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Shark - Season One (2007)

James Woods  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Woods
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Run Time: 962 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TM1CL0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,381 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Shark - Season One" on IMDb

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James Woods, Jeri Ryan. High-priced L.A. defense attorney, Sebastian Stark, has had enough!-enough of getting not guilty" verdicts for guilty clients who then go out and commit the same horrific crimes again. After a self-evaluation that led to his seclusion, the mayor convinces him to resurface as a district attorney and use his talent to put away the scumbags instead of getting them off. 23 episodes on 6 DVDs. 2006/color/21 hrs., 40 min/NR/widescreen.

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me glued to the TV in 2007! April 15, 2008
Format:DVD
I've always respected James Woods as an actor. I've always thought of him as unique. He has a very unique image, has a very unique style and his choice of roles over the years have, I've always felt, marked him out as, well, unique. "Ghosts of Mississippi", "True Crime", "Any Given Sunday". Even his appearance on "ER" a few seasons ago. Whether the role has been big or small, on the big screen or small, my opinion is that he's always played very interesting characters.

Once seen, Woods is very difficult to forget.

Still, as much as I love me some legal drama, when I first heard about this TV series in 2006 a part of me thought - very snobbishly, I admit - that Woods' decision to do a TV series was a sign of his career as a movie actor being on the wane. I thought it would feel tired and desperate. As a consequence, even though I'd heard that the pilot was directed by Spike Lee, I didn't tune in to watch the series when it premiered here. Big mistake.

I caught it around four or five episodes in - I was channel surfing and something - or someone - caught my eye. It could've been Henry Simmons. Whatever or whoever, after just a few minutes I was hooked.

This fast-paced series has everything I love in a crime/courtroom drama. Woods, as LA maverick, über-prosecutor with a conscience Sebastian Stark, (who's just "hopped the fence" from the other side, i.e. defending criminals, by the way), is fast-talking, fast-thinking and is as slick as a pool of oil - but in a good way.

The urban mayhem and legal wrangling were right up my street but I was also immediately drawn in by the underlying storyline involving Stark and his teenage daughter Julie, played by Danielle Panabaker.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic And Heartwarming October 10, 2008
Format:DVD
Loved "Shark"! CBS--YOU SUCK--not only did you cancel "Moonlight" you canceled "Shark". What were you thinking--never mind, you obviously don't think.

"Shark" was so entertaining and James Wood made it a hit--he has a strength few actors have and an heir of warmth! Got bless you James Wood, you are a fantastic actor!!! The public wants "Shark" back. Now CBS has totally bored me by cutting their best--new management is definitely needed there.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woods is a Shark October 2, 2007
Format:DVD
Shark is a modern day throwback to classic Perry Mason Perry Mason - Season 2, Vol. 1 with a twist. Woods brings a wiley attorney who after defending the bad guys who really did do the crimes, he starts to work as prosecutor instead of defense attorney

He has all the hockum the modern day Mason would have. A courtroom in his basement to have him and his team to practice it. Think of the X-Men's DANGER ROOM for attorneys. A sexy boss (Jerri Ryan) who always try to put him, down and he rises above her. A team of lawyers who all seem wet behind the ears.

This show and Boston Legal are better than any Law & Order show. It does not need ripped from the headline cases to make this interesting. It just makes you watch

One side note, Wood's Stark character is saddled with a teenage daughter. so beyond the legal work, you also have Bachelor Father thrown in for good measure. This sometimes takes away from the case at hand, but it is a nice touch

This show is taylor made for the talents of Woods. Someone should have given him a TV vehicle long ago..THANK GOD, someone did this time! it is good Television, better than most reality programing. A show with a brain, cuz a mind is a terrible thing to waste!

Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shark: Season 1--Was Woods Born For This? January 24, 2008
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About 20 years ago, I was working for the City of Oakland. While I was there, James Woods was shooting "True Believer"--the semi-biographical story of the San Francisco "hippie" attorney, Tony Serra. In watching how he handled the role--going with the ponytail hairpiece to affect Serra's hairstyle, and his incredible energy--I came to a realization that Woods LOVES doing larger than life personalities. It's been fascinating to think that he's done real-life lawyers some would think at opposite ends of the spectrum--Serra and the infamous Roy Cohn--along with some of his other characters (Ned Trent from "The Specialist").
This leads to "Shark", and a role that Woods fits almost too perfectly. We all know the premise--high-priced, highly successful defense attorney gets client acquitted, client murders wife and expects defense attorney to work his magic; defense attorney gets reality check, gets offered job in the Los Angeles District Attorney's office heading up a High Profile Crimes Unit, and lawyer proceeds to go legally medieval on criminals. All this while suddenly learning to live with a 17-year old daughter he really hadn't had a hand in raising.
This is a series that can't be pulled off unless you have a lead actor who can play an over-the-top character--at times, bordering on unsympathetic because of his ego and tactics--with a tremendous energy and humor. That is why James Woods' Sebastian Stark is the center of this series' universe...and it's a pretty good universe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best show on television
Best show on television!
Published 23 days ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipper
Love it
Published 24 days ago by Marilee J
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked Shark
I love Shark. I was sad when they cancelled it. I like the story lines for the most part. Except the religious undertones and the off putting side stories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Annette
5.0 out of 5 stars but I really liked it when it was on TV
I haven't watched Shark yet, but I really liked it when it was on TV. Wish they hadn't canceled.
Published 1 month ago by Judy A. Rogers
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This show is a little quirky. It's not exciting. It's not fun, and there's nothing to really write home about. I don't recommend purchasing it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jay
4.0 out of 5 stars i want to see season 2 of shark but you ...
i want to see season 2 of shark but you don't have it on dvd so i can watch it on my tv, it's only on streaming or instant video and i dont get how that works
Published 1 month ago by kenda
5.0 out of 5 stars James Woods in a riveting courtroom drama.
How often can you see a TV show starring one of America's best actors? James Woods is simply riveting. Read more
Published 4 months ago by bluemarble
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show and great actor
I liked this show from the very start when it first came on. Just glad I get to see it again
Published 4 months ago by dayrl
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent character !
I love James Woods and he is just wonderful in this show !
It's smart, witty and Shark is just quick in response to his co-workers and others. Read more
Published 6 months ago by karen wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Shark season #1
James Woods was perfect for the lead part, strong supporting cast.
If you like cut throat field investigative work and courtroom drama, don't miss this one. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bob Jeffries
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