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#1 of 11 Pete Battista

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Posted December 31 2008 - 02:05 AM

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 of 11 Wezzo

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Posted December 31 2008 - 02:41 AM

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 of 11 Andrew Radke

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Posted December 31 2008 - 04:23 AM

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
My DVD / Blu-ray collection:
 

 


#4 of 11 Theodore J. Mooney

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Posted December 31 2008 - 07:43 AM

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)
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#5 of 11 ChrisCook

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Posted December 31 2008 - 09:51 AM

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.

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Posted December 31 2008 - 10:40 AM

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

ROCKFORD FILES S5
BARNEY MILLER S2
EQUALIZER S1
FUGITIVE S1 V2
LOVE BOAT S1 V1
WILD WILD WEST S4
UNTOUCHABLES S2 V1
MATLOCK S1
BEWITCHED S6
SINATRA MINISERIES
MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE S4
HOLOCAUST MINISERIES
THE INVADERS S1
RAWHIDE S3 V1
MANNIX S1
THE FUGITIVE S2 V1
I DREAM OF JEANNIE S5
CENTENNIAL MINISERIES
PERRY MASON S3 V1
UNTOUCHABLES S2 V2
LOVE BOAT S1 V2
HONEY WEST COMPLETE SERIES
ADAM-12 S2
THE MUNSTERS COMPLETE SERIES
MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE S5
LOONEY TUNES COLLECTION 6
LONE RANGER 75th ANNIV SET
PERRY MASON S3 V2

FATHER KNOWS BEST S1

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.

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#7 of 11 Pete Battista

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Posted December 31 2008 - 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ChrisCook
...And Pete, I'd put Nowhere Man: The Complete Series, one of my all-time favorites, to your "To Watch" list.

Thanks Chris... I will be sure to check that one out before too long. Posted Image

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Posted January 01 2009 - 03:04 AM

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).

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Posted January 01 2009 - 05:19 AM

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. Posted Image

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Posted January 01 2009 - 06:58 AM

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
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Posted January 02 2009 - 10:05 AM

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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