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Millennium - The Complete Second Season
The groundbreaking show Millennium was about to take a new, visionary direction in its second season. Millennium could have continued its successful formula of introducing new, apocalyptic "Se7en-esque" serial killers for Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) to hunt down. But as any viewer can attest, it was the exploration of the mysterious "Millennium Group" and Frank Black's role that held the key to the show's potential longevity. And who better to build a mythos for the Millennium than the minds behind The X-Files: producer/writer team Glenn Morgan and James Wong. Stepping in when Chris Carter stepped aside, Morgan and Wong immediately began to focus season 2 not on the killers and their impact on Armageddon, but on Frank Black and his struggle for his personal stability and sanity. The Millennium Group, whose identify and function was never really explored in season 1, now becomes a central entity in season 2 complete with its own Masonic-like mythology.
Millennium - The Complete Third Season
In the third season of Millennium, we find Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) a widower and a single father who is completely disillusioned with the Millennium group and their evil intentions. Hell-bent on revenge, Frank rejoins the FBI, gets a new partner, Special Agent Emma Hollis (Klea Scott), and launches a personal crusade to dismantle and expose the Millennium Group. Interestingly, the visionary, quirky, X-Files mythos-like direction in which the producer-writer team of Glenn Morgan and James Wong took Millennium in season 2 didn't sit well with many fans. Now that a good chunk of the Earth's population had been wiped out by the Group's killer plague, which also claimed Frank's wife Catherine (Megan Gallagher), Chris Carter decided to take the helm once again and redirect season 3 back to the dark, apocalyptic crime-fighting genre in which it was intended. The mythos element is still present, but season 3 is a definite return to the look and feel of season 1 where most of the episodes are individual dark crime stories. The scripts in season 3 are consistently sharp (especially Ken Horton's and Chip Johannessen's), and the interesting, new dynamics introduced could have easily carried the show onward for many more seasons. Sadly, it was never meant to be. Like an apocalyptic metaphor, one of the best-written, best-produced, and most-influential shows of the 1990s would be canceled at the end of season 3, less than one year before the year 2000. Fans were left to wonder about the future of Frank Black, Jordan, and the success of his personal vendetta. Fortunately, The X-Files was still going strong at the time and fans got a bit of closure with The X-Files’ season 7 tie-in episode "Millennium" (included on this DVD set).
I kind of remembered the series millennium so I ordered it being a Chris carpenter creation. It came promptly, well packaged. Read morePublished 15 months ago by LynnFox
I liked the series when I saw it back when it was on "regular" network. Now seeing it without commercials and one episod after another is great... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Catalina Colaci
Je n'avais pas vue originalement la série mais j'en avais entendu parlé et je n'ai pas été déçu de mon achat. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2012 by madcat
Why they took Millennium off the air I will never know. I looked forward to the show every Friday night. Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Savannah Gould
I just read your reviews and decided to check out Digitalbits for myself. At [...] they're saying that the DVD season I will be coming out in November of 2004. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Bryce T. Cox
I'm adding my voice to the list of others here who have expressed their interest in seeing the Millenium TV series brought to DVD.
I read just over a year ago on [...] ([... Read more
I agree with the other latest posters. Millennium was a great show that was killed too early. For Fox: if there were a boxset I would buy it.Published on Jan. 5 2004
I agree with what many others have said, Millennium is by far one of the best shows ever made. FOX has made a habit of killing great TV series (Firefly is another example of... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by Phil Marinucci