Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

First Time on DVD the Uncut Broadcast Season 1 Episodes of “The Cosby Show” and the Original Theme Song, “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra is included with the “Married With Children” Releases

Married with Children Season 1 and 2The Cosby Show - Seasons 1 & 2

"Mill Creek Entertainment rings in the New Year with their first collection of TV on DVD releases for 2014.  Sure to bring back great memories, this release group includes seasons one and two of The Cosby Show, Bewitched, Married With Children, Just Shoot Me and Good Times along with Charlie’s Angels Season 1, Dilbert  The Complete Series, Highway to Heaven Season 3 and Wings Seasons 3 and 4.

Bewitched Season 1 and 2Just Shoot Me Seasons 1 and 2

Available for the first time on home video are the original uncut broadcast episodes of season one of The Cosby Show and the original theme song, Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra, on the Married With Children releases. Many of these TV series aired for more than 5 seasons as well as in syndication and made a significant impact on prime time television and our culture. 

Audiences will experience the laughter and entertainment all over again with pop culture icons Cliff Huxtable TV Guides’ #1 ranked TV Dad, Samantha the witch who adorned TV  sets with her magic for many years, J.J. who coined the phrase “Dy-No-Mite”, the infamous couple Al and Peg Bundy, Dilbert who continues to humorously navigate corporate culture, the three angels, Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett  and Jaclyn Smith in Charlie’s Angels and the angel himself, Michael Landon, in Highway to Heaven

Charlie's Angels Season 1Highway to Heaven Season 3

These DVDs will release January 21, 2014 for only $9.98 SRP for single seasons and $14.98 for the 2 Season Combo Packs and will be available at major online and retail locations everywhere.

Good Times Season 1 and 2Dilbert - The Complete SeriesWings Season 3 and 4


My Thoughts:

I was so excited to hear that Mill Creek Entertainment was releasing additional iconic television series to DVD.  If you follow my blog, then you have probably read my review on a dozen other hit television shows from back in the day including Wings, Highway to Heaven, and so many more.  I couldn't help but jump at the opportunity to review some of the upcoming DVD releases, which will be available to own starting tomorrow.  I was sent Dilbert: The Complete Series, Married with Children: 2 Season Combo Pack and The Cosby Show: Two Season Combo Pack to review, thanks to the kind folks at Mill Creek Entertainment.  I don't know about you, but when it comes to television series, I love being able to pick up the complete series, or at least a couple of season at one time.  Not only does it take up less space on the DVD shelf, as the DVDs are included in one DVD case, but I can have a mini marathon of sorts at home, watching with family and friends, and reminiscing about days gone by.

Married with Children Season 1Married With Children Season 2Married with Children Season 1 and 2



"This taboo-shattering hit series was often deemed too hot for TV, bringing a blue collar brand of raunchy humor to America's idyllic '80s TV family, where father definitely doesn't know best. This collection lets you get reacquainted with this middle-class clan of lovable losers – hardworking lug Al (Ed O'Neill), his couch-potato wife Peg (Katey Sagal), sexy teen daughter Kelly (Christina Applegate), hopelessly horny son Bud (David Faustino) and prudish neighbors Marcy and Steve (Amanda Bearse, David Garrison) – as they try to get along without getting on each other's nerves."
  • Includes the Original Theme Song, Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage”
  • Individual Seasons $9.98 SRP, Combo Seasons $14.98 SRP

The Cosby Show - Season 1 The Cosby Show - Season 2 The Cosby Show - Seasons 1 & 2


"When the Huxtables hit the airwaves for the first time in 1984 they created an instant sensation that rejuvenated and changed prime-time television forever. The series depicted a close-knit and prosperous African-American family (The Huxtables) from New York City. Dr. Heathcliff OB-GYN (Bill Cosby) and his attorney wife Clair (Phylicia Rashad), a happily married, dual-profession couple with aspirations of raising their five children in an uplifting, positive environment."
  • Season 1 is the Original Uncut Broadcast Version Available for the First Time
  • Winner of 6 Emmy® Awards, 3 Golden Globes®, NAACP Image Award and more
  • Cliff Huxtable ranked #1 on TV Guides “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time”
  • Individual Seasons Only $9.98 SRP, Combo Seasons Only $14.98 SRP

Dilbert - The Complete Series
Includes all 30 Episodes from the Complete Series
$9.98 SRP
"With his signature turned-up tie, round glasses and buzz cut, Dilbert is already a pop culture phenomenon, providing an irreverent reference point for workers everywhere. Now you can follow Dilbert and his co-workers as they try to make sense of corporate culture through witty banter and silly slapstick. Dilbert follows the "every man" as he copes with daily life at The Company. Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years) stars as the voice of Dilbert, while Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother) voices his roommate Dogbert, who views the entire world as existing for his personal entertainment. Joining Dilbert in the office are his fellow engineers: the no-nonsense, caffeinated Alice (Kathy Griffin) and selfish, slothful Wally (Gordon Hunt)."
Includes all 30 Episodes from the Complete Series
$9.98 SRP

Did you have a favorite show you used to watch growing up?  Growing up in the 80's and 90's, I would tune in with my family to watch The Cosby ShowThis was my introduction to amazing Bill Cosby and his comedy, and he and the other cast members provided hours of laughs back then, and to this day, when I catch the reruns on television.  But, thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment, I don't have to hope to stumble upon a rerun of this show, and another favorite of my, Married with Childrenas I simply have to pop a DVD in the DVD player and sit back and enjoy some great laughs.

There is something about the sitcoms of the 80's and 90's that make viewers like me want to tune in time and again.  Maybe it is because they aren't filled with tons of drugs, crime or profanity.  I have so many fond memories of my childhood and teen years sitting around the television after school with my brothers watching the Huxtables and then after dinner catching up with the Bundy's.  No matter the day I was having, there was something about shows like these that seemed to make my cares and stress go away for the 30 min. to  1 hr. that the show was on.  And, the next day at school, I would usually chat with friends in the cafeteria about the shows.

Fast forward 20+ years, and I am laughing while watching these two hit shows, and talking about them with my husband.  He, too, grew up watching these shows with his family, so it is great to hear him talk about his favorite scenes and episodes, as we watch the shows on DVD.  If I was to put items in a time capsule, shows like these would be what I would want to include.  They are a far cry from the television families we see on television nowadays, and really were a great way to spend quality family time together.  While my girls are too young to sit down and watch these shows, I hope to one day so them what their parents used to watch growing up, and see what they think of them, compared to the shows they will fall in love with and want to watch over and over again, after school and dinner. 

In addition to the two above mentioned sitcoms, I was also sent Dilbert: The Complete Series.  While this iconic show only had 30 episodes to its run, it drew in a following that still loves Dilbert to this day.  It was a treat to watch this show with my husband over the weekend, as he never saw it.  He loved the office humor this show brought, and couldn't pry himself away from the television.  We started watching the series late Friday night, and kept putting the show on Saturday and then last night, until we finished all 30 episodes.  If you work in a corporate office setting, you can't help but find yourself comparing yourself to Dilbert and his co-workers.  And, if you love to laugh, this complete DVD series will provide you with 10+ hours of laughs.  I can see this DVD making for a great Valentine's Day gift for that someone special who loves shows like The Officeor was a fan of Dilbert.

Why not pick up some of these iconic television shows when they release on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment tomorrow, and relive your youth, while reminiscing with family and friends, as you watch these iconic television shows for the umpteenth time. They never get old, and the laughs keep coming! :-)


So excited, as the folks at Mill Creek Entertainment just offered to give one lucky reader The Cosby Show: 2 Season Combo Pack and Married with Children: Two Season Combo Pack, both on DVD.  How great is that!  Now you can these great shows of your youth. :-)  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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