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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pioneer in the cable drama series genre...,
Nominated for only one Emmy, the entertainment quality of Silk Stalkings is nevertheless evidenced by its nine season run which is one of the most enduring ever for an original cable TV series. Partly responsible for this lack of critical acclaim is that Silk Stalkings was a trailblazer in the cable genre, and handing out Emmys to original cable series didn't become fashionable until the late-1990s when Sex And The City and The Sopranos broke the cable barrier for good. Another contributing factor to the lack of peer recognition is that Silk Stalkings lasted about four seasons longer than it should have, given that nearly the entire cast and crew were replaced after the first five seasons. Regardless, this hour-long drama series set in Palm Beach, Florida contains all the necessary ingredients for a hit show - beautiful people in a beautiful setting with lots of murder, violence, and intrigue. Silk Stalkings offers everything one could ask for in a TV drama, and the show's success helped pave the way for additional original cable series such as Monk and The Shield...
Silk Stalkings follows the exploits of two Palm Beach, Florida detectives who investigate murders and other high profile crimes in an elite community which is no stranger to fame and fortune. Sgt. Chris Lorenzo (Rob Estes) and Sgt. Rita Lee Lance (Mitzi Kapture) are partners on the local Palm Beach Police Department, and each episode they must investigate one or more high-profile crimes. The dynamic relationship between Chris and Rita is a focal point of the show, and the two will overturn every stone and use every tactic at their disposal to bring justice to those who, either due to fame and/or wealth, believe they are above the laws that governor average people... Veteran entertainer Ben Vereen plays their boss, Capt. Hutchinson, in seasons one through three before being replaced by Charlie Brill (Capt. Harry Lipschitz) for the remainder of the series... Overall, Silk Stalkings is a finely scripted investigative drama cut from the same mold as Law & Order SVU...
The Silk Stalkings (Season 3) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "Crime of Love" in which Rita becomes disillusioned when the parole board grants an early release to Tony Fielding, a convicted criminal apprehended by Rita several years earlier... Other notable episodes from Season 3 include "Love Never Dies" in which the Palm Beach fashion community is rocked when a young model dies from a drug overdose, and "The Scarlet Shadow" in which Rita becomes the subject of an internal investigation when she's the last person to see one of her friends before that friend turns up murdered...
Below is a list of episodes included on the Silk Stalkings (Season 3) DVD:
Episode 44 (Crime of Love)
Episode 45 (Team Spirit)
Episode 46 (The Perfect Alibi)
Episode 47 (To Serve and Protect)
Episode 48 (Tough Love)
Episode 49 (Sex, Lies, and Yellow Tape)
Episode 50 (Schemes Like Old Times)
Episode 51 (Love Never Dies)
Episode 52 (Daddy Dearest)
Episode 53 (Ladies Night Out)
Episode 54 (The Party's Over)
Episode 55 (Killer Cop)
Episode 56 (T.K.O.)
Episode 57 (Judas Kiss)
Episode 58 (Love Bandit)
Episode 59 (Whore Wars)
Episode 60 (The Scarlet Shadow)
Episode 61 (Head 'N' Tail)
Episode 62 (Freudian Slip)
Episode 63 (The Last Campaign)
Episode 64 (The Deep End)
Episode 65 (Mother Love)
Episode 66 (Dark Heart)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Emmy worthy, but pretty darn good,
Season 3 was the 2nd best season (after season 2), the plusses being the continued chemistry of Estes and Kapture, some cute medical examiners, and the introduction of the comic Captain Lipschitz, well played by Charlie Brill. The show continued with the somewhat lighter tone introduced in season 2, but does have several rather serious episodes, which, while not high drama, work due to the leads' efforts. The flaws of the season would be signs of the beginning of the end; John Byner, who played a likeable hustler who had a love/hate relationship with our heroes, left suddenly midseason and we're introduced to his brother "Atticus", not as well-played and a somewhat sleazier character (I suspect these scripts were written for Byner, and he declined, as Atticus acts more like a pervert than a good-natured con-artist).
Also, as this was the 1st season the show was cable-only, it does appear to have slightly cheaper production values (as if that was possible) than seasons 1 & 2, although that was always part of the show's charm; it had no right to really work, and yet it does.
So if you like charismatic leads, over-the-top plots, and Cinemax-after-dark love scenes w/o nudity (featuring Carrie-Ann Moss and Robert Forster, among others, during the season), then Silk Stalkings seasons 1-3 are for you. Season 4 was a lot more "serious," with lame love relationships for the cops, and might be for die-hards only. But seasons 2 & 3, especially, are a lot of fun.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tv show that was a hit,
Silk stalkings was a hit on USA during its run it had everything you would want in a miami beach dective show.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show,
I am so glad to have Silk Stalkings on DVD. The third season is great. The show just gets better and better each season. I am looking forward to Season 4 on DVD. Love the characters Rita and Chris. They remind me so much of Benson and Stabler on Law and Order SVU. This is a great show for those who like Law and Order SVU. It may not be as gritty as Law but it still has great story lines. This is a must for those old fans of the show. Go buy it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I even remember,
One more t.v. series I came across while looking on Amazon that I added to my Wish List and received as a birthday present. I was skeptical of my taste in the early 90s vs. today. I remember thinking it was a kind of a newer, maybe shallower Miami Vice-style, that was pretty risqué for regular cable t.v. I used to watch it sporadically on USA late at night, but probably never saw two episodes in a row.
My fiancée and I watched the first episode with my parents. None of us really got into it and I felt a little disappointed. A little while later (days? a week?) my fiancée and I were looking for something to watch that wasn't too long, so we gave it another whirl. After the second episode we were hooked and preceded to watch a bunch, one after another. We cruised through the First Season way too fast that I even found myself watching the Extras! To make a long story short, we're about half way through the Fifth Season now and dread the inevitable, that this is the last season out on DVD.
Yes, there is 90s cheese, florescent outfits that we can't believe we thought were cool, some questionable hairdos, swimsuits, only large-chested women always seemingly getting out of a pool at the crime scene wearing a thong bikini, every episode opens with a sex scene that ends in someone's death, and the list goes on and on. However, we are totally hooked and love every episode and season! It's part romantic comedy, part t.v. detective series drama. I loved Miami Vice, but usually didn't find myself laughing whereas with Silk we are laughing during every episode and feeling good at the end of them. There also is very little blood and gore. You get the idea of what happened, but often see no blood when someone is killed. The chemistry between Chris and Rita as well as them and the others characters is great. I would say our only disappointment is you get attached to a few characters that all of the sudden never show up again in an episode (some of the coroners, Cotton, etc.). Also, they are kind of bad about reusing characters that had such strong parts in episodes that it is sometimes weird to see them again in a different episode as someone different. All in all, 5-Stars!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!,
My hubby is a groupie for this series, so he is thrilled with it. Good quality, basic packaging, but full of everything he wanted.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silk Stalkings,
One of the best shows of the 1990s. Hot action and romance scenes that will leave you breathless.
5.0 out of 5 stars Silk Stalkings-Season 3,
This series continues to get better and better. One of your reviewers commented he or she thought season 3 was weaker than the previous seasons, but I respectfully disagree. The relationship between the two main characters seems to be getting stronger than ever, with a few bumps and bruises of course. The writing is up to par with previous seasons, I think. Look, this show will not go down as one of the best ever, but for my money, it is still very, very good. Looking forward to the next season.
5.0 out of 5 stars review,
This review is from: Silk Stalkings Season 3 (Amazon Instant Video)
Loved tge show with original cast. Better flow to each episode. Kapture and estes best of the three duos on show
5.0 out of 5 stars Silk Stalkings-The complete third season,
Silk Stalkings-Complete Third Season Came in good shape,haven't had time to watch it all yet. Is good what I've seen.
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