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No, you're not imagining things...that's an actual seal giving the "thumbs up" in our new TV Worth Watching® Seal of Approval!! (Inside his very own TVWW lifesaver.) OK, so maybe we're walking on our hands here, but we have tons of recommendations of the best that TV has to offer. And after 35 years of separating the minnows from the big ones, that's an impressive kettle of fish...


2016
Mar
3
 
 
This 2016 Paramount DVD offering is a newly repackaged release of the complete-series The Andy Griffith Show, one of TV’s more iconic and durable comedies. The physical packaging in this set is a lot less durable, and the extras assembled for this set remain woefully meager... But for all of what’s lacking in both strength of packaging and bonus material, what’s great here is the series itself
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
This is a TV comedy series about high school, putting it in the same continuum as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gidget, Square Pegs, My So-Called Life and The Wonder Years. It lasted only one season, but it’s a very important part of that continuum...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
6
 
 
I’ve been waiting for a collection of this groundbreaking 1971-72 PBS series to be released on home video for decades – ever since I bought my first Sony Betamax in 1977. Well, it took a while, but here it is...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
14
 
 
You aren’t going to find better deals than this newly repackaged release of Garry Shandling’s hilarious, impressively influential HBO comedy show. All 89 episodes, spread over nine discs, on sale -- you get the lead troika of Shandling as neurotic TV talk host Larry Sanders, Rip Torn as his always-simmering producer, and Jeffrey Tambor as Larry’s neurotic TV sidekick...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
26
 
 
One of the few happy by-products of the end of a beloved series is the subsequent release of that series in a complete DVD box set. With this collection covering all 103 episodes, NBC’s 2010-2015 drama series is there for the savoring, all over again or for the first time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
18
 
 
Cheers already has been awarded the TVWW Seal of Approval, and Frasier becomes one of the few TV spinoff series deserving to make the list as well...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
The Wonder Years ran for six seasons, from 1988 to 1993, and featured an adult narrator looking back on childhood with both nostalgic affection and a wizened perspective. It wasn’t a new idea for a sitcom... but it gave us one of TV’s all-time best comedies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
1
 
 
Often releases awarded the TVWW Seal of Approval have been a part of TV history for a while. This particular treasure is quite new but we are featuring it because it deserves a spot in a solid home-video library...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
29
 
 
I usually prefer to bestow a Seal of Approval upon a complete series DVD set, but The Avengers – the Sixties TV spy series, not the current series of Marvel Comics superhero movies – encompassed so many different casts and tones, it was more like Doctor Who...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
20
 
 
Partly in honor of the passing of James Garner, but also because this 1993 HBO movie fully deserves a Seal of Approval, here it is: a boldly conceptualized, brilliantly realized black comedy about a leveraged buyout corporate takeover of a major tobacco company...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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HUMANS: Season One

There’s no precise date for the Season 2 return of AMC’s sci-fi import HUMANS yet, but we eagerly await. One of the legitimate worth-watching hits of 2015, HUMANS is science fiction in premise only. While it envisions the day-to-day dilemmas of humanoid servants among us, the series is in every other way an engaging drama of freedom and morality. Some of the “Synthetics,” as the robots are called, may have been secretly programmed to gain actual human consciousness. HUMANS squarely confronts the idea of drones spawned as neo-slave labor, and as their masters, our arrogance, guilt — and new idleness. On sale at Amazon. —Eric Gould