Riverdale: The Complete Second Season

As a guilty pleasure TV show, Riverdale is more fun in big chunks, which makes the DVD format a great way to indulge. Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is out Tuesday. This season ran 22 episodes instead of the 13 of the first season, so the set is four discs. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a review copy of this DVD set.) This was the season where Archie (KJ Apa) became a junior mob enforcer and leader of […]

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Black Lightning: The Complete First Season

Black Lightning is the superhero show for adults, those who are concerned with more than battles against cartoon bad guys. The 13-episode first season, out on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, is tightly told and full of intriguing ideas. (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed here. The opinions I share are my own.) Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has retired from being Black Lightning to concentrate on being the principal of a […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Now THAT’s a Season Finale!

The only superhero TV show I’m actively eager to watch these days is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, because it’s crazy fun. The “time-traveling losers” premise — the team members were selected because removing them from the timeline wouldn’t have any effect — allows for all kinds of stories in all kinds of places and times. They’ve done episodes about how important the movies of George Lucas were to inspiring people to become scientists and one where the women and people […]

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Aggretsuko Comes to Netflix April 20

Out April 20 is a new animated show on Netflix. Aggretsuko consists of ten 15-minute episodes about Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who is an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo. All she wants is to do her job and get through the day, but when frustrations reach a boiling point, she vents through death metal karaoke. She’s cute, because she was originally created by Sanrio, owners of Hello Kitty, but I could relate […]

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Steven Universe: The Complete First Season

OK, I’m a convert. Now that I’ve watched Steven Universe: The Complete First Season, I get why fans are so dedicated to this show, with its themes of love, family, and acceptance. In that way, this late release (the show is up to season five) worked. I hope there are more coming, particularly at this affordable price. Steven (voiced by Zach Callison) lives with three cosmic warriors, the Crystal Gems Garnet (quiet and powerful, Estelle), Amethyst (laid back and sloppy, […]

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Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series

Paramount/CBS will be releasing this week Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series. This sitcom about two men in drag ran from 1980-1982. Its two seasons contain a total of 37 episodes, and it’s best known today for being Tom Hanks’ first major role. Hanks plays Kip Wilson. He and his best friend Henry Desmond (Peter Scolari) work together for an ad agency. When their apartment is condemned, they have to find a new place to stay quickly. Their co-worker Amy (Wendie […]

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

You can’t go home again. We learned that Thanksgiving 2016 when these four Gilmore Girls mini-movies first dropped on Netflix. Now, they’re available on Blu-ray or DVD for non-subscribers or those who’d like to watch without an internet connection. Ten years later, Stars Hollow is as wacky as ever, and Lorelei (Lauren Graham) still talks a mile a minute, but Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) not as cute when she’s a mid-30s gadabout who doesn’t know what she really wants to do […]

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Luke Cage: The Complete First Season

Luke Cage is the first Marvel Netflix series I’ve had the chance to see, thanks to them sending me a copy of the Blu-ray release of the Complete First Season. As we meet him, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is an ex-con reduced to working menial under-the-table jobs for cash. He’s clearly capable of a lot more, but he makes the best he can of the life he has, and I love seeing how mature and responsible he is. It’s great […]

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