Friday, May 23, 2008

Ferocious Firefighters

ImageRescue Me–Season 4 (Sony)
Who would have thought Denis Leary, that obnoxious, loud-mouthed mid-'90s comedian, would become one of TV’s best actors? Well, he is, believe it or not. As Tommy Gavin, the ultimate dysfunctional fireman with a broken marriage, an extremely chaotic romantic life, and haunting memories of September 11, Leary is the heart of this series that he and Peter Tolan created, all about a New York City firehouse. As the show has continued, plotting and characterization have gotten more convoluted, but the ensemble cast has gotten better by leaps and bounds, particularly with the fourth season’s new additions Tatum O”Neal, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Esposito, and Gina Gershon.
22 deleted scenes; six behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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