Feb 10, 2008

Brisco County Jr. DVD On Sale

This is a bit of a stretch since the series only had one true "spy" episode (but it was a good one!), but it's too good a deal for me not to spread the news. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.--probably my very favorite TV series of all time--is now on sale at DeepDiscount.com for just $22.14--$77 off from its normal (admitedly exorbitant) asking price of $99.95!

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. starred Burn Notice co-star Bruce Campbell as a bounty hunter searching for the gang who killed his father--and "the coming thing"--in the waning days of the Old West. But it wasn't really as straightforward as that. The brainchild of Lost mastermind Carlton Cuse and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade screenwriter Jeffrey Boam, it flummoxed Fox network executives by blending comedy, Western and sci-fi genres in a wholy original way. Its closest progenitor was probably The Wild Wild West, so fans of that series would probably enjoy Brisco. The spy episode mentioned above found Brisco escorting Ms. Emma Steed, an American double agent posing as a Mexican spy, to the Mexican border to be exchanged for an operative held prisoner by the Mexicans. It parodied everything from Bond to West to The Avengers to The Beatles while playing as a good, straightforward espionage yarn at the same time. A few other episodes touch on issues of intrigue, but never to the same extent. Still, the tone of the series should make it appealing to fans of the other shows I've mentioned here. I can't recommend this series enough.

I don't know how long this sale will last; the listing could even be a mistake! So I'd advise acting quickly...

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