Workaholics: Season FiveOverview -
Adam DeMamp (Adam DeVine), Blake Chesterfield Henderson (Blake Anderson) and Ders Torpin Holmvik (Anders Holm) return for another season of misguided schemes and non-stop partying. From schooling the competition in 80s trivia to crashing a DeMamp family funeral, these guys are fending off adulthood in style.
Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take
These are good times we're living in when a show like 'Workaholics' has lasted five seasons, with a promise of more to come in the future. Since the show debuted in 2011, we have come to love the three comedians of Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson and their unique style in making us laugh each week. Episode after episode, we've seen them get into some pretty sticky situations.
Situations that push the bounds of comedy and drag us over the line of political correctness and friendship and make us happy to have crossed that imaginary line. From being "fully torqued' to the many ways of setting a flag on fire, to even a game of chicken, these three guys keep finding subtle as well as outrageous ways to make us laugh and keep the comedy fresh, original, and down right hilarious in each season. Throughout the seasons, these characters have developed into their own, pushing their own storylines and development into a rock solid entertaining force that keeps getting better and better with each season.
Now we are in season five with thirteen excellent episodes that are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. A few star cameos make appearances as well, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, and Jerry O'Connell to name a few. There's nothing these guys won't do to get a laugh, and that's very evident in this fifth season. Some highlights this season include the gang going to the local college to recruit new employees for their job where Adam realizes that most of his favorite porno movies have been filmed there. Another great episode is where the trio's rent is overdue and their landlord (Ben Stiller) threatens to evict them if they don't come up with the money. So the gang decides to put on a WWE style wrestling event in their front yard. What could go wrong?
There is also an 80s trivia contest and a car shaped like an iconic monster from a popular 80s film that makes an appearance as well as the trio trying to donate the most blood in order to meet their hero Dolph Lundgren. In another fantastic episode, the guys hear about a gay "Pride" parade happening down the street, but think that it's an MMA "Pride" parade. Once there, they go with the flow and drink heavily, only to wake up the next day, having slept with each other. Now they must pick up the pieces. Oh yeah, the gang also takes peyote and lives to tell about it.
Season five of 'Workaholics' is packed with tons of laughs that are very memorable and will have you quoting some great pieces of dialogue for days. There is no sign of this show or great band of actors slowing up anytime soon, which is great, because that means more 'Workaholics' episodes for us. I might just have to say that Season Five is my favorite season so far.
'Workaholics: Season 5' comes with an excellent 1080p HD transfer presented in 1.78:1 aspect ratio. This transfer is top notch for a half-hour Comedy Central show that hits all of the right notes. The detail is consistently sharp and vivid through each episode, giving the comedy trio and their fun surroundings some good depth. Individual hairs, stitching on their wardrobe, and the imperfections of the wrestling ring and office workspaces really stand out here.
Nothing seems vague or flat. Colors pop off screen, specifically in the outdoor sequences where everything is much brighter and full of primary colors. When inside the office or dorm room, the colors are more bland, due to the dullness of the sets. The skin tones are natural and the black levels are very deep and inky. There was some minor banding here and there, but other than that small issue, this image looks amazing, leaving it with high marks.
This release comes with a very good lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio mix as well as a Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo mix. The 5.1 is the way to go here, but the 2.0 is satisfactory if you don’t have the rear speakers. The 5.1 sound is surprisingly great for being a comedy show with mostly dialogue. The biggest sounds will come through the music or the opening credit song, which packs some great bass and full dynamics. The sound effects are layered and balanced, whether it be in an office setting or outside in a wrestling ring.
All sound good, but never packs a big punch. The dialogue is always crystal clear and easy to follow, and free of any pops, cracks, hiss, or high shrills, even with everyone trying to yell over one another. The LFE is excellent and the dynamic range is rather wide, leaving this audio presentation with solid marks.
Bloopers (HD, 6 Mins.) - Some very funny flubbed lines, missed cues, and lots of laughter.
Deletes Scenes (HD, 6 Mins.) - A few very short deleted scenes that didn't make the final cut.
Dolph Lundgren Tribute (HD, 1 Min.) - The Dolph Lundgren montage from season 5.
DeMamp Camp Vol. 2 (HD, 1 Min.) - Here is the video from Adam's work out video.
Free The Buttcheeks (HD, 1 Min.) - If you like butts, this montage is for you.
Season 5 Trailer (HD, 2 Mins.) - Trailer for season five in the form of an action movie.
Behind the Scenes of 'Workaholics Season 5' Trailer (HD, 4 Mins.) - This is the making of the action movie-type trailer for Season 5 with interviews and on set footage.
Drugs on Season 5 (HD, 1 Min.) - The cast talks about the drugs involved in the show as well as which drugs they have yet to discover.
Acting Vs. Writing (HD, 2 Mins.) - The comedy trio talk about the pros and cons of writing and acting in the series.
'Workaholics: Season Five' is my favorite season thus far. These guys just keep pushing the bounds of fresh and original material that is consistently funny each week. Each episode is solid gold with a few of them being truly memorable for a long time to come. The video and audio presentations are both top notch for being half hour comedy shows and the extras are a little bit on the short side, but none-the-less funny and worth watching. Whether you are a veteran to 'Workaholics' or not, now is the time to pick up this here Season Five and laugh till it hurts. Highly Recommended!
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