In Plain Sight Season 3 DVD Release Date
Actors: Mary McCormack, Fred Weller, Paul Ben-Victor
Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (US and Canada)
Number of discs: 3
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Universal Studios
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
In Plain Sight Season 3 DVD Review
I loved the first two seasons of this show. The writing was very clever; humor and arcane anecdotes kept the pace upbeat, and went a long way to offset Mary’s ever-sour disposition. But this season the show lost its foundation … literally. Apparently, there was some sort of uproar around last season’s finale which ended with the departure of series creator David Maples’ wife Holly (as Eleanor) and co-executive producer Paul Stupin, who was the guiding force of this show. Unfortunately, it looks like the egos who won the battle lost the war…and everything that was great about this show.
Mary’s mother Jinx (Lesley Ann Warren) FINALLY starts to get her life together, only to all but disappear from the show. Sister Brandi, (Nichole Hiltz) also on the verge of getting it together, apparently was mostly on leave for a pregnancy, appearing in only a few scenes here and there. So she may be back, but the departure of Raph (CristiÃƒÂ¡n de la Fuente) was not only extremely disappointing, but was drawn out in an excruciating manner for the ENTIRE SEASON. Mary’s family provided the back-story for Mary’s numerous neuroses. Without the family, none of it makes any sense. And the whole “Marshall loves Mary, but Mary doesn’t know” thing got REALLY old. We all love Marshall. We don’t want to see him suffer.
The quality of the show was very spotty this season, and the appearance of Allison Janney as a hard-ass bureaucrat sharing a two-shot with a portrait of Barack Obama in the background in one of the opening scenes of the premier was ALMOST enough to turn me off to the entire season right there. I don’t watch TV fiction to be reminded of the events of the day. I want it to be free of present day politics so I can enjoy it years from now.
I’ll give season 4 a look-see when it airs, but frankly, I don’t hold out a lot of hope for it. I think it has become a complete waste of the talents of Mary McCormack, Fred Weller and Paul Ben-Victor. I own the first two seasons of In Plain Sight, along with every season of Burn Notice and White Collar and Monk, but I won’t purchase this sad excuse for entertainment.