J. Cummings | Seattle, WA United States | 12/06/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand what Sony has in mind with this upcoming release. They release season one with a low bit rate, inexpensive 2 disc set, then season two in a better quality 3 disc set and now they're doing a "best of" set that has Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt participating in some of the extras and commentaries. Why weren't they involved from the beginning and then just release the series season by season? Does mean that this new set is the final word on Mad About You and that we will see no more season sets? Will they continue with "best of" collections? It's a perplexing way to treat a classic television show.
Before "Friends" was available in season collections they tried doing "best of" discs. I've noticed that those discs are now in the $5 pile at various electronics stores. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for this kind of format."
Not gonna happen my friend!
J. SHARP | Alabama - United States | 02/14/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I really can't believe Sony did this. I have dutifully bought Seasons 1 and 2 and have been patiently waiting for Season 3. What does Sony go and do? A "Best of.." hodgepodge?
I know that Season 2 sales were very low and they put this product together with Hunt and Reiser in order to draw in the non-cult crowd. Boycotting this set may guarantee there are never any other releases of any seasons. But I'm afraid that ship has already sailed or they wouldn't have done this "Best of..." to start with.
Yes, these episodes are all great but I still don't like it because:
a) It's just stupid, and 2) I want Season 3!"
Well, it's a start...
G. Hough | Rowan U, Glassboro NJ | 02/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a long-time fan of Murray and the gang, I was waiting anxiously for Season 3 to be released on DVD. The good old taped copies pale in comparison to professional editing quality. So I'm happy that the series is still being considered for release and isn't dead in the eyes of Sony.
There are some really nice episodes here, like Giblets for Murray, and a blooper reel. So it's not Season 3, but it's a good start. I'll probably cough up the cash to ensure the new releases, then watch it gather dust when the rest of the show is released seasonally.. oh well. It's still one of the funniest comedies to come out of NBC, and the best NYC-based comedy (far better than those Seinfools and their LA eccentricities in my opinion).
Oh, and here are the disc contents if you're curious:
Disc 1 The Pilot (Season 1) Met Someone (1) Virtual Reality (2) Cold Feet (2) Giblets for Murray (3) Special Features: Extra stuff from Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser
Disc 2 Our Fifteen Minutes (3) The Alan Brady Show (3) Yoko Said (4) The Finale (Parts 1, 2, & 3; Season 4)
Disc 3 Citizen Buchman (5) The Penis (5) The Birth (Parts 1 & 2; 5) Letters to Mabel (6) Moody Blues (6)
Disc 4 Le Sex Show (6) The Conversation (6) Paved with Good Intentions (7) The Final Frontier (series finale)"
Do not Buy This
Kho Samuel | Hong Kong | 05/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
I boycott this because they stop releasing Season 3 and, instead, release a set that includes shows from Seasons 1 and 2 that we fans already bought. They should just release season by season. Many fans are disappointed. I boycott this set to send a message to SONY, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt that they should not jerk their fans around like that. Fans want to collect seasons by seasons in complete set with complete shows... not season 1, season 2 and highlights. Too bad a good series with talented Helen Hunt ended up like this.
I NEED Season 3 - COMPLETE!
Soundlab1407 | Massachusetts | 02/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection has some good stuff, no question. But this cannot be the last word on Mad About You.
Though I loved this series from start to finish, the show absolutely peaked in season three. If Sony wanted to release only one season of this classic series, it would have to be season three.
Where is Escape From New York? (Clamenza!!) Where is Purseona? (Lisa's best episode ever) Where is Money Changes Everything? (Cyndi Lauper at her zaniest and Ira at his sweetest) Surely Paul and Helen consider these to be some of their favorites! C'mon...Purseona?!? Hello? Classic!
Yeah, yeah, I'll still buy it. But I want another release with Season 3, Complete!"