TV Shows That Should Be On DVD

  • Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (7/18/06)
  • Amazing Stories (7/18/06)
  • American Gothic (10/25/05)
  • Andy Richter Controls the Universe
  • Daria (uncut, of course)
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (5/9/06)
  • Exit 57 (Now that Stephen Colbert is famous -- and to a lesser degree, Amy Sedaris -- it's about time for this.)
  • Max Headroom
  • The Maxx
  • Profit (8/9/2005)
  • The Tick (animated) (8/29/06... Well, kinda sorta.)
  • The Twilight Zone (1985-1987) (12/28/04)
  • Twin Peaks, Season Two
  • Undeclared (8/16/05)
  • V.R. 5
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Some television shows currently available on DVD: God, The Devil, and Bob; The Jamie Kennedy Experiment; Boy Meets World; Keen Eddie. Raise your hand if you remember Keen Eddie.

Whether you think these series are any good or not is beside the point. If these shows are deemed worthy of DVD release, there's absolutely no reason why the above shouldn't be available as well. I'd definitely watch and probably buy any of the above.

More as I think of them.

Would buy Daria in a flash. In my top 10 most-wanted shows on DVD - most preferably in season sets of course.

Here's a petition asking MTV to release Daria.

Cool -- Thanks, Penny!

You guys got Daria over in the UK? (Second thought, I suppose you guys get everything we make eventually.) What was the reaction, critical or otherwise, if any?

Thanks for that link, Penny!

We do have it over here indeed - although it's far from popular; it often ends up in mid-afternoon or very late-night slots. But a couple years ago I managed to catch an episode and I was surprised at what a good show it was - so much so I began to tape the episodes. And now, a couple of years on, I'm desperate for it on DVD! We have a couple budget 3-episode releases over here but I've held out on buying them in hope of season sets.

Critical reaction? A couple of the few Brit reviews of it I've read consider it an underrated gem, most consider it good animated fare, and another couple found it dull and unoriginal (though one of the critics in the tabloids over here considers Frasier overrated, so I don't tend to value his opinion too much). Not an overtly positive response, but it's found a fairly dedicated set of cult fans (and critics) here, so repeats can still often be found on TV.

Interesting. Right now, a channel called "The N" plays repeats; unfortunately, there's lot of edits. I just recently caught up with the last season, so I didn't notice anything missing, but the episodes I'm most familiar with seem borderline incomprehensible. (If we don't see Tommy Sherman hit on Brittany, her reaction to his death doesn't make a lick of sense.) Hope you guys are getting it unedited.

Next question: are you really 13?

I think we're getting it unedited, although I wouldn't really be able to tell if we were as I have nothing to compare our versions to - but each episode runs about 22-23 mins when I record it (in a half-hour slot with adverts), so I'm guessing it must be quite close.

And, I'm actually 14 now, I forgot to update my profile. (fixed now!) :) But I am indeed merely in my young teens!

14 -- daaammmn. I wish I was as thoughtful and coherent at 14!

Heh, wow, that's quite a compliment! Much appreciated.

Heck, I wish that for me now, pushing 35!

was the 80's twilight zone any better than the series they somehow pushed through with forest whitacker a few years back... which was terrible, coming from a SUPERfan of the 60's ones.

Didn't see the Forest Whitaker ones, but I heard they were terrible.

As for the 85-87 run: I was a big fan at the time, when I was 13-15 years old. There were some that were thought-provoking, some that were obscure as all heck, and not a few that scared the living daylights out of me.

Now, I recently got the box set... but I haven't even removed the plastic yet, so I have no idea if they still hold up. It should be noted, however, that until the middle of the run or so, the great Harlan Ellison was a writer and creative consultant on the series.

I loved MTV's adaptation of Sam Kieth's "The Maxx" so much I downloaded a VHS rip. It definitely needs to be released on DVD, but I don't have any hopes that it will be.

Holy shit -- those two words just brought back a flood of memories. On the list it goes.

"Why am I an Eagles album cover?"

Looking back it's hard to believe that "The Maxx" was ever on MTV. I mean, a schizophrenic super hero?

Ah, the halcyon days of MTV animation. Good times...

(But what of "The Head"?)

"The Head" was okay, but "The Maxx" was always my favorite. Guess I should buy or download the comic book series.