One of my favorites comes to a close... by Gord Lacey (All reviews)
The BAFTA-winning, international hit spy show returns for the final series as Section D, once again, is left wondering who can really be trusted in this thrilling conclusion.
Well, darn it, this is the final season, and I absolutely hate that it's ending. I'll never forget watching the second episode of the series and jumping off the couch when they killed one of the agents. That signaled to me that this wasn't just another predictable spy show, it was a show with real consequences. I was hooked from then on.
This 2-disc set includes the final 6 episodes of the show:
The quality of season 10 is visually the same as the past seasons. The anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) framing of the show gives it a nice, cinematic look. Just a few grainy scenes in the episodes, but nothing too horrible. There's no chapter set after the opening of the show, but the discs feature a "play all" option.
Once again, just a ProLogic II track on this release. It's okay, but lacks the punch the 5.1 track had, which I still miss. There are English subtitles available.
Harry's Game (16:24)
A nice featurette on Harry Pearce, featuring great interviews with the cast and crew. Most of the focus is on the final season, but they also touch on the Harry Pearce character throughout the run of the show.
Top 10 MI-5 Moments (17:28)
The top 10 moments, as voted for by the cast and crew. I can't say I disagree with anything on this list.
I'm sad that the show is over. I managed to watch the BBC airings of the show, and had a fit when the final episode aired; up until that point I had no idea it was the series finale. I must say though, it had a very good run, and the final episode was a nice nod to the fans.
This show will remain one of my favorite shows of all time, and I'm constantly recommending it to people.