I Dream of Jeannie: Season 1
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With the blink of her eyes and a nod of her head, Barbara Eden will make your wishes come true in the premiere season of I Dream Of Jeannie, available on DVD for the first time! Complete with all 30 episodes, this four disc collection introduces Larry Hagman as Captain Anthony "Tony" Nelson, an astronaut who finds himself "Master" to a beautiful and crafty genie (Eden) whom he unknowingly releases from a bottle. Together, he and Jeannie are a magical match. Packed with bonus features and boasting some of television's brightest guest stars, such as Dabney Coleman, Maureen McCormick and Bill Mumy, I Dream Of Jeannie is the beloved must-own comedy series that will have you dreaming of TV's Golden Age.
Oh, the innocent days when the sexiest thing on television was Barbara Eden's hidden navel! In the classic 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, an astronaut stranded on a desert island discovered a bottle containing a genie--a shapely blond genie in scarves and diaphanous pantaloons! He sets her free, but she follows him back to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where her efforts to serve him only cause mischief and threaten his career in the space program. I Dream of Jeannie depicted the male fantasy of a beautiful but subservient girl--but this subservient girl was all-powerful and oddly willful in her attempts to serve. It all worked because of the leads: Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman went on to lengthy careers (later starring in Harper Valley PTA and Dallas, respectively), but arguably never matched the chemistry they had as Jeannie and Captain (soon to be Major) Tony Nelson. Jeannie, though naive and eager to please, always had Eden's intelligence and steely resolve lurking under her bubbly blonde surface, while Hagman projected a genuine decency that somehow made the potentially salacious situation seem innocent.
Still, the show would never have been more than a knockoff of the similar Bewitched (basically, the battle of the sexes with a magic twist) if Tony's secret hadn't been discovered midseason by his best friend, fellow astronaut Roger (the wonderful Bill Daily, later on The Bob Newhart Show). Unburdened by the need for decency, Roger could be the show's insatiable id, eager to use Jeannie for no end of self-serving purposes. Meanwhile, psychiatrist Dr. Bellows (Hayden Rorke) served as the show's perpetually flabbergasted superego, constantly demanding a rational explanation for all the madcap events around him. All at once the show's storylines--which had previously been dominated by Jeannie's desire for marriage--could wander in any daffy direction the writers chose. The result was deeply silly and utterly charming. I Dream of Jeannie's first season was shot in black and white, so The Complete First Season is available in its original form or colorized (which, though skin tones seem a little waxy, is relatively inoffensive). Also included is a short feature with enjoyable interviews with Eden, Hagman, and Daily, as well as the show's creator, Sidney Sheldon. --Bret Fetzer
- Contains all 30 episodes on 4 discs
- Audio commentary on the pilot episode with the show's stars
- Interviews with Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, and Bill Daily
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EDIT: It seems they just raised the price of the whole series set to $30, still worth it though.
What a show!! I don't remember what first got my attention about this or whether I'd watched Bewitched first, but I noticed how devastatingly pretty the genie looked clad in that red and pink harem suit, eager to serve the man she calls "Master" and I've always enjoyed it ever since. I'd wish life's really like this, that I'd have a genie of my own to cater to every whim of mine, but of course it doesn't work this way. As if I have to point this out.
I mentioned a competing series that aired at the time, Bewitched. Yes, I really like this show as well so it's likely I'll add this to my growing DVD collection. One more comment I'll make about this series is yet another comparision, but more like how Tony and/or Jeannie at a table conversation in one S1 or S2 episode put it, comparing some items relevent to this plot are like comparing oranges and lemons. Yes, that's how I'd compare these shows, Bewitched and IDOJ, respectively. Enough of Bewitched for now...
Anyway, I started with S2 of IDOJ by buying it at a retail outlet instead of Amazon, but I really absolutely wanted to start with S1 and not move back and forth around, so I ordered S1 online here and within days it arrived in good shape, ready to open and pop in the DVDs. It took me nearly all week to watch in chronological order all of seasons 1 and 2, 61 episodes in all (30 and 31, respectively). What a treat, getting to see some episodes I don't ever remember seeing before.
I opted for the colorized version as I didn't want to pay some extra $8 for B&W. It is understandable how more valuable B&W is given what some of the other reviewers have said here, but to me it just doesn't matter as long as I can see everything nicely, and nicely I did.
Before I go on, let me say I had NO idea this show too was indeed filmed in B&W. Imagine my surprise when I saw a rerun in non-color. I'd already seen only later, color episodes, some several times before I got to this point. Why, it never even occurred to me until I realized it was done in the 1960s, the very decade when ongoing shows fortunate enough to be renewed were thus transitioned to color, and IDOJ was among them. Another clue was I wasn't born until halfway thru the series run (1967), so no one pointed this out to me.
Anyway, as I said how nice the colorized version looked, a couple things did get my attention: everyone's teeth looked somewhat gray and in one scene where, in the pilot or episode 2, Jeannie looked for a second B&W before becoming full color after smoking out of the bottle before Tony in a confrontation. The former amused me, made me wonder if the people responsible for colorizing them assumed the teeth's white enough, so they probably just left them alone and focused on the rest. As for the latter, it didn't really matter to me so much as they got my attention.
Just like I realized the series originally started in B&W, its S1 theme music wasn't funky sounding like it was in the later reruns I'd seen. That's what I really like about this show over the years, the perky-sounding opening music. To be honest though, I like the funky version better as S1 sounded somewhat classical. Was it common for shows back then to start with conservative theme lyrics, then move on to higher-octane sounding versions in later seasons? That's what I noticed on The Brady Bunch, my all-time favorite show. I don't have TBB yet; I'm in no rush as I've seen everything countless times already, that I'll probably just get the entire series at once when I'm ready.
Back to IDOJ. The colors do look beautiful to the point that Technicolor could take credit for it, but if you're not very picky like me, then save some moola and go for the colorized version. I know S3's been out too, so I'm gonna get this one in due time. Enjoy! :-)