Current fall season--which shows will you buy on DVD?

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  1. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I wasn't sure whether to put this thread in TV Shows or TV/HDTV Programming, but it seems to fit better here since it deals with DVDs. I'm just curious which shows you are watching right now on TV that you will buy on DVD if the DVDs become available. This can include ongoing shows, but it might be more interesting to discuss shows that are new this season, to get a feel for how successful a DVD release might be.

    Here's what I'm watching:

    Prison Break (premiere season) - It's a quality show, but I doubt if I'll want to watch these episodes again
    Invasion (premiere season) - Once is enough; no DVDs
    Supernatural (premiere season) - Definite DVD purchase
    Smallville (5th season) - It'll for sure join the other four in my collection
    Night Stalker (premiere season) - One viewing will probably be enough
    Ghost Whisperer (premiere season) - I'll probably buy this

    I possibly differ from a lot of you in that I have yet to purchase a DVD set of a season I just finished watching. Until this season, I was not a big TV follower. The only recent show I watched was Enterprise, and I haven't been moved to pick up the sets yet. I've been following Smallville on DVD since the day season one came out, but this is the first time WB timed it in such a way that I have been able to follow it as it airs. So, it's going to be a new experience. Do any of you initially pass on a show you like because you just watched it, and the episodes are too fresh in your mind? Or, do you watch the season twice in a row--once in broadcast, once on DVD--basically back-to-back?
     
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    I'll buy The Simpsons (Season Seventeen- which is years away and I'll be buying due only to my completist sickness[​IMG] ), Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season Five), Arrested Development (Season Three), Lost (Season Two), South Park (Season Nine), Alias (Season Five), and CSI (Season Six).

    And they're not currently airing but I'll pick this year's 24 (Season Five), The Shield (Season Five), The Sopranos (Season Six), and Deadwood (Season Three).

    I've only seen it one episide but I want to check out more of The Night Stalker. If I like that series, I'd pick it up.

    EDIT: Went back and included season numbers.
     
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    My list will be Big! [​IMG] I will definately purchase (if released)...

    - Charmed (8th Season... these can't come out at a fast enough pace for me!)
    - Medium (2nd Season)
    - NCIS (3rd Season... and would love to get JAG as well!)[​IMG]
    - Bones (1st Season... really getting into this show)
    - Commander in Chief (1st season... for me started out slow but now hooked!)
    - Supernatural (1st season... probably my favorite new show this season!)[​IMG]
    - Veronica Mars (2nd season... Awesome show... favorite new show of last season!)
    - Joey (2nd Season... in my opinion started out to a slow start... but much better this season.)
    - Smallville (5th Season... I am with this one till the end!)
    - Ghost Whisperer (1st Season... another one I really gotten into this year!)
    - Numb3rs (2nd Season... This one is at a lower priority... but still a definate purchase)
     
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    My Name Is Earl
    Everybody Hates Chris

    These are the only new shows I've seen this season and happen to love them both.
     
  5. Katherine_K

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    Commander and Chief (Season 1)
    E-Ring (Season 1)
    ER (Season 12) (Far off ... years off...)
    Law & Order (Season 16) (Ditto)
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Season 7) (Ditto)
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 5) (Ditto)
    Stargate SG1 (Season 9)
    Stargate Atlantis (Season 2)
    West Wing (Season 7)
     
  6. Daniel-M

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    Lost S2
    Simpsons S17
    Arrested Development S3
    24(even though it hasn't started yet) S5
    Alias and Smallville eventually S5
    Joey S2

    and the only new show that i would consider buying is Prison Break
     
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    the only new show I'll buy is Supernatural, IMO this is going to be the next big cult series
     
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    Just Lost and Veroinca Mars for me. If we include shows that premiere in the Spring, I'll add Deadwood, 24, and Battlestar Galactica.
     
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    My Name Is Earl (s1), the Stargates (s9 + s2), Corner Gas (s3), and Lost (s2) thus far.

    still haven't picked up the first Veronica Mars, although i really want to, as such, VM (s2) isn't on the list above either. [​IMG]
     
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    Still Standing
    How I Met Your Mother
    Out of Practice
    Twins
    Yes, Dear
    Simpsons Season 17
    Smallville Season 5

    Paul
     
  11. Ethan Riley

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    Simpsons season 17! Available in about 5 or 6 years, maybe more. Maybe never.

    Lost! Season 2
    Desperate Housewives!!! 2
    the OC season 3
    REUNION season 1: get your butts out there and watch this!
    SURFACE season 1!!! ditto the above.

    It's funny how nobody talks about those last two shows, because they are GREAT! let me tell ya, baby.

    I will not be buying the following:

    Invasion season 1: It's boring enough the first time. Actually, this show sucks. I'm not watching it anymore. (although it's a good cure for insomnia).
    Threshold: once is enough, although it's a damn good show
    Survivor: reality shows? once is enough.
    Amazing Race: ditto the above

    That's about all I watch.
     
  12. Ethan Riley

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    Oh, and let me add that "Surface" is one of those "made-for-dvd" type shows. I highly recommend this show, especially to families with younger viewers, sci-fi fans and adventure fans. And it's on TONIGHT AT 8:00 wooohoooo!!
     
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    From this season...

    The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season
    Desperate Housewives: The Complete Second Season
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The Fifth Year/2005-2006 Season
    Arrested Development: Season Three
    Kitchen Confidential: The Complete Series (maybe)
    Prison Break: Season One
    Commander In Chief: The Complete First Season
    Boston Legal: Season Two
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventh Year/2005-2006 Season
    Veronica Mars: The Complete Second Season
    Lost: The Complete Second Season
    Law & Order: The Sixteenth Year/2005-2006 Season
    Alias: The Complete Fifth Season
    Will & Grace: Season Eight
    Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season

    And for later this season:

    Conviction: The Complete First Season (maybe)
    24: Season Five
    Scrubs: The Complete Fifth Season
     
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    My Name Is Earl: Season 1
    The Office: Season 2
    Boston Legal: Season 2(and 1!)
    Extras: Season 1
     
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    What I'm watching:

    Apprentice: Martha
    Apprentice 4 (I would buy both if they came out, which I doubt, although I can live without them)
    Amazing Race: Family Edition (I absolutely hate this season, but I'm a completist)
    Simpsons S17 (see above)
    Survivor: Guatemala (definitely will get)
    Everybody Hates Chris (possibly...if it's cheap)
    My Name is Earl (definite)
     
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    season 2 of Desperate Housewives isn't as good as the first year, but thus far it's still DVD-purchase meritworthy IMO
     
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    What new shows I've been watching this fall.

    Prison Break
    Supernaturual
    Surface

    What shows i'll be getting on DVD.

    Definitly Prison Break. I love this show.

    I probably will get My Name is Earl and Everybody Hates Chris once they come out. I haven't had time to watch them but they look good.

    I'll probably get the second seasons of The Office, Medium, Boston Legal & House once they come out.
     
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    Well with Night Stalker just cancelled. The only hope to see the unaired episodes is a dvd release.
     
  20. Greg_S_H

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    The cancellation of Night Stalker might change my mind about picking up the DVDs, if the set were to contain the unaired episodes. In fact, I'd definitely buy it in that case.
     

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