Collecting tv shows on dvd has been fun from the start, and I don't see myself quitting any time soon. I remember buying the first season of the X-Files on dvd a long time ago($95...OUCH) and thinking what a great idea this is. Just a couple years earlier I bought 3 X-Files Laserdisc compilations totaling a little more than $100. It was a little expensive, but at the time it was worth it's weight in gold. This is how I have always felt about tv on dvd. I enjoy owning every tv show I'm fond of, and even taking risks from time to time on a blind buy(more often than not, I'm happy with these purchases). I have 3 categories I can break my likes into: 3. Variety. Collecting many shows is great fun. I now own so many good shows I can make my own virtual retro schedule. Daniel Boone, followed by Star Trek(TOS). Three's Company and M*A*S*H*. The Incredible Hulk, and The Dukes of Hazard. If I lost my cable television, I'd be perfectly alright. I could watch my favorite shows forever....with no commercials. 2. Nostalgia. Now, lets be honest. Isn't this why many of us buy old television shows on dvd? To remember the good times and just feel young again. Well maybe not for everyone, but concerning myself it's the strongest motivator in buying a series. I also like shows from before my time, but thats just because good tv is good tv. You can't go wrong with Gunsmoke, or The Lone Ranger. I just got up to speed with Saturday Night Live season 5. What an amazing show to have on dvd. Not only is it a fantastic time capsule, but also encompasses the culture, and style from 30 years ago. It's VERY dated, but I mean that in the best possible way. I'm hoping Universal keeps going with these. Brilliant. 1. Product. I'm going to use BCI as my staple here. When I heard many long forgotten Filmation shows were coming to dvd, I was very happy. When I bought them I was very pleased. Here are shows that we will most likely never see again(read NEVER) on cable tv or anywhere for that matter. BCI puts them on dvd, and the disc, and box art are fantastic. Most have special features that would make the big studios envious, and they were released very rapidly, and a MSRP I thought was too low for such childhood gold. To geeky collectors like me this was tv on dvd bliss. They remain my most cherished shows on dvd(along with Rhino's Land of the Lost releases). So, what do you enjoy most about collecting tv shows on dvd?