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|The Dead Zone The Final Season|
Actor: Anthony Michael Hall
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Prepare to experience all new spellbinding suspense and paranormal adventures as Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall) faces the greatest challenges of his psychically-altered existence in this sixth and final season of THE ... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/5/2012...
After a two year hiatus the series returned and it appears to have suffered from it. The loss of the majority of the supporting cast and the introduction of a new sheriff are the main reason why this season suffered. Bruce was Johnny's rock. The character he depended on to really keep him grounded and once Bruce was written off the show it became somewhat pointless. The new sheriff is the type of character you would love to watch die a slow and painful death. She's hideous beyond belief and seems to have been added in a failed attempt to create tension.
The series has ended and fans will miss Johnny Smith, but it's too bag it had to leave with a whimper.
Darlene L. (Earthnut) from BETHANY, OK
Reviewed on 11/6/2011...
Fantastic show, and wish there were more seasons.
Kathy W. from WATKINS GLEN, NY
Reviewed on 12/28/2010...
I enjoyed it a lot.
Hit and Miss
Arthur Bradley | Eastern USA | 09/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say that I have been with Johnny and crew from the very beginning. I count myself as a fan. I sat fascinated during the early episodes, marveling both at the storytelling and cool special effects. By Season 3, the series was slowly losing its way. The acting was spotty, but mostly it was the uneven writing that stood out. Seasons 4 and 5 continued the slide down.
I have mixed reviews of the sixth and final season. During this final installment, the new writers decided to just scrap the main Stilson story line and go off on one-show adventures. Each hour introduces some new dilemma that Johnny must confront. Unfortunately, all of the other cast except Sarah are essentially removed from the show after episode 1 (I don't want to spoil things, so I'll leave it at that). The loss of the supporting cast is unfortunate, because it was the character interaction (Bruce-Johnny, Rev. Purdy-Stillson, etc.) that gave the show depth.
There are some decent episodes (Big Top, Switch, Outcome, and Denouement) and some poor ones (Heritage, Ego, Re-entry, Interred). One thing I noticed was that anytime the new sheriff is on screen, the show suffers. I don't know if it is her acting or the terrible lines she was forced to mutter, but it is painful to watch. Also, Sarah's hot and cold behavior towards Johnny and God forbid Stillson is completely out of character. It makes her come off as a needy widow in search of a husband and father for her kids - I'm sorry to have to even say that, but it plays out that way. If anyone would have told me that she would kiss Stillson, I would have probably not even bothered with the season at all.
Overall, I think this final season is an improvement over the last one. But it ends with things basically where they all started - nothing resolved - the world's headed back towards armageddon, Stillson is still at the helm, and we the viewers are not quite sure what is going to happen next. Everyone looks a bit haggard, but I suppose the actors must feel that way after the ups and down the writers have put them through. I enjoyed the Dead Zone, but in truth I had hoped for something more from the final season.
Written by Arthur Bradley, author of "Process of Elimination," - an erotic thriller that pits a martial artist against a world-class sniper out to shape the Presidential election.
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The Last Season?
Kelby J. Walker | Pensacola, FL USA | 05/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a long time fan of this show and I have to admit that it was loosing some steam, but I dont think the network have that many good shows that was worth canceling this one. I always enjoyed the episodes that pushed the Stillson story line (this is with all the seasons), so I'm most upset that the show was canceled prior to tying that up. There are a few gems on this set, I only hope that they give us some good special features to make up for our lost. I hate when shows like this are not given the respect of a proper ending. Sad."
So sad to see it's over
M. Bedernik | USA | 06/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this show from the first season, and I'm sad it's over. I gave it three stars though, because it probably is a little weaker compared to the other seasons, and I agree with other reviewers that there were things left open-ended... you'd hope for another season.
I suppose I should place a spoiler alert warning here... First, although I was slightly bummed there was a different actor playing J.J., I really liked this kid. In all honesty, I think he was better than the original, had more personality. The whole thing with Stilson not being wrapped up didn't bother me.
I was sad to see Walt go, because I grew to like him, but I liked the irony of Sarah now giving birth to Walt's kid, and John being left behind to take care of them. The thing I disliked the most was how John and Sarah ended up. All this time passed, now they finally have a chance to be a real family, and I think the two characters never got the finale they deserved after so many years. For those of you who watched it, Sarah's issue with the lie John told her was ridiculous to me.
I liked the end scene in that it was hopeful, but I would have preferred to see them finally married off... at least J.J. finally accepted him as "Dad."