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Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete First Season
Tough & smart. Edgy & humorous. Rizzoli & Isles. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star as combative, working-class Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and cool, cerebral medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles in an exciting police procedural with a compelling point of view, based on the bestselling novels by Tess Gerritsen. The two women have each other's backs as they investigate their city’s grittiest and most puzzling homicides, from the Back Bay to back alleys. The high-caliber supporting cast includes Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) as Jane’s overprotective mom. Some best friends shop together, some meet for Mojitos, some join book clubs. Rizzoli and Isles bust crime.
VIVA 3 Disc 15mm Case
Dolby Surround 5.1 - English Stereo - Portuguese
Rizzoli & Isles: Bringing the Characters to Life – Series Developer Janet Tamaro Discusses Adapting Dr. Tess Gerritsen’s Novels Rizzoli & Isles: Chicks in a Bottle – Explore the Dynamics of One of TV’s Most Compelling Female Relationships Via Cast/Creator Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage Deleted Scenes Gag Reel
||Sasha Alexander, Angie Harmon, Lorraine Bracco|
||Dolby, Box set, Color, Widescreen, NTSC|
||English, French, Spanish, Portuguese|
|Number of Discs:
||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:
||June 28, 2011|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 174 reviews|
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61 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Tough, Boston Tough...May 18, 2011
By D. S. Thurlow
The good news about "Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete First Season" is that it gets Angie Harmon (Law and Order) and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) back on network TV. The better news, depending on your tastes in police procedurals, is that it plunks the two of them down as mis-matched buddies in the middle of a rather dark, gritty crime drama.
Angie Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough, driven Boston detective who survived an earlier and nearly fatal encounter with a serial killer named Charles Hoyt. She was saved by her old partner, the recurring character detective Vince Korsack (an excellent Bruce McGill). The edgy Jane has some unresolved trauma issues and a mother (Lorraine Bracco) waiting for Jane to settle down with a nice guy and start making grandchildren. Jane would rather be just one of the guys. Sasha Alexander is Dr. Maura Isles, Chief Medial Examiner, organized, strait-laced and often hilariously socially awkward. The two are an unlikely buddy team, but their teamwork and relationship grow steadily over the course of a short season.
This first season is heavy on serial killers, featuring Charles Hoyt and some copy cat killers. One episode has an intriguing throw back to the old Boston Strangler case. The season conclusion offers a frightening cliff-hanger, made bearable only by the recent announcement that "Rizzoli & Isles" are returning for a second season in the summer of 20ll.
16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Readers BewareSep 12, 2011
By Ria Darling
First, this is an excellent series and I love the chemistry between the actresses. However, readers be warned that this is not exactly the Rizzoli & Isles in the books and liberties are taken. That said, it's an interesting show and Angie Harmon is a joy to look at and I do like how they played up the quirky side of Maura Isles. Honestly, it's worth reading the books as well as watching the show. Having read the books I did not feel that the show wasn't worth my time.Looking forward to the next season on dvd.
47 of 62 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful SeriesMar 03, 2011
By Bonnie Macker
I watched this series for the first time on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. It is fast-paced, witty and keeps you guessing. I can't wait for the 1st season DVD to be issued.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Perfect mix of crime and humorJun 30, 2011
By Nicola H.
Angie Harmon really shines as the tough detective Jane Rizzoli, and I couldn't help but love Sasha Alexander's socially awkward smartypants medical examiner, Maura Isles. The supporting cast is great too - especially Lorraine Bracco and Bruce McGill, who provide a lot of laughs.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
I LOVE this showJun 05, 2011
Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander make this show worth watching. The dynamics that they have while acting as Detective Jane Rizzoli, Harmon, and Dr. Maura Isles, Alexander, is great. I first saw this show on TNT one stressful evening and was immediately hooked into the plot and story line. I love this show and can't wait until it comes out.
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