After putting out 7 tastfully packaged season sets THIS is the design they come up with for a $260 series set. I'm a huge fan of the series and would love to have all seven seasons but this packaging is clearly targeted at pre-teen girls and alienates the show's adult audience, it's male audience in particular. A Complete Series Set is a chance to wow prospective buyers, sadly I find myself repulsed.
I agree. It was embarrassing enough waiting in line to buy season 5, what with its pink packaging and such, but this kind of takes that to a new level. I felt like the season box sets gave the appropriate mature feel, while still highlighting the fact that most of the show revolves around the relationship of two girls. This seems to take all of the credibility that the show worked for and throw it out the window, portraying it as just another sappy show for the Tiger Beat crowd. Then again, 20-something heterosexual males probably aren't their main demographic. I just found it odd that they saw the need to deviate so far from the preestablished style.
In my humble opinion I do believe this show was targeting young girls who wouldn't be embarassed by pink packaging or "Barbie styled" boxes. I can't wait to get mine and I'm a 40 something Mom with a teenaged daughter!!! Lorelai certainly would have been one to love all the extra fluff and cool styled box. Now I want it more than EVER!!! :-)
I really do not see nothing wrong with the boxset (i'm a guy btw). It is compact, easy to carry around plus the set is not as fragile as the complete series of other shows like buffy, whereby the boxes are made of cardboard.
Each season is housed in cardboard sleeve, convenient and not as bulky as the individual sets.
Having brought both the individual as well as the complete series, i have to say i prefer the latter one. However, i do wish that they have not changed the design of the discs for the complete series set since the individual ones are far more attractive.
I have to agree with, I think, the majority here...this box set is HIDEOUS.
I refused to buy it. I can't believe that after making each individual set look so nice and so tastefully done, they opted to make the box set look SO silly and SO....just ugly. Its ugly. And thats why I won't buy it. Also, it looks cheap (even if its not, it still looks cheap), and it looks like something they threw together in an hour. Seems like NO thought was put into it.
I'm perfectly happy with my individual sets until they, hopefully, someday re-release this in a box set worthy of this great show.
Actually, I think the design is trying to resemble the feel of classic TV shows like Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie -- a cultural reference often heard throughout the entirety of the show. I think it's clever and fun -- not boring and mundane like the "tasteful" packaging.
I think the box set design is cute, even though it does look like it's aimed at pre-teen girls but I agree with Heidi, I think it's something that Lorelai would've LOVED and that's the feel that the designers were going for.