TvShowsOnDVD.com is must for all fans of television shows of quality. And what I mean by television shows of quality, of course, are those shows no longer on the networks. With a very few notable exceptions, obviously. (Homer Simpsons, I’m looking at you now.) If you are a fan of a particular television show from bygone days ranging from Janet Dean, Registered Nurse to King of the Hill and have discovered that it is not available on DVD as of yet-shows such as Thirtysomething and Twin Peaks or miniseries such as Rich Man, Poor Man come to mind-then TvShowsOnDVD.com gives you a chance to make your voices heard. (In fact, TvShowsOnDVD.com is also a terrific place for finding out whether your show is actually available or not in the first place.)
Simply register for free and then conduct a search for your favorite TV show. You will then be presented with the opportunity to cast a vote on whether you would purchase that show if it were available on a per episode basis, a greatest hits package or a season set DVD or combination of the above And then, once you have cast your vote comes the greatest part. You will receive an e-mail update whenever some kind of news has taken place regarding the packaging of your favorite television show on DVD. This is exactly how I found out that my long wait for Bosom Buddies to be released on DVD will be taking place this year, in March. Long before most fans ever heard the news, I not only got information on a release date, but even got a link to a site showing the proposed cover art. I’m not ashamed to say I shed a tear that day. (I pulled my back jumping for joy.)
Even if you aren’t looking for a particular television series, TvShowsOnDVD.com can come in handy. How? Because on the site you can click on a link titled Release Schedule and you will see a truly awe-inspiring sight. A list of more television shows that you ever knew existed, and the date on which they are scheduled to join the large community of television shows on DVD. For instance, the long-loooonnngggg-awaited North American release of the second season of Twin Peaks-you know, where you FINALLY find out just who it was who killed Laura Palmer (if you pay attention to the clues in the dance of the dream man segment you can figure it out) will finally hit stores on April 10. For you fans of Michael Douglas-and you two guys know who you are-I’m sure you’ll be waiting with baited breath for the release of The Streets of San Francisco a week earlier, on April 3. The same day that the first season of my beloved Bosom Buddies hits stores-March 13-you fans of Without a Trace will be happy as well, since the second season of your favorite contemporary crime drama will hit stores. Oddly enough, that same day will see the release of two sadly misguided Warner Brothers cartoon shows, the relatively innocuous Baby Looney Tunes and the utterly offensive Loonatics: Unleashed.
TvShowsOnDVD.com also offers up some interesting articles on specific TV shows, genres, personalities and events. There are also fun polls you can take and a blog. In other words, if you are desperately hoping to see some TV show such as It’s About Time or Hey Arnold! make it to DVD and, eventually, Netflix then TvShowsOnDVD.com is crying out for your input.