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DVD Review – Reno 911! Season 6

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Often when you finally get around to seeing a show that’s been out for a while, it’s a good thing, as you can sit down and watch the whole series, or at least a good chunk of the show, in one hit and really treat yourself. That’s what has happened with me and the series ‘Reno 911!, which I had often seen snippets of over the years, but didn’t get to actually watch them seriously till I started to review them from season 1 about a year ago. The show went for six seasons and finished in 2009.  So, I went in knowing that I was going to see the whole thing from start to finish, which would give me a great chance to look at it with an overall look rather than just a season by season look over six years. So when I finally reached season 6 this week, a part of me was a little sad knowing that this great series was soon going to be at an end, but I was also excited to see how they would end everything.

“Reno 911! is an American comedy television series on Comedy Central that ran from 2003 to 2009. It is a mockumentary-style parody of law enforcement documentary shows, specifically COPS, with comic actors playing the police officers. Most of the material is improvised, using a broad outline, and with minimal scripted material. Season Six consisted of fifteen episodes. Cast members Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Mary Birdsong did not return for the final season and their characters' absence was explained as fatalities from an explosion in the Season Five finale. In addition, actors Ian Roberts and Joe Lo Truglio were added to the principal cast as Sergeant Jack Declan and Deputy Frank Salvatore Rizzo, respectively.”

It’s funny that when this season first started, I couldn’t help but feel that it was a good thing the show was coming to an end as it felt a little like it had ‘jumped the shark’ a bit. But, luckily, I was proven wrong as it went on to be as solid as ever with another brilliant season of the show. I love this series and when a comedy can have you laughing consistently out loud multiple times per episode, you know they are doing something right. I’m sad to see it come to an end, but I still have one ace up the sleeve as I’ve yet to see the feature film they made about the series, which came out between seasons 5 and 6. That’s the next on my hit list to find, and maybe after that, my true feelings of knowing there will never be any more ‘Reno 911!’ action will hit me.

8.5 out of 10 from me.

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