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The real heroes that keep New York City and its residents safe are back for their sophomore season. Working the 3-11 p.m. shift (known as the “third watch”), these ordinary people perform extraordinary feats of bravery on a daily basis. Featuring an all-star cast including Bobby Cannavale, Eddie Cibrian, Michael Beach, and Kim Raver, Third Watch portrays the best – and sometimes the worst – of “the city’s finest.”
Created by John Wells (ER, The West Wing) and Edward Allen Bernero (Criminal Minds), Third Watch: The Complete Second Season is an Emmy® and Peabody® Award winning series that follows professional rescuers and first responders as they take on crime, medical emergencies, and blazing buildings in the largest city in America. Police, firefighters and paramedics all work together as the show explores the intricacies of their relationships on the streets, in the station, and back at home. Episodes include situations ranging from dangerous (tracking a sniper who targets cops) to playful (a football match between fire departments), to the mundane (a frequent 911 dialer). These heroes risk their lives every day so we can sleep soundly, knowing that we’re protected by the “third watch.”
“Third Watch: The Complete Second Season contains 22 action-packed episodes that focus on the unsung heroes of New York City,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. “After the recent event on the Hudson, the world is increasingly fascinated by these first responders, and Warner Home Video is proud to present the second season on DVD.”
Third Watch was successful in presenting the ensemble of characters as real people and not just chiselled stereotypes. The characters had real problems, struggled to make ends meet and dealt with complicated situations both on and off the job. One of the great things about the show was how it balanced multiple-episode continuity with dive-right-in storylines that encompassed several episodes and even overlapped into other seasons. Viewers grew with the characters and became involved in their lives.
Third Watch – The Complete Second Season provides 975 minutes of one of the most intricate and realistic procedural shows on major network television. It is well-acted and surprisingly tender in places, providing hours of gripping, fulfilling viewing on DVD.