Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Riptide - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Perry King, Thom Bray, Gary M. LaPoten
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
FROM A BOAT DOCKED IN KING HARBOR, LOS ANGELES, DETECTIVES CODY ALLEN & NICK RYDER, ALONG WITH THEIR SCIENTIST BUDDY MURRAY 'BOZ' BOZINSKY, SOLVE CASES INVOLVING STAKEOUTS, SEDUCTION &THE LAW.ALL 13 EPISODES FROM THE 1ST S... more »
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Metch | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Diciding to go into the private-detective business, Nick & Cody worked from Cody's cabin cruiser, the "Riptide". Having at least two advantages over the compitition: Cody's Speeboat the "Ebbtide", and the "Screaming Mimi", Nick's old but serviceable pink painted helicopter.
Since they knew it was the high-tech era, they employed an army buddy called Boz, a computer nerd and genius with electronics.
The boys also occasionally get the help of Mama Jo and her charter boat all-girl crew moored next to their boat.
First telecasted on January 3rd, 1984 until its last telecast on April 22nd, 1986 for a total of three seasons and 58 episodes.
The show ranked 18th among the best 30 TV shows in its first season, getting 18.8% of viewers according to the Nielsen Rating. The rating jumped even higher in the second season ranking 14th, getting 19.2% of viewers(The Nielsen Rating is the percent of all TV-equipped homes tuned to the program on an average night, as measured by the Nielsen Media Research).
The cast were:
* Cody Allen ..... Perry King
* Nick Ryder ..... Joe Penny
* Murray "Boz" Bozinsky ..... Thom Bray
* Mama Jo (Occasional, 1984) ..... Anne Francis
* Lt. Ted Quinlan (1984-1985) ..... Jack Ging
* Kirk "The Dool" Dooley (1984-1985) ..... Ken Olandt
* Lt. Joanna Parisi (1985-1986) ..... June Chadwick
The first season consisted of 14 episodes and they are as follows:
01- Riptide (Pilot) (1) 1/3/1984
02- Riptide (Pilot) (2) 1/3/1984
03- Conflict Of Interest 1/10/1984
04- Somebody's Killing The Great Geeks Of America 1/17/1984
05- Hatchet Job 1/31/1984
06- The Mean Green Love Machine 2/7/1984
07- Diamonds Are For Never 2/21/1984
08- The Hardcase 2/28/1984
09- Four-Eyes 3/6/1984
10- #1 With A Bullet 3/20/1984
11- Long Distance Daddy 3/27/1984
12- Double Your Pleasure 4/3/1984
13- Raiders Of The Lost Sub 5/15/1984
14- Something Fishy 5/22/1984
I Hope the second and third season will be released shortly after the first.
Thanks for reading my review and have a nice day :)
Brings back memories :-)
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 10/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's funny how when you are a kid, you see things so differently. I used to love this show (still do), but now I can see exactly how corny and cheesy it was. I never used to notice what stands out today like a sore thumb - bad acting, bad editing, the two main characters Nick and Cody always touching each other and plain unrealism, however it's for some reason excellent.
There are two 'hunks' (I always did like Nick - Joe Penny) and a geek who is into computers (if they only knew back then what we know now about computers). They run a detective agency and solve cases. Each episode stands alone and by the 80's standards was pretty high tech. One reason this is probably so good is because of what they could do without today's technology - no cell phones or internet etc. This is crime the old fashioned way and it sure was fun.
If you can get beyond the outdated fashion, the corn factor and the bad humour, then you will love it. Stephen J Cannell productions put this out and he was responsible for so many hits back in the day. It's plain old fun and I highly recommend it. It brings back a few memories that's for sure. PS. - Look for appearances from a very young Geena Davis, Denis Franz and Kelly Preston."
Do NOT buy this version. Buy the VEI release instead!
J. McDonald | 02/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There are TWO releases of Riptide "Season one" on DVD. This release by Sony, and another by a company named VEI. Here is why I'm urging you NOT to buy this version, and instead support VEI;
Sony has a long history of neglecting fans and waiting for several YEARS to release further seasons. They also tend to discontinue many DVD TV releases, citing poor sales (no further seasons). For instance, TJ Hooker may never see another season released.
VEI on the other hand, seems to care about the fans of each series they release. Everyone thought that Hardcastle and McCormick would never make it to DVD, yet VEI released ALL THREE seasons, QUICKLY, and apparently unedited (no music changes)!
Sony has not released season TWO of Riptide, while VEI has already released BOTH Season One AND Season Two, with Season Three just around the corner (February 27, 2008)! I doubt you will even see a Season Two release of Riptide by Sony!
So, why would you want to buy this release and support Sony, when they will probably NEVER even release season two? Before clicking on the "BUY" button, I urge you to Search Amazon for the VEI release. As consumers we need to support the DVD releasing companies that SUPPORT ALL OF US!
Here's the info on the DVD release that you should buy:
Studio: Unidisc.Inc (This is VEI)
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
You'll find it here on Amazon.
Also, the VEI release is indeed an "Official Release" (Fully Licensed) and you will not be sacrificing quality!
VEI will soon be releasing Stingray, another great Stephen J. Cannell series!!!
I have NO AFFILIATION with VEI. I'm just a fan who appreciates it when a studio actually releases an entire TV series, quickly!
This series deserves FIVE STARS. The ONE STAR rating is for this SONY release.
Riptide - a fun detective series
David P. Manzo | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Its great to see this tv series finally released. Some of the special effects may be a little dated or cheesy but the dialogue is crisp, fast & fun. Perry King & Joe Penny were at their physical peak & very easy on the eyes. They also had a real chemistry & easy banter that was believeable as long-time friends running a detective agency. They also managed to squeeze in a racing car, speeding boat or swooping helicopter chase in each episode. Worth the price & hope to see season 2 & 3 released soon."