After compiling my list of the top 10 DVDs of 2004 for this Thread I thought it would be fun to find out everyone’s top 10 TV on DVD releases for the year 2004. They can make your list because of great extras, top quality transfers, or just the joy of having a long time favorite on DVD. So without waiting…here is my top 10. 1.SCTV Network 90: Volume 1 I bought this sort of on a whim, the price was good as it had been a long time since I had seen SCTV in any form. It was the best overall purchase for me in 2004. What a great show, and what a great box set. I don’t have volume 2 yet, or else I suspect that I would include that right along side this. I was hooked on the show from the first skit, and the bonus materials are nothing to sneeze at. I particularly like the special with the cast hosted by Conan O’Brien. 2.The Simpsons: Seasons 4 and 5. This is basically a slam dunk. You have the peak seasons of the Simpsons, and some quality bonus material to boot. Yet this also makes the list because we actually got 2 seasons in 2004. 3.The Dick Van Dyke Show: seasons 3, 4, and 5. I just can’t separate these box sets. They are all great, the Dick Van Dyke Show’s 5 releases are probably the most consistently great tv on dvd releases of any show in terms of overall presentation. Good job to Image and those responsible for this quality series, and the fact we got them in such a short time makes it all the more wonderful. Great packaging also. 4.Futurama: Volumes 3 and 4 It is rare that I am ever sad that I can’t spend more money on something but when I bought volume 4 of Futurama, I found myself very sad about how there would be no volume 5 for me to purchase. Some of my favorite episodes in the series are found in these 2 volumes, and I find the commentaries which are the real meet of the extras to be better than the Simpsons. Guess the Zoidberg anyone? 5.Andy Griffith Show: The Complete First Season One of those long held wishes that I would see on DVD. I rank this set so high even though it has no extras of any kind that’s how glad I am to have this series the way it looks and sounds on DVD instead of those public domain titles. I wish Paramount could toss a few extras our way next year though, but I’ll buy the series anyway. 6.Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete First Season I really like the packaging for this show that I must admit right away. I also got hooked on this show via the DVDs. The extras were alright but made me wanting more which I guess is a good thing, and it’s a good thing we have many more seasons to come. 7.The Critic: The Complete Series Another one that I have wanted for awhile, and Columbia actually didn’t disappoint me. The episodes are still funny after all these years, it was good to finally have the webisodes and it had more features than your average Columbia (now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) release. 8. NBA Dynasty Series: Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers I consider these to be TV on DVD releases because the NBA is so prominent on television and the wealth of these sets are televised games. These sets give you a great look at the great years of both teams, and they include some pretty good and memorable games. The Larry Bird DVD also deserves a bit of merit in this discussion as well, and if/when I get the Boston Celtics one it will probably join these sets. Just a great overall presentation of some fun material. I found myself getting in to games that were more than 15 years old. Good job NBA/Warner. 9. The Flintstones: The Complete First Season The first in the Hanna Barberra line to come out along with Scooby-Doo, and a show I had longed for on DVD. There were some not so great things about this set, but nothing that I thought hindered it from being on this list. 10. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volumes 2 and 3. Lord I love this show. I probably watch my ATHF DVDs more than anything else, plus I will say this much the commentaries are definitely lively. Notes: I don’t own Freaks and Geeks (yet) or else it would probably be on the list. I also have Seinfeld seasons 1 and 2, and expect season 3 for Christmas, but I haven’t watched those yet and so I will probably edit this list later if they are as good as I expect. My most disappointing set of the year: Scooby-Doo: Where Are You?, the Complete First and Second seasons. I’ll deal with shows with cut episodes at a different time. The bonus materials on one of Hanna Barberra’s most successful and even now one of WB’s most profitable brands were laughable. I honestly hoped for better for this series. We’ll leave favorite studio and such for a different thread, but I am curious about everyone’s top 10 and 1 most disappointing release. I got a feeling that for most disappointing we’ll see the phrase “due to cut episodes” or “due to missing music” the most. While those things anoy me, I personally want to focus on those types of releases at another time.