Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DVD Review : 19-2 Season 1

On par with the best American police dramas like Homicide: Life on the Street and The Wire, the Canadian crime drama 19-2, Season 1 makes its DVD Debut on April 26, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. The intense 10-part character-driven drama stars Adrian Holmes (ArrowElysium) and Jared Keeso (Elysium, Falling Skies) as partners in the Montreal Police Department who must put their differences aside as their lives intertwine professionally and personally. An English-language remake of a popular Quebec show, 19-2 has won Canadian Screen Awards for Best Dramatic Series and Best Actor for Jared Keeso, and was nominated for numerous others, including Best Direction, Best Writing, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. The series made its U.S. premiere in January 2016 on Acorn.TV, the premier streaming service for world class television from Britain and beyond. This DVD 3-Disc set features 10 episodes plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette ($49.99, AcornOnline.com). A third season is in production.

Officer Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes) patrols the streets of Montreal with Station 19’s newest squad member, Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso). Back on the job after a shooting incident, guilt-ridden Nick immediately clashes with overzealous Ben. As the wary new partners respond to some of the city’s most violent and bizarre crimes, they learn the high cost of life on the force—both on and off duty. Absorbing and authentic, with an outstanding ensemble cast, this award-winning drama follows first responders beyond the crime scenes and into their own messy lives.

19-2 co-stars Maxim Roy (HeartlandShadowhunters), Dan Petronijevic (Happy Town), Benz Antoine (Blue Murder), Mylene Dinh-Robic (Being Human), and Laurence Leboeuf (Durham County).

BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (20 min.)
Street Date: April 26, 2016                           SRP: $49.99  
DVD 3-Disc Set: 10 episodes – Approx. 447 min. – SDH Subtitles
UPC 054961239795
Contains coarse language, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity, and disturbing images

My Thoughts

There's something about a great crime drama that I just can't resist, and 19-2 is now my newest addiction. This series puts you right is the heart of the streets with actual officers working the beat. Nick is struggling with a former shooting and his partner Ben is a rookie cop. Both are a little wary of the other and are just learning to trust each other in the mist of a bizarre and violent rash of crimes that are hitting their city. This DVD set contains 10 great episodes. 

1- Nick returns to the job but clings to his guilt. There is trouble at home base that causes an in-house investigation.

2-  We learn a little more about why Nick is haunted by the past. A vandalism call becomes life-threatening.

3- The first of the month is welfare day and crime levels rise in the city.

4- Ben and his girlfriend change their plans to visit Montreal. Patrolman Tyler lets a criminal escape. 

5- While Ben is away, Nick is teamed up with J.M.

6- Ben meets Nick's sister. Soon they are caught up in a gang war but still try to help out some kids.

7- Nick and Ben butt heads and things end with a big explosion. 

8- An Amber alert sets off a search for a missing child. Nick is getting closer to Ben's sister.

9- When a cop is ambushed, Nick & Ben put aside their feud over Amelia. 

10-  There's a leak in the department. Beatrice & Tyler are in an accident. Someone loses their life. An explosive end to the season

This is such a great series. It's filled with edge of your seat action, and Ben and Nick both make for some nice eye candy as well! If you'd like to grab a copy of this fantastic DVD set, it is available on Acorn Media for only $49.99. You can also find it on amazon