Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Richard Grieco, Katie Rich, Carmen Argenziano, Alicia Rudd, Doug Penhall
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Booker was an hour-long television drama (Fox 1989) starring Richard Grieco that featured now-disgraced former Vancouver cop and Jump Street Squad member (21 Jump Street) Dennis Booker working within the Private Investigat... more »
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An Incomplete Booker
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 10/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you read previous reviews, they will state missing Music..which is true
Previous reviews state the BB King episode Someone Stole Lucille is missing...Which is true
What the other reviewers didnt mention is the Deals and Wheels episode which was a 21 Jump street cross over is missing from this collection as well the Jump Street second part. You can get this episode and the jump street episode on the 21 Jump Street - The Complete Fourth Season
Now if you are a fan of the acting, other than noting that most the music is gone, then you will enjoy this collection for what it is worth. Grieco shines as the off beat Booker. He is no Sam Spade, but it gets the job done. His character holds the show together. He alone is why you want to watch this show.
However It was a show the changed styles from an off beat cop show to a quirky detective show with punkish chic overtones. The show got weaker by the end of its run. Also Losing Kstie Rich (after rpisode 14) and putting in Lori Petty was a waste of acting talent and character. It also under used the acting talents of actress Marcia Strassman, who proved she is much more than Mrs Kotter (Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete First Season) was another nail in this show's coffin.
There is no special features or commentary tracks.Just the shows to fill this incomplete collection.
I have one thing to say to those studios who make films and those who release DVDs. Wy not spend the money and release the shows as they were. I know music costs. BUT this is why Shout Entertainment canceled the show release of the complete series of Chuck Conner's last series Werewolf. The music rights could not be agreed to and it overlapped important dialog..so you would lose the show if you cut the music--which is slightly the problem with this release
So if you liked this one season series, when are they going to release the other Greico one season wonder series Marker?
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Enrique Calvillo III | san antonio,tx USA | 08/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great spin-off of the DENNIS BOOKER character from 21 JUMPSTREET! Too bad the it was cancelled after only 7 episodes (I think) but either than that,i'm glad it's being released on DVD,can't wait till I receive it!"
Where's the music???
T. Moore | 09/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I couldnt wait to get the Booker series on dvd, was one of my favorite shows, but when I starting watching the dvd's the theme song 'Hot in the City' was not played even more dissapointing was when I watched 'The Red Dot' the song 'Money, that's what I want' by Barrett Strong was not played either. I gave a 4 star rating because all of the original music has been replaced and or eliminated and that's part of what made each episode, the music. Overall I am pleased with the quality of the dvd's considering the show aired in the late 80's or early 90's but why is the original theme song and all of the original music from each episode gone, this is somewhat dissapointing."
Richard Grieco at his finest!
dkittykat | Atlantic City, NJ | 11/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of the greatest Tv series of all times. How very sad it got cancelled. Richard Grieco was at his finest. I never wanted it to end...............and will definitely watch it over & over again. As a collector of MANY TV DVD's, this is got to be one of my favorites."