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MI-5

Volume 1

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
MI-5
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Defending their country, deceiving their friends, MI-5 takes us into the secret world of the clandestine UK security service and the people who make up the elite team. This exciting, fast paced drama, full of split screens and technical wizardry, explores the passion, jeopardy and intrigue of people who have to lie for a living and deceive their loved ones about what they do.
Publisher: London : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, c2003
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 0790784823
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama MIFIVE
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Defending their country, deceiving their friends, MI-5 takes us into the secret world of the clandestine UK security service and the people who make up the elite team.

This exciting, fast paced drama explores the passion, jeopardy and intrigue of people who have to lie for a living and deceive their loved ones about what they do.


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Fans of this series may enjoy two espionage novels by one of the scriptwriters, David Wolstencroft. "Good News, Bad News" (2004) and "Contact Zero" (2005).

Oct 20, 2013
  • deldiva rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding!! I had previously watched the first of this series on PBS some time ago and it was awesome then as well as or equally as great to watch the second time around. Highly recommend!!!

Jul 15, 2012
  • RDL rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Not credible to adults. Poor writing.

May 09, 2012
  • Fionaenzo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Liked the show until they killed off the main characters later on in series. What's with that? Just start a different show already!

Jan 07, 2012
  • roadshowrigoletto rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Always nice to watch a drama that embodies an outlook from another part of the world. "MI-5," or "Spooks" as it is known in the UK, features some familiar faces if you watch entertainments from outside of the US. And some very able performances. It beats being subjected to yet another repeat of the degenerate spawn of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, at the least.

Nov 05, 2011
  • Mitchell_Hundred rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I quite like this series, but a lot of the episodic plots in this specific season seem to rely on deus ex machinae to be resolved by the end of the hour. It strikes me as being rather unrealistic. I'm currently watching the second season, and the writers do seem to have gotten a much better idea of the proper pace and scope for a story, but this is not the best example of their work.

Mind you, the series does get better, so watching this season is probably a good idea if only to set yourself up for the really excellent material later on.

May 02, 2011
  • VinnyB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One man's pot boiler is another man's gem. I love this series. You actually have to WATCH the screen to know what is going on. (I don't think that is true of a lot of American TV like Law and Order which is easy to watch while multi-tasking because the plot is so simple.)

Apr 28, 2011
  • donhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant opening to a sustaining series that's now in it's tenth season. Spooks, as it's known in the UK, excels at telling stories that are plausible, suspenseful and typical of BBC drama, superbly entertaining. If you had to choose between America's super-hero Jack Bauer and the team at MI-5, pick the latter.

Sep 22, 2010
  • stuvw27 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Halfway decent little BBC TV potboiler about British domestic spooks with likable 2½ dimensional characters and lots of formerly trendy annoying camera work and editing. As the season progresses the characters get somewhat more interesting and the individual program plots seem more and more designed just to develop the regular characters.

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Other: Unable to play, after starting cca 2 mins it returns to the beginning every time. Both Blue-ray and Computer.

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