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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2006
This series is a lot of fun. Some of the drama may have been contrived, but you can still tell when the girls get mad, or for that matter, drunk. And there's a heck of a lot more personality to these characters than on any other show.

The bouts might even be more intense on film than they are in person, which is saying something.

Spike TV or some other network needs to pick this show up and make new episodes.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I was hooked. This set makes for a nice marathon to watch on some stormy or sickly weekend when there's no reason to go out. Personally, one reason I really dug it was that Lux resembles an old girlfriend that got away. Much of this series seems to take place from her point of view as there is always one camera on her. Even as a spectator in matches where she isn't skating, no incident goes by without a shot of her reaction. At times, this gets to be too much. And who in that league really cares about who wins Best Couple? Is this for the yearbook? There is also so much of Lunatic that I have to wonder why she isn't shown in the credits as more of a key character. It seems that the players who are the most negative or least well-adjusted didn't get marquee treatment despite a lot of screen time. Ex: Hades Lady who is unpopular because of her strict enforcement of rules. Also, watch for the jammer from the visiting Arizona team that looks like a sturdy version of Ellen Paige (Juno).

My favorite moments from the series had to be the night that the Thunderdome was packed and there was a big rainstorm outside the open hanger doors. I also dug the introduction of the old timer known as Ann Calvello. She was a very fun personality that looked ready to strap 'em on one more time. The announcers seemed have trouble creating variations of the old cliche: "like a hot knife through butter". Again, I'm going to notice editing issues astutely as I watched all the episodes in less than 4 days. I was also surprised at the number of middle fingers flinging around. Especially from Sister Mary Jane who is a teacher. The bouts here in Cleveland are edgy but half the audience is families. I've not seen a bird yet.

There's also a preview at the end of disc 2 (Punky Needs a Life episode) that clearly shows Lux and Frankie skinny dipping before or after their Orange Art Gallery show preparation. However, the first episode on disc 3 does not contain this scene. I took a day off from work to search for it. Just kidding about the time off.

The level of violence seemed to increase as the series wore on. It's also apparent that to date a roller girl is to date 2 women, not one. Each of them has an alter-ego who may linger for days after a big win. Flexible and supportive men should only apply :)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ok so the rest of the world got a little taste of what Austin does best. Austinites got to see the whole thing unfold which is really awesome getting some background on the bouts that we saw and some recap on the ones that we may have missed. For those of you who want more of TXRD action you should check out the website at TXRD.com. You can also order DVD's of the most recent season at [...] Maybe you can get some sort of an update on whats up in ATX.
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on December 14, 2014
No not at all I was expecting the old roller derby races like we saw on television in the 70's
This is also a gift and that is what the person I got it for was wanting. A great disappointment for
them as well. I'm sorry but I have to b honest.
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on March 20, 2015
I do roller derby so I got totally sucked into this series, I had to stop myself from watching it all in one weekend because I knew this was the only season to watch.... I wish they would have kept the series going.
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on October 22, 2014
i thought it was damn good
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 29, 2012
I must admit, I really enjoyed this. At first, it was a bit cheesy, but it quickly became addictive. I wish there was more than one season. I would have liked to have seen more skating and what goes on in training (there is bout footage, but it is edited so you only get to see snippets), but overall found it very enjoyable.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2009
The item was brand new and still in the shrink wrap. I thought I was buying a used item and was pleasantly surprised to see it had never been opened.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I greatly enjoyed the Rollergirls Series, all of these girls are amazing atheletes and the A&E glimpse into the everyday life of being part of a top Roller Derby Team is outstanding. The situations and friendships of each player takes the viewer in and makes you feel like you are part of it even if you've never watched Roller Derby before. If you like live in your face action, drama that takes you in, and some of the most amazing women on wheels then Rollergirls is a must have!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2013
Good condition! I watched the whole season in two days! The CDs had no scratched on them. Very happy with my season 1.
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