Friday, 11 July 2014

Spin City Season 3 / 4 DVD Review

Spin City Season 3 / 4 DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by Madman Home Ent

Another two collections of one of the most under-rated ensemble comedies and really this is your last chance to appreciate it before the winds of change swept through, leaving it in not so great shape.

Season 3 of Spin City, set in the New York mayor's office, sees Mike Flaherty (Michael J Fox) and the team seeking re-election. Season 4 is the turning point for the show, when Michael J Fox's health forced him to quit and while the writing remained as strong in future years, the show never really recovered.

In among the physical japes, classic screwball comedy moments and relationship heartbreaks, there is simply comedy gold. It's a series that knew how to hit all the right comedy highs without ever really losing sight of the emotional moments - particularly the poignancy of when Flaherty leaves.

While Charlie Sheen came in the following year and the cast was as good as ever, these four seasons remain a pinnacle of comedy entertainment and a showcase of one of the best ensemble comedies of all time. You really can't afford not to invest the time in them.

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