Jem - The Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons
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I WILL PROBOBLY GET NO SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE THIS GREAT DVD BOXED SET IS RELEASED. JEM WAS A GREAT 80S CARTOON. IT WAS LIKE AN ANIMATED SOAP OPERA. RHINO HAS BEEN DOING A GREAT THING FOR FANS OF 80'S CARTOONS. THEY'VE ALMOST COMPLETED, RELEASING THEIR TRANSFORMERS DVD BOXED SETS, AND LAST MONTH, RELEASED THE FIRST SEASON OF G.I.JOE. ONE CAN ONLY HOPE FOR HE-MAN & SHE-RA TO GET THE BOXED SET TREATMENT. BUT ANYWAY- IF YOUR A TRUE 80'S CARTOON FANATIC, AND LOVED JEM AS MUCH AS I- MAKE THIS GREAT PURCHASE!
Such was a typical dilemma on JEM and it was always at key plot turns that this show broke 80's cartoon conventions and instead, broke out into song! Containing up to 3 'music videos' per episode, JEM was not just a cartoon- but a musical journey into poptastic Heaven! Long before Britney, Christina et al were annulling Las Vegas marriages or getting Dirrrty in front of impressionable young audiences, JEM was doing parents proud with enough top notch bubblegum pop to start a gum factory.
Fans of this 80's cartoon were hooked on this amazing show for not just the music, glamour, glitter, fashion & fame...but because JEM contained the best storylines, complex characters and an on-going soap-opera-esque drama that kept us coming back for more.
Even in the 2000's, JEMs storylines, songs and music videos still hold up today. Some of the outfits they wore may be a little laughable, but boy were those pop tunes catchy! Jem's songs were enchanting, sweet and positive with a saccrine flavor (JEM songs include: "I Believe In Happy Endings", "When It's Only Me And The Music" & "Share A Little Bit Of Yourself"), while JEM's rival band THE MISFITS performed punk-ish electro-trash containing self-inflated lyrics with a whole lotta sass. (eg: "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!Read more ›
Well I saw this Jem DVD at the store, I never heard of the show, but I thought the cover looked kinda interesting, and read the back of the box and thought that the summary of the show sounded pretty interested. I didn't get it though. When I came home I went on the internet to look up a little more about the show. After I saw all the great reviews, went to a few fan sites, and heard some of the songs, I thought I just had to get my hands on this thing, so I bought it, and I really started to like it.
Although it's easy to tell by watching it that this series was made years ago, the animation is done very well for something made in the 80's. And the story lines are done pretty well. And the other reviewers are right; this is pretty heated for a cartoon. Now, notice I said FOR A CARTOON. Don't be expecting anything too raunchy on this show. But they do have a lot of kissing on the lips and a few slapping people here and there.
The music is also very good. The Holograms songs are more poppy kinda stuff. While the Misfits are more kinda Avril Lavinge kinda thing.
I don't really think that this show is only for girls. Although the main characters are female, there is plenty of action for us guys, and Christy Marx, the creator of the show explains that although the show was meant for girls, she made it to where boys would be interested in it too. Apparently, it worked!
The extras in this box set are pretty good too. They have an interview with Samantha Newark, the voice of Jem. She talks a little more about her singing career than about Jem, but it's still informative.Read more ›
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Be warned! This is only season 1 despite the fact it says season 1 and 2. Other than that it is awesome!!! Grew up watching this show and still love it today!Published 8 months ago by Cormack
This is absolutely NOT the complete second season. I bought the third season and realized that many of the episodes I loved were in the second season and not on this box set. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Malika
Who could not love this show?! 80's rock, hair, and cartoons, at their best!Published 11 months ago by Christina Sizemore
Jem - The complete 1st & 2nd Seasons is really the complete first season and 2 episodes of the second season. It is not a compete 2 seasons of Jem and the Holograms. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marra
Thanks for the quick delivery. It made for a wonderful holiday gift.Published 12 months ago by Bubba
Don't get me wrong I love Jem and I love even more that my daughters love Jem, but there is false advertising here. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Kvasnicka
Very good dvd box. All the episodes, very good audio a video quality!Published 18 months ago by ivan
My wife was so ecstatic when she opened this last Christmas! I could not have earned more brownie points...This is when gift giving is the most fun.Published on January 29, 2014 by bsmitty