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Peter M Fitzgerald

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Some comments in various recent threads got me thinking on how my current collection breaks down.

I've listed mine chronologically, categorized by decade (or the decade they began in, for shows that straddled decades), followed by:

1.) the main reason I own it

2.) if I own it on blu-ray

3.) if I purchased from another region (rare, in my case)

4.) if a sale price tipped the scales in favor of me picking it up

5.) whether I own the complete series (box set or no), plan to purchase further available seasons, stopped at a certain point in its run, have all that's currently (or ever will be) available and/or the releases have been stalled/abandoned

Not counted are home-made recordings/trades, Made-for-TV movies or sample episodes that are included as bonus material on movie discs (i.e. The Thin Man on FORBIDDEN PLANET) and the like.

1950s

Lights Out - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, all available episodes
Spikes Jones - liked what little I'd seen, all available episodes
Adventures of Superman - favorite/nostalgia, complete series
Abbott & Costello - favorite, complete series
Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes - liked what little I'd seen, bargain, complete
Honeymooners (Classic 39) - favorite, complete
Tales of Tomorrow - liked what little I'd seen, all available episodes
Ernie Kovacs - liked what little I'd seen, all available episodes/segments
This Is Your Life - favorite, all available episodes
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - favorite, still need Season 6
Disneyland - nostalgia, stopped at 'Tomorrowland' and 'Dr. Syn'.
Ed Sullivan Show - favorite, all available full episodes (Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones)
Gunsmoke - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, up-to-date with releases, will stop at Season 10 (pending)
Soldiers of Fortune - blind buy, bargain buy, complete series
Have Gun – Will Travel - liked what little I'd seen, still need Seasons 5 & 6
Leave It to Beaver - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Maverick - favorite, complete
Man with a Camera - blind buy, complete
The Veil - blind buy, bargain, complete
H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man - favorite, complete
M Squad - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Mike Hammer - blind buy, bargain buy, complete
Naked City - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Peter Gunn - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Wanted: Dead or Alive - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Brenner - blind buy, bargain buy, all available episodes
Johnny Staccato - blind buy, bargain buy, complete
One Step Beyond - favorite, official release stalled/abandoned
Rawhide - favorite, up-to-date with releases
Rocky & Bullwinkle - favorite/nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
Shotgun Slade - blind buy, all available episodes (public domain)
Twilight Zone - favorite, complete
The Untouchables - liked what little I'd seen, complete

1960s

Danger Man/Secret Agent - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Route 66 - liked what little I'd seen, complete
Tate - blind buy, bargain buy, complete
87th Precinct - blind buy, complete
Thriller - favorite, bargain buy, complete
The Avengers - favorite, all available episodes, complete
Beany & Cecil - favorite, stalled
Password - favorite, stalled
Stoney Burke - blind buy, complete
Underdog - nostalgia, stopped at 'best of' release
Astro Boy - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Combat - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster - blind buy, stalled
Fractured Flickers - liked what little I'd seen, complete
The Fugitive - favorite, complete
Wild Kingdom - nostalgia, all available episodes
The Outer Limits - favorite, complete
The Addams Family - favorite, complete
Bewitched - nostalgia, bargain buy, stopped at Season 3
Jonny Quest - favorite/nostalgia, complete
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - liked what little I'd seen, skipped Season 3
The Munsters - nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
My Living Doll - blind buy, all available material
Stingray - nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - favorite, complete
Thunderbirds - nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
The FBI - blind buy, bargain buy, still need Seasons 2 & 3, will stop at Season 3 (pending)
Gigantor - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Honey West - liked what little I'd seen, complete
I Dream of Jeannie - nostalgia, bargain buy, stopped at Season 2
I Spy - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Lost in Space - favorite/nostalgia, complete
Roger Ramjet - favorite, complete
The Wild Wild West - favorite/nostalgia, complete
Not Only Peter Cook… But Also… Dudley Moore - liked what little I'd seen, all available material
Adam Adamant Lives! - liked what little I'd seen, R2 import, all available material
The Corridor People - blind buy, R2 import, bargain buy, complete
Mission Impossible - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, stopped at Season 3
The Rat Patrol - nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
Space Ghost - nostalgia, complete
Speed Racer - favorite/nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
Star Trek - favorite/nostalgia, bargain buy, complete
Time Tunnel - favorite, complete
Ultra Q - blind buy, complete
Ultraman - liked what little I'd seen, complete
Ultra Seven - favorite, bargain buy, complete
At Last the 1948 Show - blind buy, all available material
Callan - blind buy, R2 import (b&w) and R1 (color), bargain buy, all available material
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Dragnet - favorite, complete
George of the Jungle - favorite, complete
The Invaders - liked what little I'd seen, complete
Man in a Suitcase - blind buy, R2 import, complete
Mannix - liked what little I'd seen, stopped at Season 2
The Prisoner - favorite, complete
Do Not Adjust Your Set - blind buy, all available material
The Champions - liked what little I'd seen, stalled/abandoned halfway through its lone season (R1 release), may buy a complete R2 set someday
Hawaii Five-0 - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, stopped at Season 6 (pending)
The Benny Hill Show - nostalgia, bargain buy, stopped at Set 2 (ending 1974)
Playboy After Dark - blind buy, stalled/abandoned
It Takes a Thief - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Land of the Giants - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Monty Python’s Flying Circus - favorite, complete

1970s

Night Gallery - favorite/nostalgia, complete
UFO - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Columbo (1970s version) - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Lupin the Third (original series) - liked what little I'd seen, complete
Lupin the Third (2nd series) - liked what little I'd seen, stalled/abandoned
The Bob Newhart Show - favorite, bargain buy, still need Seasons 5 & 6
Iron King - blind buy, bargain buy, complete
Cutie Honey (original series) - liked what little I'd seen, complete
Super Robot Red Baron - blind buy, bargain buy, complete
Kolchak: The Night Stalker - favorite, complete
Harry O - blind buy, bargain buy, still need Season 2
Zatoichi - blind buy, stalled/abandoned at Season 1
Land of the Lost - favorite/nostalgia, complete
Fawlty Towers - favorite, complete
Barney Miller - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Fish - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Ripping Yarns - favorite, complete
I, Claudius - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Saturday Night Live - favorite, nostalgia, bargain buy, up-to-date with full-length releases
The New Avengers - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Taxi - favorite, bargain buy, complete
WKRP in Cincinnati - favorite, stalled/compromised, awaiting proper release from Shout
SCTV - favorite, stalled/abandoned

1980s

Hammer House of Horrors - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Shadow Warriors - blind buy, stalled at Season 1
Day of the Triffids - blind buy, complete
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - favorite, complete
Police Squad - favorite, complete
Tales from the Darkside - favorite/nostalgia, stopped at Season 1
Night Court - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Urusei Yatsura - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller/Greek Myths - favorite, complete
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures - favorite/nostalgia, complete
Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey (PBS Adventure) - favorite, complete
Red Dwarf - favorite, bargain buy, still need Seasons 9 & 10
Lonesome Dove - blind buy, blue-ray, bargain buy, stopped with the original miniseries
Michael Palin (travel series) - favorite, bargain buy, still need Palin's Brazil
Mr. Bean - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete
Ranma 1/2 - liked what little I'd seen, bargain buy, complete

1990s

Get a Life! - favorite, complete
The Simpsons - favorite, stopped at Season 8
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - favorite, up-to-date with releases
Ren & Stimpy - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast - favorite, complete
Lexx - favorite, stopped at Season 2
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries - favorite, complete
Spaced - favorite, complete

2000s

Black Books - favorite, complete
Band of Brothers - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, complete
Aqua Teen Hunger Force - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Sealab 2021 - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Dead Like Me - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Deadwood - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Lost - favorite, complete
Survivorman - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Moral Orel - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Rome - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, complete
Dexter - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, complete
Metalocalypse - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Robot Chicken - sample season included in a package bought for other material
Heroes - favorite, bargain buy, complete
Burn Notice - favorite, bargain buy, still need Seasons 4-6, will stop at Season 6
Pushing Daisies - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, complete
Breaking Bad - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, complete

2010s

Boardwalk Empire - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, up-to-date with releases
Human Target - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, stopped at Season 1
Justified - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, still need Season 4
Game of Thrones - favorite, blu-ray, bargain buy, up-to-date with releases

How about you?
 

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(Without making a long list).

Peter M Fitzgerald said:
1.) the main reason I own it

4.) if a sale price tipped the scales in favor of me picking it up

5.) whether I own the complete series (box set or no), plan to purchase further available seasons, stopped at a certain point in its run, have all that's currently (or ever will be) available and/or the releases have been stalled/abandoned
These reasons should be relatively self-explanatory.

I only pick up tv shows I'm interested in, or stuff that has an interesting premise to me. There is no point in wasting time and money on tv shows that I have no interest in. (Not even wasting $5 a pop for a season set of a tv show that I have no interest in).

I generally wait for a tv season set to tumble to less than $20 a pop. (Though with a few exceptions). I usually bide my time and pick up all the officially released seasons eventually.

Peter M Fitzgerald said:
2.) if I own it on blu-ray
I don't make much of a distinction between the dvd and bluray versions of a particular tv season set. This is largely due to the absence of bluray tv season sets of shows that I am interested in.

But in the end, bluray is preferable to dvd, if the bluray is available at $20 a pop or less.

For a tv show that I really like which is available on bluray, I may pick it up at $25 a pop or less. (Or even $30 or more, such as Star Trek). For example, I have picked up the bluray season sets of "Person of Interest" when they tumbled to $20-$25 during or shortly after black friday.

But overall, I usually wait for the bluray to tumble to $20 a pop or less. (I have only ever made two first-week purchases of a bluray tv season set. Never again).
 

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