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Great TV you should watch: Rescue Me.

Posted by Jason O on May 27, 2012 in Movies/TV/DVDs |

I’ve just finished watching the final episode in the final season of “Rescue Me”, which has prompted me to rerun this review from two years ago. Enjoy.

Let me be clear: “Rescue Me” is the best show on TV at the moment. Telling the story of 9/11 survivor Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) and his fellow firefighters in a Manhattan station, this show has everything from drama to laugh out loud humour, and follows the life of Gavin, a recovering alcoholic working class Irish-American (a background which plays a big role in the series), his workmates, and his family. The humour is politically incorrect, the language can be strong, and the supporting cast are nothing short of magnificent¬†as it deals with every issue with a surprising deftness of touch. I’ve never understood why this show is not as big as The Sopranos, as it is far more entertaining. Get season 1 as a stocking filler for someone this Christmas. You’ll be doing them a service. If you have not seen the whole seven seasons yet, I genuinely envy you.


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