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Old 03-25-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Have you ever blind bought a TV DVD? If so , what were your experiences with it?

I've blind bought quite a few TV shows. Here are some of my experiences:

3rd Rock From The Sun - Being somewhat of an optimist , I held out hope that I was going to like the show. I went to Walmart and bought the whole series for $30.00. I watched the first episode and found that I did not enjoy the show. I was a bit irritated that I spent $30.00 on a TV show that I didn't even like.

Mork And Mindy - Another show that I was hoping to get into. I bought season 1 and watched a few episodes and found it to be only slightly funny. But something happened that made me come to dislike the show. If you notice , I tend to dislike "alien" sitcoms , which might explain why I hate Mork And Mindy

Mannix - I never saw this show , but I decided to give it shot. I bought seasons 2 and 4. I watched it and found that I actually enjoyed it. One of my favorite crime dramas
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Square Pegs. It always came up in discussions of quirky-funny shows. I haven't really run into it in reruns. The single season was $6.00 on Amazon, so no great loss, but I only watched a couple episodes before putting it away.
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I blindly bought and ended up liking Lotsa Luck, That's My Mama and The Stockard Channning Show. The Stockard Channing Show DVD ended up being two different shows (Stockard Channing In Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show).

I also blindly bought and ended up disliking Buffalo Bill and Madame's Place. Even though I didn't like them I don't regret buying either one.
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Some shows that I've made blind purchases of and ended up enjoying:

Barney Miller
The Bob Newhart Show
Hart to Hart
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I've blind bought quite a few TV shows. Here are some of my experiences:

3rd Rock From The Sun - Being somewhat of an optimist , I held out hope that I was going to like the show. I went to Walmart and bought the whole series for $30.00. I watched the first episode and found that I did not enjoy the show. I was a bit irritated that I spent $30.00 on a TV show that I didn't even like.

Mork And Mindy - Another show that I was hoping to get into. I bought season 1 and watched a few episodes and found it to be only slightly funny. But something happened that made me come to dislike the show. If you notice , I tend to dislike "alien" sitcoms , which might explain why I hate Mork And Mindy

Mannix - I never saw this show , but I decided to give it shot. I bought seasons 2 and 4. I watched it and found that I actually enjoyed it. One of my favorite crime dramas

Yes That's my Mama from 1974 and the show was awful
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I have bought some that I enjoyed:

Alice
St. Elsewhere

That's about it. I have bought several that I had only seen one or two episodes of though, and bought based on that.
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More and Mindy and I ended up liking it just as I thought I would.
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i i recived season 1 of the unbreakable kimmy schmidt as a birthday gift last year even thought i had never seeb the show before but i kent that tina fey had written it and i am a fan of ellie kemper so i gave it a try and its one of the funniest shows that i have watched in a long time in fact i enjoyed it so mucg that i plan on getting the season 2 dvd soon
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and i remember back when i first got here you looked so forward to seeing it
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Square Pegs. It always came up in discussions of quirky-funny shows. I haven't really run into it in reruns. The single season was $6.00 on Amazon, so no great loss, but I only watched a couple episodes before putting it away.
I bought this sight unseen too. How could I go wrong. Thought it would be cool to see a young Sarah Jessica Parker and since I'm a Nelson Family fan, Rick Nelson's eldest child Tracy. Tracy was great as the pretty but vapid Valley Girl.

It was fun watching once but the writing was rather lame as were a few of the characters. So Sq Pegs, once watched, has since stayed untouched, buried away in a DVD wallet.
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I bought this sight unseen too. How could I go wrong. Thought it would be cool to see a young Sarah Jessica Parker and since I'm a Nelson Family fan, Rick Nelson's eldest child Tracy. Tracy was great as the pretty but vapid Valley Girl.

It was fun watching once but the writing was rather lame as were a few of the characters. So Sq Pegs, once watched, has since stayed untouched, buried away in a DVD wallet.
o mever really cared for square pegs ether
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I don't blind buy, but I was given a DVD of Joan Rivers' "That Show" after she died from a family member. I liked Joan a lot when I was in school (read one of her books, watched her show on FOX), but I couldn't get into this show at all.

If you've never seen it --
In each episode, Joan comes out and does a monologue (which usually includes an unnecessary fat joke about herself) and then she and her panel talk about the "theme" of the day. Some of the themes are furs, ski fashion, wallpaper and men's shirts. Yes, a whole show on men's shirts! Very boring. Even when the themes are semi-interesting (nudism), the conversations never take off and when they do start to go somewhere Joan cuts the guest off for a commercial and never returns to what the person was saying. You can tell it was her first show. She did have good guests though - Johnny Carson, Florence Henderson, Vivian Vance.
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I was looking for a non-sitcom tv series, something retro (70s or 80s) with lots of outdoor locations. I ended up blind-buying "Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries". Was not disappointed at all - such a great series that I ended up buying the second season too.
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I was looking for a non-sitcom tv series, something retro (70s or 80s) with lots of outdoor locations. I ended up blind-buying "Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries". Was not disappointed at all - such a great series that I ended up buying the second season too.
Believe it or not, this is exactly the way I feel about Have Gun, Will Travel through one season's worth!
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Most of my tv purchases were blind-buy.
Of them I've loved Frasier, Twin Peaks, Friday Night Lights, Hill Street Blues, Deadwood.
I mildly enjoyed Bones, Arrested Development and I would buy them again.
I didn't like Cheers, Community and I wouldn't buy them again.

Of the blin-buys, I've yet to see: Northern Exposure, West Wing, Rescue Me, My So-Called Life and Everwood.
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