Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Eight Is Enough links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Eight Is Enough Photo Gallery


Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season on DVD
Eight Is Enough - The Complete Second Season - Part 1

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete Second Season (Parts 1 and 2 - Warner Archive) on DVD
(Amazon.com)

(Part 1 Only - Warner Archive) / (Part 1 Only - Amazon.com)

Eight Is Enough - The Complete Second Season - Part 2

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete Second Season (Parts 1 and 2 - Warner Archive) on DVD
(Amazon.com)

(Part 2 Only - Warner Archive) / (Part 2 Only - Amazon.com)

Eight Is Enough - The Complete Third Season

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete Third Season on DVD (Warner Archive)
(Amazon.com)
Eight Is Enough - The Complete Fourth Season

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete Fourth Season on DVD (Warner Archive)
(Amazon.com)
Eight Is Enough - The Complete Fifth Season

Buy Eight Is Enough - The Complete Fifth Season on DVD (Warner Archive)

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Eight Is Enough

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Fri-Yay: New Sitcoms - What's Working and What's Not?; Brockmire Season 3 Brings Out the Stars
ABC Picks Up Single Parents for Full Year; Netflix Gets Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine Sitcom
Showtime Comedy Gets More Stars; Netflix Orders New Comedy from Novel Writer
NBC Sets January 2019 Lineup; Team Coco Heads to New York Comedy Festival
ABC Fall Pilot Review: The Kids Are Alright - Premieres Tuesday (Oct. 16); FX Gets New Comedy for 2020
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 15, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Patricia Heaton Eyes a Return to TV With CBS Sitcom; VEI Announced Bad News Bears TV Series DVD Release


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
TJ
Administrator
Administrator
 
TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2000
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 7,672
Default Eight Is Enough - The Complete Fifth Season DVD Review

Warner Archive brings back all of the laughs (as well of the drama) of life in a large family with Eight is Enough - The Complete Fifth Season. The six disc set contains all 22 episodes of the fifth (and final) season of the series that follows the oversized Bradford family, headed by father Tom (Dick Van Patten) and step-mother Abby (Betty Buckley). In the fifth season, the family gets even larger than eight as Susan has a baby, and then Abby's nephew Jeremy (Ralph Macchio, in his first TV role) comes in to the Bradford home. But if you think eight (or even ten) is enough, think again...there's more going on with this family than a growing size in this season, such as new careers, marriages possibly falling apart, and more!

Read our review by skees53 here:
http://www.sitcomsonline.com/eightis...dvdreview.html

Please post any questions or comments about this set.
TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 01:10 AM   #2
robby76
Member
Forum Regular
 
robby76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 928
Default

Probably my most favourite season - the storylines just generally seem more solid and the script writers seem better. No more "slow" episodes.

My only fault is the first 2-parter episode has way too many flashbacks - some flashbacks are from the exact same episode too - totally unnecessary, unless back in the day it was used as a sort of "recap".

Looking forward to the reunion movies in '87 and '89 getting a Warner MOD release.
__________________
Edison Twins * Automan * Whiz Kids
Vote @ tvshowsondvd.com
robby76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
lakesgirl
Member
Senior Member
 
lakesgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 14, 2014
Posts: 1,275
Default

This is probably my least favorite season as I think the "kids" were getting a bit too old. I also didn't like the background music - it was definitely different than in previous seasons. But I still really enjoyed season 5 and they had some very strong episodes with the birth of Susan's baby being my favorite.
lakesgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
TV Guy
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 25, 2001
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 2,488
Default

There was a musicians' strike in late 1980 that also affected "The Waltons" and "Dallas" (also produced by Lorimar, who produced EIE). All three shows had to rely on stock background music for the first part of the season. But by the last half of the season things were back to normal.
TV Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.