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|Newsradio The Complete Series |
Actors: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney, Vicki Lewis
Directors: Dave Foley, Alan Myerson, Drake Sather, Gregg Heschong, James Burrows
Genres: Comedy, Television
Tune in for many a sidesplitting look behind the scenes at radio station WNYX. On the air and off the wall, radio's zaniest news team hits you in the funny bone with all the hilarity you've come to expect. Includes every e... more »
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Great show, bad package
Michael Burroughs | Lincoln, Ne USA | 11/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I loved newsradio and was over joyed to see a complete set was being produced. Now however, I wish I had collected newsradio season by season as I did with M*A*S*H and other great shows. The all in one package basically took all the disks from the five season packages and put them in a stack, one on top of the other, without so much as a piece of film between them. I was forced to acquire a CD book to hold the disc to make them easier to access and prevent scratching. I would suggest you be prepared to do like wise.
There is also no guide book only an episode list on the box. Even for someone like myself who knows all of episodes by heart this is a problem. I know the episodes as the Lisa-Dave brake up episode, or the bill shocks himself episode not "Led Zeppelin II". Someone who has only seen each episode a few times will probable be completely lost.
Do yourself a favor, buy each seasons individually. The price is about the same (if you don't buy the fifth season and who needs it. I mean we all know the show was not the same after Phil Hartman died.) and you will get better cases, better guides and great show. Who could ask for more."
Review of the Packaging (an all time low), not the series.
Reginald Matz | 11/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a review of the packaging, not the series. The entertainment industry weenies continue to see how little value they can give you for the highest possible price. Unfortunately, packaging is the one (the others are double sided disks that get scratched no matter how carful you are and compressing the show, to squeeze more on each disk, reducing the quality). This time they hit a new... all time low! When you open the box you will find a paper thin plastic "space filler" shrink wrapped (so thin, the wrap bends it all out of shape) with a piece of cardboard on a spindle. Pry the cardboard up and you will find all 12 disks stacked on top of each other. That's it. I really can't explain how cheap this was done. I've thrown away packing materials that were far superior. I'm sure they would respond that " they want to keep the price down so we can afford to buy it". Since I can buy a thin jewel case retail for about 10 cents, we are talking pennies at the manufacturing level...not wholesale - that cost could realistic be 1 cent. I'd pay 12 cents more to protect my $47 investment.
Bottom line, good series, but if you buy this be prepared to provide your own cases to protect the dvds.
E. L. Harris | Rochester, MI United States | 12/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big fan of the show. I was pleased to get the boxed set. I was however disappponted to see how poorly packaged it was.
Unlike most boxed sets, with each disc packaged separately
, the set comes in a stacked container..definitely not the best for
repeated handling. Cost cutting at its best."
Packing not that bad
David Pohlman | 06/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I read how bad the packaging was on this product, and though it is not the usual packing and is not what I will use permanently, I don't use the other permanently either. The packing does its job until I can get it into something better. The show itself is hilarious. The only problem I see is that the picture itself is grainy. I am not sure if this is due to compression or if it was the quality of the original.
None the less, I enjoy watching the shows."