thirtysomething 4 Seasons 1991

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Season 4
(67) IMDb 7.4/10

14. Second Look TV-NR CC

Nancy's upcoming surgery places great strain on her family and friends.

Starring:
Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper
Runtime:
48 minutes
Original air date:
February 12, 1991

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Season 4

Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Starring Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper
Supporting actors Mel Harris, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron, Ken Olin, Patricia Wettig, Brittany Craven, Lacey Craven, Luke Rossi, Jordana 'Bink' Shapiro, David Clennon, Patricia Kalember, Andra Millian, Richard Cummings Jr., Terry Kinney, Richard Gilliland, Erich Anderson, Lyndsay Riddell, Corey Parker
Season year 1991
Network MGM
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I am so happy to have the fourth and final season of Thirtysomething in my dvd collection!!
Denise M. Everett
If anything, Shout Factory should have saved a few of the extras from the first and second season and placed them on the Season Four discs.
Brian D. Iannessa
This coincided with where I was in my life, marriages (and no marriages) of friends, babies, careers, etc.
Donna M. Dunlap

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By That Girl 122 on September 20, 2010
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If you loved thirtysomething, of course you need the 4th (and final) season on dvd and for the time being this is the only one available. This season had so many memorable moments (Spoilers removed: Billy in the elevator, Ellyn's wedding, Nancy's cancer resolution, that shocking thing that happened to Gary, Hope & Michael's relationship being challenged, Nancy & Elliot considering moving to California etc). It is worth buying despite some of the issues with this particular package. I note that a number of reviewers are blaming Shout! Factory for the limited extras on this release. I am wondering if we are lucky to have the season available at all.

For many years, the thirtysomething dvd release was delayed due to problems getting clearances for the music that was such an essential part of the show. MGM, which owns the rights to thirtysomething is on the verge of bankruptcy. I noticed some changes in the "pop" music on the soundtrack, most notably that "Chapel of Love" was replaced on the wedding episode. This makes me wonder if the entire dvd had to be done "on the cheap" due to MGM's financial issues. This would also explain why the package artwork is clearly taken from first-season promo materials. It is possible that if it weren't for this "amazon exclusive," the 4th season might not have been released in any form whatsoever.

Creators Ed Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz taped a short introduction for Season 4 that basically rehashes material available on extras for the first season. Sadly, there are no commentaries from the actors, directors or writers. I have a LOT of questions for Liberty Godshall who co-wrote and acted in the episode "Advanced Beginners" which will probably have to wait for a deluxe edition.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Iannessa on September 13, 2010
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I honestly expected more from the season four set, considering this was the final season of this epic drama.

-The quality in some of the episodes is shaky - at least on my Sony Blu Ray player. There are a fair share of pixilated scenes (like in the episode 'Distance,' for example) that almost appear as if they were transferred from a VHS master. I didn't notice this problem with the first two seasons.

-No extras was a cheap way to go out. If anything, Shout Factory should have saved a few of the extras from the first and second season and placed them on the Season Four discs. Also, they could have mustered a few commentaries. Hell, get Marshall and Edward to at least comment on the series finale! Their series introduction - albeit intriguing - was the only extra in this set and very brief at that.

-Artwork was dated on the outside box. I'm starting to think that they only had good stills from the first season. Or perhaps all of the program's publicity photos were done in season one.

Final take: Only buy if you're a die hard fan like I am, and want to complete your thirtysomething digital collection.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Steven H. Good on September 10, 2010
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After three seasons of thirtysomething DVD releases with audio commentaries and great interviews included in the packages...

this 4th (final) season release--an Amazon exclusive--contains no extras save for a quick intro from the creators. No episode commentaries! And with so many crucial episodes story-wise!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Infrequent Reviewer on October 1, 2010
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I paid the full pre-release price for this set. I felt a little ripped off when I opened it and realized there were no features -- having enjoyed the first two seasons completely and having already noticed a drop-off of episode-specific commentary in Season 3.

The prior reviewers have nailed it. It seems a lot of this was just recorded off whatever master there is and not digitized well. Picture quality varies -- sometimes between cuts in the same scene! This feels like a slapped together set. Disc 4 cuts off before the ending of (what I assume is) the final scene of the last episode, and closing credits for that episode are therefore also omitted.

That said, the scenes cut out for syndication are returned to us here and the final episode is re-mastered beautifully (the only reason this review goes up to 2 stars).

I don't know the politics or the finances surrounding this project, but commentaries on the prior seasons' discs and opening credits on the Season 4 episodes indicate to me that Zwick and Herskovitz lost interest after 3 seasons and became involved again only for the final episode. Maybe this has something to do with the Season 4 DVD Set quality. Whatever the reason, this final offering is a disservice to the series and disappointment to those of us who now have a 4-Season DVD collection.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Book and music lover "Jane" on June 19, 2010
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I am so pleased the fourth and final season of Thirtysomething is being released. I look forward to seeing Ellyn and Billy as a couple and Melissa and Lee together and the changes in Hope's and Michael's and Elliot's and Nancy's lives. Some of the best episodes of Miles Drentell are on season four. There is also an episode that features Melanie Mayron's sister, Gale in which they play sisters with Melissa visiting her sister, Jill Steadman in NYC when Melissa is offered a photography job for Vanity Fair; one of my favorites this season. There are some emotionally powerful episodes in season four and the original music that was left intact in the episodes including Ray Charles, "Come Rain or Come Shine." I hope there is commentary from Polly Draper on season four. That would make it perfect. Thank you so much for releasing to DVD! :o)
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