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The Complete First Season"
||Touchstone Home Video
||TV - Series
|| "Celebrity Couple Gets Dirty",
"Tabloid Tales", "Season Two Preview", gag reel, "Through
a Lens Darkly", deleted scenes
A compulsive guilty pleasure for me, "Dirt" is a well
written series starring Courtney Cox-Arquette ("Friends"
as if you need to ask) as the editor of a tabloid who would
use her own blood if the magazine ran out ink she's that
devoted to her rag. She doesn't lie or make up stories in
her magazine--instead she uses her connections and leverage
(read "blackmail") to get the dirt on movie stars and celebrities
so that the world can know all the news about their favorite
stars. As she sees it, she's necessary and keeps the stars
famous by dishing on them, their relationships and providing
secrets to fans often fanning (pardon the pun) the flames
and helping to keep stars "hot". her magazine "Dirt" is
her life and she makes that very plain to her overworked
staff. Featuring the marvelous actor Ian Hart (who played
John Lennon in a couple of films but looks more like Julian
Lennon) as her mentally disturbed photographer, "Dirt" is
a fun series that manages to play in the dirt without getting
too messy itself. ---
Image & Sound:
With a crystal clear transfer, the 13 episodes of this
F/X series looks extremely good with nice, warm skin tones
and accurate colors. Audio sounds quite nice as well with
a dialogue coming across clear as a bell and a nice surround
mix to boot. ---
We get a couple of marvelous featurettes. The best for
me was "Season Two Preview" where the creator of the show
discusses the direction for the second season of the series
without giving up too many juicy tidbits. We also get a
couple of short featurettes including "Celebrity Couple
Gets Dirty" that focuses on the genesis of the series and
"Tabloid Tales" giving us an idea as to how real life inspired
reel life. There's also a brief but amusing gag reel included
| Sometimes you just don't feel
like you've done an honesty day's work unless you get a bit
dirty. Perhaps the same could be said of TV watching as well.
"Dirt" is a solid drama with nice performances all around
and some fascinating extras as well. If you're looking for
something worthwhile to spent those video gift cards on, "Dirt"
will deliver the goods.