Mannix: Fifth Season
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What went on before in previous series was already pretty good most of the time, but this season really sees the show hitting its stride.
The plots are intelligent and sometimes interwoven so that there is more than one story involved in an episode, the characters even more developed and the action evenly laid on.
Mike Connors seems to be more at ease reprising the lead role, his secretary, Peggy (played by Gail Fisher) is given more screen time (and this does not always mean getting kidnapped as some other reviewers may allude), while the action is laid on impeccably with smarter than average criminals often giving Mannix a run for the money, pitting their wits against his intellectually as well as through the inevitable fisticuffs.
Setting all this off is the best rendition of the memorable theme by Lalo Schrifin and support music that would do credit to some big screen movies.
While resucing damsels in distress, dodging bullets and getting knocked out, Mannix still finds time to indulge in the finer things in life, seemingly changing from a '71 Cuda to a '72 midway through a case in the first episode on disc five!
If Hollywood ever decides to rejuvenate a past hit and reshoot a modern day edition, Mannix just cries out to be it.
In season 5 we are treated to a freshened opening, updated vehicles, Peggy loses the Simca finally, and much more thankfully of Ward Wood, Lt. Art Malcom. Having to piggy back on Cannon or Barnaby Jones for most of the season, cudos to the team at Mannix for putting the show in the top ten this season. Proves when an actor like Mike Connors, who was never caught up in the Hollywood whirl and Gail Fisher are allowed to thrive, anything is possible. And the writers gave us some incredible stories that season as well, along with fabulous guest stars all year long. So sad that television today is not anywhere near as entertaining or rewarding as Mannix and the original Hawaii Five-O were. I doubt there is a producer or writer out there that could give us the gut wrenching stories and make you have to watch it to the end, like they did on Mannix. I can'Mannix: Fifth Seasont wait for the release of season 5 and look forward to 6-8 !!!!! Better than anything on t.v. today...and that says something.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
And it's still great now that I'm well into my 50s. Grade A show!Published 1 month ago by jadesun33
This is one of my all time favorite shows. Mike Connors is tremendous! Terrific quality DVDs.Published 3 months ago by Gail Page
Loved this series when it was new and on TV in the 60's and 70's. The cars, and street scenes take us back to old Los Angeles, not to mention the Botany 500 suits and clothing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Moose
great series keeps you in suspense, good old fashioned suspensePublished 10 months ago by Douglas Scott
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