Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ballykissangel - Complete Series Five|
Actors: Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan, Aine Ni Mhuiri
Directors: Chris Clough, Mike Cocker, Paul Duane, Peter Lydon, Simon Massey
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Life is a challenge for any priest in a small mountain town. In Series 5, Father Aiden O'Connell finds himself dealing with a new romance for Niamh and Orla, a new garda for Bally K, and the return of an old rival for Bria... more »
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The final season with Tony Doyle's "Brian Quigley" franchise
tendays komyathy | U.S.A. & elsewhere traveling | 02/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
1: Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2: Hello and Farewell
3: Catch of the Day Episode
4: Moving Out
5: Eureka Episode
6: Behind Bars Episode
7: Brendan's Crossing Episode
8: A Few More Dollars
9: The Outsiders Episode
10: With a Song in My Heart Episode
11: Love Labors Episode
12: The Wedding
Welcome back to Ireland and your favorite townsfolk in BallyKissangel---well, actually, all of them are not on board for season 5, but enough of them are for this season to be an enjoyable one nevertheless. Father Aidan's return, in my opinion, is crucial herein. After 3 years of Father Peter Clifford, it's welcoming to have the same local priest around for a second year running. The priest is, generally speaking, the central focus of this drama set---and filmed---in Ireland; in Avoca, in case you're in the Dublin area. It's not too far away for a glass of stout in Fitzgerald's Bar if you're driving south. Interestingly too, Don Wycherley, who plays Father Aiden is Tina Kellegher's (Niamh) real-life brother-in-law, providing an extra dose of natural emotion in this warm-hearted program.
Change is represented by the arrival of a new police Guard to town, and the character is a winning one---a woman this time, going by the name of Frankie, but she's attractive and capable in the role; but also rather more of a "tough guy" than Guard Egan (though also likable) ever was during the first 4 years. Ambrose Egan's widow, the aforementioned Niamh (who can be seen in the fine Irish drama by the title of "The Hanging Gale" with the fabulous Michael Kitchen starring), is the star of this season. Tony Doyle, who plays her father Brian Quigley remains the character around whom the show really revolves; or his schemes, doings, etc. are responsible for many happenings in this series, as per the norm with previous seasons of BallyK.
And also returning, fortunately, are the characters of Sean Dillon, and Orla. So there isn't much to complain about regarding season 5 (well, of course, there are some things, but not worth harping on here as they aren't that troublesome). I wish the same could be said about season 6, but unfortunately, that's when a slew of characters leave the show. So, enjoy this season all the more! Cheers"
Phillip Nino | Los Angeles, CA | 03/08/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Being a big fan of the Ballykissangel series, I own and have watched all the previous. And unfortunately each series has gotten progessively more disappointing with this one actually not watchable. Its slow, boring, and has officailly Jumped the Shark. I'd pass this over and stick to the first three in the series."
Ballyk bright and beautiful
Lois A. Leonte | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If this series only included disc 1 and 3 it would have been enough for the true Ballyk fans. The new actress (Frankie) is the downside for this series, she lacks the Ballyk spirit. Romance between Niamh and Sean is as gut wretching as that between Asumpta and Peter. This series is filled with light and beauty of the surrounding hills and farms seen from a hot air balloon, series 4 was dark and foreboding, this counteracts that. Liam and Donal, Brian, Father Max, Brenden and Shaboan are the same and hopefully remain the same in series 6 (which if anyone knows when it will be released please post it). We miss Aman,and Kathleen has two personalities in this series which a true fan will welcome. Can't wait for series 6.