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#101 of 109 MatthewA

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Posted August 23 2007 - 11:18 AM

They should have included Joan Collins and Heather Locklear interviews, this being their first season. How about a Nolan Miller interview talking about the costumes?

Other than that, all I can say is, with the exception the crummy Movielab optical work (no good dupe stock existed prior to 1986 according to our own Robert A. Harris), season 2 (I've just started it) is gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Now I understand why people praise CBS/Paramount's TV-DVDs, they take the time to make it look as good as possible (except for that one show set in Milwaukee). If they didn't replace music, I would have no real reservations about their sets.

As for the ratings, here's what I got out of The Complete Directory to Prime Time Cable and Network TV Shows, compared to the other prime time soaps, including those that came and went quickly (I do not include shows that have continuing storylines but do not fall into the category ["don't-call-me-a-soap soaps" if you will], like Hill Street Blues). Their charts only go track from 1st to 30th place, so I consulted the individual entries in this book and Total Television for sub-30th placings:

1980-1981
Dallas: #1 ranking, 34.5 rating
Knots Landing: #28 ranking, 19.0 rating
Dynasty: below 30th
Flamingo Road: below 30th
Secrets of Midland Heights: below 30th

1981-1982
Dallas: #1 ranking, 28.4 rating
Falcon Crest: #13 ranking, 21.4 rating
Dynasty: #19 ranking, 20.2 rating
Knots Landing: below 30th
Flamingo Road: below 30th
King's Crossing: below 30th

1982-1983
Dallas: #2 ranking, 24.6 rating
Dynasty: #5 ranking, 22.4 rating
Falcon Crest: #8 ranking, 20.7 rating
Knots Landing: #20 ranking, 18.6 rating

1983-1984
Dallas: #1 ranking, 25.7 rating
Dynasty: #3 ranking, 24.1 rating
Falcon Crest: #7 ranking, 22.0 rating
Knots Landing: #10 ranking, 20.8 rating

1984-1985
Dynasty: #1 ranking, 25.0 rating
Dallas: #2 ranking, 24.2 rating
Knots Landing: #9 ranking, 20.0 rating
Falcon Crest: #10 ranking, 19.9 rating (tie with Crazy Like a Fox)
Paper Dolls: below 30th
Berenger's: below 30th
Glitter: #94 ranking, unknown rating

1985-1986
Dallas: #6 ranking, 21.9 rating
Dynasty: #7 ranking, 21.8 rating (tie with The Golden Girls)
Knots Landing: #17 ranking, 19.5 rating (tie with Growing Pains)
Falcon Crest: #24 ranking, 18.1 rating (tie with Moonlighting and Valerie)
The Colbys: below 30th

1986-1987
Dallas: #11 ranking, 21.3 rating
Falcon Crest: #23 ranking, 17.3 rating
Dynasty: #24 ranking, 17.2 rating (tie with Highway to Heaven)
Knots Landing: #26 ranking, 16.8 rating (tie with Miami Vice)
The Colbys: below 30th

1987-1988
Dallas: #22 ranking, 16.8 rating
Dynasty: #33 ranking, unknown rating
Knots Landing: below 30th
Falcon Crest: #34 ranking, unknown rating

1988-1989
Knots Landing: #28th ranking, 16.1 rating (tie with CBS Sunday Movie)
Dallas: #29 ranking, 15.4 rating (tie with ABC mystery movie)
Falcon Crest: #47 ranking, unknown rating
Dynasty: #57 ranking, unknown rating

Does anyone know where to find complete ratings charts for each year? Searching online has come up empty other than regurgitations of the tops from the major TV reference books.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#102 of 109 Powell&Pressburger

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Posted August 29 2007 - 04:53 AM

I can't wait until Season 3 is announced... Hopefully Paramount will release these seasons in a timely manner.

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#103 of 109 MTO

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Posted August 30 2007 - 04:28 AM

I've never really seen Dynasty- I love Heather though. Is there much of her in seasons 1 and 2?

#104 of 109 Ethan Riley

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Posted August 30 2007 - 04:50 AM

She premiered in season two; she did about 1/2 the season. She didn't become a regular character, though, until the end of season 5. Afterward, she was in every episode until the end of the show.
 

 


#105 of 109 MTO

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Posted August 31 2007 - 02:34 AM

Thanks. I appreciate the information. I may pick up season 2 then for any that Heather is shown.

#106 of 109 Robert Ringwald

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Posted September 01 2007 - 09:29 AM

Can anyone who bought the set let me know what kind of packaging it comes in? It looks like one of those paramount thick "keep-cases" but is there a slip-cover or anything?

#107 of 109 Charles Ellis

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Posted September 01 2007 - 09:57 AM

I came in the same kind of packaging used for the 1st season of Gunsmoke, which I feel is ideal and economical for older shows on DVD.
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Posted October 17 2007 - 01:21 PM

soooooooo any gossip about season 3?

#109 of 109 MatthewA

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Posted October 17 2007 - 01:35 PM

Presumably it should be early next year. Hopefully they'll keep up the good work on the remastering front; I can't tell you how impressed I was.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.