Friday the 13th: The Series - The Complete Series
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
This show has always been one that's sometimes hard to
watch, but it's also hard not to watch, once you start. It
delves into the depths of the human psyche - the violent and
crazy parts of it, anyway.
There have been many cast changes over the years, but
this year, the show lost Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan).
He's the reason many of us started or stayed watching, so
it'll be interesting to see how the show handles thI enjoyed this show back in the 90's. It aired originally from 1987-1990,
but I didn't watch it then because I thought it was based on
the movies of the same name, and I don't like slasher films.
I made the same mistake with "Poltergeist: the Legacy"
(1996). You'd think I would have learned by then!
Back in the 70's and 80's, they had a lot of low budget
syndicated shows like this one. In the days before there
were many cable channels, they had these low-budget horror
and scifi shows that aired on your local stations, not on a
network. Some of them were pretty good. However, compared to
today's shows, they often had bad special effects, 80's
styles and an acting style that's a little less realistic
than what we have now. If you can get through things, then
the stories on this show are not bad and are often very
This is a fun show to watch (and often unintentionally
funny); people of any age should enjoy it (it may be too
scary for younger children). Those of us who watched
it back on TV should own it because it's worth viewing
There aren't a lot of special features, just some promos
and a lengthy featurette called "Sales Presentation." I
assume, after viewing it, that this is what the show's
production company made in order to try to sell the series
to more stations. I wish there were extras, but it's still
good to have the set. It's a bargain, too, for such a large
set. You get all three seasons! Just in time for Halloween
The only other drawback is that there are no subtitles or
closed-captioning, from what I could figure out. There's no
setup menu. That's a shame because I can't always
understand what theyr'e saying. I guess it gives you
that total 80's experience!
Micki Foster inherits an antique store from her
Uncle Lewis, but this is no ordinary antique shop.
Lewis made a deal with the
devil -- in exchange for material wealth, he will
sell cursed antiques. Micki, along with cousin Ryan
and her partner, retired magician Jack, have
the duty of recovering
the antiques to be sealed in
their basement, where the
items can't cause more harm.
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