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great show, bad package,
This review is from: Newsradio: The Complete Series (Slim Packaging) (DVD)I loved newsradio and was over joyed to see a complete set was being produced. Now however, I wish I had collected newsradio season by season as I did with M*A*S*H and other great shows. The all in one package basically took all the disks from the five season packages and put them in a stack, one on top of the other, without so much as a piece of film between them. I was forced to acquire a CD book to hold the disc to make them easier to access and prevent scratching. I would suggest you be prepared to do like wise.
There is also no guide book only an episode list on the box. Even for someone like myself who knows all of episodes by heart this is a problem. I know the episodes as the Lisa-Dave brake up episode, or the bill shocks himself episode not "Led Zeppelin II". Someone who has only seen each episode a few times will probable be completely lost.
Do yourself a favor, buy each seasons individually. The price is about the same (if you don't buy the fifth season and who needs it. I mean we all know the show was not the same after Phil Hartman died.) and you will get better cases, better guides and great show. Who could ask for more.
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2009 6:02:42 PM PST
Thank you for the heads-up about the packaging--it would drive me crazy. I'm already paranoid about scratched discs when they loosen from normal packaging. I'll get the individual seasons. Loved this show. Thanks again :)
Posted on Mar 1, 2009 5:08:01 PM PST
Thank you for your review; I, as a NewsRadio fan was tempted to buy this collection just to have it along with my existing season releases, but due to this packaging, I will not (the same goes for any future House releases).
Posted on Apr 8, 2009 2:52:28 PM PDT
la chatonne noire says:
thanks! i was gonna buy this. i already have seasons 1-3 on itunes, but they hadn't had 4 or 5 on there yet (although i just checked and season 4 is FINALLY up) and it's $30 for each on dvd, so i figured this was a better deal. i don't normally care about all the extras too, too much, i'd prefer a cheaper price, but from the way you described it, i don't think i'd like it. it would be worth paying extra and buying it separately.
Posted on May 28, 2009 11:56:48 AM PDT
Ricardo E. Seiglitano says:
I was just checking things over amazon and got to news radio... and I just realised that it's exactly 11 years since Phil Hartman died :(...
Posted on Apr 7, 2010 4:12:28 AM PDT
Write Guy says:
Or, the alternative to whining like a spoiled child about a set for which you've paid a whopping 21.5 cents per episode might be to buy a box of 100 Memorex CD/DVD sleeves ($4.00 at Big Lots) grab a few paper towels for space-fillers and print an episode list off the internet. Personally, I'd rather pay more for better packaging. But this level of indignation? No, this speaks more to the consumer than the product.
Posted on Sep 1, 2010 2:57:48 AM PDT
M. Segroves says:
Haha, the episode where Bill shocks himself is called Goofy-Ball. The only reason I remember that is because Andy Dick hits Phil right in the face (twice) with the Goofy-Ball while he's suffering from his temporary paralysis from testing Joe's garage door opener slash tazer on himself. You can tell he's coming desperately close to laughing during that scene. Probably the closest Phil Hartman ever came to breaking character. It almost makes me think that Andy Dick hit him the second time just for fun and that it wasn't actually part of the script. I've seen every episode (of the first 4 seasons anyhow) at least 10 times each. Phil Hartman was a huge part of that show and he will always be missed. Who could forget the episode where he got a man servant and ended up getting everything stolen out of his apartment. Classic Phil.
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