Paramount has got to stop replacing music on their DVD's!
smuthdude | 08/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"K, I know it's a small thing, especially when Cheers uses so little pop music in the series. But for this reason, you'd think that Paramount could secure rights to the original music used in the episodes.
Here we go: Episode: "Get Your Kicks On Route 666: Song "The Wanderer" by Dion, heard in the exterior shot of Cliff's car as the guys cruise down the highway -- gone -- along with the exterior shot. Hasty edit here.
Episode: "Bar Wars V: The Final Judgement" Song "Monster Mash" By Bobby Boris Pickett" is replaced by generic Halloween music. VERY WEAK! That's just the first disc!
ENOUGH ALREADY! The Fugitive fiasco should have been a wakeup call for the DVD division execs at Paramount. In addition to the greed demonstrated by partial season sets (on other series), this studio is going overboard with this music replacement thing. Fans do notice, and Paramount is trashing it's TV library! This rather irritating fact aside. The video quality, sound and picture are top notch, and would deserve five stars.. if it weren't for the music thing."
Will they cut corners?
Greg J. Courter | 07/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is my all time favorite sitcom. Each week I have friends over to play pool and Cheers is always on. It's great that season 10 didn't take as long to be released as season 9. However, in season 9 there were some disappointments. (1) Some of the original music was replaced. (2) Some scenes were edited (3) The packaging was cheap. No color fold out with pictures, and the DVD's were plain. Paramount has done this before with other releases such as Happy Days. This was very disappointing, especially since we were given no advanced notice and no significant price break. Will Paramount cut corners again? I hope not. We'll have to wait until Sep 2nd to find out."
Memorable individual episodes beat ongoing story arcs in Sea
Mike | San Jose, CA | 12/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The "Sam and Rebecca decide to make a baby together" ongoing story arc in Season 10, for me (as a longtime fan of the entire series) was nowhere near as strong as some of the individual episodes that focused on utilizing the characters, telling a story, and going for big laughs.
A perfect example of this is "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't," featuring laugh-out-loud moments from both the cast and Emma Thompson as kiddie entertainer (and former wife of Frasier) "Nanny G." This one's merciless, easily one of the best single episodes in the entire series. It's full of surprises, full of laughs, and ten seasons in, manages to add even more nuances to well-established characters.
"Get Your Kicks on Route 666" is another stand-alone classic, primarily for the fact that it gets four of the show's male leads out of the bar and into a unique setting...a road trip to find their "inner hairy man." Kelsey Grammer delivers the best line here..."I wouldn't want to run into the wolf who could carry off Norm"...but it's a solid episode from start to finish.
We get a return visit from Annie Golden as Cliff's on again, off again girlfriend Maggie, and of course there's Woody's wedding...every bit as chaotic as you might expect.
Overall, Season 10 is worth a rock-solid four stars...maybe even 4.5. If you collect the series, either via "best episodes" or entire seasons, you can't afford to miss this one."
Why change it?
Mont GR | 09/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a die-hard Cheers fan, so I liked this DVD. However, I am disappointed that they have made cuts, and in a least one case, actually changed from the original episode."