- Dec 13, 1999
I love KOTH. It is a great show. I like it a heck of a lot more than Futurama and The Family Guy. In fact I hate Futurama. What are the release dates on KOTH?
but I worry that it'll wind up like a Mary Tyler Moore Show situation -- namely, the first season doesn't sell enough to justify the cost of its features-packed DVD setI wouldn't use MTM:s1 as a benchmark. Fox didn't do their research, I could have told you that it wouldn't sell well.
Mary Tyler Moore is not currently in production, reruns do not pull strong ratings, and the audience is leans older and female. That's three strikes against it! Face it--older (40-50s) white women do not buy tv shows on dvd.
KotH is currently in production, it is currently in 'first run' syndication, and it's audience leans 14-35 male. It's current multiple airings give it daily exposure, and it's audience has a more 'collecting' mentality with accompanying disposable income. Another obvoius plus: Animated and action films are big DVD sellers.
I've watched KotH from day one and have always thought the writing was 'uneven'-- but when they do a great episode, it is superior! A few of my faves.... Aisle 8A, Hanks' Dirty Laundry, Jumpin' Crack Bass, Returning Japanese.
I'll be buying the DVDs, I'll tell you what.
Mary Tyler Moore is not currently in production, reruns do not pull strong ratings, and the audience is leans older and female. That's three strikes against it! Face it--older (40-50s) white women do not buy tv shows on dvd.Exactly, which is a prime reason why we don't have R1 Ally McBeal sets. The Best-of didn't do well, and the audience for the show doesn't buy TV DVD sets.
Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure, Comedy sure