Just Shoot Me: The Complete Third Season

Just Shoot Me: The Complete Third Season
Known by many as "that show with David Spade," Just Shoot Me actually ran for seven seasons, had some occasionally inspired verbiage and featured the writing talents of Pam Brady (South Park, Hot Rod, Hamlet 2). While nothing revolutionary, the show proved serviceable and amusing, as far as workplace situational comedies go, especially in the early seasons. This third season package includes all 25 episodes on three discs, minus any special features, which likely won't be missed by anyone willing to buy this on DVD. As the series progresses minimally from season-to-season, year three continues to examine the moral and ethical differences between capitalist Blush Magazine head honcho Jack Gallo (George Segal) and his libertarian, politically motivated daughter Maya (Laura San Giacomo), who continues to write for the magazine despite loathing everything it stands for. Some of the major plot points this season come when ex-model Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick) gets engaged to office assistant/sycophant Dennis Finch's (David Spade) father (Brian Dennehy), in addition to some romantic tension between Maya and fashion photographer Elliot DiMauro (Enrico Colantoni). The big season cliff-hanger involves Finch's potential marriage to Rebecca Romijn. Some season highlights include the episode where Maya hosts a murder mystery party where her neighbour actually dies, along with the episode where Finch tries to turn Maya into a lesbian so that he can watch her "experiment." A later episode involving a bag of sex toys proves amusing as well. While most of the show is standard, as far as sit-com conventions go, the crude double entendres, mostly involving Nina's promiscuity, are shocking and quite frequently bizarre, which is a nice twist to the formula. Beyond these minor amusements and the occasional observation about idiosyncratic human behaviour, there is very little worth mentioning but as far as breezy sitcoms go, a viewer could do much worse. (Sony)