Rescue Me is gritty, realistic and original and makes a welcome change from the procedural crime and medical dramas that seem to fill TV screens at the moment.
Denis Leary stars in and created this series about a group of New York Firefighters and the challenges they face at work and in their personal lives.
Leary plays Tommy, a fiery personality who in series three is trying to come to terms with the death of his son and keep his crew together.
Franco, Probie, Lou and Jerry all have their own problems they are trying to work out and hide from each other.
Leary brings gravitas and depth to his character, flaws and all. He’s supported by a great ensemble cast.
The writing is tight and there are enough twists and turns with each character to make it essential viewing.
The DVD set is chock full of extras – behind-the-scenes features, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a ‘mini’ episode showing the lighter side of the cast and crew.
Recommended viewing for those nights when there’s nothing on TV and it’s too cold to go out.
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