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Thirty years later, once he realized his efforts were not being used for good, Jarod escaped from the Centre. Psychiatrist and surrogate father Sydney (Carnivàle's velvet-voiced Patrick Bauchau) and sociopathic sidekick and Emma Peel lookalike Miss Parker (ER's Andrea Parker) have been trying to track him down ever since. Theyre assisted by the technically proficient, if socially inept Broots (Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Gries). Each and every time, Jarod eludes their grasp, but not before helping some stranger who's been dealt an injustice (just as he once was). Along the way, he hopes to figure out who he is and where he came from.
Each of these 21 episodes moves deftly from Jarod's lonely past to his more satisfying, if precarious present (the human "science project" was constantly videotaped as a boy, hence the abundance of footage from his childhood). It's a worthy successor to paranoid thrillers like The Fugitive and the unjustly obscure Nowhere Man (from X-Files creator Chris Carter), and the droll performance of Weiss (Jeffrey) adds a dose of levity to a concept usually painted with a darker palette. The Pretender ran on NBC for four seasons and was followed by two TV movies, The Pretender 2001 and Isle of the Haunted. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Please note that all four discs play double-sided, contents are as listed below:
Side A: Episodes 1-4
Side B: Episodes 5-6
Side A: Episodes 7-10
Side B: Episodes 11-12
Side A: Episodes 13-16
Side B: Episodes 17-18
Side A: Episodes 19-20
Side B: Episode 21
Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Jon Gries, Patrick Bauchau... all genius!
While both are slightly recessed in the slimline packaging, it's very likely that the discs will come into contact with each other and become scratched.
Loved watching every single show every week, can't wait to see them all over again.
Just started watching them. Love the Pretender and ready now for the next season. They are in excellent conditionPublished 3 days ago by kim tucker
The show was wonderful when it aired, so I wanted to collect all the seasons. These were packaged very nicely.Published 26 days ago by Catie Marsh