While Nicole Kidman fans will have to wait until Season 3 of "FIVE MILE CREEK" to see her, the first season of the DISNEY series is here, and while far from their best series, it still offers enough entertainment value to win many new fans.
Americans Maggie Scott and her daughter, Hannah, move to an outpost in Australia, named "FIVE MILE CREEK" to meet Maggie's husband, who's been searching for gold. Upon arrival, he can't be found and no one's heard of or from him. Shocked and without monetary assistance, the hostess and others allow the two to help out at the station in exchange for food and shelter. Their new job comes just as a new coach line starts making regular stops at "FIVE MILE CREEK" introducing more benevolent and nefarious characters.
The episodes of this first season vary in quality, with some being quite good and others rather lackluster in nature, but they become increasingly better as the season moves forward, saving the best episodes towards the end.
Unfortunately, DISNEY didn't go all out for this transfer and it shows. DISNEY has provided the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio for this release. The image suffers from frequent grain and artifacts. While it's not awful, it's still highly disappointing that more care didn't go into this. Colors are generally dull, even more disgraceful considering the exotic locations.
DISNEY has provided the original Mono mix for this release. Fidelity is suitable and there's no hint of distortion. Dialogue is always intelligible.
There are no extras, save for some trailers at the beginning of disc one.