Sex and death abound in this week's offerings! If someone's not hooking up, they're putting perps underground, or talking to ghosts or something. I guess that covers most TV, doesn't it? Never mind. Read on!
That's right, it's the good stuff. Plenty of quality series coming out this week, starting with one of our most anticipated series for this fall. No, not Mr. Belvedere, although a remake of that show would not be a bad idea.
The DVD industry continues its long, slow march to the new fall season, with the previous seasons for over a half-dozen of our favorite shows hitting stores today. But before we get to those, we have news about a blast from your past that just hit DVD...
Welcome to the new all-TV edition of I Want My DVD! With the fall TV season on the verge of exploding all over our faces (provided that our faces are pointed at the television), the TV-on-DVD stream is in full force. Check out our guide to new and old TV shows that are just now hitting stores. Not included: most 1960s cowboy TV shows. Sorry, that's how we roll.
If you didn't watch the Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries, you are seriously missing out. You should also not read this very spoiler-filled review that is below. Just know that the DVD is in stores now, and even if you aren't a fan of the show you should go buy it right this very minute, because this is one of the best things I've personally seen on television in a while. And it's an easy series to jump into for newcomers. It's just a show about three cops working at a very underground agency called Torchwood, specializing in alien crimes. Do yourself a favor. Buy it. Now. Trust me.
This UK import is more outrageous than Gossip Girl and more dramatic than Degrassi, and has way more nudity and foul language than anything you are likely to see on any form of basic cable in the United States. Kids, don't watch this one with your parents. Parents, hide this DVD from your teens and then find a nice convent to send them to, because if their lives are anything like this show, you are in for a whole world of hurt. This deliciously sinful show airs on BBC America, but the first season has just arrived stateside, so you can watch it over and over again. If any series deserved the "OMFG" tagline, it is this one.
Greek has now officially released its entire first season on DVD with the release of Chapter Two. Try not to be confused: The first DVD release, Chapter One, was the first half of the first season, and this is the rest of that season. The second season just aired last fall and will probably be released sometime before the next season starts up. This new DVD set isn't packed with extras, but it has plenty of goodies to make it worth a Greek fan's while.
Because of the abridged nature of last year's Lost, there are probably more extras on these DVDs than there were episodes, so it's nice they didn't skimp on them just because only, like, two and a half episodes got made last year. Though there are many highlights on these discs, I was particularly surprised by the extra that totally revealed that Bernard is Jacob. Didn't see that coming. Read on and choose your own favorites!
There are two different kinds of Monty Python's Flying Circus fans: one likes to see each episode in its original, complete format, with all of the lead-ins, animation and callbacks, and the other just wants to see the funniest sketches. There's something for both fans in this new Collector's Edition -- especially fans who just want the sketches, because they're presented in a staggering variety of formats. Even though it's pretty much a repackaging of the 16-ton MegaSet and the Personal Best retrospectives, two additional (and very good) documentaries make it a must-have collection. Just don't come crying to us when they release an even bigger set, this time with all of the movies in it.
Oh, the good Doctor in all his glory. What more could you want? A season-ending two-part episode that brings back pretty much all the recent companions? Or a smashing Christmas episode with Kylie Minogue that will have you fearing robot angels? Or how about just David Tennant's wacky Video Diary? Still not enough? Well, hold on to your hats, because the price of the Doctor Who Complete Season 4 DVD is worth it for the Children in Need "Time Crash" benefit episode alone, and it's on here as an extra. Sure you can see it on youtube or that ilk, but something this awesome is deserving of the full home-theater treatment.
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