The Job: The Complete Series Pity The Job . Maybe if it had debuted on ABC once the network had achieved its post- Desperate Housewives / Lost cool factor as… The Job: The Complete Series Pity The Job . Maybe if it had debuted on ABC once the network had achieved its post- Desperate Housewives / Lost cool factor as…
DVD Review

The Job: The Complete Series (2005)

Bill Nunn, Denis Leary, ... | THE IDEAL 'JOB' Nunn, Dyron Holmes, and Leary get to work
Image credit: The Job: ©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection
THE IDEAL 'JOB' Nunn, Dyron Holmes, and Leary get to work
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 24, 2005; DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005

Pity The Job. Maybe if it had debuted on ABC once the network had achieved its post-Desperate Housewives/Lost cool factor as opposed to when it was mired in a pathetic post-Who Wants to Be a Millionaire slump, the show could have actually made it to 20 episodes...but probably not. Setting a comedy around a politically incorrect pill-popping adulterer (Denis Leary) just doesn't scream mainstream success. Too bad, because The Job — which followed a group of deviant police detectives — was downright side-splitting. Watching Leary tell his partner to allow a fleeing wheelchair-bound suspect to get a head start just to ''make it interesting'' may be wrong, but it feels so damn right.

EXTRAS A gag reel and on-set cast interviews (''You kind of have to gear up everyday for the fraternity element of it,'' says lone female cop Diane Farr in perhaps the understatement of the year) are accompanied by Leary and co-creator Peter Tolan basically just laughing their way through five commentary tracks. I don't blame them.

Originally posted May 30, 2005 Published in issue #823 Jun 03, 2005 Order article reprints
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