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Baywatch: Season 1

4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

NTSC/Region 0. Where do we start? Baywatch began as one of the most critically-panned shows on television when it first debuted in 1989. But star David Hasselhoff took the reigns and steered the show to great success and the series lasted more than a decade before fading off into the sunset. Here is the first season in it's entirety with all the Hasselhoff you could ever desire. During this crucial first season, there were more storylines and less on-screen bouncy-bits but there are still plenty of visual candies for all to enjoy. Own a piece of history today!

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Product Details

  • Actors: David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Jackson, Michael Newman
  • Format: Color, Import, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Force Music
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
  • Run Time: 963 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N3STVQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,574 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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I watched this show from the second episode on when it aired on NBC. I'd missed the pilot for a reason I can't recall, but I enjoyed the show. It was fun with a pretty good cast. Then, because it had ranked 50th in the Nielsen ratings, NBC pulled the plug. Almost two years later, it was finally announced that the show was picked up by another network. It was never the same after that. Only Mitch, Eddie, Shaunie, and Garner came back from the original cast. You could tell immediately that the show just didn't have a quality feel to it that it had in its pilot season. I watched the show on and off until I'd given up. After that, the show went "playmate crazy."

To me, this is the only season of Baywatch that is worth watching. The
acting and stories are much better than what you'd find in the subsequent seasons. While it's true, that the show flaunted female parts, it did focus, to some degree, on the lives and jobs of lifeguards of L.A. County. Granted, they took some liberties with these roles, as you often found Mitch and his friend, Craig Pomeroy (Parker Stevenson) employing themselves as crime-stoppers as well as lifeguards, but you generally gave for a bit of leeway there, because the show was entertaining. You also have to remember that back then, dramas were not going for a lot of realism.

Another advantage this season had were veteran actors such as Monte Markham playing the authoritarian Captain Don Thorpe, who always took his job as a lifeguard captain very seriously, and usually at the expense of all junior lifeguards around him.

I think in some regards, the reason the show was so much better, was that they had a bigger budget to work with, being initially with NBC.
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Unlike the earlier mis-titled "Season 1" DVD that was released in the US a couple of years ago, this Australian import actually contains all the episodes from the real first season of Baywatch when it was an NBC network series. There's no Pamela Anderson or Alexandra Paul. Instead we have former Miss USA Shawn Weatherly, the beautiful Holly Gagnier, and the show's original Playboy playmate, Erica Eleniak. Long-time viewers who miss the flamboyant characters of the later syndicated seasons will have to console themselves with David Hasselhoff's extremely gay hairdo, which was in full bloom even at this early stage. The six-disk set offers absolutely no extras (the episode titles appear in an unnumbered list on the case, and the only way to tell which disk each one is on is to count them off in groups of four), but the hard-case package is good. The quality of the 4x3 video is adequate, but this collection will be a welcome addition to anyone who was interested in the first season of the show.
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This is the true first season of Baywatch and this is especially the truly greatest season of Baywatch. There are only two seasons for me which are the seasons with Shauni and Eddie but their debut season which is season 1 is the greatest. It's a fabulous season because it captures the true essence of being an L.A. County Lifegaurd. Another reason why this is such a fab season is because it is really the only one that is realistic because a lot of the episodes have very dark themes and aren't sugar coated like the other seasons. I've noticed that unlike the other seasons of this show--this particular one has many deaths; in fact it has the most drownings and deaths out of all the seasons. It has a killer cast too, I love Jill, Shauni, Eddie, Craig, and Gina and Hobie as Brandon Call. I like Jeremy Jackson too but Brandon was best at playing Hobie. This season was so great because it combined heroism, action, mystery, passion and romance beautifully. This season was going real great until the episode before the season finale when the writers horribly decided to kill of Shawn Weatherly's character, Jill from a shark attack!!!!! To make things worse--in the following episode the surviving cast members just acted like everything was fine; as if nothing major happened (except Shauni, her best friend who was the only one who mourned and took Jill's death the hardest) they made her death like it was some minor thing which in truth the opposite--no funeral, no memorial service for her from Baywatch-NOTHING!!!!!! It was as you know from other reviewers cancelled by NBC because of this but picked up again in Fall 1991 but as others have said and I strongly exactly agree with them; never the same again.Read more ›
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This season that was broadcast on NB, ShawnieC before it later went into syndication, This season had all the bikinis and beachs but was more about the male lifeguards. This is the season with Parker Stevenson, who got the job because a few years earlier made a theatrical movie with Sam Elliott called "Lifeguard." Also halfway thru they cast the male lifeguard "Cort" who bonded with Hasselhoff's character, Billy Warlock's character, and Stevenson's. The season started with beauty contestant winner Shawn Weatherly but halfway thru the season they decided to go in another direction so she was killed off by a shark. This was also the season that introduced us to Eddie's (Billy Warlock) favorite lifeguard and love interest Shawnie (Erika Eleniak). I remember when after the show ended its NBC run and came back 2 years later that most of the guys were gone,, Shawnie got bustier, Hobie looked different, and the male storylines were gone and they started bringing in sexy Playboy playmates and other sexy women to carry out the storylines. Toward the end of its run they did bring back Parker Stevenson and the "Cort" character back for some great storylines.
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