Thursday, September 1, 2016

DVD Review: 19-2, Season 2

 Winner of ‘Best Dramatic Series’ at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards and on par with the best American police dramas like The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street19-2, Season 2 makes its DVD Debut on August 30, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Stars Adrian Holmes (Arrow,Smallville) and Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Actor Jared Keeso (Elysium, Falling Skies) are captivating as partners in the Montreal Police Department who must put their differences aside as their lives intertwine professionally and personally. Season 2 begins with a riveting—and devastating—story as the partners try to stop a shooter at a high school. This gritty, award-winning drama explores the demons that haunt the men and women behind the badge. In Canada, the series has been a huge ratings and social media hit for Bell Media’s Bravo channel. This DVD 3-disc set features 10 episodes plus bonus featurettes and interviews ($49.99, 19-2, Season 2 made its U.S. premiere in May 2016 on Acorn TV, the premier North American streaming service for world class television from Britain and beyond. Season 3 premieres in Fall 2016 on Acorn TV, with a 4th season already commissioned.

With news of a mole in Station 19, Officer Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso) begins investigating his fellow cops, including his own partner, Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes). But when Ben and Nick respond to an active school-shooting, each man must put aside his reservations and trust his partner with his life. As the station recovers after the shooting, the race to find the mole borders on desperation, and Nick gets in too deep.

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 featurettes (12 min.) and interviews (8 min.)

Street Date: August 30, 2016                                       SRP: $49.99        
DVD 2-Disc Set: 10 episodes plus bonus – Approx. 444 min. – SDH Subtitles - UPC 054961247592
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 - Ben & Nick respond to a high school shooting and one of their own is hit.

2 - There is a mole in the station, and everyone is trying to cope with the awful school massacre. 

3-  Audrey & Beatrice are teamed up and Ben spies on Nick and his cousin.

4- Tyler is back on the job and Ben has some concerns about his partner allegiance. 

5 - A teen tries to commit suicide and some new developments in Nick's relationship.

6 - Still no luck finding the mole and project Hercules leads to a raid. 

7 - A building is condemned and Station 19 is handling the evictions. 

8 - Police are under fire after a civilian is killed.

9 - Ben and Nick are questioning a suspect, but soon the tables are turned and they're in the hot seat. 

10 - The mole is revealed and Ben & Nick want to get him first.
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