How many sets did you plan to buy

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  1. John*Wells

    John*Wells Stunt Coordinator

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    and complete?? Only to end up buying more??

    I had planned to only buy these

    Knight Rider
    Dallas
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Law&Order
    Silk Stalkings
    Star Trek TOS
    Mr Ed
    Gomer Pyle USMC


    However, My Brother in law bought me S1 of The West Wing for Christmas so I will soon be purchasing the rest of the seasons. And I purchased S1 of Adventures Superman and as the others come I will purchase them. I also would like to purchase the other Star Trek shows

    TV DVD's addiction anyone?? [​IMG]
     
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    I think the outcome would be different if magically all current and former series suddenly, all at once, were available for sale on DVD. This is all a pipe dream of course, but I think that the fact that some series are available while some are not has a great deal to do with what we've purchased.

    I'm not sure I would have sprung for LOST IN SPACE had TIME TUNNEL been available. There's a connection to each other in my mind for these two shows, and having LOST IN SPACE made me feel a little closer to owning TIME TUNNEL.

    Other shows that would have been instant buys for me if available (and still will) are THE FUGITIVE, THE INVADERS, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and 12 O'CLOCK HIGH.

    Series that have come out and were close to instant buys for me were STAR TREK: TOS, STAR TREK: TNG, STAR TREK: DS9, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, M*A*S*H, THE PRISONER and THE OUTER LIMITS.

    Naturally, if all series were available at once, purchase price would also figure into the purchasing plan. So it's actually a good thing that they come out slowly. It keeps the wallet refreshed and the pain of these big purchases isn't as bad as it could be.

    Harry
     
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    Of shows that are available, my list of intentions included the following:

    Alias
    Friends
    Law & Order: SVU
    Law & Order: CI
    Mad About You
    Will & Grace

    By the second year of purchasing, I added in a few shows (Law & Order, Smallville, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and All In The Family). Last year was the explosion year. Shows with multiple sets: The West Wing, 24, Monk, Batman: The Animated Series, Scrubs, and Roseanne. There were also many shows with only one release (so far).
     
  4. Ravi K

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    I'm well on my way to completing:

    Seinfeld
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Arrested Development

    I plan to collect:

    I Love Lucy
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Cheers
    Taxi
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    Roseanne (sans season 1)
    The Odd Couple (if/when it hits DVD)

    and possibly:

    The Andy Griffith Show
    I'm sure there are others I can't think of right now


    I will stop buying The Simpsons at season six or seven, maybe eight.
     
  5. Bonnie*F

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    Alot of it is timing as well.

    When I first heard that TV Shows were becoming available on DVD, there were shows that I had to have. Some I had even tried to get on VHS. The mini-series Cosmos was the first DVD I bought as well as being the first TV series.

    M*A*S*H for my mother's pleasure since she adores the show and Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes.
    For me was shows like The Sentinel (first season in 4/06), The Tomorrow People, original Battlestar Galactica, BTVS, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Robin of Sherwood (only available in England), Earth: Final Conflict, Man from UNCLE, Emergency!, Black Adder, Starsky and Hutch and others as I thought about it.
    At that time, shows like Smallville, Lost, Tripping the Rift, Stargate Atlantis weren't even on the air yet so I could not make a valid decision to purchase them. Also hadn't been exposed to Midsomer Murders and David Suchet's Poirot.
    Do I purchase too many DVD's on TV? Sure do.
    Do I purchase DVD's about TV shows that I have never watched? Yep, that too. I read other peoples reviews and do a little research and I make a decision. Sometimes, I make a good one and I enjoy the new show-Smallville is the perfect example since I never saw the first two years but after hearing the raves, was willing to try it out.
    Addicted?
    Absolutely
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. John*Wells

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    Well the reason I asked is, With Television becoming taken over by Realty TV. THe good shows will soon only be found on DVD Television is going in a sad direction if you ask me
     

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