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This is one release I've been happy to see
on January 31, 2006
Very few television shows have found the perfect balance of drama and humor that this great series achieved in the early 90's. Recent TV-to-DVD issues have left me disappointed several times; sometimes old favorites don't age well. This is not true of THE COMMISH. I've worked my way through the two seasons that have been released, and I've discovered that this is a series that I've been happy to return to. Issues raised by the social commentary that underpins many of the episodes are still relevant, the plots are still gripping, and the humor is still fresh.
The second season opens with the addition of Cyd Madison as the second-in-command at the Eastbridge PD and includes some of the my favorite episodes of the entire series, including the Halloween "Witches of Eastbridge" featuring Ray Walston and the multi-part run with Telly Savalas as the boss of a crime family attempting to establish a beachhead in Scali's turf.
Critics have commented on the quality of the DVD print of this series. I suppose that there is validity in their position, but I haven't been bothered by that. I've found the quality of both seasons to be acceptable, and I'm delighted to see the old friends from this series again.
I hope the rest of the series finds its way to DVD very soon.