Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of the first DVD featured below. The opinions I share are my own.
For Rizzoli & Isles fans, it’s time to say goodbye to the series after its much-loved run. Based on the novel series by Tess Gerritsen, the show follows the careers and friendship of Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) as they work together to solve murders in Boston. The show ran for seven seasons, earning respectable viewership ratings and People’s Choice awards for both leads along the way. TNT was even fond enough of the show to give it a proper wrap-up when they decided to remove the series from their lineup; rather than just cut it off at the end of Season Six with a cancellation, the network ordered an abbreviated seventh season (13 epsiodes rather than the usual 18) to finish out the story. Fans can now grab the final season on DVD, which shows Rizzoli and Isles hunting nemesis Alice Sands while confronting challenges with their careers, their personal lives, and the occasional ghost and zombie issue. Since this is the final season I was a little sad that the DVD didn’t have interviews with the cast, a retrospective from the creators, or something to that effect…it does include a gag reel, though, which is always good for some fun. The DVD includes all thirteen episodes of Season 7 and is available on Amazon for $24.96. You can also purchase the season in full for $29.99 on both Amazon and iTunes (no Netflix), but at $5 more that doesn’t make much sense unless you simply have neither shelf space nor DVD player.