'I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Fifth Season'
(Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / (1965) 2008 / Columbia Pictures Television)
Overview: The last magical season with Jeannie! The mayhem continues when Jeannie has to choose between being Tony's wife or being the queen of a country. Against Tony's wishes, Roger and Dr. Bellows plan a bachelor party for him. At the wedding, Jeannie and Tony try to figure out how to avoid photos since genies don't show up in pictures.
DVD Verdict: I hadn't seen as many episodes of this last season of Jeannie so I was really exited about this box set being made available. Of course I have all of the seasons, have watched them a dozen times so I was really anxious to catch some of the episodes that I have never seen. I remember seeing the wedding episode and how wonderful it really was to see Jeannie and Tony get married. I have watched all of Seasons 1-4 so many times now, I have episodes memorized!
The show in general had some minor drawbacks, which kept it from being perfect.. One thing was that Jeannie could not be shown in a photogragh but she was in the newspaper in season 4 and then we she got married she tried to hide from the camera because Jeannie's cannot be photograghed. Also after Jeannie was to be married as it talked about in season 4 she was not suppose to be able to have her powers after she gets married and would lose all her powers but she still does after her and Tony get married in season 5. There are so many others flaws also.
Like remember the time Mr's Bellows met Jeannie when she thought her and Tony were married and the other times that Dr Bellows has met Jeannie. Dr Bellows had actually saw Jeannie so many times previously and then when they get married you kind of think wouldn't he recognise her if he had seen her before so many times.
Once in the car at the office, another time at the office when she played the secretary and once at Major Nelsons house, then again when Mr's Bellows thought that her and Tony were married and then again when they actually did get married and that is just a few times I can remember. Watching them all the first time over I did not realize all of this, you really have to watch it a lot to notice everything.
The writing could have been better. I loved the episodes and think that they are all funny but they had a potential to be better! Major Nelson's character is hillarious. I loved the time he flipped out of bed and so many other times he got mad at jeannie or even when he acted as a different character. He is truly a supurb acter and really what made the show sooo great in my opinion. Barbera Eden of course did a great job as well. I think that they could have made it even funnier but they didn't. Being a huge fan of the show I am not trying to put it down. It is definitely better then any of today's garbage and a treasure to own so I highly recommend buying season 5 on DVD.
I also like that Tony and Jeannie actually did get married because it was what the series was based on. I remember as a little girl hoping and hoping that they would get married on each and every episode that I watched. You have to admit that they had great chemistry together and what a match and perfect couple.
All in all there are some great episodes on this season as well as all of the seasons. If you are a fan you will definitely watch these over and over again! The only thing that I would have changed is to add more features. All of the seasons do not have any features or behind the scenes footage. We would like to see the magic of the show and how it worked but they have not included it with the DVD's yet. Maybe later with a separate disc Sony will come up with something to add with a completed series. Maybe they could add the 'I Dream of Jeannie' movie in also, even though it is mediocre it is still worth a watch. Enjoy! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but does not come any Special Features.