Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Celebrity Mole - Hawaii|
Actors: Kathy Griffin, Stephen Baldwin, Corbin Bernsen, Michael Boatman, Kim Coles
Director: Sean Travis
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Worth the money to see Corbin go nuts
Brian Knoblock | 04/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first I preferred the 'civilian' versions of the Mole, but when I got this on DVD it quickly became my favorite and the reruns of the original Mole were fun to watch - but not as funny. Kathy Griffin (whom I know more from her voice as Alice on 'Dilbert' than from 'Suddenly Susan') and Steven Baldwin stole the show in my opinion and the other five were there for the ride. The Mole is the only reality show I can stand, tolerate or watch, and this, the first celebrity version of the show has become one of my most favorite shows in my DVD collection. A better mix of well-known to moderately-known celebs take part in this crazy, silly, and completely all-out wild journey through our 50th state as the seven contestants try and figure out who is the mole.As for technical specs: chapter breaks where you'd want them (at the commercial breaks), the closing credits have the funny moment in full screen (unlike the original broadcast where its computer-trimmed down to Postage Stamp Vision - or where I live, cut from the broadcast to tell you about an upcoming local news report about several cats who were alarmed by loud noises), and the special features are numerous. I especially liked seeing the extended Post-Execution Reactions and more from their daily Confessional interviews.My only problem was with the packaging - the whole swing arm thing for one of the discs where it likes to loosen itself and rattle in the packaging every once in the while made me find a little nicer home for the set.As for the whole deal about this reality show not taking itself seriously...I think that was the point. Reality shows are allowed to have a little fun, too."
Saw the series when it aired & laughed just as hard at DVD
Westward Bound | United States | 03/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You can't really compare the regular Mole with Celebrity Mole. With Anderson Cooper moving on, I thought it was smart for the network to use the celebrity format. I never realized how dang funny Kathy Griffin was! Stephen Baldwin is a full on freak & Corban totally lost himself in the show. It is funny & I couldn't wait to see all of the things they could not show on TV! The Mole was one of my favorite early reality shows. It made you think & build your own strategic thoughts. Great job to ABC."
Better than I had expected!
Raymond C. Ruether | Oklahoma City, OK United States | 03/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd been waiting for another MOLE season for quite some time, and when the first Celebrity Mole edition was originally produced, it was a bit of a letdown. With Anderson Cooper gone to CNN and with celebrities featured as players instead of everyday people, I approached the series with some trepidation. Elements that were so integral to the game would seemingly vanish (for example, language and culture barriers, no contact with the outside world, etc.), so my expectations were really not that high. However, as the show aired I was pleasantly surprised. The celebrities injected quite a bit of fun into the game, and the challenges (although they weren't quite the caliber of the original Mole) were quite entertaining and well-thought-out. It was hilarious watching Corbin Bernsen overanalyze everything in front of him, Frederique was gorgeous and used her charms and her accent quite adeptly, and Kathy Griffin was a hoot as always! I also give a lot of credit to Ahmad Rashad; he had a very tough act to follow and he was a very amiable host with a great sense of humor. It's really unfair to compare him side-by-side with Anderson Cooper; let's just say Ahmad did a fantastic job in his own right as host. You'll get the entire Celebrity Mole: Hawaii season here, as well as a host of out-takes and deleted scenes. Bottom line, it may not exactly be THE MOLE that we've been craving for several years now, but CELEBRITY MOLE: HAWAII is still highly enjoyable."
6-45 minute episodes PLUS Outtakes!
Raymond C. Ruether | 02/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seven celebrities must figure out who among them is The Mole. The celebrities will use all their guile to uncover the clues that could lead them to a pot of up to $250,000. They must complete a series of challenging physical and mental games to earn money for the pot, which one player will eventually win. Working undercover against the team, however, is The Mole, a double agent planted by the producers to sabotage the players' efforts. It is the goal of the players to decide who they think The Mole is, then learn as much about him or her as possible. In the final dramatic episode, The Mole is revealed and the one remaining player wins the jackpot.
The celebrities competing are:
Stephen Baldwin ("Usual Suspects," "One Good Cop")
Corbin Bernsen ("L.A. Law," "Major League")
Michael Boatman ("Spin City," "Arli$$")
Kim Coles ("Living Single," "In Living Color")
Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan")
Frederique Van der Wal (Victoria's Secret supermodel)
Erik von Detton ("Princess Diaries")"