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Life Unexpected: The Complete First & Second Seasons (2010)

Shiri Appleby , Kerr Smith  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Shiri Appleby, Kerr Smith, Brittany Robertson, Kristoffer Polaha
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 1118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003R0MF6W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,085 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Life Unexpected: The Complete First & Second Seasons" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Welcome to a new life, Lux Cassidy. Again. A family court judge unites Lux with Cate, the former teenage mom who gave baby Lux up for adoption almost 16 years earlier, and Baze, the dad who never knew she existed. Cate is now a commitment-wary Portland radio personality with fabulous fiancé Ryan. Baze is a good-natured goof-off with slacker pals Math and Jamie to hang out with and a bar to run. And Lux? She’s a self-reliant foster kid weary of bouncing from home to home – and not sure her unexpected new life is going to work out any better. What does it take to make a family? The answers begin to surface in this smart, warm-hearted, critically acclaimed series offering stories you can believe in and characters you can love.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great show cancelled too early by the CW ... December 8, 2010
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It seems that unless a show has some sort of talent competition or stupid people doing stupid things it cannot stay on the air anymore. This country is turning into a vast wasteland. This was a great thought provoking show, it's too bad the TV execs at the CW don't see it. Well that's another hour that I will not be watching TV, you lose CW, Well at least NBC didn't cancel Parenthood (yet), so I will turn the set on @ 10 PM.

Anyway, at least now I have the DVD to remind me that good TV exists for a little while anyway, and I can watch Life Unexpected anytime I want to, while the rest of you watch Snookie do stupid things. I'm happy about that.

As always, Warner Brothers did a nice job with this release, it has a slipcase and an "Amaray" style case that holds the six discs. There is a booklet that provides a synopsis, original airdate and the writer and director of each episode. The audio and video are top notch, as with all Warner Brothers TV on DVD seems to be. As far as I can determine, music has not been replaced, and there is no mention of it anywhere on the packaging, so I assume everything is the same as it was broadcasted.

I think had the show been able to continue, it would have gotten more interesting, but considering the last season was not a full season by CW standards, it was wrapped up nicely. Good TV is hard to come by, maybe in syndication this show will find the audience it deserved. If not, pick up the DVD, you can't go wrong with this one.

Now, I'm waiting for WB to release the final season of Everwood, which IS coming out on August 2nd - and includes and alternate ending! That is going to be good.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoping CW does not cancel January 24, 2011
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(Warning, I rant):
I pray that with good dvd sales and better ratings from reruns that the CW does not cancel this show. I am so sick of getting wrapped into great shows that get canceled before their time. I believe this show deserves another season. (small spoiler I am about to say) If the show did not introduce the sort of student-teacher relationship drama, the show would have done much better because parents did not approve of that. Now that it is over, then maybe ratings could be better. It will be a whole new set up too, college life! As a college student, I would like to watch that. The two other shows with college are so different from what this could be. Greek is about the Greek system and is extremely bubbly, there is not a person like Lux; Gossip Girl is not even about college, it is just NY rich kid drama.

The actual review:
ANYWAYS, watch Life Unexpected. It is about a girl, Lux, who was given up at birth and at 16 finds her parents. Due to medical issues, she was never adopted and grew up in the system. Her father, Nathaniel "Baze", owns a bar, and her mother, Kate Cassidy, is a radio talk show host. Lux coming back into their lives forces them all to grow up, a little. A little bit of Gilmore Girls banter vibe, but it is still so different from other shows.
At the very least Netflix it.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cancelled! omg! December 11, 2010
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I cannot believe CW cancelled this show. I watch it every week and it least it has a good story line. I guess it is true--if the storyline isn't ridiculous, the show gets cancelled. The characters were all so interesting. My whole family (kids & grandkids)loved this show. This was one of the very few shows on TV that the whole family could enjoy together. I guess they'll put another cop show on to replace this and the kids can watch everyone killing each other.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A diamond in the rough... July 5, 2012
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I found this series on Netflix actually, and the reviews on here just made me wanna see it more so I went ahead and played the first episode. After that I was hooked and could not tear myself away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot believe that the CW network had this phenomenal show in their line up, only to make the big mistake of cancelling it after just a mere two seasons and 26 episodes!!!! In my opinion, this is a good way to lose their fan base. They did this to another amazing show in the past, and I thought that they had learned their lesson; this just goes to show you that they have not.
It was obvious to me that on the last episode, they knew it to be their last so the writers did a last minute rewrite to give it the best send off that they possibly could for the characters. I guarantee that had this show been given the opportunity like all the crap that is on tv today to last for a few more seasons, it would've had a more fulfilling ending than this did. Not that it wasn't fulfilling, it was. It just wasn't supposed to end so soon and I think that the audience knew it came far sooner than it was deserved. That's the only slightly bad thing I have to say about this show and it isn't even enough for me to knock it down a star. This wasn't the shows fault. It was a true diamond in the rough. But instead the CW Network decided to give this show the boot and keep all this other crap on the air instead. A poor mistake on their end. It's hard to find a really decent show with heart, not to mention wit these days. Then if you're lucky a show like this will come along only be cancelled long before it actually should have been.
In simple english, if you've not seen this show you really should.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome deal!
Thank you so much for the awesome deal! I love this show and now I own it! Thank you so much!
Published 1 month ago by amanda hawley
5.0 out of 5 stars A great show pity it finished
This was a great show loved every episode and the ending although abrupt a great finish wish there was more.
Published 3 months ago by Erica Pillera
4.0 out of 5 stars unexpected good
This was an unexpected good series based on the cliche of home bad as parents the flower power generation turned out. Read more
Published 6 months ago by John Sinden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show
A very good show, which was unfortunately discontinued too early. But with this DVD you can at least watch the old episodes.
Published 7 months ago by Klaus Schneider
3.0 out of 5 stars Tiresome pull-push pattern & endless "insightful" analyzing
The show is generally entertaining, but what gets tiresome is the pull-push pattern of the story line. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Erika Young
5.0 out of 5 stars grew up watching this show.
A life lesson here this show has grown on me
Watched it through high school and really enjoyed
Learning from life's lessons its a heartfelt show. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming and unfortunately rushed.
I vaguely recalled this series being on television but it wasn't until it came to disc that I actually sat down and watched. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jason Garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! I love it.
This show is great, has a great cast, I love it. I just wish there was more than 2 seasons to it. Sad that they cancelled it. Always love shopping from Amazon. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nic
4.0 out of 5 stars Came in great shape from the Seller!
This show is cute and I don't think it is anything like the GIlmore Girls meets Juno however I think it very entertaining.
Published 11 months ago by Shannon J
4.0 out of 5 stars It was better than I expected
I felt this series had a great story line and loved that it had an ending which is rare to see in a series.
Published 11 months ago by Aussie Chick
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