Simone and Sipowicz work with Cohen to investigate the death of one of Cohen's witnesses and her son. Evidence points to the opposing attorney having some involvement with the arrangement ...
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Simone and Sipowicz work with Cohen to investigate the death of one of Cohen's witnesses and her son. Evidence points to the opposing attorney having some involvement with the arrangement of the homicide. Meanwhile, Russell and Kirkendall try to help a man locate his missing daughter. Medavoy and Martinez look into a corporation dealing with fake sports memorabilia, where Medavoy is taken in with the blond employees who reminds him of the departed Donna. Also, when Sipowicz thinks about his low sexual functions, his doctor prescribes the wonder drug Viagra. In the mist of all the cases, Simone and Russell decide to get married on their lunch break, but their cases get in the way of it all. Written by
Well, it took 7 years to follow this show on DVD and as usual, the DVD Doom has strike!
Every time, i bought special DVD for a show, you can be sure they won't be perfect ! For a long time, « V » was never released fully in France and as soon I bought the zone 2 edition of the second volume, the full series gets released in a nice packaging. With « Twin Peaks » or « Married with children », it's when I started to buy US edition that the series were released in France ! With « NYPD Blue », DVD stopped at season 4. When UK released all the series last year, i saw the opportunity to discover at least how the show ended ! So, when i got season 5-8 with the Mediumrare edition, i'm hugely disappointed because there are absolutely no subtitles or closed captions ! And for sure, now, American market got those seasons with subtitles !
In all cases,, this 5th season was hard to enter for me. I tried to look for complete scripts on the Web but apparently, no fan and no site have typed them. So, i'm just crushed under the repetitive pattern of the show : one or two crimes investigated, tense or emotional interviews to have the culprit convicted. After 22 episodes quite mute for me, I feel wring out.
However, this show had also two lifelines :
1) the cast : Delaney + Franz + Smits + Thompson + Lawrence was a magic combination. Those people have more talent than a lot of movies stars and they give us wonderful characters as well.
2) The realism : Nowadays, with all the the technological soup and the focus on wealthy, it's hard to find a cop show close to the real life. Here, in NYC, on Manhattan island, you will be surprised to see that poverty, decay jungle is at the door : Crime happen in sordid, old places, they are committed by lost and poor people against lost and poor people. The police is similar as those cops looks terrible (sad gray suits even for women) and their precinct is a ruin !
Only 4 shows got my full interest this season : (5.5) and (5.8) were gripping as they deal with children victims. (5.18) was interesting as though Sipowicz becomes a real drip when being hospitalized. My pick is finally the final (5.22) as it reunites those two plots : child abuse and private life perturbing work life !
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