California Dreams - Seasons 1 & 2
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All of your favorite moments from the first two seasons are now available together in one hilarious box set, including the bands first gig, their first music video, the departure of Jenny to Italy, as well as the arrival of Sam (Jennie Kwan) and bad boy Jake (Jay Anthony Franke)into the band.
* Lets Do It!: Reuniting California Dreams: An intimate look back at California Dreams with members of the cast.
* Video Jukebox on each disc
Top Customer Reviews
JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, SEASON 3 IS AVALIABLE FROM THE SHOUT FACTORY WEBSITE. SO ORDER NOW SO THE REMAINING TWO SEASONS WILL BE RELEASED!
The "California Dreams Reunited" bonus feature sounds nice on paper but turns out to be a big dud, only "reuniting" Brent Gore (Matt), Jennie Kwon (Sam), Kelly Packard (Tiffani), and Michael Cade (Sly). I appreciate the effort though. These kinds of special features are really lacking from a lot of DVD's of cancelled TV shows.
All the Season 1-2 episodes are present and they look great. Thanks to Steve Tyrell, all the original music appears as well. No rights issues here as the music was composed for and one supposes owned by the show.
Extras are sparse - outside of the ability to jump directly to the songs and a winning cast reunion - sans Jay Anthony Franke, Heidi Noelle Lenhart and William James Jones. They are missed, especially since Ms. Lenhart and Mr. Franke are referred to more than once as having conflicts with those present. Given the close relationship between the "Tiffani" and "Jake" characters, it would have been interesting to hear Mr. Franke's take on the relationship - both onscreen and off.
Given challenging economic times, this is one expenditure that is well worth dipping into whatever disposable income fans of the show have left. One can't help but hope sales are brisk enough for Shout Factory to release the remaining 3 seasons.
Speaking of - here's a pre-emptive request for Shout Factory. If season 5 is released - cast commentaries from the principals for the final episode are a must!
As for content - I tend to disagree with most here. I believe the introduction of the romance of the "Jake" and "Tiffani" characters midway through season 2 really propelled the show, though it curiously disappeared for episodes 16 and 17 - the "Jake" character openly chasing after other girls while the "Tiffani" character watched with disinterest - only to reappear in the Season 2 ending cliffhanger (NBC clearly originally aired these epsiodes out of order).Read more ›
Now that I've seen the dvds, there are a few complaints:
- as one might know already, the episode is out of order. One episode Jake is with Tiff, the other he's not.
- though not a big problem, there weren't any subtitles, i could have enjoyed subtitles.
- seeing this dvd on a flat screen is pretty bad cause it's all stretched out. unless you see it on its aspect ratio with the black bars left and right.
other than that, this is a pretty decent boxset with a nice package.
Thumbs up to Shout!
Go buy this if you're a CD fan..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When this show came out, I was addicted from the very first episode and I was so excited to see this on DVD when I had been searching for it for so long! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan C
Nothing really more to say but I loved this show growing up. Maybe a little bit more than Saved By The Bell!Published 20 months ago by Bunny
I loved this show in the 90's and I love it even more now. Looking back at some episodes, I never realized how cheesy some of the plots were, but I loved the characters. Read morePublished 22 months ago by AL
I was so hooked on this show when I was a kid, I still need to get Seasons 3, 4 & 5 but I am planning on getting them very soon. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Alexandria Nicole Moses
We love these shows, very funny, cute, good one. We will looking for more products from you in future. Thank you guys and have a good day!!Published on June 5, 2013 by Mai P. Pham
Brings me back to my childhood no matter how old i get this show will hold a special place in my heart. ANd I will always be a Jake and Tiffani fan!!!Published on April 21, 2013 by Kathy