THE DONNA REED SHOW: SEASON 5

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  1. HunterMan

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    I've seen some of season 8 back when the show was on Nick at Nite...but I've never seen seasons 6-7. I don't remember much about season 8 (except for the series finale episode) either, so I really wish the last 3 seasons would be released. But, that's up to Sony. :rolleyes: You are so right, "DRS" seemed so much more "real" and interesting than other sitcom shows of the time...this has always been a reason I love the series so much! :) The cast was also almost as close in real life as they were on camera...and that too has been a huge captivating aspect for me as well. Other shows/casts seemed and were much more "faky" and were not close at all in real life.
     
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    That's Brooke Bundy - so beautiful. She was also in an episode of "Gidget" where I couldn't take my eyes off her. I'm just about through with the Season 5 set and I've enjoyed it immensely. Yes, there were a few forgettable shows ("The Handyman" comes to mind) and I have never been a fan of Tricia, but there were also plenty of standout episodes and interesting guest stars. The era when television could achieve such effortless class is, sadly, no more.
     
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    Brooke Bundy must have been the girl under the bed...because I think Candy Moore (if I'm remembering the credits correctly) was Angie. The girl under Jeff's bed was beautiful and I really wished she could have become Jeff's regular girlfriend! Tricia was okay...but the first five seasons of the show were definitely the best, in my opinion! However, I still love all of it and truly hope the last 3 seasons eventually get released somehow! "The era when televison could achieve such effortless class is, sadly no more." I could not have said it better! Amen!! :tu:
     
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    The problem I have is that I bought seasons 4 and 5 before the first three. Now that I want to purchase the first three seasons, 1 and 2 are out of print. I wish there were plans to re-release them, or have MPI redo them.
     
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    They might be out of print...but there has to be tons of copies from before being sold on ebay, Amazon, ioffer.com, etc...Check those sites for the first 3 seasons.
     
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    Surprisingly, new copies of the first two seasons are priced at $90 to $120 dollars for seasons 1 and 2. I cannot even find season two on ebay. I ordered it on Amazon from a third party seller for about $21 last week and I was told that their supply ran out. Season 3 can still be had for less than $20. Very frustrating!
     
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    Oh my gosh!! :eek: That's insane! I paid around $30-40 for each set, as they were released. I'm not sure why the first sets are now so expensive...they shouldn't be that rare?? :huh: I'll look around and if I find some cheaper first and second season sets being sold, I'll let you know.
     
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    Wow, I'm glad I got them when I did. Hopefully, MPI will re-release seasons 1-2 and the elusive final seasons. The fact that the first two seasons are sold out shows that there is a demand for them. Luckily, the show is airing on me-tv so fans can record them in the meantime.
     
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    I ordered a new Season 3 from Amazon yesterday for about $13, so my search continues for Seasons 1 and 2. Thanks for your help, HunterMan.
     
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    Oh wow, wish I had gotten them but money is trouble. I didn't know they were out until a few months ago when I saw Season 1 relatively cheap at Rite Aid and purchased it. I'd have Season 2 if it was there. So check Rite Aid those seeking the early seasons. They had My Three Sons and Love Boat cheapish as well, 12 dollars I think.
     
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    No problem! I'll continue to look for cheaper sets of Seasons 1 & 2. I can't get over the insane pricing of them now! :jawdrop:
     
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    Seasons 1 and 2 were released in 2008 and 2009, respectively, by Virgil Films. Not 100% positive, but I believe their licensing deal for those seasons may have expired, hence why those sets are now OOP. Their release of Season 3 is still available but for how long I'm not quite sure.
     
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    Here's one on eBay with a going bid of $17.00. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Donna-Reed-Show-The-Complete-First-Season-DVD-2008-4-Disc-Set-/281047907875?pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item416fc2be23
     
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    Do you have a CH (DVD or TV) account? If so, look there for S2. It's currently available for just under $22 shipped. If you do not have an account with them it *might* be worth joining to get a copy. They currently offer several TVonDVD seasons/sets as enrollment items in their regular DVD club. Unfortunately, The Donna Reed Show is not one of those offered as a enrollment title.
     
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    Just finished watching "The Chinese Horse". What a great episode! Really enjoying season 5 so far. TDRS is my second favorite sitcom of all time. Sorry, #1 spot goes to The Dick Van Dyke show. I really hope the last 3 seasons come out. The only 2 episodes I have of that is the dvd that came in a box of cereal but I really enjoyed them. I agree about the Stone family being "real". Watching Alex blow his top and Mary and Jeff fight and call each other names reminds me so much of my own family! I'm really glad I invested in this series. After watching season 5 I think I might start again with season one.
     
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    Hey Greg... any word yet on Season 6?
     
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    The Donna Reed Show: Sixth Season

    A photo with 'Cast Members' posted- Just 'Scroll' down a bit...
     
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    ^Picture missing?
     
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    It's still being decided upon on how best to possibly obtain The Donna Reed Show's "Season 6." We don't know yet if this 'Sixth Season' will actually be released on DVD. The Donna Reed Show Sixth Season.jpg

    Cast Members on First Row: Bob Crane, Ann McCrea, & Paul Petersen

    Second Row: Patty (Patti) Petersen, Donna Reed, and Carl Betz
     
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    I'll buy it when/if it comes out, but the show was never the same to me after Shelley Fabares's departure. I thought Tricia's arrival was very clumsily handled - for a show that never seemed to drift too far from 1960s middle-America reality, the circumstances under which she joined the family bordered on ludicrous, and once there she never had that much to contribute. She was Cousin Oliver before Oliver was a twinkle in his parents' eye.
     
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