8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
The cosby show is one of the best shows ever made! The warning is for the disc setup!
This does not have the play all option!!! To me this is very annoying!! After every show going back to the home screen and having to select the next show to play! My seasons 1&2 have the play all feature but these I guess are cheaper releases so they do not have it!
Also the seller does not respond to emails!!!! I sent a few and no response!!! 1 star to the seller!!
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2010
I of course love the show and I sure wish they could come up with something this cute and meaningful today. ut I don't like the way the DVDs are organized. I would rather be able to click on all and then jump forward to the one I want to watch so I can just watch them consecutively and not have to re-start every show.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2010
If you're considering buying the Cosby Show and you're reading this review, then I don't have to tell you how much I love the Cosby Show; chances are you know exactly what I mean. So, let's skip the formalities, shall we?
I bought them all (seasons 1-8) on DVD about 3 or 4 weeks ago and I haven't regretted it one bit. The discs were packaged well and secure, and they arrived in a timely manner. The only thing that seemed to be missing was the Chapter List from one of the Seasons - big deal. So why are you still reading my review?? Just buy it already! And enjoy :)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2013
Every episode is excellent, allows families to watch without fear of inappropriate messaging, and language. This was one of the best series of family relationship that one could purchase on TV today. Psychologically if a Parent could nurture in such a manner today the relationships within the family structure would become normal instead of broken in so many cases. Definitely it is too bad individuals will watch other obscene series while missing excellent Parenting Skills when many different crisis's happen in normal life.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
Great show! Funny to children and young adults; HILARIOUS to parents of multiple children! Each time I watch it, it hits home on a new level. This is based on real life family dynamics, and it emphasizes love for the family. There aren't many shows out there anymore which you could watch with your children and your grandparents and ALL enjoy it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2014
The only complaint is the DVD's are all stacked together in one case as opposed to a separate sleeve for each disc.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
This SEASON 3 & 4 bundle of TCS does not disappoint. Hours and hours of hilarious entertainment that anyone can enjoy without running into your typical norms for the current state of TV (frank dialogue of a sexual nature, cursing, [although I heard an H-word in the episode where the kids spend the night at Sandra's apartment], etc.). And although this bundle doesn't have the terrific artwork that went into the first two seasons' sets, each disc is housed in its own slim DVD case which is a little less nerve-wracking when taking out a disc than usual. And the menus have been nicely re-designed but there is no "PLAY ALL" option like before and no special features. But there are subtitles now, so that's cool.
on May 4, 2012
We own season one and we just purchased season seven and eight as we want our children to see what real T.V. and good T.V. shows really are and because we love this T.V. series, its clean fun and funny! Great for family laughs! We cut the cord on cable and now view TV though our DVD collection or watch though Netflix on our Roku. We just grew tired of paying for paid TV with nothing good to watch.
We read a review saying how this show used to be on Netflix and was for some reason taking off of Netflix, don't know why... But it is okay for us as we like to take our DVD's with us while on the road as it makes for some fun times. This has also come in handy when we are out and have to wait for long periods of time.. This happen recently and The Cosby Show saved the day! We started season one and before we knew it, it was time to go on to our next destination.
So back to the reason we went ahead and purchased this collection. Due to the garbage on T.V. these days, looks like many people are looking for great T.V. shows and are turning to shows like this again. Many people are tired of paying for trash T.V. so they have found other ways to view T.V. the way they want to. Looks like this is the growing attitudes with paid for TV these days.. And I know many like the Cosby show so it is in demand!
While shopping on Amazon we selected the used copy we wanted and while still shopping someone else purchased the copy we had in our cart so we lost that copy and had to select another copy that cost more. I guess that goes to show how great this show is, everyone is grabbing copies of it.(demand for this show is good)(which is good, because this should show producers that people really want to watch).
Anyway, our family loves this show and glad that we were still able to find a used copy for a decent price.. We don't want to spend too much money out of our budget. We are just glad to be able to watch T.V. the way we want to and not have to pay for crap TV. We are tired of today's T.V. shows.. It's really sad that such a good method of influence has turned into trash T.V with the exception of National Geo etc.. Any way, if you want clean T.V. this is it!
I can say since we cut cable off we have a better free life.. seems like we have more family time and time to do the things that we want to do. Plus we pay for the shows that we want like The Cosby show since it is not on Netflix. I am glad that this T.V. series is available on Amazon.
This T.V. Series teaches a lot of great lessons and also entertains you.. Miss those days of shows like this. So if you are looking for clean great family fun, this show is for you.. You will not be disappointed. Our children love this show! This show could even go for parental education!
Bill Cosby is great and we are thankful to enjoy such talent! We wish that the Fatherhood cartoon would be released on DVD. Two seasons on Nick Nite (2004-2005 season run time and has been canceled). and twenty six episodes.. This was a great cartoon with values, please release this on DVD. And also Little Bill on DVD.
Happy viewing! And if you are looking for more funny shows, don't for get The PJ's with Eddie Murphy, Martin show, My wife and Kids, Jamie Foxx show, and What's happening! Great shows, real T.V.
Shipping was as expected, we are in the process of view all the DVD's to see how they play.
on December 22, 2011
Below is the review I gave for series 1&2. The only correction I would make is that I would give series 3 a 5/5 for the reasons I listed at the very bottom of my review for series 1&2. I would give season 4 a 4/5 for the same reason(s), but Amazon does not allow 4.5/5 reviews, which is what I would really give this 3&4 set.
"Look, either you LOVE The Cosby Show, or you don't. I will not go into a lengthy discussion of what the show is about or what my favorite episodes/seasons are, since I believe others in the amazon community to be better versed and more expressive than myself in the language arts :)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, The Cosby Show! It is the most fun show for me to watch, yes even some 20-years later (has it been that long... hmmm??). It is innocent fun, with sometimes corny messages (DEFINITELY not as bad as Disney channel shows, though), but seriously I can't stand most of what I see on TV lately. I mostly enjoy 30-minute sitcoms, and frankly there aren't too many of those around that don't get into politics/religion-bashing/other-people-bashing/crude sex jokes (I'm absolutely not a prude, but crudeness I find annoying lately). Kind of sick of the "Me"-culture these days, so I started ordering complete dvd series of my favorite shows, this being one of them. Sometimes, I just want to laugh at innocent silliness rather than a mean joke or put-down. The world has enough jerks to fill my cup in that regard, so The Cosby Show is my retreat from that.
Frankly, I'm not sure you can force this show on your children if they have already been exposed & addicted to the unadulterated crap out there, but certainly worth a try. A major aspect of the message this show repeatedly conveys is R-E-S-P-E-C-T (respecting the authority of parents, respecting siblings, respecting friends, respecting oneself, respecting one's fallibility/limits, respecting achievement at a proper cost - not the do or die mentality, respecting that people may have differing opinions, respecting that 2 adults can choose for themselves what role to play in a marriage/family, respecting that women are equal to men without the outright anti-men feminism en vogue these days, etc).
I believe Bill Cosby (and staff) did a superb job casting each character. I also believe that if the characters had been cast any other way, the show may not have been nearly as good as it was/is. I remember every character: Claire's soft motherliness always reminded me of my mom when I was a child, Theo's lack of scholarly motivation reminded me of my brother at times, Cliff made me wish my dad was more like him (so I took my dad's ways and added Cliff's advise on top), Rudy's frustrations at being the youngest reminded me of myself at times, and occasionally my girlfriend and I will laughingly refer to the Vanessa character because of how annoyingly whiny, nosy and gossipy that character was - come on, we all know at least 1 person in our life who whines & complains about everything, gossips, but acts all innocent and unassuming at the same time (lol).
If I were to choose which compilation set I enjoy best, it would be 1&2 vs 3&4 (the only 2 I had the financial ability to purchase for now). I think it is because I like having a very young child vs pre-adolescent child in family shows. That is why I also really want to get the last couple of seasons when Olivia was around. Bill Cosby has a really fun-loving way of connecting with children that age on the show, bringing out the best in him and the other actors (just my personal opinion).
But in any case, you cannot go wrong with any season if all you compare it to is what is currently out there now in the genre/market."
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2010
On June 5,2007,First Look Studios which had taken over distribution of the series on DVD(previously done by UrbanWorks),simultaneously released THE COSBY SHOW seasons 3 and 4 separately. Phylicia Ayers Allen,as Clair Hanks Huxtable,wife of Cliff(Bill Cosby),starts fresh as Phylicia Rashad,which she had been credited as since the middle of season 2 when she had married NFL legend Ahmad Rashad. Check out my reviews for the original items for details. Here are 48 entitled episodes including the one-hour LOOKING BACK,the very first one-hour episode of the series. Denise Huxtable(Lisa Bonet) leaves the nest for Hillman college and is written out as a regular for season 4. That was when the spinoff A DIFFERENT WORLD premiered in which she starred. Cliff's and Clair's first-born Sondra(Sabrina LeBeauf) becomes engaged to her longtime boyfriend Elvin Tibidaux(Geoffrey Owens) during season 3 and by the time season 4 premiered,they were married and returned to Brooklyn after a week-long honeymoon. Theo's(Malcolm Jamal Warner) high school days end at the end of season 4. Guest stars include the recently-deceased Robert Culp,who was Cosby's I SPY co-star,Angela Bassett,Lela Rochon,Gilbert Gottfried,Patricia Richardson,Meg Foster,Sinbad and Wallace Shawn who plays the Huxtables' neighbor Jeffrey Ingalls.