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elektra
03-17-03, 07:26 PM
Hi all,

Back from my extended MIA. Glenn told me about this website called tvshowsondvd.com. If you don't already know about it you should check it out. It's a site that you have to register for, which I normally hate to do, but it's simple. You let folks know the shows you'd like to see on DVD and how, by season, best of or individual. Plus you can add comments. If they don't have a show you like, you can add it.

Why will I be watching less starting next season? Because it looks like the bulk of it will be reality TV and I hate that shyte. So, it will cut down on my watching. Which if more stuff comes out on DVD, that will be fine with me.

So, how's it going?

Rypro 525
03-17-03, 07:59 PM
But luckly, at least for me, in september, Alias will get first season dvd treatment so I can catch up, but I only watch that, 24, sopranos, and buffy.

Geofferson
03-17-03, 09:17 PM
April 29th - Son of the Beach! :up:

cineman
03-17-03, 09:40 PM
Where's WKRP in Cincinnati?!?!

Oh, I'm the only one, I guess.

WiccanPagan
03-18-03, 12:01 AM
i agree with the reality tv garbage. seems like disney is pushing abc which is supposed to have more of it than any other station. i tend to hate it like the plague. i did watch the surreal life and an occasional survivor but i skip everything else like oppurtunities to get botulism. i wish that people would start to right some more great dramas along the lines of the west wing, sci-fi along the lines of smallville (loosely) and buffy, and comedies along the lines of sports night :( oddly enough all i ever hear on these boards is the majority of the people hate these things. but how come they are so successful? god tv is really going down the toilet next year looks like more reality shows than anything else in prime time.

Tscott
03-18-03, 12:44 AM
Remember when ABC dug themselves into a hole by placing Who Wants to Be a Millionare on 4 or 5 nights a week? Then people got tired of it and they had nothing prepared to replace the five hours of primetime TV with. I see this happening with reality TV (hopefully soon). Only this time it'll be all the networks stuck with 20-30 shows that people have stopped caring about. Plus there'll be no demand for syndication, DVDs, etc. (unlike "written" series) once people know who won the shows they did care to watch.

Josh-da-man
03-18-03, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by cineman
Where's WKRP in Cincinnati?!?!

Oh, I'm the only one, I guess.

WKRP will probably never be released to any home video format, DVD or otherwise.

It's an issue of music rights. When the show was being made 20-25 years ago, the producers had no idea that there would be a market for the series on home video, so the music rights were never secured for home video.

In order to release the series to DVD, it would require renegotiating those rights, and would, in the end, be cost prohibitive.

Same with Miami Vice, most likely.

das Monkey
03-18-03, 07:54 AM
Hey, babe! You seen the growing Dragon*Con list, yet? :D

das

Patman
03-18-03, 07:59 AM
Ah, crap, need to mail in the moola for my D*C membership!

lisadoris
03-18-03, 08:10 AM
I too hate the reality trend and can proudly say that I don't watch any of it. Luckily Alians and 24 have both been renewed for next season so I'll have something to watch (it's not looking too good for Ed though). AT the very least NBC will always have a Law & Order show on somewhere so if worse comes to worse I can watch that every night (not to mention all the TV shows on DVD I'm stockpiling).

davejt1
03-18-03, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by Josh-da-man
It's an issue of music rights. When the show was being made 20-25 years ago, the producers had no idea that there would be a market for the series on home video, so the music rights were never secured for home video.

Josh is right on. This was a pretty decent show, but when you not only consider the theme song, but all of the different snippets of albums that they played during the course of a season either in the DJ booth or over the in-station speaker on the wall, this would take moocho $$$ and time to get all of the rights (assuming that the artist agrees to the deal in the first place).

Wizdar
03-18-03, 09:48 AM
The problem, as I see it, is dedication. And money.

It’s a nice pipe dream, setting up my own “TV station.” Build a schedule and run your own shows. But I’m just too lazy to do it (dedication). And, although I have enough in my collection currently to run a 26-week schedule with 4+ hours of programming per night (mostly movies), I would want a lot more series than I have (money).

It’s just too easy to thump the remote control trying to find something to watch, I guess.

But, with the continuing, deplorable (IMO) trend towards reality shows, I may have to rethink.

I found out that there’s a lot more Muppet Show available than I was aware of. Thanks, elektra! :up: :D

BTW, you only have to register to participate. You can lurk without having to wonder what they’ll do with your email addy.

elektra
03-18-03, 03:08 PM
Rypro - unfortunately this is it for Buffy. :( I'm going to miss this show.

I would also love to get WKRP. But I understand the why they can't. Can it be shown in syncation? Is anyone carrying it?

WiccanPagan - Blessed Be. I also like Buffy and Smallville. Never got into Sports Night.

Tscott - yup. Too bad because Millionaire was pretty cool.

das - ummmm, no. Is it going to be a bad thing if I do? ;) How's it going?

Wizdar - Always happy to help out a fellow muppet fan. :)

Jadzia
03-18-03, 03:25 PM
Hi elektra!

:wave:

I will be watching less TV in about one week because of the war.

I am like Scarlett O'Hara exasperated over all this war talk: "War, war, war, war......"

Willl be watching lots of DVDs!

das Monkey
03-18-03, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE> • Quoth elektra •<HR SIZE=1>das - ummmm, no. Is it going to be a bad thing if I do? ;) How's it going?<HR SIZE=1></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only if you're not planning to attend. ;)

das

elektra
03-18-03, 04:23 PM
Jadzia - Hey woman!!!!! Yea, but you know if they turned this whole war thing over to you and I, it would be done in no time at all. ;) Thought of you when I picked up my season 1 of DS9. :) Still think Dax was a better choice for Worf than Troi would have ever been.

das - Oh great! Thanks! Now I have to go and look.....

Spanky BananaPants
03-18-03, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Jadzia

I will be watching less TV in about one week because of the war.

I am like Scarlett O'Hara exasperated over all this war talk: "War, war, war, war......"

Willl be watching lots of DVDs!

Agreed. Sadly the war will make my beloved TiVo essentially worthless, except when The Shield comes on. Thankfully I've got a slew of unwatched DVD's at my disposal...

Time to break out Sports Night and watch them back-to-back, I guess.

Jadzia
03-18-03, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by steelcurtain
Agreed. Sadly the war will make my beloved TiVo essentially worthless, except when The Shield comes on.

Not many episodes of the Shield left, is there? 1 or 2 episodes maybe?

I have so many unwatched DVDs, I've been watching way too much TV lately.

elektra
03-18-03, 05:51 PM
Funny you should mention Gone with the Wind. It's my favorite movie.

Jeremy517
03-18-03, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Jadzia
Not many episodes of the Shield left, is there? 1 or 2 episodes maybe?

I have so many unwatched DVDs, I've been watching way too much TV lately.

I believe there are 4 episodes left this season. I could be mistaken, however.

elektra
03-18-03, 06:52 PM
das - I went and looked at the list. Bad, very bad. You're grounded young man! :)

Patman
03-19-03, 12:18 AM
Seriously, I'm going to have to work out so I'll be ready for the 4 days at Dragon Con. Each year, it get a little harder to be on the go the entire time. How's that for fandom dedication!

Oh, the whole thing about TV shows on DVD is the cost. I figure, with the sunk cost of the 3 ReplayTVs I now have, the payback in TV DVD sets is about a season's worth of 8 TV shows this year and maybe next year. Otherwise, I enjoy TV being free, so purchases of "TV shows on DVD" is only reserved for special TV shows, not all of them (else I'd go broke and have DVD storage problems).

elektra
03-19-03, 05:51 AM
Patman - tell me about it. I can't even count how many shows I would love to have on DVD and that didn't include all the ones I watched growing up. But with next season going to mostly reality crap, there won't be much left for me to watch. I will see more on Discovery science and civilization that way.

das Monkey
03-19-03, 08:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE> • Quoth Patman •<HR SIZE=1>Seriously, I'm going to have to work out so I'll be ready for the 4 days at Dragon Con. Each year, it get a little harder to be on the go the entire time. How's that for fandom dedication!<HR SIZE=1></BLOCKQUOTE>

Last year nearly killed me. I was out until 4-5am each night and then back up and ready to go for the first panel. Snickers and trail mix are the keys to con success. I'm scared of this year considering some of the big name guests. I fear I'm going to be trampled by screaming women.

das

elektra
03-19-03, 08:38 AM
Never, EVER, stand between me and Bruce. ;)

das Monkey
03-19-03, 08:43 AM
Between Bruce and Marsters, I expect a Beatlemania atmosphere, girls pulling out their hair in clumps and fainting in public. Good thing I have a camera.

das

elektra
03-19-03, 09:42 AM
Oh, I'm not THAT bad!

drcigg
03-19-03, 04:56 PM
they should release spin city