DVD Verdict reviews: NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETE SECOND AND THIRD SEASONS and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE
    FOURTH SEASON, AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: VOLUME 1, BEWITCHED: THE
    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE), DAWSON'S CREEK: THE COMPLETE
    FIFTH SEASON, FRASIER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON, GREEN ACRES: THE
    COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETE SECOND
    AND THIRD SEASONS, and ONCE AND AGAIN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON:


    ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (reviewed by Bryan Pope,
    overall score 80/100):
    "It's no small measure of All in the Family's success that, almost 35
    years after the series first appeared on the pop culture landscape,
    people are still talking about how a show like that would never get put
    on television today. How true, and how sad."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/allinfamilyseason4.php

    AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: VOLUME 1 (reviewed by David Johnson,
    overall score 80/100):
    "I suspect there's a secret lab buried somewhere beneath the castle at
    Walt Disney World that manufactures synthetic cornball audience members
    for use on AFV, the set of That '70s Show, and every single infomercial
    ever made."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/afvvol1.php

    BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE) (reviewed by
    Brett Cullum, overall score 94/100):
    "Bewitched still has social relevance decades after it premiered. The
    story of a mortal marrying a witch was a thinly-veiled meditation on
    mixed marriage. Television wasn't ready for an interracial couple, but
    the fantasy world of the show made that concept more palatable and
    within reach."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bewitchedseason1.php

    DAWSON'S CREEK: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON (reviewed by Ryan Keefer,
    overall score 71/100):
    "Like the athlete who sticks around for one season too many, or the
    boxer that has one too many prizefights, Dawson's Creek outlived its
    welcome shortly before Season Four ended, and the concepts thrown around
    in Season Five defy a lot of common sense."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/dawsonscreekseason5.php

    FRASIER: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 92/100):
    "Kelsey Grammer is the near pinnacle of his comedic timing. His delivery
    of witty lines and execution of physical comedy (something not often
    associated with the show, though present in heavy doses) is perfection.
    His multiple Emmy wins were well deserved."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frasierseason5.php

    GREEN ACRES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (reviewed by Erick Harper,
    overall score 95/100):
    "The secret to Green Acres's enduring appeal is its absurdist view of
    the world. Hooterville and its residents seem to exist in a sort of
    parallel universe with its own indecipherable logic and rules."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/greenacresseason2.php

    NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETE SECOND AND THIRD SEASONS
    (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 80/100):
    "Newlyweds -- Nick and Jessica: The Complete Second & Third Seasons
    is enjoyable in the way that ice cream and Fountains of Wayne songs are
    enjoyable. It's kind of like a modern-day I Love Lucy, with Jessica
    Simpson at the scatterbrained center and Nick Lachey as her level-
    headed, sometimes put-upon Ricky Ricardo."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/newlywedss2and3.php

    ONCE AND AGAIN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Bryan Pope,
    overall score 90/100):
    "A pox on the naysayers who think network television is incapable of
    producing original, intelligent, adult drama. Such assertions are a slap
    in the face to Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, two creative minds
    who have seemingly devoted their careers to upping the ante on what
    television can offer."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/onceandagainseason1.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Aug 10, 2005
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    "DVD Verdict" <> wrote in message
    news:
    > BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE) (reviewed by
    > Brett Cullum, overall score 94/100):
    > "Bewitched still has social relevance decades after it premiered. The
    > story of a mortal marrying a witch was a thinly-veiled meditation on
    > mixed marriage. Television wasn't ready for an interracial couple, but
    > the fantasy world of the show made that concept more palatable and
    > within reach."


    Speaking of reach, this interpretation of the series intent is really
    reaching.
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    FAQmeister, Aug 10, 2005
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  3. Re: DVD Verdict reviews: NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETESECOND AND THIRD SEASONS and more!

    FAQmeister wrote:

    >>BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE) (reviewed by
    >>Brett Cullum, overall score 94/100):
    >>"Bewitched still has social relevance decades after it premiered. The
    >>story of a mortal marrying a witch was a thinly-veiled meditation on
    >>mixed marriage. Television wasn't ready for an interracial couple, but
    >>the fantasy world of the show made that concept more palatable and
    >>within reach."

    >
    > Speaking of reach, this interpretation of the series intent is really
    > reaching.


    Well, even if they were merely cloning off "Bell, Book & Candle", maybe
    BB&C was trying for the mixed-marriage metaphor...

    Derek Janssen (who really should rent it sometime)
     
    Derek Janssen, Aug 11, 2005
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  4. "FAQmeister" <> wrote in news:dddnvs$ftb$0
    @pita.alt.net:

    > "DVD Verdict" <> wrote in message
    > news:
    >> BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE) (reviewed by
    >> Brett Cullum, overall score 94/100):
    >> "Bewitched still has social relevance decades after it premiered. The
    >> story of a mortal marrying a witch was a thinly-veiled meditation on
    >> mixed marriage. Television wasn't ready for an interracial couple, but
    >> the fantasy world of the show made that concept more palatable and
    >> within reach."

    >
    > Speaking of reach, this interpretation of the series intent is really
    > reaching.


    Actually, I can think of at least one episode of Bewitched that poked
    fun at this metaphor. If the comparison wasn't written in intentionally,
    it was a heck of an accident.

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    Aaron J. Bossig

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    Aaron J. Bossig, Aug 11, 2005
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  5. Re: DVD Verdict reviews: NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA: THE COMPLETESECOND AND THIRD SEASONS and more!

    FAQmeister wrote:
    > "DVD Verdict" <> wrote in message
    > news:
    >
    >>BEWITCHED: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (BLACK AND WHITE) (reviewed by
    >>Brett Cullum, overall score 94/100):
    >>"Bewitched still has social relevance decades after it premiered. The
    >>story of a mortal marrying a witch was a thinly-veiled meditation on
    >>mixed marriage. Television wasn't ready for an interracial couple, but
    >>the fantasy world of the show made that concept more palatable and
    >>within reach."

    >
    >
    > Speaking of reach, this interpretation of the series intent is really
    > reaching.


    I had exactly the same reaction. I think all those film interpretation
    courses in college can have a negative effect.



    John

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    Von Herzen, moge es wieder zu Herzen gehen. --Beethoven
     
    The Man Behind The Curtain, Aug 12, 2005
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