Saturday, August 19, 2006

Our First Anniversary; Mini-DVD Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 5 (August 29)

Believe it or not it has been exactly one year since we launched this blog! My the time has gone by fast and it sure has been a fun year. We have seen growth in nearly every month with this month being the highest viewed month ever. We thank you all for coming here every day to make that possible. You all have made comments, suggestions, opinions and we really appreciate it. I just can't believe how much growth we have had from one year ago to today.
We thank you again for visiting and please continue to visit and we will try to bring the best sitcom news and more exclusives, too!

Let's celebrate by giving quotes from you the readers! RBryanA says: "I most like your summaries and opinions on topics. I like to see what you think and have to say (it is really good). The blog does a good job of summing up the news of the day, plus it gives some news that might not be as big to post about on the boards and it goes to the blog. I would like to see ratings from the previous Sunday on the Sunday ratings part of the blog. So far, the only sitcoms on Sundays have been on FOX, but this fall the CW will have a block of them, so it would be nice to see how they are doing every week." -- That is a great suggestion and we will certainly do that this fall! Thanks for the input RBryanA!
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We thank all those people and the many others who have commented! Here is to another year and many more!

So you thought since this is our anniversary, we wouldn't be working today? Wrong! We have a mini-DVD review today for you!
This week we take a look at Lionsgate's Volume 5 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ninja Turtles is of course the hit animated series that caused kids and teens to go crazy for in the late '80s and early '90s. If you were growing up in that era, you were certainly a fan of this cult favorite. See my mini-DVD review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 5:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 5 (Lionsgate, $14.98) brings 12 more episodes from the series' third season. The third season had a total of 47 episodes, so there was no way to do this show in season format. Season one had 5 episodes, so that was on Volume 1. For season 2 there were just 13 episodes, so Lionsgate released that for volume two. But starting in Volume 3 they I guess decided they would release 12 episodes for a set. Volumes 3, 4 and 5 have 12 episodes each from season three. So, 11 remain from that season and will probably be released on volume 6. Then they have season four to go through which has 39 episodes. Seasons 5-10 do not have as many episodes as seasons three and four, so it will get better if we get that far. The episodes on this volume are: "Corporate Raiders from Dimension X," "Pizza by the Shred," "Super Bebop and Mighty Rocksteady," Beware the Lotus," "Blast from the Past," "Leatherhead," "Michaelangelo's Birthday," "Usagi Yojimbo," "Case of the Hot Kimono," "Usagi Come Home," "The Making of the Metalhead," "Leatherhead Meets the Rat King." Each episode runs approx. 22:15. The menu screen has Play All Episodes and Episode Selection, with the theme playing (loops) in the background. When we go to episode selection, there is a cool fade with music. If you have the first four volumes, there is no stopping you in buying this volume. The video is on par with the other volumes, with little dust and debris here and there, but the audio is decent. Hopefully Lionsgate releases the episodes a bit faster since we are only getting one-disc sets. So, head on over to New York City and see the Turtles, Splinter and April battle Shredder, Krang, Rocksteady, Bebop, Leatherhead and even The Rat King in 12-must see episodes from season three! Time to "Cowabunga Dude" on August 29!
-- Reviewed by Pavan
(4/5 stars)

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, November 20

The Goldbergs - "Angst-Giving" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Even though Beverly’s patience with Pop Pop is put to the test due to his endless Thanksgiving demands, she is able to put aside her own feelings to help heal the longstanding rift between Murray and Pop Pop. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica are ready to return home for the holiday, but Uncle Marvin accidentally drives them to Pittsburgh. Marvin attempts to make it right not knowing if they will make it to Jenkintown in time to celebrate the holiday. Judd Hirsch and Dan Fogler return to guest star as Pop Pop and Uncle Marvin.

Schooled - "Friendsgiving" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB celebrates Thanksgiving by having all of William Penn rally around him after a cooking incident at his house, while the alumni faculty football game brings out the competitive sides of Wilma and Coach Mellor.

Modern Family - "The Last Thanksgiving" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron and Mitchell’s friends mistakenly assume they have split up and have definitely chosen a side; and Haley attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for Claire and Phil’s support with the twins. Meanwhile, Jay invites Phil and Dylan out to fly his model plane, and Phil thinks this is his chance to reclaim his dignity after their first outing 10 years ago went so wrong.

Single Parents - "Every Thursday Should Be Like This" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will gets busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Douglas’ home, he asks Angie to hang out with Tracy Freeze (guest star Jama Williamson). Angie reluctantly does so, only to realize that Tracy is actually wonderful, except for a secret she’s keeping from Will. Meanwhile, Miggy shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with the kids’ teacher, Ms. Pronstroller (Sarah Yarkin), as his date, and he enlists Douglas’ assistance in helping them form an in-person connection, given all of their previous communication has been via texts, DMs and memes.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "A Woman's Right to Chop" / "Waiting for Big Mo" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trapped inside Paddy's with a suicidal jumper on the roof, the gang wonders if it should bother intervening; Dennis ponders the reasons of playing laser tag and if the pursuit of a victory is worth the effort.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 18)

Wednesday, November 20

  • Adam Driver (Girls) - Watch Adam on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Awkward/The War at Home) and Tony Rock (Living Biblically/All of Us) - Michael and Tony are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Quinn (One Day at a Time/2 Broke Girls) - Ed visits The Real, do check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura talks about The Report on People Now at 12pm.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambition on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee talks about Knives Out on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Holiday Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season

09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
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09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
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09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
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10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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