Saved by the Bell: The College Years (Complete Series)
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- 19 episodes on three discs: Pilot, Guess Who's Coming to College, Zack Lies & Videotape, Rush Week, Slater's War, The Homecoming, The Poker Game, Professor Zack, Screech Love, Dr. Kelly, A Thanksgiving Story, Teacher's Pet, Kelly and the Professor, A Question of Ethics, The Rave, Bedside Manner, Love and Death, Marry Me, Wedding Plans
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To me, this dvd is what it would be like if Seinfeld did a show where only Jerry and Elaine moved somewhere, left George and Kramer behind, and met new friends. Then, change elements about Jerry and Elaine that people enjoyed, and that is what the College Years are to me...
As mentioned, Kelly is different-nothing like Kelly Kapowski from Bayside...I know people change, but I don't see any sort of similarity! Different hair, different style choices, different acting person...it is just weird!!
Slater's niche is also taken away-he was the jock, and now falls to low status at the school..I know he is a new freshman, but...that takes away part of who his character was! Also, as mentioned, he is paired with Alex, who seems odd, and she doesn't have near the amount of charm as Elizabeth Berkley!
There is more to say, but I don't want to bore (too much!) I am just pointing out that if you have not seen SBTB The College Years, and expect it to be just like Bayside and the kids there, you are in for a surprise! This doesn't make it a BAD show, but I was shocked to see the differences in these two shows...I thought that after not seeing the College Years since I was about 12, that these episodes would seem different to me now that I am older, but now I notice the differences all the more!
I would recommend this dvd if you saw and liked The College Years originally, or are a Saved By The Bell collector (like myself)...otherwise, if you haven't seen the show, I would rent it (if possible!)
Zach, Kelly, Slater, and Screech are all freshman in college. Kelly is roomates with two women Alex and Leslie. Blonde hair Leslie is a girl from a wealthy family and Alex is just a silly young woman who dates Slater on the show. I can't understand why they put Slater with such an odd girl and she shares the comic relief role with Screech.
My favorite episode of the show is the Thanksgiving episode. There are a lot of celebrities that stop by the show, Marv Albert, Jonathon Brandis, Brian Austin Green, Jenna Von Oy, Marsha Warfield and Mr. Belding.
Zach and Kelly are broke up but remain good friends. The rekindling of their relationship starts heating up around the episode "Dr. Kelly." Kelly expresses to Zach that she wants to be a doctor and he basically shoots her down so Kelly throws herself into her waitress job at a Hooter's like restaurant named Skeeters. Zach offers Kelly kind words and they agree that they have "chemistry." It's cute the way the episode ends and by the Thanksgiving episode they share of kiss and by the end of the series Zach and Kelly make plans to take their relationship to another level.
The College Years, while the critics may say otherwise, is clearly better than the high school episodes. Maybe it's because "I was in college during the "College Years" but they really seem more entertaining to me and is definitely fun to watch if you're fan of no-brainer nonsense entertainment like me. Saved by the Bell is about "stupid" plotlines and loop holes of stories that really don't make sense, and that is what makes them fun.
Although shortlived, the series was unlike it's high school counterpart. Alot has changed since Bayside. How convenient that Slater, Kelly, Zack and Screech all end up in the same dorm room together. Once again "unrealistic craziness" that the show survives on. Too bad Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Jessica Spano (Elisebeth Berkley) couldn't make it back, although lark does make a cameo toward the end of the series. "Berkley was too busy taking her clothes off for the grammy award winning movie "ShowGirls". The series basically brings back Zack's non-sensical antics to college life at California Univeristy. Towards the end the story, the series focuses back on Zack and Kelly falling in love and then eventually talking about getting married. AC-Slater (Mario Lopez) really shines during the series and shows his fine acting abilities in a "silly" but sometimes serious way.Read more ›
As the series progresses, so do the characters, which is not something that could be said of the original series. Even though there were only 19 episodes, it was clear that each character was evolving and finding their particular niche in the social rung of society (as defined by college standards at least). This is not to say that the students did not get into a fair share of trouble with the resident authority figure played by Bob Golic. While he lacks the sweet gullibility of Mr.Belding, Golic still succeeds in walking that fine line between mentor and friend.
This DVD set does not include any bonus features, although there are chapter stops for every episode enabling the viewer to skip to certain scenes (a basic feature lacking in the previous SBTB releases).Read more ›
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One of my favorite shows of all time! I grew up watching Saved by the Bell and have always loved the show. Read morePublished 1 day ago by jackie
Audio quality is not what I expected and is poor. Other wise good buy.Published 5 months ago by Rob