasure of Tower 12, The Big Spill, Game of Chance, Summer of '85. Bonus network episode: Panic at Malibu Pier (original series pilot).
Baywatch, television's most-famous "jiggle series" and by some counts the most-watched show around the world, did more for slow-motion beach joggers than anything since Chariots of Fire--just replace the British Olympic athletes with young women in high-cut red swimsuits who look like Playboy models. The premise of Baywatch is straightforward: a Los Angeles-based team of lifeguards saves swimmers and occasionally fights crime, led by beefcake Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff). And those Playboy models? Erika Eleniak turned a 1989 magazine spread into a role as lifeguard Shauni McClain for two-plus seasons alongside Billy Warlock's Eddie Kramer character (the actors themselves had a brief engagement), and most of the season's action revolved around the lives and loves of Mitch, Shauni, and Eddie. (The most famous Baywatch babe, Pamela Anderson, would arrive the following season.) When they weren't saving people on the beach, they were involved in movie shoots ("Money, Honey"), gang wars ("Point of Attack"), homeless girls ("Sandcastles") and stray pets ("Thin or Die"), a serious charge against Eddie ("The Trophy"), a Gilligan's Island hallucination ("Now, Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale"), and chemical dumping ("The Big Spill"). Hasselhoff's real-life wife, Pamela Bach, appears in a recurring role as reporter Kaye Morgan, Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Dream On) has a small role as Mitch's ex-wife, Gayle, and Tom McTigue plays lifeguard Harvey Miller.
Calling this set "season 1" is a misnomer. It's really the final 20 episodes of the second season (1991-92), which was the first season the series was in syndication after being dropped by NBC. (The first two episodes, the two parts of "Nightmare Bay," were previously released on DVD by another studio and are not included here.) In this season, Jeremy Jackson had replaced Brandon Call as Mitch's son, Hobie, and regular cast members Parker Stevenson (as Mitch's friend, Craig Pomeroy) and Shawn Weatherly (as lifeguard Jill Riley) were gone as well. However, the series pilot of the real season 1, called "Panic at Malibu Pier," is included as a bonus. Also, co-creators and executive producers Greg Bonann, Doug Schwartz, and Michael Berk discuss their favorite episodes from the second season in a 16-minute segment. Another drawback, however, is that much of the original music has been replaced, including "I'm Always Here," Jimi Jamison's theme song. --David Horiuchi
I find myself comparing Hasselhoff to Spongebob. Squared. But I kept watching.Published 21 days ago by Smartie
It's alright but it's so incomplete without the killer awesome original theme song "I'm Always There". It's dubbed with some second rate song. Read morePublished 1 month ago by materialgirl8707
Really didnt watch much Baywatch while twas on tv, so i figured id buy this, and twas actually fairly ok acting. Gotta luv Ericka and Jill. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Roadwarless
girl is like real, esp. sexy body with oil under sunshine.
But resolution is not as good as updated tv,
wish someone re-make baywatch again.
I wish they would release the real 1st season! Forget Hasselhoff! I want to see the episodes with Parker Stevenson.Published on July 6, 2013 by M. Johansen
I got this collection since I was an avid Baywatch fan as a child. The first season is not only a throw back, but made me wonder how far we have come in film and TV clarity. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by D. Freeman
This isn't the best season of Baywatch, but it is pretty good and I hope to see the rest of the seasons on DVD soon. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Rick Lane
Baywatch Season i and Season 2 are the same i need a return label to return Season 2. They have the same shows.Published on January 15, 2013 by M. Pollard