After watching the entire season one DVD of “Monk”, I have realized that I suffer from OCD (Obsessive Collector Disorder). After browsing through my sizeable collection of TV-on-DVD, something started to annoy me that I hadn’t been concerned with before: Inconsistent packaging within a series. Here are a few examples that bug me: “Charlie’s Angels” S1: plain ThinPaks w/ slipcover (flimsy); right-side opening. “Charlie’s Angels” S2: DigiPak w/ slipcover (sturdy); left-side opening. “All in the Family” S1: DigiPak w/ NO slipcase “All in the Family” S2: DigiPak w/ slipcase (flimsy) & thumb-notch; right-side opening “All in the Family” S3: DigiPak w/ slipcase (sturdy); left-side opening “The Dead Zone” S1: DigiPak w/ NO slipcase “The Dead Zone” S2: DigiPak w/ slipcase “Starsky & Hutch” S1 & S2: While both are DigiPaks w/ slipcase (sturdy), they open on opposite sides. “Saturday Night Live”: various releases. Change in design within releases. “Three’s Company” S1: standard Amary “Three’s Company” S2: die-cut DigiPak “Sex & The City” S1, S3-S6: clear/tinted title spines “Sex & The City” S2: solid blue title spine (this one really bugs me) “Sanford & Son” S1-S3: DigiPaks w/ slipcase (flimsy). Right-side opening. “Sanford & Son” S4: DigiPak w/ slipcase (sturdy). Left-side opening. “Six Feet Under” S1: over-sized “cigar” box “Six Feet Under" S2: compact-sized “cigar box” (preferred) Some slipcases are flimsy cardboard, while others are the sturdier “double-walled” version. Columbia has started using the “double-walled” version recently. It’s much more attractive and should hold up better. Look at “All in the Family” and “Sanford & Son” for examples of the change. These new slipcases are usually used for left-side opening sets. Here are a few examples of series that have very attractive and consistent (so far, anyway) packaging with two or more sets, and look quite nice when lined up as a collection: “The Sopranos”, “The X-Files” (although the case is a bit flimsy, Fox continued its use for consistency), “C.S.I”, “Friends”, “The Simpsons”, “Star Trek” (various series), “Cheers”, “Frasier”, "Queer As Folk", “Oz”, “Smallville”, “Futurama”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, The Hanna-Barbera Golden Collection (“Jetsons”, “Flintstones”, “Scooby-Doo”), “South Park” (thanks for continuing with Warner’s packaging, Paramount!) While not multi-set releases, the packaging for the following series falls under the category of “what were they thinking?” (Is it a coincidence these are all Universal titles?) “Battlestar Galactica” over-sized “Cylon” helmet box “Sliders” S1 & S2: 6 discs in foam holder “The Incredible Hulk” Ultimate Collection: 6-disc DigiPak w/ No slipcase Overall, I'd have to say Fox and HBO have offered the most consistent, creative and attractive packaging for their TV-on-DVD releases, while Columbia and Universal come up short.