DVD Verdict reviews: NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of CATHOUSE, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT
    GENERATION: SEASON ONE, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET: THE COMPLETE
    SEVENTH SEASON, LOIS AND CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: THE
    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, MONSTER GARAGE: SEASON ONE, NICK FROST'S DANGER
    50,000 VOLTS!, NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON, SCRUBS: THE
    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, STARGATE ATLANTIS: RISING (PILOT EPISODE), and
    TRU CALLING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON:


    CATHOUSE (reviewed by Patrick Bromley, overall score 75/100):
    "For a channel that prides itself on groundbreakingly honest
    programming, HBO sure has wasted an opportunity with Cathouse -- their
    coverage amounts to little more than an advertisement. If I wanted to
    watch a commercial for prostitution, I'd watch MTV."

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

    DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION: SEASON ONE (reviewed by Paul Corupe,
    overall score 82/100):
    "While Degrassi: The Next Generation attempts to bring the trend back to
    the harsh realism that marked the original, innovative series, it simply
    can't escape the characteristics that now define the genre, and must
    compromise between soap opera dramatics and socially relevant messages."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/degrassitngseason1.php

    HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON (reviewed by
    Ryan Keefer, overall score 85/100):
    "There were some spasms of quality TV during the last season, but
    Homicide ironically fell into the pattern of other TV shows before it:
    When your main character leaves, your show is living on borrowed time."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/homicideseason7.php

    LOIS AND CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST
    SEASON (reviewed by Jeff Andreasen, overall score 85/100):
    "The major new spin put into Lois & Clark that not only separates it
    from its 1950s predecessor but also from Byrne's comic book reboot, is
    the Moonlighting aspect of the sexual tension between Lois Lane and
    Clark Kent. Here are two gorgeous young people whom you know are made
    for each other, and who play off each other to great effect throughout
    not only this first season but the entire series, and whom you know will
    be together, but there's always a question of when."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/loisclarkseason1.php

    MONSTER GARAGE: SEASON ONE (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall
    score 77/100):
    "Like Trading Spaces for high school shop class graduates, Monster
    Garage works entirely on the premise of a mathematical equation which
    states that men + tools = create anything. Beyond all practicality,
    reason or common sense, the show seeks to modify cars into...well,
    anything they want."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/monstergarageseason1.php

    NICK FROST'S DANGER 50,000 VOLTS! (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 75/100):
    "If you like Nick Frost, British television, and are a fan of
    instructional guides on how to survive in the worst of conditions then
    have at it."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/nickfrost50kvolts.php

    NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (reviewed by Mac McEntire,
    overall score 90/100):
    "But what does utopia look like? Just what is the day-to-day life of
    the people there? Many artists and writers have imagined utopia as a
    pastoral place, with Greek palaces and everyone wearing long, flowing
    white robes. But on television in the 1990s, utopia was a very
    different place. It was the Paris of the North, the Alaskan Rivera. It
    was Cicely."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/northernexposureseason3.php

    SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall
    score 97/100):
    "Getting adjusted to the wild swoops between tones is part of what makes
    Scrubs an acquired taste; yet it's definitely a taste worth acquiring."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/scrubsseason1.php

    STARGATE ATLANTIS: RISING (PILOT EPISODE) (reviewed by Mac McEntire,
    overall score 87/100):
    "There's a lot of fun to be had here, but at the end of the day it's
    still a cable TV pilot. A lot of what happens is just set-up for
    upcoming episodes. A lot of potential character development is on hold,
    with the writers knowing they have a whole season ahead to do that. So
    although there are effects and explosions everywhere, plot and character
    are slightly lacking. This is chapter one, not a complete story."

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

    TRU CALLING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall
    score 75/100):
    "A high-concept (and in many ways derivative) show like this begs for a
    Whedonesque touch of irony, of an awareness of its own absurdity. Sadly,
    there's precious little of that to be found in this maddeningly straight-
    faced series, which takes itself very, very seriously."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/trucallingseason1.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    DVD Verdict, Jul 13, 2005
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    On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 08:14:34 -0000, DVD Verdict
    <> wrote:

    >NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (reviewed by Mac McEntire,
    >overall score 90/100):
    >
    >FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/northernexposureseason3.php


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