Boomtown on DVD?

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  1. Matt_P

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    I've been really enjoying NBC's Boomtown this season, and have been hearing it may be canceled. I certainly hope not! It is one of the best shows on TV, IMHO. It has become a Band of Brothers reunion; Four cast members, and the creator (Graham Yost) were vets of HBO's stellar mini series.

    A question: Will we see a DVD release in the near future? Is it possible NBC is planning a DVD release of the 1st season to drum up ratings/popularity, a la Fox's 24? Is this just wishful thinking?

    Anyone else enojying this series, and hoping for it on DVD?
     
  2. Brad Martin

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    I started a thread on this abour a month or 2 ago. I am with you. Without a doubt one of the 5 best shows on television. NBC should definately release this on dvd.
     
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    After last night's superb season finale, I thought I'd resurrect this thread, and hopefully get some more replies.

    NBC is still threatening to cancel Boomtown, even after it just won the coveted Peabody Award. I certainly think it is the best show on TV right now. It's got great potential for longevity--great cast, writing, and technical merits.

    NBC, please save Boomtown, and release it on DVD. I will certainly buy it. It may even help future ratings!
     
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    To all who support Boomtown, please e-mail NBC at [email protected] and tell them!

    We need to show them we want Boomtown to survive!
     
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    Count me in - I'd definitely buy Boomtown on DVD. Best NBC show since Freaks and Geeks.
     
  6. Dave Scarpa

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    I love that the characters are so complex you can't tell what they'll do.

    Ray he was'nt involved in Vista Heights or was he?
    Fearless he won't kill his former Molester or will he?
    Tom He's not an IAD fink or is he?
    Steven's was'nt involved in a cover up over his baby's death or maybe he was?
    Mcnorris would'nt cover up a hit and run or will he?

    These are'nt characters we can always count on to be righteous, but they are infallible heroes. I really like Boomtown and it would be a shame if NBC yanks it. But it would'nt surprise me if they did either,
     
  7. Gord Lacey

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    I watched the pilot and I didn't like the show, but I watched the second episode and loved it. I guess it took a week to get into the storytelling form the show uses.

    A DVD set wouldn't save the show. Fox had renewed 24 before the set came out so the set only helped bring in some new viewers. NBC will renew or cancel the show in the next few weeks.

    Gord
     
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    I was under the impression that BOOMTOWN has already been canceled.
     
  9. Matt_P

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    NBC will be making their decision in May.

    That's why it's important to let them know if you support the show NOW!
     
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    Time to bring back this thread.

    Well, Boomtown has officially bitten the dust. The last four episodes aired on NBC over the weekend. It was great to see that the last eps saw the light of day, but it was definately bittersweet. IMHO, this was the best show on TV! Unfortunately, it never took off with viewers. Instead, they are getting more Whoopi and Average Joe II. Ugh...

    Okay, Boomtown's entire run = 24 episodes (18 season 1 eps and 6 season 2). This should fit nicely into a DVD boxset.

    Let's get moving on it, Dreamworks! Who's with me?!
     
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    I am! I'd definitely be all over this as a DVD boxed set.

    The 11-episode marathon on Bravo was what really got me into the show. Like Gord, the first episode on it's own didn't really grab me in.
     
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    Season 1 is already out in the UK for those with multi-region players and who can't wait:

    Boomtown
     
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    I'm sure we'll get a release here from A&E probably a set alot like the first set of Homicide that has the combined first and second season. I still have to pick up Brooklyn South another show killed before it's time amazingly once again featuring Gary barasaba.
     
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    It is sad that this show got cancelled. I have TiVo'd the last episodes, and will watch them after the holidays. I would definitely buy a dvd set of this one. I can think of only one episode off the top of my head I didn't like.
     
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    Already available in the UK? I'm surprised. It's good to know it's been released somewhere. There may be hope yet.

    Come on Region 1! Let's do the full series instead of just season 1.
     
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    A decent show but for me it lacked something. It done okay here in the UK but it didn't really grab people the way "The Shield" and "24" did. It deserves a few more seasons. Hopefully the R2 set sells well.
     
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    I hope A&E doesn't release Boomtown otherwise it will be about $100. I am going to buy all of Homicide, I have bought all of Monty Python, The Prisoner, and the Avengers, and will pick up the Persueders and possibly Danger Man/Secret Agent, but I resent A&E's high prices.

    Since Dreamworks owns a piece of Boomtown I expect Columbia or another major to release the DVDs.
     
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    Count me in - I loved this series and definitely would buy it on DVD.
     

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