DVD Verdict reviews: WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS,
    THE BRADY BUNCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, COMFORT AND JOY, THE
    GREATEST AMERICAN HERO: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE
    STREET: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON, THE MAD ABOUT YOU COLLECTION, MI-5:
    VOLUME TWO, MURDER ONE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, NIGHTLINE: THE HAJJ:
    ONE AMERICAN'S PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE BEST OF
    JIMMY FALLON, SOAP: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON, STRIPPERELLA: SEASON ONE
    (UNCENSORED), SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (VOLUME 1), WONDER WOMAN:
    THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON, and ZOLAR: THE EXTREME SPORTS MOVIE:


    ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall
    score 72/100):
    "Seems the pattern is Alice stumbles upon a character, they tell her an
    intriguing poetic tale, then do something mysterious, which leads her on
    into the next area to meet someone else. It just meanders along on
    nothing more than a song and a flourish of some pretty costumes."

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

    THE BRADY BUNCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Dennis Prince,
    overall score 92/100):
    "Still, despite its predilection to remain tinged with a sometimes
    sickly cherry-on-the-top goodness, in the end, the show manages to
    portray genuine domestic situations (though certainly not the caustic
    dysfunctions of cretins like today's Osbournes) and provides a light and
    refreshing narrative of how a family can cope with the inevitable
    growing pains to which no family is immune."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bradybunchseason1.php

    COMFORT AND JOY (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs, overall score 76/100):
    "This isn't the worst in holiday dreck, not by a long shot, but it is
    virtually indistinguishable from a hundred other similarly themed
    movies, and if you've seen the Nicolas Cage holiday disasterpiece The
    Family Man, then watching Comfort and Joy will be a dose of deja vu."

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

    THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Eric
    Profancik, overall score 88/100):
    "I know that when I first watched this show in 1981, I was attracted to
    the idea that a man could fly. I dreamed that it would be me with those
    spectacular powers, going off to save the planet. Now, twenty years
    later, I realize that the superpowers are a footnote to the show. The
    show appeals to me today because of the characters, their interactions,
    and the way they handled this absurd situation."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/gahseason1.php

    HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON (reviewed by
    David Gutierrez, overall score 95/100):
    "Homicide: Life on the Street assembles the finest ensemble of
    writers, directors, and actors on television. An oft-neglected
    masterpiece in a mire of formulaic refuse, it's a show that deserves a
    second chance on DVD."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/homicideseason6.php

    THE MAD ABOUT YOU COLLECTION (reviewed by Dennis Prince, overall
    score 94/100):
    "Possibly cribbing a note or two from I Love Lucy of four decades prior,
    Reiser and co-producer Danny Jacobson presented perfectly flawed
    characters, Paul and Jamie, both of whom own the troubles and triumphs
    of this urban couple striving to grow their relationship amid the
    flotsam and jetsam that afflicts us all. In that, the show presents
    believable characters (albeit often extreme, clearly for comedic
    purposes) who endear themselves to us viewers who, probably more often
    than not, wind up laughing at ourselves before an episode has ended."

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

    MI-5: VOLUME TWO (reviewed by Adam Arseneau, overall score 96/100):
    "Absolutely nothing in MI-5 is so clear-cut. It keeps you on your toes.
    It is the kind of show that makes your television reach out its
    electronic arms, grab you by the shoulders and shake you, shouting 'Wake
    up! I'm not dead yet! Television is still good! See?'"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mi5vol2.php

    MURDER ONE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Mike Pinsky, overall
    score 86/100):
    "Richard Cross (Stanley Tucci) is the richest man in Los Angeles. A
    patron of the arts, married and successful, Cross is the man to be seen
    with. He is close friends with the district attorney, the mayor, and
    everybody else who counts. He also has a penchant for kinky sex and runs
    his business as ruthlessly as a Corleone. You might mistake him for Lex
    Luthor's smarter brother."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/murderoneseason1.php

    NIGHTLINE: THE HAJJ: ONE AMERICAN'S PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA (reviewed by
    Elizabeth Skipper, overall score 75/100):
    "When they perform the obligations of the Hajj together, they are not
    Asian or Middle Eastern or European, they are not poor or rich, they are
    simply Muslim. Ignoring difference in favor of sameness is a goal we
    would all do well to aspire to."

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

    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE BEST OF JIMMY FALLON (reviewed by Eric
    Profancik, overall score 72/100):
    "He does not rank anywhere near the top with the unquestionable greats
    such as Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Jim Belushi, Eddie Murphy, and so on.
    Jimmy Fallon is, at best, an interesting supporting player who has a
    decent repertoire of impressions. But for someone in marketing to have
    the audacity to call Fallon a big star, that's unconscionable!"

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

    SOAP: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (reviewed by Sandra Dozier, overall
    score 85/100):
    "One interesting (and welcome) aspect of Soap is that it has hardly
    dated over the years, despite the period fashion, hair styles, and
    topics for discussion -- the core humor is universal and timeless. We
    will always be dealing with the same issues that were so topical and
    relevant when Soap was made in the seventies, and that is why this show
    is a breath of fresh air even now."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/soapseason3.php

    STRIPPERELLA: SEASON ONE (UNCENSORED) (reviewed by Dennis Prince,
    overall score 71/100):
    "Along the way, there are plenty of bodacious beauties to ogle at, the
    same sort that most men doodled during puberty, not really sure at the
    time just what to do with such impossibly-imagined 'playthings.'"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/stripperellaseason1.php

    SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (VOLUME 1) (reviewed by Maurice Cobbs,
    overall score 90/100):
    "While Superman arguably never achieved the consistent heights in
    storytelling that made Batman: The Animated Series an instant fan
    favorite, it is still head and shoulders above anything that has been
    done with the character since the Fleischer Studios version soared into
    theatres in the 1940s. The key, just as with Batman, was the unabashed
    love of the characters and the comics that the creative team put into
    the material, showing a healthy respect and affection for the comics'
    continuity without being too stringently tied to it, allowing for a
    Superman that is at once fresh and familiar."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/supermantasvol1.php

    WONDER WOMAN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (reviewed by Brett Cullum,
    overall score 88/100):
    "I say Wonder Woman is the best television comic adaptation ever (go
    ahead and challenge me, but I'm not budging). It was appropriately
    campy, but never slipped into the excesses of silliness like Batman did
    in its run. And it was certainly more comic book in feel than The
    Incredible Hulk, which was more dark, often playing out as a straight
    drama rather than as a fun romp."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/wonderwomanseason2.php

    ZOLAR: THE EXTREME SPORTS MOVIE (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 69/100):
    "Sure, you can cop out as often as you'd like by just calling Zolar a
    typical kids' movie, but the sooner we can recognize that movies can
    suck just as hard for kids as they can for adults, we'll be on our way
    to a more inclusive, equal society."

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

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