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The Wonder Years - The Complete Series


TITLE: THE WONDER YEARS - THE COMPLETE SERIES


Info:

Release Date: September 19, 2014 (StarVista Entertainment)
Color/1988-1993
MSRP: $249.95
Packaging: Special Binder Packaging in Metal Locker
Number of Discs: 26
Number of Episodes: 115
Running Time: approx. 2645 minutes
Running Time of Features: approx. 900 minutes
Audio: English
Subtitles and Captioning: Closed-Captioned
Special Features: Cast Reunion; Interviews (see special features section for complete details); "With a Little Help from My Friends: The Early Days of The Wonder Years" featurette; "School Days: Roundtable with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano" featurette; "The Times They Are A-Changin': The Era" featurette; "Hall Pass: Roundtable with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano" featurette; "A Family Affair: At Home with the Arnolds" featurette; pilot outtakes with commentary by Danica McKellar and Fred Savage; "When a Man Loves a Woman: Kevin & Winnie Forever" featurette; "ABC: Teachers That Made a Difference" featurette; "That's a Wrap! Mark B. Perry's Farewell Set Tour" featurette; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Wonder Years' Love Stories" featurette; one-hour broadcast of series finale; "At Last: The Final Episode" featurette; Alley Mills and Bob Brush letters; "My Generation: The Kids Grow Up" featurette; "Bookends: Kevin & Paul" featurette; "Both Sides Now: The Music That Made the Moments" featurette; "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons: Fan-Favorite Episodes" featurette


Introduction:

After well over a decade of waiting, fans of the classic series The Wonder Years can finally enjoy every episode of the series on DVD. StarVista's release of The Wonder Years - The Complete Series (along with their release of season 1 and a set containing season 1-3) finally gives fans what they've been waiting to see on DVD. For those unfamiliar with the series, it was a comedy-drama that aired on ABC in the late 80s and early 90s, and followed middle school (and later high school) kid Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and his life as he grew up in the late 60s and early 70s. It wasn't the best of times, as the whole world around him was going through a cultural change. At home, he had his parents Jack and Norma Arnold (Dan Lauria and Alley Mills), brother Wayne Arnold (Jason Hervey), and sister Karen Arnold (Olivia d'Abo). There was also his best friend Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and on-and-off childhood sweetheart, Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar). The series was an anthology that followed through that normal family life, and all of the cultural wars that defined that period of time. The series premiered on ABC after the Super Bowl in 1988, making it one of the first true post-Super Bowl events (and a successful one at that), and ran for six seasons. It went above and beyond to fit in to the era in which the series was to take place, complete with all of the great music of the late 60s and early 70s. In fact, there were over 300 songs included on the series, which made the series a challenge to put on DVD... until now.

This technically isn't the first time that the series has been on DVD. In fact, The Wonder Years was actually one of the first TV series to ever appear on DVD with two single episode releases back in 1998, complete with bad music substitutions. Those discs arrived before most people were even into TV-on-DVD (and many didn't even own DVD players yet and still relied on VCRs). Those DVDs went out of print and in 2006 (eight years later), Fox began to discuss putting it out on DVD. Those plans never panned out, and now, finally, eight years after those plans (and an astonishing sixteen years after the first releases), one of the most awaited TV series ever is finally complete on DVD. Even better, the complete series comes complete with almost every song ever included in the series, with less than 5% of the songs not being able to be cleared for the release.


Episodes:

As we normally do with complete series releases, we won't talk about all of the episodes, but instead focus on some of the highlight episodes from each season.

The first season was a short season and only contained six episodes, but many of them were very memorable episodes. In the "Pilot" episode, we get to see Kevin start junior high school, and also see him hoping to have his first kiss with Winnie, the quintessential girl next door. But things don't go so well when news arrives that Winnie's brother was just killed in Vietnam. Kevin just wants to know what his father does at work every day in "My Father's Office." The season ends with "The Phone Call" and "Dance With Me," where Kevin is trying to get the courage to ask a girl for a date... but the girl isn't Winnie.

In the second season, Kevin takes a sudden interest in theater in "Our Miss White," but really he is just taking an interest in the theater teacher, Miss White. We get to find out who "likes likes" who (and who is going to get punched in the face) in "Just Between Me and You and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky." Norma takes up pottery in "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere," and Jack isn't pleased. Kevin is on the student council as they consider a walkout over Vietnam in "Walk Out." In "Birthday Boy," Paul is about to have a bar mitzvah, which causes a conflict when it is discovered it is to take place on the same day as Kevin's birthday party. Kevin, Paul, and Winnie try to save the place where Kevin and Winnie shared their first kiss in "Who's Woods Are These?"

The third season has a story arc that spans throughout the season involving a special math teacher, with the episodes "Math Class," "Math Class Squared," and "Goodbye." Wayne gets his driver’s license in "Wayne on Wheels." In "Rock 'n' Roll," Kevin gets inspired to join a rock band. Kevin's nightmare, Becky Slater, returns in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre." In "Cocoa and Sympathy," Paul develops a crush, but it happens to be on Kevin's mom. The season ends with "Moving," where changes in Winnie's life could mean an end to any potential relationship with Kevin.

In the fourth season, Kevin enters the ninth grade in "Ninth Grade Man." Kevin ends up taking Paul's sister to cotillion in "Little Debbie." In "A Very Cutlip Christmas," Kevin learns that there is a lot more to his PE teacher than meets the eye when he sees him working as Santa Claus at the mall. Becky Slater returns to run against Kevin for student body president in "The Candidate." In "Heartbreak," Kevin and Winnie end up on a field trip together when both of their schools go to the same museum, but it isn't all good news. Karen has a new roommate in "The House the Jack Built," but Jack isn't quite pleased with who it is. Kevin finally leaves junior high in "Graduation," and changes are certain to be ahead.

In season five, Kevin starts high school in "Day One," and naturally, it doesn't all go well. Kevin unintentionally moons his own parents in "Full Moon Rising." Kevin has a very special teacher at school that does things unconventionally in "Kodachrome," but will she seriously get away with not giving students grades? Wayne wants to drop out of school and join the military in "Private Butthead." A double date involving Kevin and his date and Winnie and her date may make things turn out better for everybody in "Double Double Date." Paul skips an R-rated move for an R-rated experience in "Carnal Knowledge." In "The Lost Weekend," Kevin hosts a poker game while his parents are away, which quickly turns into the party of the year. Karen and Michael take their relationship to the next level in "The Wedding."

The sixth (and final) season begins with "Homecoming," where Wayne's friend Wart returns from Vietnam, but things aren't quite the same as he returns. Kevin spreads a rumor about something that he did (or technically didn't) do with Winnie in "White Lies." Kevin will do anything to see The Rolling Stones in "Ladies and Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones." In "Poker," it is discovered that all of the guys are dealing with some serious issues in their personal life. The series ends with the two-part episode, "Summer" and "Independence Day," where a lot (perhaps too much) is revealed about the future.

The episodes on the set all seem to be unedited, and StarVista claims that they are as well. We have no reason to not believe that. There are some very minor musical edits, but a majority of the music is included. Some of the artists not included (as announced by the studio) are The Doors, Blood Sweat and Tears, Neil Young, Richie Havens, Liberace, and Al Green. Everything else, though, is included... or so we're told (and we have no reason to doubt that). Runtimes for episodes are as follows.

Season 1, Disc 1
1. "Pilot" (24:40)
2. "Swingers" (23:25)
3. "My Father's Office" (23:52)
4. "Angel" (23:40)

Season 1, Disc 2
5. "The Phone Call" (23:50)
6. "Dance With Me" (23:46)

Season 2, Disc 1
7. "Heart of Darkness" (23:34)
8. "Our Miss White" (23:56)
9. "Christmas" (22:54)
10. "Steady as She Goes" (23:51)
11. "Just Between Me and You and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky" (23:37)

Season 2, Disc 2
12. "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere" (22:46)
13. "Coda" (23:20)
14. "Hiroshima, Mon Frére" (23:21)
15. "Loosiers" (23:06)
16. "Walk Out" (23:13)

Season 2, Disc 3
17. "Nemesis" (23:19)
18. "Fate" (22:49)
19. "Birthday Boy" (23:11)
20. "Brightwing" (22:26)
21. "Square Dance" (22:11)

Season 2, Disc 4
22. "Whose Woods Are These?" (23:07)
23. "How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation" (23:15)

Season 3, Disc 1
24. "Summer Song" (23:20)
25. "Math Class" (23:06)
26. "Wayne on Wheels" (22:45)
27. "Mom Wars" (22:44)
28. "On the Spot" (23:07)
29. "Odd Man Out" (23:10)
30. "The Family Car" (23:15)

Season 3, Disc 2
31. "The Pimple" (22:56)
32. "Math Class Squared" (23:14)
33. "Rock 'n' Roll" (22:39)
34. "Don't You Know Anything About Women?" (22:50)
35. "The Powers That Be" (23:15)
36. "She, My Friend and I" (22:53)
37. "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (23:06)

Season 3, Disc 3
38. "The Tree House" (23:04)
39. "The Glee Club" (22:45)
40. "Night Out" (23:12)
41. "Faith" (23:11)
42. "The Unnatural" (22:40)
43. "Goodbye" (23:30)
44. "Cocoa and Sympathy" (23:08)

Season 3, Disc 4
45. "Daddy's Little Girl" (23:15)
46. "Moving" (23:00)

Season 4, Disc 1
47. "Growing Up" (23:11)
48. "Ninth Grade Man" (23:15)
49. "The Journey" (23:16)
50. "The Cost of Living" (23:22)
51. "It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World" (22:59)
52. "Little Debbie" (23:12)
53. "The Ties That Bind" (23:05)

Season 4, Disc 2
54. "The Sixth Man" (22:47)
55. "A Very Cutlip Christmas" (23:07)
56. "The Candidate" (22:36)
57. "Heartbreak" (22:35)
58. "Denial" (23:02)
59. "Who's Aunt Rose?" (23:05)
60. "Courage" (22:42)

Season 4, Disc 3
61. "Buster" (22:52)
62. "Road Trip" (23:04)
63. "When Worlds Collide" (23:03)
64. "Separate Rooms" (22:57)
65. "The Yearbook" (22:55)
66. "The Accident" (23:03)
67. "The House That Jack Built" (22:47)

Season 4, Disc 4
68. "Graduation" (23:34)
69. "The Wonder Years" (23:15)

Season 5, Disc 1
70. "The Lake" (23:10)
71. "Day One" (23:01)
72. "The Hardware Store" (22:58)
73. "Frank and Denise" (23:11)
74. "Full Moon Rising" (22:48)
75. "Triangle" (23:05)
76. "Soccer" (23:05)

Season 5, Disc 2
77. "Dinner Out" (23:05)
78. "Christmas Party" (23:04)
79. "Pfeieffers' Pfortune" (23:08)
80. "Road Test" (22:47)
81. "Grandpa's Car" (23:03)
82. "Kodachrome" (22:59)
83. "Private Butthead" (23:48)

Season 5, Disc 3
84. "Of Mastadons and Men" (23:05)
85. "Double Double Date" (23:08)
86. "Hero" (23:27)
87. "Lunch Stories" (23:13)
88. "Carnal Knowledge" (23:02)
89. "The Lost Weekend" (23:12)
90. "Stormy Weather" (23:34)

Season 5, Disc 4
91. "The Wedding" (23:11)
92. "Back to the Lake" (23:25)
93. "Broken Hearts and Burgers" (22:05)

Season 6, Disc 1
94. "Homecoming" (23:40)
95. "Fishing" (23:20)
96. "Scenes from a Wedding" (23:27)
97. "Sex and Economics" (23:21)
98. "Politics as Usual" (23:21)
99. "White Lies" (23:20)
100. "Wayne and Bonnie" (23:52)

Season 6, Disc 2
101. "Kevin Delivers" (23:21)
102. "The Test" (23:29)
103. "Let Nothing You Dismay" (23:18)
104. "New Years" (23:02)
105. "Alice in Autoland" (23:23)
106. "Ladies and Gentleman... The Rolling Stones" (23:24)
107. "Unpacking" (23:24)

Season 6, Disc 3
108. "Hulk Arnold" (22:48)
109. "Nose" (23:02)
110. "Eclipse" (23:18)
111. "Poker" (23:05)
112. "The Little Women" (23:08)
113. "Reunion" (23:30)

Season 6, Disc 4
114. "Summer" (22:47)
115. "Independence Day" (25:15)


Packaging:

The packaging on this set is a bit of a mixed blessing. It definitely "wins" as one of the most creative and coolest DVD packages ever. The set comes packaged in an almond colored miniature locker (it is actually made out of metal) with the series logo on the front of the locker. When you open the door to the locker, you'll find two "binders" and a yearbook inside. The first binder contains all of the episodes from seasons 1-3, and the second binder contains all of the episodes from seasons 4-6. This is where the slight problem comes in. These binders have the DVDs tightly packed into these cardboard sleeves, from which it is very difficult to actually remove the discs. My fear is that these will become scratched very easily with this packaging. Normal DVD cases would have been a way to get around this problem, but that wouldn't have been quite as "unique" either. Still, I believe that they could have figured out some better solution besides this. I will likely be removing the discs from this packaging and putting them in the locker in a more "secure" way to preserve them long-term. Inside each binder, you'll also find a nice episode guide in what appears to be a composition book (there are two for the set in total, one for seasons 1-3 and another for seasons 4-6). It does have the standard stuff included in an episode guide, such as original airdates, episode descriptions, and even popular songs played in the episodes, but it even goes a bit beyond that by including trivia, notes from the cast and crew, current events (from the time that each episode was set), and much more. It's definitely worth looking through each detail in these episode guides. The yearbook is a hardcover book full of photos from the series, organized just like a real high school yearbook (except it is only about 60 pages). The yearbook even has "autographs" from the cast and crew of the show. It's a very nice feature. Finally, there is one other small thing included with the standard set: a set of magnets related to the series.


Menu Design and Navigation:

The menus on the set are very nicely done, with the theme song playing on the main menu along with video clips from the episodes in the season. Main menu has options of Play All and Episodes, as well as Bonus Features on the last disc of each season. Selecting Episodes takes you to a list of all of the episodes on the disc. The original airdates for each episode are also found on this menu. Once you select an episode, it plays right away. There are chapters at all of the appropriate places throughout each episode.


Video and Audio Quality:

This set is almost perfect in all regards... except the video quality. That isn't to say that the video quality is bad, but it could not by any means be described as perfect. In particular, the early episodes look a bit grainy and soft, and these minor issues cut across all six seasons. But beyond that, everything looks fine, it just seems as if little (if any) remastering was done with the series. The audio on the set is fine (a standard late 80s/early 90s stereo track), and doesn't seem to present any issues.


Special Features:

There are a ton of special features on the set, and most of them are some form of an interview. We'll go through all of them here... prepare to be reading for a while!

Special features on the first season begin with "A Wonderful Day: Highlights from Cast Reunion" (20:24) is a cast interview that was done with most of the cast in May 2014 in Los Angeles. Here, we have Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, and Olivia d'Abo. The only one missing here is Dan Lauria. It's worth noting that Olivia d'Abo's voice that you'll hear on this special feature (and all others on the DVD set) is nothing like the voice of her character on the series. In fact, as she mentions, she had to fake her voice for the series, as her natural voice is a very British accent. My suggestion would be to skip this, as it is just clips of what can be found on the complete series bonus discs... I think that this is intended more for the individual first season release, to entice those people to upgrade to the complete series.

"With a Little Help from My Friends: The Early Days of Wonder Years" (24:36) is, as the title suggests, a look back at the early seasons of the series. All of the cast members are interviewed here, as well as Robert Picardo (who played Coach Ed Cutlip) Some of the interviews here are with the people working behind-the-scenes, such as Neal Marlens, Carol Black, Daniel Stern, Alicia Alexander (location manager), Mahaila McKellar (Danica McKellar's mother), and W.G. "Snuffy" Walden (who composed that familiar tune that was always heard anytime Winnie appeared).

The season one special features end with a series of individual interviews, with creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black (33:55), Fred Savage (29:25), Danica McKellar (12:17), and Josh Saviano (21:35). These are strictly straightforward interview with no filler such as episode clips or other people chiming in.

Onto the second, we begin with "School Days: Roundtable with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano" (7:52). Here, they talked about all of the scenes that they had to shoot at school, which were actually shot in real schools, and also how the three friends on the series were rarely ever in the same class together.

"The Times They Are A-Changin': The Era" (23:46) brings together the cast and crew together to talk about the actual era of the series. While it is mostly the usual people talking as included in the other interviews, one surprise guest does pop up in this interview, Seth Green (who played Jimmy Donnelly on the series).

Finally, there are some more straightforward interviews to be found in season two, this time with Daniel Stern (31:00), Dan Lauria (20:44), and Alley Mills (33:35).

On season three, special features begin with "Hall Pass: Roundtable with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano" (7:54) is another interview feature with just those three cast members, mostly talking about the series in general... as well as addressing the issue of "did they or didn't they" with Kevin and Winnie.

"A Family Affair: At Home with the Arnolds" (26:34) talks a lot about the family dynamics of the series, and of course, it includes interviews with all of the family cast members. Additionally, there are interviews with crew members such as David Stern and Michael Dinner.

Season three has even more individual interviews: this time, it's Olivia d'Abo (33:35), Jason Hervey (23:32), Danica McKellar (15:59), and Crystal McKellar (20:54). I really enjoy listening to the Olivia d'Abo interview, as she talks about how she had to change everything about who she was before she even went in to her audition, including changing her clothing style, getting hair extensions, adjusting her accent, and more.

In season four, we begin with "ABC: Teachers That Made a Difference" (36:22), which talks about all of the teachers from the series, in particular Miss White (later Mrs. Hymer), Coach Cutlip, Mr. Collins, and Mr. Cantwell. We have cast and crew interviews here, along with interviews from many of the teachers: Robert Picardo (Coach Cutlip), Wendel Meldrum (Ms. White), and Ben Stein (Mr. Cantwell). This is one of my favorite special features here, although it's too bad that they couldn't get Steven Gilborn (who played Mr. Collins) to do an interview, as Gilborn died about five years ago. Of all of the teachers, he had one of the most instrumental roles on the series.

There are some more interviews to be found on the fourth season, most focusing on the teachers. Once again, we have Fred Savage (21:21), but we also have Robert Picardo (37:38), Ben Stein (15:09), and Wendel Meldrum (12:38).

Season five special features begin with "That's a Wrap! Mark B. Perry's Farewell Set Tour" (3:58), which is some of the rare archival footage found on the set. This is just a home video that takes us on a tour of the set, particularly the school and the Arnold family house. It's a very nice feature, though, because it is very rare that we actually get to see what the set looks like. Perry gives some light commentary background to this. This one is short, but very enjoyable.

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Wonder Years' Love Stories" (26:04) talks about all of the romances on the series. While most of it is the usual cast and crew, one familiar face from the series who was more of a (very rarely) recurring character pops up here: David Schwimmer, who played Michael (he played Karen's boyfriend and eventually husband on the series).

Of course, season five ends with more one-on-one interviews, and this time, we have Olivia d'Abo (35:38) and David Schwimmer (40:08). It is nice to see David Schwimmer have such a long interview, particularly considering that his role in the series wasn't really that huge (he definitely spoke more in the interview than he ever did on the show) and the fact that he did go on to do something that actually WAS very huge.

Season six special features kick off with the original one hour ABC broadcast of the final episode (47:51). It's not really much different from the other version seen on the set. "At Last: The Final Episode" (16:19) is a cast and crew interview where everybody discusses the final episode.

"From the Vault: Alley Mills and Bob Brush Letters" (4:40) is a sort of interesting special feature that acknowledges some slight behind-the-scenes conflicts on the series (but more specifically how everything worked itself out). In particular, it discusses how Alley Mills was initially not exactly pleased with the way that the series ended so abruptly. This whole feature is just Alley Mills sitting on in a studio reading those letters.

There is also a one-on-one interviews to be found on season six, with executive producer Bob Brush (54:52)

There are four discs with nothing but special features included on the set. The first of these begins with "16 Years Later: The Wonder Years Cast Reunion" (51:55). As previously mentioned, this is just the full version of the reunion included among the first season special features.

"Pilot Episode Outtakes: The First Kiss" (19:44) is a very long series of outtakes of that first kiss between Kevin and Winnie from the pilot episode. The video quality here is VHS quality, but that is to be expected from outtakes. The outtakes do have commentary from Danica McKellar and Fred Savage.

"When a Man Loves a Woman: Kevin & Winnie Forever" (29:54) is a cast and crew interview that talks about the relationship between Kevin and Winnie, and how it progressed over the series. The usual people are interviewed here.

The first bonus disc ends with even more one-on-one interviews. This time, we have Neal Marlens and Carol Black (30:36), Dan Lauria (22:18), and Alley Mills (23:30).

On the second bonus disc, we have "Have a Neat Summer: The Wonder Years Cast Reunion" (18:27), which is from the May 2014 reunion. In this one, they talk about growing up (in real life) and favorite episodes of the series.

"My Generation: The Kids Grow Up" (29:47) is another series of cast and crew interviews that talks about how everybody grew up as the show progressed.

The second bonus ends with even more one-one-one interviews, this time with Josh Saviano (49:18), Jason Hervey (26:37), David M. Stern (36:03), and Bruce Nachbar (30:05).

Onto the third bonus disc, we begin with "Bookends: Kevin & Paul" (14:14), which takes a look into that friendship on the show, both on-screen and off-screen, with interviews from the cast and crew (including, of course, Fred Savage and Josh Saviano).

"Both Sides Now: The Music That Made the Moments" (17:59) is a feature that goes deep into what Jason Hervey actually refers to as another character on the show, the music. There are interviews with the cast and crew here, including many of the people who were involved with the music in the series.

The third bonus disc ends with the following interviews: Seth Green (9:36), producer Ken Topolsky (32:46), composer W.G. "Snuffy" Walden (18:04), TV critic David Bianculli (28:36), and director Michael Dinner (34:36).

The fourth bonus disc begins with a special feature dedicated to favorite episodes. "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons: Fan-Favorite Episodes" (22:07) talks about some of these episodes and gives (sort of) a commentary about these episodes from the cast and crew.

Of course, there are even more interviews to be found on the fourth bonus disc: this time, it is Daniel Stern (26:43), Mahaila McKellar (9:26), key grip Skip Cook (23:31), location manager Alicia Alexander (11:50), and writer/producer Mark B. Perry (52:05).

With all of those special features, there is one very minor complaint that I have about the special features. The interviews are great, and perhaps some of the most critical special features, and make no mistake, there are a ton of interviews here. But that's really all we have with respect to special features. It would have been nice to have had a little more diversity in these special features, such as original promos, outtakes (there were a few from the first episode, but that was it), and other things along those lines. Even episodic commentaries would have been nice for some of the critical episodes. Also, as is the case with many StarVista releases, there is definitely a lot of repetition in the interviews, as a lot of the "new" interviews from one feature to the next are just different cuts of other interviews found elsewhere on the set.


Final Comments:

2014 has been a surprisingly great year for TV on DVD. Fans of TV series on DVD will remember about 10 years ago when every studio was cranking out individual seasons of every series in their library, and then shortly abandoning the series after one or two seasons, leading some people to think the glory days of TV on DVD were over. Now, we're finally getting those shows completed (or in this case, one that was completely overlooked), and they are being done the right way. I would have never expected to see this series on DVD with almost all of the music intact. StarVista Entertainment has indisputably put out the best DVD release of the year with this release.

Even if the price on the set is a little steep, I think that fans are certain to appreciate the set. Of course, there is always the option to purchase one of the lower priced options, as we will also be seeing individual season sets (a set containing all of season 1 and seasons 1-3 in one package is already available), but this set is well worth every penny. This series has always been one of the most requested series on DVD, and I would imagine that there would have been some serious outrage if StarVista had cut corners. Even though a few songs are missing from the episodes, the overwhelming majority of songs are included, and it seems that the ones excluded were excluded for having extraordinary issues.

The question fans are probably asking now is "now what?" What is next for the series on home media? I think this set has definitively answered that question, and there really is nothing else needed. Blu-ray wouldn't really do much to improve this set, and they've made this set about 99% perfect. All in all, I think fans are going to appreciate this set. If you can't afford this big set, I'm sure that the individual seasons will be just as worthwhile (probably just without the four bonus discs that this set includes). In any event, we've gotten a series on DVD that some said we'd never get... and it's been done right.


Final Numbers (out of 5 stars - How our point system works)

Video Quality: 4/5
Audio Quality: 4.5/5
Special Features: 4.5/5
Menu Design/Navigation: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

-- Reviewed by skees53 on 10/13/14

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