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VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

TV Lexicon: S is for Shark Jumping – With Garry Marshall’s passing, we fondly recall his contribution to the optimistic side of television writing and directing and how that time may never return. One of Marshall’s shows also contributed to TV lexicography, although obviously, not intentionally. As Happy Days popularity and ratings began to wane somewhat during its fourth season in 1977, Henry Winkler’s character Fonzie answers a dare and successfully water skis a jump over a shark pen. Comic Jon Hein and Sean Connolly wrote about the episode as the moment when they thought the show began a noticeable ebb, even though it hung on for another seven years. Calling it the episode when Happy Days “jumped the shark”, the term lives on to describe when shows cannot or will not stay with what originally made them great. —Eric Gould 

 
 

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TOP PICKS FOR YOUR HOME LIBRARY

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STAR TREK – THE ORIGINAL SERIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES – This new Blu-ray release will not be the final word on the classic Star Trek series this year, since September marks the original show’s golden anniversary. In a few months, Paramount/CBS is scheduled to issue a mega-box set, including not only the 79 episodes from the classic Star Trek series here, but also the Star Trek movies featuring the original TV show cast members and a complementary collection of the animated episodes. But if you don’t need or want the movies or the cartoon series, this is the newly repackaged Star Trek collection to get. Twenty discs, and a price already reduced to $59.99 on Amazon, less than $1 per episode. And there are some evocative memories here, from green-skinned alien women to cuddly tribbles, in one of the most durable and influential sci-fi TV series ever made. – David Bianculli

 
 

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Power: Season One

The buzz-worthy Starz crime drama of a boss trying to go legit has been quietly building a dedicated audience and critical acclaim. Power continues the recent Starz tradition (Boss, Magic City) of antiheroes dangerously walking both sides of the line. Once glamorous nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is out, the old life pulls him back in, Michael Corleone-style. Season One, which sets the storyline, is on sale at Amazon for $8. —Eric Gould

 
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