Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Complete Fifth Season DVD Review
This season, Will (Will Smith) finds himself in all sorts of hysterical predicaments. He manages to land a part in a daytime soap. He’s put into a trance by a stage hypnotist, who gets him to behave like a four-year-old and even takes a bullet for Carlton. But a life-changing event awaits Will when he meets Lisa (Nia Long). Before we know it, he’s in love, engaged and standing before the minister. Will they go through with the wedding? As for the others in the Banks household, Ashley (Tatyana M. Ali) finds herself abandoning her private school education in exchange for public school. Hillary (Karyn Parsons) prepares to leave the nest. Vivian (Daphne Maxwell Reid) reminisces about Philip’s (James Avery) marriage proposal when they appeared on Soul Train 25 years earlier.
Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Spec: 4 DVD’s
The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Season 5 is the continuation of the always funny and often heart wamring tales of Will Smith playing a character of the same name. Season 5 leaves off where season 4 ended. When we last saw Will, he had returned to Philadelphia with his California Aunt and Uncle and cousins in tow. After attending a Phillies game and reenacting scene’s from Rocky will finally confronts the very bully that sent him packing for cali in the first place. The first episode of season 5 leaves off with Will’s dilemma of now that he has finally erased the unfair label of him being a chicken in philly, should he stay or should he go back to California. Other memorable episodes in Season 5, and there are many is Aunt Vivian and Uncle Phil’s appearance on Soul Train, to commemorate their anniversary. Will Smith also shows his acting chops and shows his dramatic acting abilities in the episode where Will takes a bullet for Carlton. An image that still evokes emotion is the final scene of the episode where Will lays in a hospital bed and begins to cry after he convinces Carlton to hand over the gun he purchased to protect himself and his cousin Will.
Season 5 introduces Will’s new and through the rest of the season love interest Lisa played by Nia Long. Which results in even more hillarity. Especially Will’s interaction with her father played by John Amos. ( Good Times)Ironically a little know fact is Jada Pinkett Smith was originally cast to play Lisa, but producers deemed her too short to play a love interest to Will who is 6’3 and chose Long instead.
If your a fan of the series, Season 5 is definetly a must have to add to your collection. The great thing about Fresh Prince is there isnt a weak season in the series and the show doesnt loose steam through it’s 6 year run. As always Will’s one liner jabs at his Uncle Phil are plentiful and the consistant comedic timing and chemistry of the odd couple cousin’s of Smith and Alfonso Ribeiro characters is worth the price of the dvd alone.
I highly recommend this dvd set to anyone who is a fan of Will Smith and who loves any of the other previous season’s of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. You can really see the cast enjoyed working together and had fun. Especially when they would show bloopers at the end of the episodes. Maybe then it’s no wonder why anyone who has watched Fresh Prince can easily imagine The Banks as a real family.
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Special Features: 0/10
The Final Word
I highly recommend this dvd set to anyone who is a fan of Will Smith and who loves any of the other previous season’s of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10