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The Mod Squad
"The 1960s were all about team-ups and smackdowns. The Mod Squad brought the duo together to bump uglies."
The Mod Squad is back, this time on DVD featuring the first thirteen episodes of the series.
DVD Review: The Mod Squad: Season 1, Volume 1
Watching the series, it’s interesting to note how odd the squad’s misadventures are. All the bad guys seem like they are teenagers. The social upheaval of the late 60’s and early 70’s didn’t quite cross over onto this series. The characters look like the youth, but they are going constantly going after the hippie youth culture. Guess that’s what happens when the youth of the 40’s and 50’s makes shows for the youth of the 60’s and 70’s.
The quality of the transfer is pretty good, but it’s clear the original copies of the show were deteriorating. Some scenes have an odd blur to them and the sound is a little scratchy at points. Overall though, the series is well-restored and transferred.
There are three featurettes in the extras here. Forming the Squad, Friends of The Mod Squad, and Inside “The Teeth of the Barracuda:” 1968.
“The Teeth of the Barracuda” is the first episode of the series and it was pretty cool watching how they made it. Fans will probably appreciate the other 2 featurettes more though. Those give more detail in how the series was made and why certain storylines were used. Goes back to the whole generation gap of producers and viewers issue.
The Mod Squad: Season 1, Volume 1 is out on DVD now.