TV on DVD – A bunch of series I like (GGG8)
My list of gift suggestions continues. This time I’ll be focusing on TV shows.Watching an episodic TV series on DVD is more satisfying then arranging your life around a timeslot. 24 and Family Guy showed how big of a market this can be. There are now websites devoted to it like TVShowsOnDVD. The golden price point of around $25-$50 a season was reasonable and affordable. Then everything went downhill when the studios got greedy and decided to start releasing half-seasons.
This is a collection of series I own, and ones I’m thinking about owning (even if it means downloading a torrent.) This is what I like, and if your tastes match then you might find some other series to try out as well. If there’s something I’m missing that I’d like then leave a comment.
(photo by reddirtrose)
Shows I Own – Comedy
Arrested Development – IMDB Rating: 9.7/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
Arrested Development – Season 1 Genres: Comedy
Family Guy – IMDB Rating: 8.6/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
Family Guy – Volume 1: Seasons 1 & 2 Genres: Animation, Comedy
Chappelle’s Show – IMDB Rating: 9.0/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Chappelle’s Show – Season 1 Uncensored Genres: Comedy, Music
The Office – IMDB Rating: 9.3/10, RT Rating: 8.6/10, RT Overall: 100% [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives.
The Office: The Complete First Series Starring: Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman, Lucy Davis
Genres: Television, Comedies, British, Comedy, Dance, Satire, British Television
(photo by drp)
Shows I Own – Sci-fi
Battlestar Galactica – IMDB Rating: 9.5/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew speed toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. Galactica Commander Adama (Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (McDonnell) face waning supplies, crushed morale, … and the credible threat Cylons aboard the ship.
Battlestar Galactica – Season 1 Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Firefly – IMDB Rating: 9.5/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Serenity Director: Joss Whedon, Writer: Joss Whedon
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite
Genres: Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Red Dwarf – IMDB Rating: 9.0/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The adventures of the last human being alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.
Red Dwarf – Series 1 & 2 Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth’s destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The – Collector’s Edition Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Shows I Own – Other
24 – IMDB Rating: 9.2/10, RT Rating: 8.4/10, RT Overall: 100% [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: Federal Agent Jack Bauer can’t afford to always play by the rules. As a member of the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit, Jack must stop bombs, viruses, assassination attempts, and usually save someone he cares about at the same time. Every season of this series has 24 episodes, each unfolding in real time following a consecutive hour in one very bad day.
24 – Season One Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Haysbert, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Leslie Hope, Xander Berkeley
Genres: Television, Action/Adventure, Action, Thriller, Assassins, Television/TV Series
House – [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.
House – Season One Genres: Drama, Mystery
Six Feet Under – IMDB Rating: 9.2/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional Pasadena family that runs an independent funeral home.
Six Feet Under – The Complete First Season Genres: Comedy, Drama
(photo by LeeLeFever_TwinF)
Shows I Should Download – Comedy
Kids in the Hall – IMDB Rating: 8.5/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.
The Kids in the Hall – Complete Season 1 Genres: Comedy
My Name Is Earl – IMDB Rating: 9.0/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: A ne’er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.
My Name is Earl – Season 1 Genres: Comedy
Pinky and the Brain – IMDB Rating: 8.1/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.
Pinky and The Brain Vol. 1-2 Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy
Saturday Night Live: TV Funhouse – IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The classic late night live sketch comedy show.
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Comedy, Music
Scrubs – IMDB Rating: 9.4/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Scrubs – The Complete First Season Genres: Comedy, Drama
That’s My Bush – IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 [RT] [IMDB]
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Comedy
The Tick Vs. Season One – IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers.
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Tick – IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book.
The Tick – Complete Series Genres: Comedy
Shows I Should Download – Sci-fi
Doctor Who (2005) – IMDB Rating: 8.4/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Farscape – IMDB Rating: 8.5/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.
Farscape – Season 1: Vol. 1 Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Harsh Realm – IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.
Harsh Realm: The Complete Season Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Shows I Should Download – Fantasy
Dungeons and Dragons – IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: A group of kids are thrown into a world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant lusts for.
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Record of Lodoss War – IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: A group of medieval adventurers must participate in a war against dark forces in the land of Lodoss.
Record of Lodoss War – Collector’s Set Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Shows I Should Download – Other
Weeds – [RT] [IMDB]
Plot: Comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.
ROTTEN TOMATOES: Advanced Search Genres: Comedy, Crime
(photo by soviet)
I’ve made a list of all these shows in one place at Amazon. Looking at the product description on Amazon.ca will bring you to the Amazon for your country. FYI: This is a free blog hosted at wordpress.com and I don’t make any money from it. Gift Guide for Geeks is a series of posts I wrote for Christmas 2006 outlining what I thought would make for good gifts.
- Introduction – Some personal stories of what the holiday experience is usually like for me.
- Gifts.com – I go through one of those gift suggestion websites and try to pick out the good from the bad. TIP: these sites suck.
- Gamers – A list of what I think is good for the Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and PC video gamers.
- Comic Books – My favorite comic books available in trade paperbacks.
- Programming/Tech Books – Top ten recommended books for programmers, managers and anyone working in high tech.
- Books – 45 of my favorite books (non-fiction, fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, humour).
- Movies – 81 of the best DVD recommendations.
- TV series on DVD – some shows I like.
- T-shirts – 100+ geek t-shirts that I like.
- Last Minute Suggestions – waited to long and need a gift in a hurry? Try these.
(and it’s better to search flickr for television than tv)