DVD: The Complete Series Box Sets

November 10, 2007 at 8:33 pm 3 comments

I am a huge fan of TV. I am an even bigger fan of TV on dvd, and if the writer’s strike continues I have a feeling we will all be watching even more TV on dvd than before. I just heard from a friend that The OC is coming out with a complete series box set.
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I like how they have laid out the layout, because I enjoy a well designed product. Hopefully they have thought this through, not like the first set of Season 1 discs where the original packaging would crack easily.

While I was online looking at the OC discs, I saw that Gilmore Girls is also having a complete series set. This layout looks much more messy to me and I don’t really enjoy the design. Looks like paper-dolls from when I was a little kid. How do fans of GG feel about this?
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Here is the complete series box set that I own. I LOVE Friends! But I find this design hard to navigate because the discs are not split by season, they are instead broken down into one little booklet per character. Which is nice, but I am still not used to it and I have owned it for almost a year. It is hard to find episodes if you are just looking for a certain one, you are forced to get out the booklet to find out what disc it is on. Which is fine, but not ideal.
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Personally, I think the BEST layout for a complete series was by the Sex and the City box set. Take a look at the image below. The whole thing is created into a spiral booklet that opens easily and can be flipped through to find the correct disc and episode that you are searching for.
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Does anyone else have issues like this or am I the only one who thinks about these things? 🙂

Source: OC, GG, Friends images are from http://www.amazon.com, SATC image is from store.hbo.com

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  • 1. tvondvdcritic  |  November 16, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Hi. Great blog and great post. I don’t own any of the sets above (I do have all the oc individual sets) but I really love the oc look. I think its great. Nice to see a fellow tv on dvd fan. check out my log if you have the time, and if you dont mind I wanna put you on my blogroll.

    Thanks!

    tvondvdcritic.wordpress.com

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  • 2. Anna  |  November 23, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    YES, FINALLY! I knew that The OC would be coming out with a complete series box set, so I have been waiting for it for months now! Although I have all four seasons on DVD individually, this will be at the (near) top of my Christmas list!

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  • 3. annieinmn  |  November 25, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    The OC is a great deal too….on Amazon it is only $119.99 which is a great deal compared to buying each one for $45

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