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The Sentinel - The Complete First Season
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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
The product discription describes this series fairly well. But what it doesn't tell you is that this is an excellent series. Every episode had you on the edge of your seat. This was Richard Burgi's first starring role. The first season was definitely the best.

If you like to collect TV shows that were ahead of its time and therefore, didn't last, this is one to add to your collection.

If you like edgy detective shows, this is one to add to your collection.

If you like breakout performances, this is one to add to your collection.

I will definitely add this to my collection.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2006
I'm thrilled to see that Paramount has finally released my all time favorite show to DVD! This show had a great premise and wonderful, interesting characters with a great rapport. Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart were excellent and made a potentially unbelievable partnership completely engaging. Now everyone can finally see what all the Sentinel fans were so passionate about! Yay! Jim and Blair are coming home!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2006
The Sentinel was one of those fun shows from the late 1990's; fun cop drama with lots of humor. There was some cheesy-ness, but over all it was a good series.

As for the DVD's pictures and sound is superb. Honestly, the picture quality is better than when the series ran on UPN, and the sound, while only being 2 channel is still wide open and fills the room nicely.

However, there are no special features here and no close captioning. Fans know there are blooper reels in existance and I hope for future seasons we see some extras. Commentaries with Richard Burgi, Garett Maggert, and Bruce A Young would be nice as well
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2005
I was one of the people who wrote to Paramount when the series was cancelled, and later, was one of those who wrote requesting that the series be released on DVD. I began to gain hope when Paramount released the War of the World TV series. Yes, I know they were cashing in release of the movie DVD with Tom Cruise, but it was a glimmer. With Richard Burgi being in Desperate Housewives, that would be a very good reason to release The Sentinel now and cash in. The series was well written and well acted. One of the few series I made sure I taped. You truly believed that lead characters were the best of friends. And from the bloopers I've seen both lead actors seem to like each other. I hope the bloopers are released on one of the seasons DVD sets.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2006
After what seems like too many years, fans of The Sentinel have finally been rewarded for their perserverance with Season One on DVD.

My rating is actually split between my rating for the show and for the DVD set itself. The show earns 5 stars for it's interesting premise, exciting action sequences and talented actors who gave these characters so much charisma. Especially of note is Richard Burgi as Jim Ellison - a police detective with enhanced senses, and Garett Maggart as Blair Sandburg - the university graduate student who is the only one who really understands what Jim is and is able to help him.

The DVD set contains 10 episodes and while that's plenty of entertainment, the set has absolutely none of the extras that seem to have become standard. That was a little dissapointing and lowered my final rating slightly, but I'm still delighted to finally have this show on DVD.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2006
The Sentinel has had an incredibly strong fandom lasting many, many years after its demise. Much of this was due to overseas syndication, reruns, and word of mouth. The show was originally made by guys and for guys, with lots of blow-stuff-up action. But it's the sexy appeal of the lead characters that has kept female fans interested - VERY interested. So if you're reading this review and you haven't seen the show before, there's my plug. Something for everyone. If you're already a fan, you need no encouragement to buy and support this fantastic show. :-)
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2006
Sentinel fans have been waiting for this for years. I don't even have to see it to give it five stars out of five. I nearly had a happy seizure when I saw it and pre-ordered right away!!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2007
I worked nights when this series aired in our area and missed it completely. Thank heavens for the release of the season one dvd set, but when are the next three seasons coming out? It isn't what I expected, it was so much more. There seemed to be an honest liking and respect between the three main actors that made their parts shine. More please!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2006
The "buddy show' genre in television programming has unfortunately met its demise these days so it's refreshing to see that some of the best can live on through DVD release. "The Sentinel" is among the best shows this genre had to offer. It featured an outstanding cast which included Richard Burgi,

Garrett Maggart, and Bruce A. Young. In addition to a talented cast, "The Sentinel" featured intelligent police drama, high suspense, and the unique mysteries surrounding Jim's abilities as a Sentinel. In subsequent seasons - which I hope are released on DVD soon! - Jim's role as Sentinel and Blair's role as Guide are expanded and Sentinel Mysticism factors into the plot of almost every episode. Personally, I loved the mystical element of this series. It made the show unique and creative, two concepts sorely lacking in the programs airing today.

This DVD set is excellent, though I would like to see a full cast photo on the cover of future releases. These ten first season episodes are outstanding for their visual quality and content. As I finished watching the set I found it difficult to not watch the rest of the series on my old worn out VHS tapes! It was interesting to watch and I wanted to see more. It's unfortunate that season one and two were not combined into one set. Season Two must be released as the true essence of this program is only explored after the first ten episodes.

"The Sentinel" aired in the late 1990's on the UPN Network and quickly picked up a huge and enthusiastic fan base. This fan base is still very much alive today and I encourage anyone who may have missed this series when it aired to pick up the Season One DVD set. I guarantee you will have a new favorite "buddy show" to enjoy whenever you wish!

Looking forward to Season Two and beyond...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2006
I've been waiting for this to come out on DVD. This series came out on television just before we moved overseas. We taped as many episodes as we could before we left to share them with our coworkers and their families. It became everyone's favorite, and the show most requested for those taping shows for us back home. We were loaning tapes out to people we didn't even know! It's not just a guy's show--it's for those of us women who like blowing things up, and the interaction between the two main characters is great. It's a good, clean, family show, which is probably why it was canceled. I really miss it, but I'm glad I can finally watch it again on DVD!
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