American Family - The Complete First Season
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- On-screen introductions
- 10 deleted scenes
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- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Interview with cinematographer Brian Reynolds
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- DVD-ROM: "Cisco's Journal"
Top Customer Reviews
The show boasted a powerful cast of actors: Sonia Braga as Berta, who dies in the first episode but is a crucial part of the series and comes back in flashbacks and memories and influences the physical and emotional journeys of her family (all of whom go through a revelation and transformation in the course of the show). Edward James Olmos as Jess, who is a dysfunctional yet loving father. Esai Morales as the long suffering son Esteban; Raquel Welch as the always humerous Diva of an aunt; and the list goes on and on and on (this show has a LARGE cast) with cameos and a solid plethora of extremely talented character actors.
The atmosphere of the show is incredibly colorful. Filmed in East LA on High definition digital, the show has a very energetic and passionate feel to it, and the art design helps along.
But best of all is the incredibly powerful and very creative writing and execution.Read more ›
Once into the series, the word "latino" disappeared and just became "All American Family" to me. Anyone, anywhere in the USA with a growing family can identify with the problems and joys of raising a family in a "working class" world. Iregardless of anyone's cultural or racial background, families all have many of the same problems anywhere! I love this series!
I can't recommend it enough and wish there were more series to buy of AMERICAN FAMILY.
The characters are sturdy and heroic, and so humanly flawed. The world is not a simple place for them. How rare to see this kind of television. Now, alas, it appears that American Family will only be available on DVD in the future. Do not pass go. Do not miss this event.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great! Amazing! Wonderous! Fantastic! Out of this world! Grew up watching this show!! A little piece of my childhood. Awesome!!Published on April 25, 2014 by Celeste Villalobos
My Spanish classes are loving it! The lady who retired from my job recommended it and it is very well done.Published on March 23, 2014 by Sherry Hoy
I actually needed this for a class and I thought it was kind of hard to watch and stay focused on what was going on. It comes in a box set with soft, thin cases for each DVD.Published on August 23, 2013 by Anonymous
I love love this series - I especially loved the second season - does anyone know anything about the second season release?Published on June 8, 2010 by lynne eaton
I am glad I did not spend any more money in buying this set of videos because the quality of the ones I got is like new. None of the CD's is scratched or has any problem. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Diana Mulholland
I remeember watching this series and thought how great it was to be able to see my life on tv. The families are all the same for most Mexican-Americans and other ethnic, color and... Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Anita M. Falcon
as a big fan of hispanic director gregory nava (i too am latino), i saw this series from beginning to end and i wanted more shows. Read morePublished on September 17, 2007 by David A. Rubio
I truely love "American Family"!!!! I've already watched all of these episodes and i can't get enough of it!! So there's nothing else to do but watch it over n over... Read morePublished on August 14, 2006 by Vanessa