Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DVD Review: Pan Am: The Complete Series

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are my own!

Mill Creek Entertainment; AMAZON
Does anyone remember the television drama Pan Am airing on ABC in 2011?

Hopefully, I'm not the only person in the world that had never of this series. Well, that is until Mill Creek Entertainment released Pan Am: The Complete Series on DVD back in August, featuring all 14 episodes on a 2-dsic set.

Created by Jack Orman, the series is set in the 1963 and centers around around four stewardesses - Maggie, Laura, Colette, and Kate - who all work on international flights coming from New York City.

Maggie (played by Christina Ricci) returns to work as a"purser" after being suspended for not wearing a girdle. Kate and Laura are sisters. Kate (played by Kelli Garner) helped her sister become a stewardess after Laura (played by Margot Robbie) had left her fiance at the alter. Just prior to her first assignment, Laura is featured on the cover of of Life magazine wearing her Pan Am uniform, which instantly makes her a celebrity. Lastly, Colette (played by Karine Vanasse) became an orphan during the German occupation of France and now, as an adult, works as a stewardesses.

Final Thoughts

I don't watch very many programs on network television anymore so Pan Am slipped by my radar in 2011. The only reason why I wanted to watch the series on DVD is because it stars Christina Ricci and Margot Robbie, and, it also costars David Harbour (Stranger Things).

At first glance, it the series looks a bit campy but I'm glad to say it was nothing but campy. It's actually not a bad series that could have had interesting future plotlines if it had been renewed for a second season. Unfortunately, like many other series, it was cancelled way too soon.

The picture and sound qualities are pretty decent. There are no special features.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Pan Am: The Complete Series. It's an underrated short-lived series that deserves to find a new life on DVD.

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