DVD Verdict reviews: ANGEL: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of AMERICAN DREAMS: THE COMPLETE FIRST
    SEASON, ANGEL: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON, THE AWFUL TRUTH: THE COMPLETE
    SERIES, ELLEN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, ER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON,
    K STREET: THE COMPLETE SERIES, LATELINE: THE COMPLETE SERIES, MAGNUM
    P.I.: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, STARSKY AND HUTCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST
    SEASON, THE TWILIGHT ZONE (2002): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, and THE X-
    FILES: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON:


    AMERICAN DREAMS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Lacey Worrell,
    overall score 90/100):
    "What could have turned into a precious, nostalgic show about American
    Bandstand's heyday becomes an engrossing social commentary on race,
    class, and war as Season One unfolds. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/americandreamsseason1.php

    ANGEL: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 92/100):
    "S -- -, meet fan."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/angelseason4.php

    THE AWFUL TRUTH: THE COMPLETE SERIES (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall
    score 88/100):
    "These days, when any attempt to criticize public policy is considered
    borderline sedition, thanks to the concept of 'homeland security' (and
    Moore even predicts this, in a second season segment where he hires cops
    to randomly frisk people on the street), we need all the satire we can
    get. Maybe some of those in power will eventually get a clue. But I
    doubt it."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/theawfultruth.php

    ELLEN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Elizabeth Skipper, overall
    score 81/100):
    "Maybe it's that I now know that Ellen -- both the actress and the
    character -- is a lesbian, or maybe it's that my gaydar is more honed
    than it was when I was sixteen and this first season of Ellen aired,
    because watching these episodes for the first time since then, I wonder
    how I ever could have believed Ellen as a heterosexual."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/ellenseason1.php

    ER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 95/100):
    "ER is a show that has touched many people and earned loyal fans who
    have stayed with the series even through its many changes. They have now
    been rewarded with a gorgeous Season One boxed set that has several new
    featurettes, deleted scenes, and outtakes."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/erseason1.php

    K STREET: THE COMPLETE SERIES (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall
    score 83/100):
    "As the series reaches its midpoint, all the strengths and weaknesses of
    Soderbergh's approach becomes apparent. The strengths: Soderbergh can
    make the series look quite real and coax naturalistic performances even
    from non-professional actors. The weaknesses: the winding quality of the
    show's first few episodes give way to muddled and forced plotting, as
    Soderbergh decides that he wants to tell a specific story after all,
    rather than just let the show evolve on its own."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/kstreet.php

    LATELINE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall
    score 63/100):
    "Television loves to talk about itself, and in the world of comedy,
    nothing is apparently funnier than television taking itself seriously.
    The TV newsroom has proven fertile ground for many situation comedies
    over the years, from the warmth of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to the
    topical barbs of Murphy Brown to the whipsmart dialogue of Sports Night.
    Put a bunch of borderline neurotics in a newsroom and watch them try to
    get serious work done, and the jokes write themselves. Plus, you get to
    look edgy by mocking current events. It is a sure-fire premise. So why
    does Lateline fail to hit its mark so often?"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/lateline.php

    MAGNUM P.I.: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Rob Lineberger,
    overall score 92/100):
    "Men can appreciate Magnum's head-under-water lifestyle and then cheer
    when he uses his wits and guts to overcome. The women can appreciate his
    sense of humor and subtly dominant persona -- as well as his luxuriant
    chest hair."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/magnumpiseason1.php

    STARSKY AND HUTCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Sandra Dozier,
    overall score 90/100):
    "Starsky & Hutch is a cult classic for an interesting reason.
    Although it is essentially a fairly straightforward cop show, fans love
    it for anything but its crime-fighting chops."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/starskyhutchseason1.php

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE (2002): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Patrick
    Bromley, overall score 70/100):
    "To be honest, it's difficult to write any more while curled up in a
    fetal position, sobbing quietly to myself. I will say this -- with the
    original series still available for purchase, why would you waste your
    time and money with this disappointing retread?"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/newtwilightzoneseason1.php

    THE X-FILES: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON (reviewed by Patrick Bromley,
    overall score 80/100):
    "I wouldn't even call X-Files: Season 9 uneven, because that would imply
    that some episodes are really good. They aren't -- some are just worse
    than others. It's not that the season is god-awful; it's just not up to
    par with previous years."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/xfilesseason9.php

    Mike Jackson
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