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|Remington Steele - Seasons 4 and 5|
Actors: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Candice Azzara, Peter Elbling
Directors: Alexander Singer, Burt Brinckerhoff, Christopher Hibler, Don Weis, Gabrielle Beaumont
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
It's business as usual at the Remington Steele Detective Agency, which means a caseload bursting with action, adventure, romance and danger! It's all in a day's work for the enchanting Laura Holt and the dashing Remington ... more »
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Charlene J. (Bella963) from SAN CARLOS, CA
Reviewed on 9/12/2008...
Love Remington Steele. Seasons 4 & 5 are not as great as prior seasons, they have a "rushed" quality to them that the prior season did not. Still worth watching and they tie up ll the loose ends.
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Wonderful despite Season 5
Heidi Anne Heiner | SurLaLune Fairy Tales.com | 05/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't give this collection less than five stars despite the mostly horrible Season 5 included in the series. Steele, I would rather have Season 5 than not. I'm just thankful I will have the entire series on DVD as of August 15, 2006 and can finally retire my deteriorating video tapes forever. My favorite episodes are in the previous seasons, but I enjoy them all, especially "Steele at Your Service" and "Beg, Borrow, or Steele." Just try to forget about Jack appearing in Season 5 and enjoy these final seasons of RS on DVD.
Here's a list of the episodes:
67. 4- 1 Steele Searching (1)
68. 4- 2 Steele Searching (2)
69. 4- 3 Steele Blushing
70. 4- 4 Grappling Steele
71. 4- 5 Forged Steele
72. 4- 6 Corn Fed Steele
73. 4- 7 Premium Steele
74. 4- 8 Coffee, Tea, or Steele
75. 4- 9 Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele
76. 4-10 Steele on the Air
77. 4-11 Steele, Inc.
78. 4-12 Steele Spawning
79. 4-13 Suburban Steele
80. 4-14 Santa Claus is Coming to Steele
81. 4-15 Steele Blue Yonder
82. 4-16 Sensitive Steele
83. 4-17 Steele in the Spotlight
84. 4-18 Steele at Your Service
85. 4-19 Steele in the Running
86. 4-20 Beg, Borrow, or Steele
87. 4-21 Steele Alive and Kicking
88. 4-22 Bonds of Steele
89. 5- 1 The Steele That Wouldn't Die (1)
90. 5- 2 The Steele That Wouldn't Die (2)
91. 5- 3 Steele Hanging in There (1)
92. 5- 4 Steele Hanging in There (2)
93. 5- 5 Steeled With a Kiss (1)
94. 5- 6 Steeled With a Kiss (2)"
Steele fun after all these years
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 07/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The debonair ex-con-man and strait-laced detective return in the last two seasons of "Remington Steele," where Steele and Laura solve new mysteries -- and uncover old ones. While the final season is weak compared to the previous ones, the last two seasons are still quite enjoyable and amusing.
As the season opens, Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) returns to England, trying to keep Steele (Pierce Brosnan) from running afoul of Scotland yard. He's masquerades as an assassin while looking for clues to his past -- and a murder happens. But even back in America, their problems don't cease -- and some of them are very funny.
Among other things, the agency investigate a wrestler, missing experimental pigs, faux obituaries, a body that fell onto a airline luggage carousel, a self-improvement spa where "accidents" keep happening, tell-tale butlers, missing caviar, and deal with an inept would-be detective whose latest scheme gets a man killed. Steele and Laura are even declared dead -- and Mildred (Doris Roberts) is the prime suspect in their "murder."
And on the personal front, Laura finds a doctored photo of her in a porno, Steele apparently gambles away the agency, and Mildred becomes a radio star. But the fourth season takes a nasty turn when Steele finds that he'll be deported unless he gets a green card -- and it seems that Laura is the only one available...
The fifth season was done for contractual reasons, and the stars didn't want to do it, since it led to them losing out on roles they wanted. So, they only did a trio of movies, which rather hastily wrap up the threads of the series -- mainly Steele's past, Steele and Laura's relationship. It's very light on detective work, but it does give us a satisfactory finale.
It seems that their faux honeymoon will be as peaceful as their job. Nasty insurance agent Norman Keyes (James Tolkan) is hounding Steele, and an Immigration officer is trying to woo Laura -- and get Steele out of the picture. And then their "marriage" is put to the test when a DIFFERENT woman claims to be Steele's wife. And in the two-hour finale, the duo discover the truth about Steele's inheritance and past... and finally deal with their tempestuous half-relationship.
The fifth half-season is a half-hearted, rushed finale to the series, but it does manage to wrap things up in a way that viewers will enjoy -- especially the final scenes. But the season preceding it is quite solid, with its mixture of romantic comedy, action and mystery.
Okay, few of these mysteries actually resemble anything in real life -- although the pirated music one is pretty entertaining, as is the one where Laura moonlights as a stewardess. But the mysteries are all tightly-written and intelligent, and even the fifth season's more drawn-out episodes are still fairly entertaining.
The writers had perfected the mix of comedy and mystery, and weren't afraid to be bizarre (gunsel Santas?). Not to mention that solid, moderately witty dialogue. ("If I were a man would you question it if I told you I was going to enter the Boston Marathon?" "I would question why anyone would want to run 26 miles without being chased!").
Laura and Steele finally deal with their tangled, complex relationship, after a stint at a "relationship issues" seminar that explodes in their faces. But fortunately the details of Steele's past seems to help. And secretary Mildred gets to be a bit more independent, dealing with a crooked televangelist and working as a hard-love radio commentator.
"Remington Steele" ended on a middling note, but the fourth and fifth seasons are "steele" entertaining viewing. Definitely worth seeing."
Sad to say that it's over. Steele hoping for more.
Phillip Nunemacher | Carson City, NV United States | 09/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a big fan of this series when it first aired in the 80's. Like almost all of the fans I supported the effort to bring it back to life. Now twenty years later and purchasing all of the DVD sets, I can only say again that I'm sorry to see that it's over.
For those who haven't seen the show, season four continued the excellent plot lines and easy banter between the stars. The truncated season five was made up of three two-part episodes. I could have done without the Roselli character put in as a rival love interest for Laura. This may have influenced my rating of this set, but you aren't allowed half star rating so I went with the five star rating.
They did however bring a conclusion to the series and that is what's important. Now I can pull out the season one DVDs and start watching all over again.
Highly recommended for season four. Season five is a reserved recommendation but since they are packaged together you don't have a choice.
I just had an additional thought. Since all the stars are still alive, I'd like to see a 2 hour made for television movie that takes place 20+ years later. Maybe with the children grown and ready to take over Remington Steele Investigations."