I got some great news today on the TV on DVD front…the first three seasons of Boy Meets World are being re-released next month. I am pretty stoked about this because I missed out on the DVDs the first time around. But the news got me thinking about one of my biggest pet peeves…when studios release one or even a few seasons of a show on DVD and then never release the rest!!! I know they do this because it costs a lot of money to get the DVDs ready and available and when sales are low they don’t even make what they spent, but it’s so infuriating to the fans! Sometimes I don’t even want to buy shows when they come out on DVD because I am afraid that this will happen and I prefer to have a full set. There are a number of shows I would love to own in which this has happened (ex. Boy Meets World, Blossom, Clarissa Explains It All, What A Girl Wants, etc.). I am beginning to be able to reason with myself that having one season of Clarissa Explains it All on DVD is better than having none, but it’s not easy for me. While I’m on my soap box, I am also infuriated with Nickelodeon Studios in particular on this front. Almost everyone I know that is around my age wants at least one Nickelodeon show from back in the day to be available on DVD (most would like to have them all), but Nickelodeon has completely shown no interest or plans to give us that. They released the first season of several shows a few years ago and sales weren’t great, so that was that. Personally, I think they were mostly to blame. Their timing was horrible. At the time those shows were released most of us who grew up watching them were still in college and if they were anything like me, were way too broke to afford TV on DVD. So I missed out on their original release. Now that I am older and have a job with a good income and steady paycheck I would definitely buy those DVDs, and I think a lot of others out there would as well. Ok enough complaning for the night, I’m crossing my fingers that one day it will happen. Everyone go buy Boy Meets World seasons 1-3 when they are released and maybe the studio who now holds the production rights will be convinced they should release seasons 4-7! Oh and one last thing…I must give a shout-out to Shout! Factory because they have brought many of our beloved shows to DVD and work tirelessly to continue that trend. Thanks for My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, Blossom Seasons 1-2 (currently working on 3 but being held up by music rights), and California Dreams 1-3 (so far)!
TV on DVD can be maddening!!! 08/23/2010