The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season 4
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Former Doctor Who companion, Sarah Jane, and her team of youngsters are back for a fourth season of fighting aliens and solving mysteries! Created by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies, this exciting action-adventure series follows the exploits of school friends Luke, Clyde and Rani, who team up with alien investigator Sarah Jane Smith and her trusty super-computer Mr. Smith to examine strange and mysterious events. The fourth series promises ever more thrills and spills. In two special episodes written by Russell T Davies, Sarah Jane is reunited with another of the Doctor's former companions, Jo Grant. They're joined by the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in an alien-busting adventure featuring brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth and a trip to an alien planet. The series also promises fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man and a dangerous journey back into history.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
There was only one episode I didn't care for (and it was a huge disappointment, being the one I was looking forward to most), but it still had some fine moments. All five of the other episodes were truly stellar - much better than I was expecting even after three very good seasons. In fact, I honestly think with this season, the Sarah Jane Adventures has finally arrived - yes, it is AS GOOD as Dr. Who, and considerably better than some of it.
Even if you haven't watched previous seasons, do yourself a favor and grab season 4. Dr. Who fans won't be disappointed.
And yes, there is a season 5, currently airing in the UK. Obviously there will be no more, so I hope it lives up to the very high standard set in this season.
The high point is the long-delayed onscreen meeting of Sarah Jane and her immediate predescessor, Jo Grant. It's a great story. Even better, it includes a postscript where Sarah Jane gives a rundown of the post-Doctor activities of all the Companions known to modern Earth.
The bittersweet part is at the time none of the viewership knew how ill Elisabeth Sladen was. She and the producers knew. The final episode plays with the idea of replacing Sarah Jane by a new character but .... no, I'll stop there.
The series ends with a fitting curtain call, both for the series, the character, and the actress.
I stop short of giving it 5 stars as this show seem best targeted for younger viewers. Yes Dr Who is supposedly targeted for younger audiences as well but Dr Who fully understand that it has a very large adult audience and it makes sure that they are served. The Sarah Jane Adventures fall a little short here. They are still very watchable for an adult Whovians as long as you don't expect too much.
Note to all Whovians! If you don't invest the time into this series that's understandable. However you should at least make the time to go back and watch the year three appearances by David Tennant and the year four appearance by Matt Smith!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great season and an excellent show for Sarah Jane and the actress who played her.Published 6 months ago by Superjagunda
I loved the character of Sarah Jane Smith from Dr. Who. The Sarah Jane Adventures were execiting, well-done and a great cast led by Liz Sladen.Published 7 months ago by Joe
I'm sure it's ok...in the UK. I didn't realize they couldn't play it here in the "States".Published 8 months ago by Melissa Szeliga
Loved the series. Watched the first two seasons during one weekend with my niece as she and I are the only family members who are Doctor Who fanatics. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
How could you not grade all five stars on this series as Sarah Jane was
greatas usual and the kids are excellent as well.