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Good show but the DVD leaves something to be desired,
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This review is from: Degrassi: The Next Generation, Season 1 (DVD)
This is not a complaint about the show. (Degrassi TNG is a GOOD show, as good as its predecessor, and the best sequel series since another show with the title TNG that came out back in 87)
It is how it is presented, at least on this DVD set.
The 15 episodes that make up the first season are on two supposedly cheaply made discs. There is a red back (unlike the silver back on virtually ALL commercial DVDs and most blank ones as well) which gives the impression that this could either be a burned DVD or even pirated (I know it isn't but at first,one is not sure)
Also all episodes are listed as ONE title. Although there is a menu option to choose each episode, when the second episode is chosen (for example Mother and child Reunion Part 2) it starts at "chapter 9" . Also there is no closed captioning or subtitles and although episodes may have chapters, there are no menus other then the top menu.
Picture quality seems to be almost on par with SP VHS.
Yes, I know the show was made on the cheap, but it seems that these DVDs were made on the cheaper, and the TRUE value is probably ½ of what is being charged for it.
The biggest appeal for these DVDs at least in the US is that these episodes are presented as seen in Canada (the N didn't originally show "Jagged little pill" until into the 2nd season, and have totally eliminated the storyline connected with "Accidents will happen" a 3rd season episode.)
Degrassi TNG is a very good show, and deserves much wider exposure then currently offered on the N [they may rerun each episode many times, but there are a lot of folks who do not have digital cable or a dish who would enjoy this show] (perhaps on a network with a wider reach like Nickelodeon, MTV, or even CBS!.)
Did I get the second season? Yes, as it is a quality series. (This review may have led to a better Season 2 disc)
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Initial post: May 13, 2008, 6:58:39 AM PDT
Matthew Brister says:
It comes on once a day on the CW. even non-cable folks can see it at 3:30/2:30 central
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2008, 6:07:17 AM PDT
maybe the reviewer was unlucky enough to have a set of dvds that got past quality control because i have all the seasons on dvd and they all have the normal silver backs and the video quality is on par with or not better then the original broadcast.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2008, 11:30:22 AM PDT
I have just one question about this set, though.
It is said that the episodes are presented "As seen in Canada". Does that mean that these are the original unedited episodes that were shown on CTV and not The N?
I'm just curious because I'm seriously considering buying at least the first season of this show, as I am a HUGE fan of its predecessors, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High.
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