Whoo Hooo !!!! “Ed” & “Picket Fences” are coming out on DVD.
Posted by redracer on January 10, 2007
I have just discovered that two of my favourite TV shows will be released on DVD during this year (2007) 😀
These two shows have long been on many peoples wish lists, and have been a glaring absence on DVD shelves compared to most of the rubbish that is being spewed out for us to regurgitate.
- Picket Fences – a series that ran for 4 seasons between 1992-96, and revolved around the life of the Brock Family in the small town of Rome, Wisconsin – HE was the Sheriff of the town and SHE was the town doctor. Well known actors appearing were Tom Skerritt , Kath Baker, Lauren Holly & Holly Marie Combs.
From the IMDB – “A lot happens in this small town from bizarre murders to rape, assault, drunk driving, kidnapping & spontaneous human combustion. It seems that all the crimes that have occurred in the whole of the United States have at one point or another happened in Rome and they have to deal with it in their own quirky way.”
Created by writer David E. Kelley – Boston Legal, The Practice, Boston Public, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, L.A. Law, Doogie howser, M.D. (I wouldn’t be too proud about that one 😳).
- Ed – a series that ran for 4 seasons between 2000-04, and it revolved around the life of people in a the Brock Family in the small town of Stuckeyville. It concerns the return from NY to his hometown of a disgraced lawyer who buys and runs the local Ten Pin bowling alley and practises part-time law in it, as well as being is determined to win the heart of his high school sweetheart. I don’t think anybody really well known was in this show – Thomas Cavanagh played the lead role of Ed Stevens.
Again from the IMDB – “The series … settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.”
Another show that I like that HAS recently been made available on DVD is Gilmore Girls (better than trying to watch the disjointed on-and-off programming of the stupid TV stations). All of these shows feature the weird and quirky ways of people in small-town USA, and whether this is what Americans are really like or not, they are a breath of fresh air compared to the endless reality drivel and mindless situation comedies we have to normally put up with … 😦