Monday, January 28, 2008

Mysteries on TV: Blue Murder, Damages and JAG

Mysteries on TV

Three new DVD sets of mystery and suspense television series are being released this week.

Blue Murder: Set 2

Caroline Quentin plays Manchester Detective Chief Inspector Janine Lewis on , an ITV production in the UK. In addition to commanding a police department, Lewis is the single mother of 4 children who must juggle the demands of family life with her high-profile job. The series also stars Ian Kelsey as her second in command, Detective Inspector Richard Mayne.

The Blue Murder Set 2 DVD collection contains the four episodes of the series that aired during the fall of 2006. For more information on the series, visit the Blue Murder home page on

Damages: Season 1

One of the most highly anticipated new TV shows to air last summer was . Glenn Close plays high-stakes lawyer Patricia "Patty" Hewes and Rose Byrne plays her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons in this legal thriller set in New York City.

The primary case before them in the first season was a class action lawsuit targeting the allegedly corrupt Arthur Frobisher (played by Ted Danson), one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles with Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen witnesses just what it takes to win at all costs, and it becomes clear that lives, as well as fortunes, may be at stake.

The Damages Season 1 DVD set is being released on 3 disks and consists of all 13 episodes that aired from July through October 2007 on FX. Also available: Damages Season 1 on Blu-ray.

JAG: Season 5

(short for Judge Advocate General) was an adventure drama about an elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute and defend those accused of crimes in the military, including murder, treason and terrorism. The series aired on CBS from September 1995 through April 2005 and included 227 episodes over 10 seasons.

The series starred David James Elliott as Navy Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, a former ace pilot turned lawyer, and Catherine Bell as by-the-book Marine Lt. Commander Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie.

JAG Season 5 is being released as a 7 disk DVD set that contains all 24 episodes that aired during the 1999-2000 television season.

Visit the Mysteries on TV website to discover more currently available on DVD.

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