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on May 29, 2011

The fifth season of "Spin City" is the first one for Charlie Sheen. Taking over for original series star Michael J. Fox who stepped away after an emotional fourth season finale to focus on Parkinson's disease research, Mr. Sheen capably plays new New York City Deputy Mayor Charlie Crawford. He is a very gifted dry comic actor, a trait I first noticed in the "Hot Shots!" movies, and that trait serves him well on "Spin City."

Mr. Sheen co-stars with Heather Locklear in this season, who returns as political strategist Caitlin Moore. Barry Bostwick is perfect as harmlessly clueless Mayor Randall Winston,and Alan Ruck always manages to make the humorous lecher Stuart Bondek sympathetic. Richard Kind is an awesome comic dynamo as neurotic Press Secretary Paul Lassiter.

I really like the fifth season of "Spin City." The writers roll with Sheen's reputation and make the humor racier than it is during the Fox years, but that's OK with me. It is still classy and funny, and I'm looking forward to its August 16th release date.
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VINE VOICEon August 2, 2015
Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence had to re-create "Spin City" when Michael J. Fox grew too ill to trust his body to daily performance. They took the opportunity to reduce the cast moving from a top ensemble piece to a he/she star vehicle for Heather Locklear and Charlie Sheen. They wisely kept legend character actor, Richard Kind who has spanned from this style TV to the lead in Sondheim's musical "Bounce." And everything in between.
But we see Sheen play the same comic role he's always seen doing. He may as well be Charlie Harper or Charlie Goodson, but never Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. A pity, since Sheen more than proved himself in "Platoon."
Locklear is another gifted actor though, like Sheehan, we've seen her play this role before. The production had to move forward to honor Mike Fox, playing for Mr. Goldberg, Alex Keaton as an adult. As such, they managed a few new seasons with "Spin City 2.0".
The wrighting is more prredictable, less intelligent but still funny. A few more locker room jokes and those get hammered home "just in case" we're too stupid to get them. The show badly misses the energy of Michael J. Fox.
The theme song and opening credits are both cheesy and too long making the show a cross between Love American Style and Miami Vice. You'll fast forward through it each time.
The DVD has a "play all" function and will repeat. There are not a pile of previews forced down our throats (That's a Disney gimmick.) Four discs packaged safely.
This is good but you MUST go into it knowing it's a different show entirely. If you can't seperate then don't hurt yourself.
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on May 3, 2015
Spin City has been one of my favorite TV shows for years. I was extremely disappointed when Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear took over the show. It seemed that the screenwriters wanted to make the deputy mayor into Charlie Sheen. There was no real acting involved because Charlie Sheen was basically playing himself.
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on March 4, 2015
it was shipped and delivered pretty quick. i love this show. i have since i first watched it back when it was first on tv. charlie sheen is great in this. i still need to get seasons 2 and 3 but the ones i do have of this show are awesome!!
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on April 3, 2014
I watched this show all the time. It was a favorite when I was younger. I love owning all the seasons on dvd because it's still as funny as I remember.
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on May 14, 2015
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on May 18, 2015
a great save for a lovely show. charlie kept the show going.
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on August 2, 2014
Arrived quickly and exactly as described!!! A+A+A+A+A+
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on August 4, 2015
It is different with Charlie Sheen, but still fun.
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on August 10, 2015
fast delivery perfect playing disk thank you
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