In this explosive hour-long dramatic adventure series, David James Elliot stars as Lieutenant Commander "Harm" Rabb, Jr., a brave, outstanding Navy Lawyer and officer in the Judge Advocate General (J.A.G.) Corps. His missi... more »ons are to investigate and prosecute all crimes, accidents, acts of terrorism and espionage related to the Navy and Marine Corps. Playing the diverse roles of investigator, prosecutor and defense attorney, Harm and his partner Major Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie (Catherine Bell), use their intelligence and determination to uncover the mysteries behind cases involving murder, treason, espionage and other high crimes to bring world-class criminals to justice. JAG combines all the intensity of the battlefield and all the suspense of a criminal investigation into an action-packed hour!« less
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Major character development in this season for all of the show's mainstays. It feels as if the show has settled into a good groove for the most part, however there were a few episodes that had sloppy and rushed resolutions. Great ending to the season that left you with questions. How will Rab end up coming back to JAG (seeing as there are six more seasons that is kind of a no brainer)? Is there going to be more than friendship development between him and Sarah? Will Bud come into his own in court without Rab there to encourage/heckle him? Good stuff overall! Makes you want to pick up the next season for sure!
Fleshing out the characters in JAG
Charles S. Martin | Montpelier, VT | 09/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season four provides more depth to the main characters in JAG. Harm and Mac survive the cliffhanger in which they were dangling in the last episode of season three, and the search for Harm's father comes to a conclusion. The chemistry between Harm and Mac continues to grow, but neither Harm nor Mac are anywhere near making a committment. Harm is still "playing the field," and emotional wounds from Mac's past require more than bandaids to heal. We see more of AJ's life before and beyond being the Navy's Judge Advocate General, and Bud becomes a "real" lawyer and shows that he is more than just the comic relief for the series.
The action episodes contine to thrill, but at times with resolutions that stretch plausability. "The Embassy" is probably the best with a plot twist that explores the limits of military solutions to the world's problems and lifts the series above military recruiting propaganda. "Nobody's Child" and "Goodbyes" present an emoltional side of Harm we knew he had but only saw glimpses of before. Most of the courtroom episodes are much more realistic than shows like the legal farce, "Matlock,"(my 35 years practicing law more than qualify me to say this) but "People v. Mac" strains legal credibility. However, the episode does give us a glimpe into Mac's Freudian past, and presents a disturbing insight into Brumby, a newcomer to JAG.
Although all of the episodes can "stand alone," CIA Agent Clayton Webb, Congressperson Bobbi Latham, Vietnam vet Roscoe Martin, SEAL Lt. Vernon Rivers, Lt. Cmdr. Theresa Coulter, Francesca Paretti (AJ's daughter) and Special Agent Clark Palmer (Boo!), all reappear from past seasons in their good/good, bad/good or bad/bad rolls. However viewing these episodes without at least a fleeting knowledge of what went before does not allow one to experience the growth of the characters in their rolls that makes the series all that more entertaining and enjoyable.
A must own DVD Navy fan or not!
A. Smorawski | Boston, MA | 08/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy watching this series! My husband was in the Navy and he says that this show is very much real to how the navy responds and reacts to different situations! I can't wait to own all the seasons!!"
Still loving Jag~Didn't think it could get better but it doe
kindred spirit | God's Country | 01/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't watch Jag until it was in the 10th season. Recently I caught it on TV reruns and got totally hooked. I had to get the DVD's. Needless to say I LOVE Harm Rabb, he couldn't be any cuter. Season two brought Catherine Bell on the scene as Harm's Partner. I love the immediate chemistry between them and the looks Harm gives her...my heart swoons. The love is there for sure now but they cannot act on it.
I didn't think it would keep getting better and better but what can I say it does. Season 4 is no dissapointment. I love how it is current with the year it was made as far as what wars are going on.
I think watching this also makes us remember our troops more and all they are doing for us. We can sit and enjoy watching DVD's safe in our homes because they are protecting and defending our freedom.
The adventures are so varied and different in each show. Season two has more courtroom time it's investigations and drama.
I cannot say enough good about this show. You will not be disappointed."
kindred spirit | 09/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of JAG's best seasons among many great ones. This season had everything from serious drama like Silent Service and Nobody's Child to fun stories like Jaggle Bells and Yeah, Baby. A lot people didn't like it due to it being about the military but that is their lost. A big part of the lure of the show was the screen chemistry between the stars, David James Elliott and Catherine Bell, which I have not seen on any other show. It is a shame it was wasted.
It is a shame that during the last 2 years of the show it appeared that the creater of the show was engaging in destruction of the masterpiece and longest running of all the shows he has created. I also keep wondering why Paramount allowed the DVD's to be released with the name of David James Elliott misspelled on the Season 3 and 4 case. After all he played the main character of the show."
JAG Season 4 boxset
Julie Mcgugan | 09/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've beeen looking forward to this season for so long and I must say, this boxset did not disappoint! I thought season four was one of the best and contained most of my favourite episodes. The only thing I thought was a shame was that it did not contain any episode commentries like the season 3 boxset and would have liked to see an extended gag reel. All in all, a good set of DVDs, I will definately buy the season 5 collection when it comes out!"