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|Rollergirls - The Complete Season One|
Actors: Ann Calvello, Marta Mendoza, Tim Murphy (XII), Melissa Arcaro, Kerri Walsh
Directors: Tina Gazzerro, Dan Brown, Bradley Beesley, Mark Miks
Genres: Television, Sports
Rollergirls - Complete Season One ~ New DVD
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Reviewed on 1/29/2008...
A&E's reality show about the all-Texas roller derby. Sometimes overly dramatic and hilarious it's an entertaining hoot to watch and the outfits these vixens wear are worth the price of admission alone.
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Tons of fun
dudesimon | Austin, TX | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series is a lot of fun. Some of the drama may have been contrived, but you can still tell when the girls get mad, or for that matter, drunk. And there's a heck of a lot more personality to these characters than on any other show.
The bouts might even be more intense on film than they are in person, which is saying something.
Spike TV or some other network needs to pick this show up and make new episodes."
Roller Girls is Great
Brian R. Brown | Austin, TX | 07/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok so the rest of the world got a little taste of what Austin does best. Austinites got to see the whole thing unfold which is really awesome getting some background on the bouts that we saw and some recap on the ones that we may have missed. For those of you who want more of TXRD action you should check out the website at TXRD.com. You can also order DVD's of the most recent season at www.austin.com. Maybe you can get some sort of an update on whats up in ATX."
Who Wants to Hit Lux the Hardest?
Jim M. Van Cise | Mentor, Ohio USA | 03/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was hooked. This set makes for a nice marathon to watch on some stormy or sickly weekend when there's no reason to go out. Personally, one reason I really dug it was that Lux resembles an old girlfriend that got away. Much of this series seems to take place from her point of view as there is always one camera on her. Even as a spectator in matches where she isn't skating, no incident goes by without a shot of her reaction. At times, this gets to be too much. And who in that league really cares about who wins Best Couple? Is this for the yearbook? There is also so much of Lunatic that I have to wonder why she isn't shown in the credits as more of a key character. It seems that the players who are the most negative or least well-adjusted didn't get marquee treatment despite a lot of screen time. Ex: Hades Lady who is unpopular because of her strict enforcement of rules. Also, watch for the jammer from the visiting Arizona team that looks like a sturdy version of Ellen Paige (Juno).
My favorite moments from the series had to be the night that the Thunderdome was packed and there was a big rainstorm outside the open hanger doors. I also dug the introduction of the old timer known as Ann Calvello. She was a very fun personality that looked ready to strap 'em on one more time. The announcers seemed have trouble creating variations of the old cliche: "like a hot knife through butter". Again, I'm going to notice editing issues astutely as I watched all the episodes in less than 4 days. I was also surprised at the number of middle fingers flinging around. Especially from Sister Mary Jane who is a teacher. The bouts here in Cleveland are edgy but half the audience is families. I've not seen a bird yet.
There's also a preview at the end of disc 2 (Punky Needs a Life episode) that clearly shows Lux and Frankie skinny dipping before or after their Orange Art Gallery show preparation. However, the first episode on disc 3 does not contain this scene. I took a day off from work to search for it. Just kidding about the time off.
The level of violence seemed to increase as the series wore on. It's also apparent that to date a roller girl is to date 2 women, not one. Each of them has an alter-ego who may linger for days after a big win. Flexible and supportive men should only apply :)"