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DVD Review: Major Crimes – The Complete Sixth and Final Season

After six successful seasons, Major Crimes has come to end. A spin-off of the equally successful The Closer, both series benefited from strong storylines and a talented female lead. Despite consistently strong ratings, TNT announced in January 2017 that the upcoming sixth season–13 episodes–would be it’s last. Far from dull, there was some big surprises, …

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DVD Review: One Day At A Time – The Complete Series

Created by Whitney Blake (best known for her role as Dorothy Baxter, on the 1960’s sitcom Hazel) and Allan Mannings, One Day at a Time was developed and produced by Norman Lear. Debuting on December 16, 1975, the series centered on newly divorced mother, Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin), struggling to raise two teenage daughters on …

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DVD Review The Carol Burnett Show (The Lost Christmas)

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, and December bearing down, it’s natural to want some Christmas related entertainment to get you into the holiday spirit. If you’re like me, and the countless made-for-tv Christmas schmaltz fests don’t quite do it, a little Christmas cheer courtesy of Carol Burnett and the cast of her long running …

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DVD Review: The Best of The Carol Burnett Show (50th Anniversary Edition) (2017)

During its eleven-year run on CBS from 1967-78, The Carol Burnett Show racked up an impressive 25 Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and three People’s Choice Awards. Even now, almost forty years after the series went off the air, and with variety shows having been replaced by reality television, Carol Burnett remains a beloved figure, and …

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DVD Review: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – The Complete Series

Created by Ed Friendly (Little House on the Prairie), and George Schlatter, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In premiered as a one-shot NBC special on September 9th, 1967. Viewers had rarely seen the kind of rapid-fire, free-form series of politically, and sexually charged gags and skits the series offered, led by co-hosts, exasperated straight man Dan Rowan, …

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DVD Review: Major Crimes – The Complete Fifth Season

A spinoff of the popular police procedural The Closer, Major Crimes kicked off with most of the same cast–a notable exception being the departure of Kyra Sedgwick as Chiefs Brenda Lee Johnson–leading to a department restructuring. Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is now in charge of the Major Crimes Division. In the intervening years, Major …

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DVD Review: Frank Sinatra The Timex Shows -Volume 1

This release combines Frank Sinatra’s first two TV specials from the late 1950’s. The first, The Frank Sinatra Timex Show, was broadcast on ABC on October 19, 1959. Produced by Sammy Kahn, orchestrated by Nelson Riddle, Timex finds the then 44-year old crooner at the top of his game. He is joined by fellow singers …

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DVD Review: Fuller House: The Complete First Season

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.” In February of 2016, Netflix released the first season of Fuller House, a sequel to the 1987-95 series Full House. For those of you who don’t have access to …

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