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Old 11-29-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default The Donna Reed Show - Season Three DVD Review

The Stone family returns to DVD for another season with Season Three of The Donna Reed Show! Virgil Films brings 38 more episodes from the 1960-1961 season of the classic sitcom starring the legendary actress to a four disc DVD set. The Donna Reed Show stars Donna Reed as Donna Stone, a housewife that proves that a housewife is not just sitting at home watching Oprah and eating bonbons as Peggy Bundy made it out to be thirty years later. She is a hard-working manager of the Stone household, dealing with all of the difficult problems and issues that the Stone household faced on a daily basis. Carl Betz plays Dr. Alex Stone, the “man of the house,” and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen play the two children of the house. It’s a light-hearted family sitcom that basically puts the “woman of the house” in charge at a time where other family sitcoms were heavily male-centered.

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Sounds great! I can't wait to watch it!
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I can't wait to see the episode with Jay North again.
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I enjoy classic TV, but Donna Reed Show isn't really my cup of tea. To me it's an OK show but not high on my list of favorites. Despite that, I would consider buying the DVD's, but it seems the episode quality isn't too good so all things considered I think I'll pass on these. Thank you though for the informative review.
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I'd like to pick this one up though, I still need season2.
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I enjoy classic TV, but Donna Reed Show isn't really my cup of tea. To me it's an OK show but not high on my list of favorites. Despite that, I would consider buying the DVD's, but it seems the episode quality isn't too good so all things considered I think I'll pass on these. Thank you though for the informative review.


With all due respects, if this show isnt something you dig, then why comment on it. I cant put into words how much I hate Seinfeld so I never post on that thread.


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I so wish I could see this again.
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I just put a hold on this at the library. I hope it comes soon - it sounds great!!
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I entered the season 3 give away, hope I win.
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I asked a librarian about requesting DVDs and she told me that they weren't a video store.
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^What an attitude!!!! That librarian must be loads of fun at parties!
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The Stone family returns to DVD for another season with Season Three of The Donna Reed Show! Virgil Films brings 38 more episodes from the 1960-1961 season of the classic sitcom starring the legendary actress to a four disc DVD set. The Donna Reed Show stars Donna Reed as Donna Stone, a housewife that proves that a housewife is not just sitting at home watching Oprah and eating bonbons as Peggy Bundy made it out to be thirty years later. She is a hard-working manager of the Stone household, dealing with all of the difficult problems and issues that the Stone household faced on a daily basis. Carl Betz plays Dr. Alex Stone, the “man of the house,” and Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen play the two children of the house. It’s a light-hearted family sitcom that basically puts the “woman of the house” in charge at a time where other family sitcoms were heavily male-centered.

Read our review by Skees53 here:
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/thedonn...dvdreview.html

Please post any questions or comments about this set.
I understand your points regarding Virgils "Donna Reed" season sets, BUT I think you are being extremely hard on a very low budget company that is releasing uncut episodes of a long forgotten series that no other company wants to touch.....I don't care about the packaging, there is nothing wrong with thick plastic cases and many companies besides public domain ones use them, low budget companies do, one in mind is S'more Entertainment and Arny is a one man band operation. BTW...Disney has used them! Virgil is actually releasing a long forgotten Saturday morning series starring Robbie Rist next year (Big John, Little John), they are unique......now for some eduction about the future of the Donna Reed series, the last two seasons are owned by Sony, so there might be a problem with releasing those seasons, the seasons currently being released are owned by The Donna Reed Estate and that's probably why they are unedited and now credit problems, but at least they are not some butchered major studio prints......I'm just saying, even though you recommend it, I think you should take into consideration the company behind it....after all these are long 39 episode seasons and if CBS/Paramount were releasing it it would be broken up into volumes (My Three Sons) with background music replaced....it just seems like in some reviews companies can't win, we need to be more positive and clearly point out the differences between a company like Virgil (formally Arts Alliance Media) and CBS/Paramount & Sony!
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