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DVD Review - Unit One: Season 1

Unit One - Season 1.

Created by Peter Thorsboe.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Fich, Lars Brygmann, Erik Wedersøe, Waage Sandø, Trine Pallesen and Lars Bom.

Synopsis:

Based on actual, real-life crimes, Unit One follows an elite mobile police force as they are dispatched to assist local police in solving some of the most complex and high profile cases Denmark has ever seen.

Due to the popularity of recent "Nordic Noir", re-releases of Danish television series are cropping up habitually. One such re-release is Unit One ("Rejseholdet"), a police thriller that ran from 2000 until 2004. It follows an elite police force that are sent to help with various cases. Its cast, as advertised, appear in a number of Scandinavian shows including Borgen, The Killing and Wallander. The notable star is Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen, with top billing despite him only being a supporting character. The star of this show, even with it seeming an ensemble piece,
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Charlotte Fich Reveals How The Success Of Danish Crime Drama 'Unit One' Helped Create 'The Killing's Sarah Lund

Charlotte Fich Reveals How The Success Of Danish Crime Drama 'Unit One' Helped Create 'The Killing's Sarah Lund
A danish police woman, intuitively impressive cop, tough as bricks in a world populated by doubting men, compromised personal life - sound familiar?

For those missing their dose of Danish TV crime on Saturday nights, fear not, there's a new box set out just for you.

Unit One - an elite team travelling around Denmark solving some of the country's most heinous crimes

While distributors Nordic Noir could be forgiven for scraping the barrel in their attempts to feed their ever-hungry British audience with whatever subtitled murder they can get their hands on, the good news is that 'Unit One' is a cracking series, with all the ingredients we've come to expect from our Danish counterparts (And the bonus ball of Casino Royale villain Mads Mikkelsen in a lead role).

More: Mads Mikkelsen talks to HuffPostUK - 'Becoming A Bond Villain Was An Anti-Climax'

How did they get it so right?
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A Full House of Love: John Stamos and Bob Saget Reunite, Get It On (Video)

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The internet is a gigantic and horny place, so it hardly surprises me whenever I stumble upon some steamy, man-on-man fanfic starring two or more of my favorite TV characters: Kirk and Spock, Skipper and Gilligan, the entire A-Team, Bob Barker and Johnny Olson.you name it, I've bookmarked it. But until today, I'd never once experienced a homoerotic encounter between lonely widower Danny Tanner and his brother-in-law, Jesse...  More >>
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Hiya, Kids!!: A '50s Saturday Morning Sabrina The Teenage Witch: The Complete Animated Series

During television's infancy, it didn't take much to keep viewers entertained—especially if those viewers were children themselves. The four-disc DVD set Hiya, Kids!!: A '50s Saturday Morning collects episodes from 22 different '50s TV series, from legendary shows like Time For Beany and Sky King to long-forgotten regional hits like Ding Dong School and The Magic Clown. The episodes are between 15 and 30 minutes long, in kinescoped black and white, and about as thrilling to watch as a test pattern. But even test patterns can hold some fascination when viewed from the right angle. Fans of vintage TV personalities will enjoy seeing scandal-plagued game-show icon Jack Barry hosting the "kids say the darndest things" forum Juvenile Jury, and Price Is Right announcer Johnny Olson hosting Kids And Company. Those who like picking through old TV shows for quaint racism should pay special attention to The Pinky Lee Show.
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The Price Is Right: Bob Barker to Retire -- Will the Game Show Continue?

After years of speculation, Bob Barker, the venerable host of CBS' Price is Right, has announced his retirement. Bob will be 83 in December of this year and says he wants "to retire while I'm still young."

Bob Barker started his national television career in 1956 as the host of the popular Truth or Consequences after many years in local television and radio markets. Bob became the host of The Price is Right in the Fall of 1972 and has been with the show ever since -- outlasting games, "Barker's Beauties" and two announcing legends, both Johnny Olson and Rod Roddy.

Bob's been considering retirement for at least ten years but says he was just having too much fun to give it up. But, now that he's reached a pair of impressive milestones (35 years on The Price Is Right and 50 years on national television), Bob feels the time is right to hang up the mic.
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