Our main characters are Campbell (Eion Bailey), Nell (Jennifer Garner) and Henry (ScottBairstow). They are twentysomethings facing the reality that they are finally going to have togrow up. Campbell is tense, judgmental, and constantly trying to come up with the Next BigThing. Nell is a flake incapable of any kind of commitment (romantic, career or otherwise).Henry is a writer who wants to be writing better stuff than he is. All sorts of affairs of the heartensue. Created b… the folks behind Party of Five, Significan Others has much thesame feel as the other show: witty banter alternating with Big Emotional Moments and the sensethat we should be taking these people extremely seriously. The rather callow nature of thecharacters makes them difficult to get behind, however, though a maturing curve does occur.
The dialogue (which is the show’s main reason for being) is crisp, clear and undistorted.When it comes to surround, the 2.0 track doesn’t have much to do, beyond the music score(which does have a strong rear-speaker presence). There simply aren’t that many sound effectsfor the track to use.
The transfer is about average for a TV series, perhaps a bit better than that. The flesh tonesare very good, ,and the colours are fine. The image is a bit soft, however, and there is (inevitably,it would appear) some grain. Perfectly watchable, but far from spectacular.
Other than a handful of trailers, the only extra is an eight-minute featurette with JenniferGarner recalling the series. Okay as far as it goes, fans of the series will want more, and otherwon’t particularly care. The menu is basic.
Only six episodes of this series were ever made, but there’s bound to be a following for thisdisc (every TV show ever made appears to have a following). If you liked the series, here’s thewhole shebang in on package.
Special Features List
- “Jennifer Garner Recalls Significant Others” Featurette