5000 Episodes and No Commercials. The Ultimate Guide to TV by David Hofstede

By David Hofstede

Groundbreaking! Does for television indicates what Leonard Maltin's publications do for video clips! disregard videos! revenues of television DVDs are outpacing all different different types, based on Video shop journal. The Simpsons, 24, misplaced, determined Housewives, Alias, even previous chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the shops as fanatics and creditors rush to shop for their favourite indicates, compact and whole. How do dealers understand which exhibits are the easiest, which season comprises that favourite second, which episode positive factors that visitor famous person? They don't--not with out their trusty reproduction of 5,000 Episodes No Commercials which supplies complete details on each sitcom and drama published on DVD, no matter if in season-by-season units, person episodes, best-of compilations, specials, or made-for-TV videos. nearly 500 pages of listings contain 12 months of unique airing, info on audio and video caliber, extras, Easter eggs, and extra. each sofa potato is bound to heave up off the...

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Collectors appreciate that no television library is complete without the all-time classics, including The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Honeymooners. Even short-lived shows that failed in their primetime runs, such as Sports Night and Freaks and Geeks, have found an enthusiastic following on DVD. What You’ll Find in This Book … And What You Won’t 5,000 Episodes and No Commercials: The Ultimate Guide to TV Shows on DVD lists and rates on a 0–5 star scale every prominent show released on DVD, whether in season sets, individual episodes, or “best of” compilations.

In “Sammy’s Visit”; Bea Arthur’s debut as Maude in “Maude”; Archie’s pro-gun editorial in “Archie and the Editorial”; Season 4: Archie’s conversation with God in “Archie in the Cellar”; Season 5: The highlights episode hosted by Henry Fonda. ” EXTRAS: They’ve been stifled. 0 Only a few TV series reach a level of cultural significance that earns them the cover of Time magazine. Ally McBeal joined that select company in 1998, when a new round of sociological debate about working women was inspired by Calista Flockhart’s complex portrayal of a smart and sexy but neurotic attorney.

Ironically, the show now seems more progressive than many of its contemporaries. As with Seinfeld, the episodes were less about plot than about the eccentricities of the characters and the incorporation of clever wordplay and stand-alone comic moments. Season sets would have rated higher than the individual volumes, which cost too much and gobble up shelf space. ” FAST-FORWARD: Nothing. EXTRAS: None. 0 There are many reasons to love Absolutely Fabulous, and bravery in the face of political correctness ranks near the top of the list.

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