By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
The Equalizer Season 1
When I got The Equalizer: Season One DVD set, I was surprised it hadn't been out before. Everything else has been out on DVD, I would have thought this would be one of the first. But here it is, and the simple collection of season one episodes with one commentary gets the job done.
On DVD: The Equalizer Season One
Creator Michael Sloan narrates the pilot with a mix of artistic insight and obvious fact stating. Fans will enjoy anecdotes about shooting on location in the '80s and how certain sequences were conceived. Hearing Sloan explain what's happening on screen is less relevant.
There are some noticeable gaps, so it's not 45 straight minutes of talk, but when he talks it's worth it. The story of Edward Woodward's audition is priceless. He mentions alternate scene ideas, which in lieu of actual deleted scenes is pretty cool.
The bonus episode from season two may seem like the biggest extra of all for fans who just want to watch more Equalizer. The question then becomes, do they include it on the Season Two DVD? We'll have to wait and see.