A Year in Review - Purchases Made in 2008

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  1. Pete Battista

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    As the subject says... this is purchases I made through-out 2008. I keep track of all my purchases with DVD Profiler... and on another forum we were posting our yearly totals. While doing so I noticed the majority of what I bought the past year was TV Series/Miniseries/TV Movies... so thought this might be a fun thread to post here...

    Red Text = Not Watched (or at least not finished watching)

    January:
    1. Knight Rider: Season 4
    2. The Crow: Stairway to Heaven: Complete Series
    3. Medium: Season 3
    4. Reba: Season 3
    5. Reba: Season 4
    6. The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
    7. Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

    February:
    8. Nowhere Man: Complete Series
    9. The Ray Bradbury Theater: Complete Series
    10. Tales from the Crypt: Season 7
    11. Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Collection

    March:
    12. Earthsea (Miniseries)
    13. Scrubs: Season 2
    14. Return to the Planet of the Apes: Complete Series
    15. Dexter: Season 1
    16. Prison Break: Season 1
    17. Stacked: The Complete Series
    18. The Comeback: The Complete Series
    19. Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: Complete Series
    20. Invasion: Complete Series

    April:
    21. The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series
    22. The Dead Zone: Season 5
    23. The Triangle (Miniseries)
    24. Bionic Woman: Vol. 1
    25. Adventures of Robin Hood: Season 1
    26. Biography: Katharine Hepburn

    May:
    27. The Bob Newhart Show: Season 1
    28. Desperate Housewives: Season 2
    29. Mork & Mindy: Season 2
    30. Sabrina: The Teenage Witch: Season 2

    June:
    31. Survivor: Season 1
    32. Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection (TV Movies)
    33. All-Star Family Feud
    34. Sliders: Season 4
    35. Painkiller Jane: Complete Series
    36. The Dead Zone: The Final Season
    37. The Dukes of Hazzard: 2 Movie Collection (Both Reunion Movies)
    38. A Haunting: Seasons 1 & 2
    39. The Best of Match Game
    40. The Bill Engvall Show: Season 1

    July:
    41. 24: Season 5
    42. Birds of Prey: The Complete Series
    43. Cosby Show: Season 1
    44. JAG: Season 5
    45. Witchblade: The Complete Series

    August:
    46. The Adventures of Aquaman: The Complete Collection
    47. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Freaky Favorites
    48. Land of the Lost: Season 1
    49. Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles: Season 1
    50. Monk: Season 5

    September:
    51. The Big Bang Theory: Season 1
    52. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 1
    53. Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Season 3
    54. Supernatural: Season 3
    55. The Best of Cisco Kid
    56. The Best of Jack Benny
    57. Lonesome Dove (Miniseries)

    October:
    NONE!?!?!

    November:
    58. How I Met Your Mother: Season 1

    December:
    59. Category 6: Day of Destruction (miniseries)
    60. Category 7: The End of the World (miniseries)
    61. Facts of Life: Seasons 1 & 2
    62. Sabrina: The Teenage Witch: Season 4
    63. The Incredible Hulk - 2 TV Reunion Movie Set

    Not bad for the year... especially considering I also get lots of movies. Anyway... anything in RED that I should pop up high in my To Watch list?
     
  2. Wezzo

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    Like Pete, red text = not yet completed viewing

    January

    1. Sabrina the Teenage Witch - Season 3
    2. The Colbert Report - Best Of
    3. Chris Rock - Never Scared
    4. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 6
    5. ER - Season 10
    6. The Shield - Season 5
    7. Veronica Mars - Season 3

    February
    8. Kids in the Hall - Season 2
    9. CSI - Season 1

    March
    10. Grounded for Life - Season 1
    11. The Mighty Boosh - Series 1
    12. South Park - Season 3
    13. South Park - Season 4
    14. The Mighty Boosh - Series 2

    April
    15. South Park - Season 5
    16. The Mighty Boosh - Series 3
    17. Friday Night Lights - Season 2
    18. South Park - Season 6
    19. Joey - Season 2
    20. Becker - Season 1
    21. The Waltons - Season 7
    22. The IT Crowd - Series 1

    May
    23. QI - Series 2
    24. Grounded for Life - Season 2
    25. The IT Crowd - Series 2
    26. Peep Show - Series 1-4
    27. American Dad - Season 3
    28. Titus - Seasons 1 & 2
    29. Prison Break - Season 3
    30. Grounded for Life - Season 3
    31. Grounded for Life - Season 4
    32. Grounded for Life - Season 5
    33. Home Improvement - Season 8

    June
    34. Sabrina the Teenage Witch - Season 4
    35. Desperate Housewives - Season 1
    36. Louis Theroux - The Collection
    37. The Shield - Season 6
    38. South Park - Season 7
    39. Peep Show - Series 5
    40. Pushing Daisies - Season 1
    41. Futurama - The Beast With A Billion Backs
    42. Dexter - Season 1

    July
    43. Law and Order - Season 1
    44. Monk - Season 6
    45. Psych - Season 2
    46. Without A Trace - Season 3
    47. Titus - Season 3
    48. The West Wing - Season 2
    49. The West Wing - Season 3
    50. The West Wing - Season 4
    51. ER - Season 11
    52. Battlestar Galactica (2003) - Mini-series
    53. Band of Brothers - Complete Series
    54. Yes, Minister / Yes, Prime Minister - Complete Series

    August
    55. Twin Peaks - Complete Series Definitive Gold Box Ed
    56. House - Season 4
    57. The Office (US) - Season 4
    58. Dexter - Season 2
    59. The Big Bang Theory - Season 1
    60. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Season 3
    61. Mr Bean - The Whole Bean
    62. Californication - Season 1
    63. Judge Judy - Second to None
    64. QI - Series 3
    65. Hey Arnold! - Season 1 [Burn-On-Demand]

    September
    66. Heroes - Season 2
    67. Doug - Season 1 [Burn-On-Demand]
    68. 8 Simple Rules - Season 1
    69. Arthur - Season 1
    70. The Worst Week of My Life - Series 1
    71. Hey Arnold! - Season 2 [Burn-On-Demand]
    72. Arthur's Perfect Christmas
    73. South Park - Season 8
    74. Boston Legal - Season 4
    75. My Name Is Earl - Season 3
    76. This American Life - Season 1
    77. How I Met Your Mother - Season 3
    78. Without A Trace - Season 4
    79. 30 Rock - Season 2

    October
    80. The Simpsons - Season 11
    81. Moonlighting - Seasons 1 & 2
    82. Lost - Season 4
    83. Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Seasons 3 & 4
    84. Third Watch - Season 1
    85. ER - Season 12
    86. Futurama - Bender's Game
    87. Derren Brown - The Specials
    88. Arthur - Season 2

    November
    89. Two and a Half Men - Season 1
    90. Spin City - Season 1
    91. Rescue Me - Season 1
    92. Rescue Me - Season 2
    93. Scrubs - Season 7
    94. Family Guy - Volume 6
    95. Wonderfalls - Complete Series
    96. Felicity - Season 1
    97. The Worst Week of My Life Series 2
    98. ER - Season 13
    99. Phoenix Nights - Complete Series
    100. Deadwood - Complete Series
    101. M*A*S*H - Season 1
    102. M*A*S*H - Season 2
    103. Brass Eye - Complete Series
    104. The Day Today - Complete Series
    105. Knowing Me, Knowing You - Complete Series
    106. The Kids In The Hall - Season 4
    107. Charlie Brown/Peanuts Holiday Collection
    108. The Sopranos - Complete Series
    109. Everwood - Season 1
    110. The Kids In The Hall - Season 3
    111. Taxi - Season 1
    112. Weeds - Seasons 1 & 2
    113. The Golden Girls - Season 1
    114. The Golden Girls - Season 3
    115. Desperate Housewives - Season 2
    116. Two and a Half Men - Season 2
    117. Roseanne - Season 2
    118. 30 Days - Season 2
    119. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - Season 1
    120. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - Season 2
    121. Night Court - Season 1
    122. Duckman - Seasons 1 & 2
    123. Oz - Season 2
    124. Oz - Season 3
    125. The Golden Girls - Season 2
    126. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - Season 3
    127. Happy Holidays from Sesame Street
    128. Sex & the City - Season 1

    December
    129. 24: Redemption
    130. Party of Five - Season 1
    131. Everybody Hates Chris - Season 1
    132. The Kids in the Hall - Season 5
    133. Moonlighting - Season 3
    134. Entourage - Season 2
    135. The Drew Carey Show - Season 1
    136. Moonlighting - Season 4
    137. Moonlighting - Season 5
    139. Hustle - Season 4
    140. Two and a Half Men - Season 3
    141. Two and a Half Men - Season 4
    142. Chuck - Series 1
    143. Blackadder III
    144. Blackadder Goes Forth
    145. Lead Balloon - Series 1
    146. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - Series 1 and 2
    147. Saxondale - Series 1
    148. Extras - The Special
    149. Damages - Season 1
    150. Bones - Season 1
    151. Outnumbered - Series 1
    152. The Job - Complete Series
    153. Eli Stone - Season 1
    154. Undeclared - Complete Series
    155. Roseanne - Season 3
    156. Sex & the City - Season 2
    157. Gossip Girl - Season 1
    158. The Worst Christmas of My Life
    159. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - Season 4
    160. Lead Balloon - Series 2
    161. Saxondale - Series 2
    162. Sleeper Cell - Season 1
    163. South Park - Season 10
    164. South Park - Season 11

    No prizes for guessing where my disposable income goes.. almost every last DVD I bought this year was TV-on-DVD (there were two movies and two music DVDs)
     
  3. Andrew Radke

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    Financially, 2008 was a tight year for me so I didn't buy nearly as much as I had in previous years. Although I don't keep track of purchases month-to-month, here is what I got this year.

    CSI - Season 1
    CSI: Miami - Season 1
    Everybody Loves Raymond - Season 9
    Family Guy - Volume 6
    The Flintstones - Season 5
    The Flintstones - Season 6
    Grey's Anatomy - Season 3
    He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe - Season 2, Volume 1
    He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe - Season 2, Volume 2
    Home Improvement - Season 5
    Roseanne - Season 8
    Roseanne - Season 9
    The Simpsons - Season 11
    Three's Company - Season 8
    Two And A Half Men - Season 2
     
  4. Theodore J. Mooney

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    I value the space on my shelves. :)

    Bewitched: The Complete Fifth Season (1/2/08)
    I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Fourth Season (1/2/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete First Season (1/7/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete Second Season (1/7/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete Third Season (1/7/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete Fourth Season (1/7/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete Fifth Season (1/7/08)
    All in the Family: The Complete Sixth Season (1/7/08)
    Three’s Company: The Complete Seventh Season (1/10/08)
    Three’s Company: The Complete Eighth Season (1/10/08)
    Mork and Mindy: The Second Season (2/02/08)
    Andy Griffith Show, The: The Complete Third Season (5/25/08)
    Andy Griffith Show, The: The Complete Fourth Season (6/1/08)
    Flipper: The Complete First Season (6/18/08)
    Andy Griffith Show, The: The Complete Fifth Season (6/27/08)
    I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Fifth Season (7/8/08)
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: The Fourth Season (8/19/08)
    Mork and Mindy: The Third Season (8/19/08)
    Laverne and Shirley: The Fourth Season (8/19/08)
    Bewitched: The Complete Sixth Season (12/25/08)
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: The Fifth Season (12/25/08)
    Get Smart: The Complete First Season (12/29/08)
     
  5. ChrisCook

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    Compared to last year, I bought less due to it being a poor year for TV-on-DVD releases (which ended up helping me with saving money for the new HDTV and Blu-ray player I bought in 2008).

    MI-5: Volume 5
    Lost: The Complete Third Season - The Unexplored Experience (Blu-ray)
    Corner Gas: Season 4
    Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Seventh Season
    October Road: The Complete First Season (two copies for the "Pay October Road Forward" Campaign)
    Early Edition: The First Season
    October Road: The Complete First Season (back-up copy for myself)
    Corner Gas: Season Two
    Jericho: The Second Season
    Sports Night: The Complete Series 10th Anniversary Edition
    Burn Notice: Season One
    Monk: Season Six/Psych: The Complete Second Season Detective Pack
    Corner Gas: Season 5
    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Remastered Deluxe Edition
    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Remastered Deluxe Edition
    A Charlie Brown Christmas: Remastered Deluxe Edition
    You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown: Remastered Deluxe Edition
    Numb3rs: The Fourth Season
    The Unit: Season 3
    Lost: The Complete Fourth Season - The Expanded Experience (Blu-ray)
    Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series

    And Pete, I'd put Nowhere Man: The Complete Series, one of my all-time favorites, to your "To Watch" list.
     
  6. Jeff Willis

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    This is nearly all of my TV/DVD buys. Total 29

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    I also bought a approx 15 movies but most were Anamorphic upgrades.

    As near as I can tell, my TV/DVD total in '07 was about 35 . It wasn't as much of a drop-off as I had thought from last year. After looking at the #'s, I was surprised that I had bought this many in '08.
     
  7. Pete Battista

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    Thanks Chris... I will be sure to check that one out before too long. [​IMG]
     
  8. BobO'Link

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    Fun thread!

    These are in no particular order as I really didn't keep up with what month I purchased something:

    Watched:
    The Monkees - Season 2
    One Foot in the Grave - Series 1
    Quark - The Complete Series
    Allo, Allo! - Series 7
    Allo, Allo! - Series 8
    Allo, Allo! - Series 9
    Rising Damp - 2nd Series
    Rising Damp - 4th Series
    George of the Jungle - The Complete Series
    3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 2
    I Spy - Season 1
    Best of The Beverly Hillbillies
    That 70's Show - Season 8
    Justice League Unimited - Season 2
    Avengers '64 - Set 2
    Sledge Hammer - Season 1
    Sledge Hammer - Season 2
    The Adventures of Robin Hood - Complete 1st Season
    Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1
    Luckie Louie - Complete Series
    The Comeback - Complete Series
    Cheers - Complete 1st Season
    WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season
    I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete 1st Season
    Vicar of Dibley - A Wholly Happy Ending
    30 Rock - Season 1

    Unwatched:
    The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset
    Secret Agent (aka Danger Man) - The Complete Collection Megaset
    The Prisoner - Complete Series Megaset
    The Invaders - The First Season
    Lovejoy - The Complete Season 2
    The Wild Wild West - Season 4
    Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - Complete Series
    Weird Science - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2
    3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 3
    3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 4
    I Spy - Season 2
    I Spy - Season 3
    Green Acres - The Complete First Season
    Green Acres - The Complete Second Season
    Green Acres - The Complete Third Season
    The Buccaneers - Complete Series
    I Dream of Jeannie - Complete 2nd Season
    30 Rock - Season 2
    To the Manor Born - The Complete Series
    Battlestar Galactica - Season 1
    Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0
    Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.5
    Battlestar Galactica - Season 3
    Cracker - Series 1
    Seinfeld - Season 4
    1st and Ten - Complete Collection
    Who's the Boss? - The Complete First Season
    Tabitha - The Complete Series
    The Zack Files - Season 1
    Action - The Complete Series
    Best of Jack Benny
    Best of The Cisco Kid
    Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - The Complete Series
    Crusade - The Complete Series
    The New Adventures of Flash Gordon - The Complete Series
    Moonlighting - Seasons 1 & 2
    The Office (US) - Season 2
    Newhart - The Complete First Season
    Mission Impossible - The Third TV Season
    From the Earth to the Moon - The Signature Edition
    Band of Brothers

    Depending on how you categorize these (some call them theatrical, others TV... depends on when/where you first saw them):

    The Looney Tunes Golden Collection V4
    The Looney Tunes Golden Collection V5
    The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 2: 1937-1939
    The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 3: 1940-1942
    The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 4: 1943-1945

    A few were blind-buys at Big Lots for $3/ea. I figured that I should be able to recoup my investment if I didn't like them:
    Luckie Louie (Didn't like. I found it offensive and crude.)
    The Comeback (Started slow but got better as it went along. I would have watched more had it been continued. Overall - Not bad)
    Cracker (Intestering - trying to decide whether or not to get the other 2 series)
    Tabitha (Haven't watched yet)

    A couple of others were just plain cheap and I thought "Even though I'm not a big fan, why not for the low price":
    Action ($3 - BL - Also a bit of a blind buy as I only vaguely remember the original broadcast which was heavily edited when shown. I remember that this highly annoyed me and that it should have been on HBO or Showtime. It's very possible I'll also find this one offensive and crude upon rewatching since it's unedited on the DVD release.)
    Who's the Boss ($3 - BL)
    1st and Ten ($5 - WM)

    Plus somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 movies.

    Pete, I would put The Bob Newhart Show and Adventures of Brisco Co. Jr. up high. The Bob Newhart Show is one of my all-time favorites (irritated that Fox has no plans for S5 & S6). I plan on watching my copy of Brisco just as soon as I've finished Sliders season 3 (probably today).
     
  9. TravisR

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    This is a fun read but I refuse to list my own stuff since I don't want to see how much money I spent. [​IMG]
     
  10. Paul_Scott

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    My main area of interest is still in movies. New catalog releases and Bd upgrades were the majority of my purchases, but of the TV content I did buy this year, some were among my favorite dvd purchases of all time.

    Weird Science S1 & 2
    The New Avengers S1
    Mod Squad S1 V2
    The Fugitive S1 V2
    Family Affair S1
    Family Affair S3
    Gomer Pyle S3
    Streets Of San Francisco S2 V1
    Streets Of San Francisco S2 V2
    Incredible Hulk S3
    The Invaders S1
    I Spy S2
    Columbo S3
    Hammers House Of Horror
    Dick Van Dyke Show S2
    Dick Van Dyke Show S4
    Dick Van Dyke Show S5
    Twilight Zone S3
    Twilight Zone S4
    Twilight Zone S5
    Star Trek TOS Remastered S2
    Star Trek TOS Remastered S3
    Doctor Who First Season
    Doctor Who Second Season
    Mission Impossible S3
    Good Times The Complete Series
    Mad Men S1
    Partridge Family S3
    Night Gallery S2
    Saturday Night Live 78/79 Season
    Centennial
     
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    This year i bought:
    Angel The Complete Series
    Heroes Season 2
    Simpsons Season 11
    LOST Season 4
    and they all have been disappointing in a way. With Angel i got two Disc 6's of Season 4, instead of Disc 5. The Heroes-packaging fell apart, Simpsons came with the worst packaging ever and episode 10 of LOST didn't work.
     

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