Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Living with Ed Season 1|
Actors: Ed Begley, Rachelle Begley
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 04/08/2008 Run time: 180 minutes
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Editorial Review From Canyon Newspaper, Beverly Hills
Jason Crawford | San Francisco | 02/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
On the Industry
The Begleys Hit It Big
By Tommy Garrett
Feb 17, 2008 - 1:39:07 PM
Living with Ed, the first season of the hit Home and Garden series starring Ed Begley, Jr. and his gorgeous wife Rachelle - will be released in April on DVD. Every show from Grey's Anatomy to Desperate Housewives has been put on DVD, but this is a show that is not only fun and entertaining but informative as well. You get to see the madcap relationship between Ed and Rachelle, while guests like Jay Leno, the silent gardener Chris Houchin, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and yours truly making appearances as well. Rachelle and Ed were kind enough to ask me to do the season finale of the first season, so if you did not get to see me, here's your chance.
Rachelle Carson Begley is one of the most talented and versatile leading ladies in Hollywood. She is not only stunning, but she has great comedic timing and would have to be good to work opposite her husband, the most prolific actor of this generation. Ed's done everything from Sitcoms to Drama. Playing the evil doctor in Stephen King's Kingdom Hall to a handsome brilliant surgeon in the eighties hit, Saint Elsewhere. But the natural and easy going environmentalist drives his wife and daughter crazy saving the world, one drop of water or one watt of light at a time.
Season one got great acclaim by the critics and was one of HGTV's highest rated shows ever. This six episode DVD set is well worth the great price it's offered currently on Amazon and if you pick it up, you'll not only be entertained by the Ricardo's, oops the Begley's, but you will also learn a lot about conservation. For those who wonder what my talent was on the show, I get to be Rachelle's fashion designer and show everyone how to ship eggs in the mail. Ed was not amused!
Then there is Living like Ed. No, no, not on Television or DVD, but Ed's recent book about how everyone can save energy and do so easily. The book published by Clarkson Potter is now available in bookstores everywhere. Begley has always been known as an excellent actor, but he is now going to become a bestselling author as well.
A committed environmentalist for more than 30 years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to "live simply so others may simply live." Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life, Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn't-and what will save you money!
These are tips for environmentally friendly living that anyone-whether you own or rent, live in a private home or a condo-can try to make a positive change for the environment. From quick fixes to bigger commitments and long-term strategies, Ed will help you make changes in every part of your life.
And if you think living green has to mean compromising on aesthetics or comfort, fear not; Ed's wife, Rachelle, insists on style-with a conscience. In Living like Ed, his environmentalism and her design savvy combine to create a guide to going green that keeps the chic in eco-chic.
From recycling more materials than you ever thought possible to composting without raising a stink to buying an electric car, Living Like Ed is packed with ideas-from obvious to ingenious-that will help you live green, live responsibly, live well. Like Ed.
Both Living with Ed on DVD and Living like Ed SB - by Clarkson Potter Publisher are available to order today on Amazon.
Living with Ed season 1
Sue Lindsay | Austin, Texas | 06/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved the first season of Living with Ed. The DVD is great for Ed Begley Jr. fanatics. Even the box is recycled and biodegradable! No plastic package other than the overwrap. The DVD also had pretty interesting and usable discount offers included. All in all, a great buy. If you loved the Season 1 episodes, you must have this. I think Season 1 kicked Season 2 all over the place."
Conservation and Consumption on Cable
Donal Fagan | Baltimore MD United States | 05/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Conservatives of previous generations found prosperity through frugality, but in today's culture, conservatism and conservation share only a word root. Despite his success as an actor, Ed Begley, Jr. has conscientiously sought to organize his life around conservation and simple living. With his wife, Rachelle Carson, as an amusing counterpoint, Begley gives us a very non-threatening introduction to living a 'greener' lifestyle. You won't find heavy discussions of population overshoot, energy uncertainty or climate change, but you will be exposed to new ideas (good for you) and new products (good for HGTV).
We had seen most of the episodes, but enjoyed watching them again. We also want to show them around to family and friends."
A Must Buy
William Greene | Seattle, WA USA | 05/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Living With Ed is hilarious and very informative. It gave me great ideas for "greening" my house and lifestyle while providing tons of laughs. The dynamic between Ed (the dedicated environmentalist) and his wife Rochelle (who enjoys 15 minute showers) is great. I highly recommend this dvd."