DVD Verdict reviews: MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: HUMAN BODY, EARTH 2: THE COMPLETE SERIES, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ADAM-12: SEASON ONE, THE AUTOPSY
    FILES, THE DAVID STEINBERG SHOW, EARTH 2: THE COMPLETE SERIES, THE
    KOALA BROTHERS: MEET THE KOALA BROTHERS / WE'RE HERE TO HELP, MAGIC
    SCHOOL BUS: HUMAN BODY, MILLENNIUM: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, MONTY
    PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS: ERIC IDLE'S PERSONAL BEST, THE REN AND STIMPY
    SHOW: SEASON FIVE AND SOME MORE OF FOUR, SCTV: VOLUME FOUR, THE
    WALTONS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, and WHAT'S HAPPENING!!: THE
    COMPLETE THIRD SEASON:


    ADAM-12: SEASON ONE (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 75/100):
    "Like Dragnet, the Jack Webb-produced Adam-12 is a sparse but tough cops
    and robbers TV series that features stories 'ripped from police files.'
    Like its predecessor, it's a self-congratulatory, unabashedly one-sided
    view of law and order, but here the tone is much lighter and friendlier
    as it takes the viewer right into the squad car for an upfront view of
    this fascinating job."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/adam12season1.php

    THE AUTOPSY FILES (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall score 88/100):
    "The Autopsy Files will quench the thirst of anyone sporting a morbid
    fascination with murder, or those who love things like CSI: Crime Scene
    Investigation or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Because I love horror
    movies, something like The Autopsy Files speaks to me, and it says
    'Patrick, you're a sick little puppy.'"

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

    THE DAVID STEINBERG SHOW (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score
    45/100):
    "In the mid-1970s, the youth audience that Steinberg had previously made
    an impression on with his edgy act had since moved on to Saturday Night
    Live and SCTV, rendering this show less than a small blip on the TV
    comedy radar."

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

    EARTH 2: THE COMPLETE SERIES (reviewed by Aaron Bossig, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Call me a geek, but I think even bad science fiction is better watching
    material than most of what is on TV. Good science fiction, then, is
    something to appreciate, even get excited over."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/earth2completeseries.php

    THE KOALA BROTHERS: MEET THE KOALA BROTHERS / WE'RE HERE TO HELP
    (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall score 67/100):
    " The lesson of each episode is always the same. Always try to help.
    Helping is good. We like helping out. It makes you want to throw an Ayn
    Rand novel at the producers and tell them you've had enough of
    altruism."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/koalabros2fer.php

    MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: HUMAN BODY (reviewed by Bryan Pope, overall
    score 90/100):
    "Human anatomy is among the most fascinating topics the series has ever
    tackled, and, here, they treat it like high adventure, with danger
    lurking at every turn."

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

    MILLENNIUM: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (reviewed by Michael Stailey,
    overall score 96/100):
    "Season Two spins the series' original concept on its ear, discovering
    the dark and twisted humor found in any dire situation. Like a cavalry
    lead by John Waters and Tim Burton, the rebellious yet oddly reverential
    creative team of Glen Morgan and James Wong march into this dour world,
    lighting its deepest recesses with black light, and injecting its
    atmosphere with a mixture of nitrous oxide and fine Colombian reefer."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/millenniumseason2.php

    MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS: ERIC IDLE'S PERSONAL BEST (reviewed by
    Jeff Andreasen, overall score 65/100):
    "Taken as a whole, the best skits delivered by Monty Python are
    sidesplitting fare. Snipped apart to fill a half-hour vanity piece for a
    single participant, they're a mess."

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

    THE REN AND STIMPY SHOW: SEASON FIVE AND SOME MORE OF FOUR (reviewed by
    Mike Pinsky, overall score 47/100):
    "I tried to give the show a chance. But two episodes into this first
    disc -- just four cartoons -- and I am on the verge of giving up and
    just writing this review without watching the rest of the set."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/renstimpyseason5.php

    SCTV: VOLUME FOUR (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 98/100):
    "Using a three-pronged humor attack consisting of subversive satire,
    outrageous slapstick, and tragically hilarious characters honed from
    the improvisational battleground of Toronto's Second City theater
    stage, SCTV spent eight years on the air championing the silly and
    the sublime."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/sctvvol4.php

    THE WALTONS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (reviewed by Rob Lineberger,
    overall score 92/100):
    "The show is undeniably sentimental -- in fact, sentiment is one of its
    pillars. But The Waltons is sentimental in the best of ways. Its
    sentiment is a rudder gently steering us toward conclusions about
    humanity."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/waltonsseason2.php

    WHAT'S HAPPENING!!: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (reviewed by Dennis
    Prince, overall score 69/100):
    "The various set ups, then, aren't very inventive nor innovative --
    we've seen this shtick before -- but the character chemistry is
    compelling enough that we'll look on and laugh at and with these three
    well-meaning but woefully inept young adults."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/whatshappeningseason3.php

    Mike Jackson
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    DVD Verdict, Oct 12, 2005
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