Good grief, these people again. I had previously shared my thoughts on this program when reviewing the third season on this site: http://upcomingdiscs.com/2010/03/13/designing-women-season-3/ I shall expand on this but assure you that little has changed in my sour opinion.
This season was the last to feature Delta Burke and Jean Smart, who comprised of half of the leading cast. This does not mean there are any climatic finale moments where the friends become sentimental for one and other. This season seems to stay the course of mediocre comedy it had for 4 seasons previous, except perhaps for a little more applause added character’s entrances.
Each episode has the ladies getting into some minor conflict, and sometimes try to cap it off with a holier than thou attitude smeared all over a heated monologue. Beyond this, there is little differentiation from what I had touched on in my previous review. So, to avoid redundancies, I shall sign off here and remind (read: warn) everyone that this is simply a below-par series.
(same as Season 3 review)
Fullscreen 1.33:1. The picture quality is quite awful. Everything is fuzzy, and I’m not just leading into another joke about the leading ladies’ hair. Little to no effort has been made to place any polish on the picture when converting to DVD format. Just another knock against it.
The audio seems to be a little bit clearer than the previous season I had reviewed. This track could survive as mono. There is nothing particularity dynamic about it, but the dialogue is decently clear, and the canned laughter isn’t too muffled with age.
I’ve said before that I’m clearly not the target audience, but a good show should transcend any one specific audience aim. This show fails to hold my interest or entertain me, plain and simple.