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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
New at Classic Flix: My epic review of Big Valley Season 2
I wrote a feature-length review of Timeless' DVD set of Season 2 of "The Big Valley"--the first video release of the show since 2007--and it was posted day and date--yesterday--at ClassicFlix. A little tease is below, but read the whole thing here:
It's not quite as dramatic as the proverbial cavalry thundering forward on horseback to save a besieged wagon train, but Timeless Media Group pulls off an impressive rescue by freeing The Big Valley from the barren, unforgiving desert of DVD limbo. The complete Season 2 set arrives 7 years after Fox ceased production after 1 ½ seasons. That's right, 1 ½. Fox released Season 1 in a single collection before splitting Season 2 but leaving fans hanging after the first volume.
Now all 30 episodes of Season 2 (1966-1967) are available on 5 discs. I doubt that I have to sell existing fans on this, though they may be concerned that 6 hour-long episodes are packed on each individual...
*There's a lot of interesting content on The Ringer, but I just can't go there regularly as long as there is saturation coverage of The Bachelor.
*I'm fine with the whole sport of college basketball going down in this corruption scandal as long as one of the schools punished is Duke.
*The news of a Murphy Brown reboot may be the jolt I need to go back to reading novels.
*Sporting News on the Eagles/Vikings game:
Some travel agents in Minnesota are warning Vikes fans to be careful around Eagles fans, saying they should even consider removing their Minnesota jerseys and apparel. One admits the warnings sound "like we’re almost talking about gangs."
I don't know, if I had, like a viking spear and a helmet, I think I'd hang onto those.
*I love when Hulu just suddenly gets a show like ER. It reminds us that anything can happen and that even those big lists that circulate each month about what's coming to streaming services are not comprehensive.
*Finally saw The Room, and it was a life-changing experience as expected. Now I think I'm ready for The Disaster Artist.
*"Green-skinned with strap thingies on his head" Braniac will always be cooler than robot Braniac.
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Optimist Bowl (only happened one time decades ago, but still)
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