'JAG (Judge Advocate General) - The First Season'
(David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, et al / 6-Disc DVD / NR / (1995) 2006 / Paramount)
Overview: Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr. and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie are JAG lawyers, who together investigate and litigate crimes committed by Navy and Marine personnel. Occasionally, they engage in adventurous activities in order to solve their cases. With Rabb's fighter pilot background, and MacKenzie's good looks, they are a hot team both in and out of the courtroom.
DVD Verdict: Get excited JAG fans, Season 1 has finally hit the streets and is availbale for us all to own! OK, you will have to wait until July 25th in truth, but I have my review copy here and I'll clue you in to what to expect! Season 1 ran on NBC and had the usual slightly rocky beginnings. It was cancelled by NBC and CBS picked it up and ran for another 9 seasons. The original partner to Harm was Lt. Kate Pike, but there was never a real romantic tension and Kate was phased out rather quickly. Harm was later joined by Lt j.g Meg Austin (Tracey Needham), whose blond good looks and soft drawl matched her well as Harm's main partner for Seasons 1. Also Commander Alison Krenick(Andrea Thompson) was added to the JAG staff. Tough as nails but silkily seductive, Krenick added a third possibility to the will they or won't they relationship between Harm and Meg. Several future characters appear in Season 1 including Bud Roberts, Jr and Capt Boone, the CAG, and Annie Pendry. Ollie North has a guest cameo. The box set features the two part pilot and all regular season episodes. Season 1 sets up the greatness of Season 2, which formally pairs Mac and Harm under Admiral Chegwidden, brings in Bud and Harriet, and everyone's favorite CIA agent Clayton Webb, and becomes the JAG we all love so much. Yes JAG fans, it's time to get excited!!!!
This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary on 'Pilot' by creator/executive producer/writer/director Donald P. Bellisario
How The Series Took Flight
JAG: An Inside Look
The Military Accuracy