House, M.D.: Seasons 1-5 Collection
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Second, buying separately is a better deal. Seasons one through four are easily found for around twenty dollars a season and season five for a little more than that if you are willing to shop around.
It is true that the original Season One was on dual sided discs, but season one is being reissued next month on single-sided discs, so you can easily escape that problem. I was burned by the original dual-sided season one set, so I can advise you avoid it.
I obtain my three star rating as follows:
House as a series is thoroughly entertaining. I could watch Dr. Greg House watch paint dry and feel like it was time well spent, so I give the first five seasons 5/5 stars.
This is not a good deal any way you look at it - as a completist or a bargain hunter, so for value I give it 1/5 stars.
Averaging the two scores together I give this set 3/5 stars.
When I got my set, I was thrilled. Then, as I played through each season, I started to see skipped scenes and freezing and episodes starting in the middle instead of at the beginning. In two cases, I didn't get to see the resolution of the cases at all.
Because it takes so long to watch all the episodes, by the time I realized there was a problem it was too late to return the set. I notice that the set I bought is no longer being produced; I assume that the manufactor is simply making seasons 1-5 instead.
To pay $100.00 for defective disks is unconscionable. I love the show but certainly wouldn't recommend this set to anyone.
Soooo, unless you just have to have a boxed set (which the 6th season won't fit in), I'd just buy them by themselves. (obviously all at once else shipping makes the savings moot)
When we received the package, I noticed right away that instead of getting the nice white box that claimed to store all of the series, we received each season seperate without the white box. We decided to just deal with it because it's not really about the box, but it was a little frustrating because I thought that was what I was getting!
Also, in a few of the sets, the discs were sliding around because the prongs that hold them in place had broken.
I've decided that I probably won't purchased DVD's through the site anymore because you never know what you are really getting and it could end up damaged in shipping. I'd rather pick it out myself at the store.
On the packaging there are multiple spelling errors, which may be symptomatic of simple misreads/typos on a "first production," yet they occur rather frequently. Since I have season 3 in front of me, I'll use some examples from that one:
Description for Disc one's "Informed Consent" reads "House and his team fine themselves at odds..." instead of "find." Disc 3's "Words and Deeds" reads "...in order to acoid jail..." instead of "avoid."
I wouldn't usually be concerned about typos, but when they occur this frequently, and I spent practically the msrp, I would hope that it wasn't bootlegged.
Nonetheless, the show itself is very entertaining, but perhaps I should have waited until season 6 was also released on DVD, thus purchasing a complete series...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The season were incomplete yo sold INCOMPLETE product NOT HAPPY at ALLPublished 22 months ago by Gricelda M Diaz
got as a gift only collection I could find at the time and is great has all 5 seasons and are good sad that the series ended but awesome collectionPublished on December 31, 2013 by Scott ramsden
This was a birthday gift for my daughter and she just loves it. I plan on buying her the next three seasons.Published on May 1, 2012 by Eugene J. Terranova
I had this item in my cart when it was 90 dollars, but for some reason, they took it out when they changed it to 300 dollars.. Odd... Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by ACE McFly
I can't get enough of it. It's such an amazing show. It's never boring, always interesting. I feel like I've learned so much in the medical field just by watching this show.Published on September 12, 2011 by Francesca Maguyon
If you love HOUSE, don't miss out on this set!! Great price, quickly shipped, would purchase from this seller again!! Thank You Amazon for your AMAZING bargains!!Published on June 16, 2011 by bootieholic
I ordered this box set from a retailer and paid up front. A few days later, I got an email saying that it wasn't available and that the fault was due to bad information from the... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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