And thank god for TV shows on DVD. When I was little, you could sign up to have every episode of M*A*S*H delivered to you home, four shows per video, two videos per month. I think each video was $15.00. I told my mom about it and her reaction was, "That would cost a small fortune."
There were a lot of M*A*S*H episodes.
That are now available on DVD. This whole TV on DVD thing at our house started (at least with my full participation) with Freaks and Geeks. That was a fabulous show that I fell in love with so much so that when we watched the last episode (of 12, total) I actually got depressed for a few days and was sad to see them all go.
Then Matt found Veronica Mars and I recovered. We watched season one via Netflix with a disk coming every three weeks or so. Season two we got about three or four disks in and I couldn't stand it anymore, drove to Target, bought the entire second season and watched the remaining shows in a late night orgy when Matt was at his family's house for Christmas. Then watched them again when he got back.
I had a great plan to watch the entire Season 3 when it first came out on DVD, then be ready to watch season 4 in real time. I was actually going to commit to seeing a show on TV with commercials and everything. But the network, in all their wisdom, canceled the show after the third season. So I've been eagerly awaiting the DVD release which happily happened on October 23rd. Which coincided with my birthday. And what a nice birthday present Matt got me.
My plan was to watch one show per week, to really make the last of Veronica Mars last. We did well the first night. On Friday, after prepping for the paint party, we sat down and watched the first episode. Then Saturday found us with an hour to kill before the party started and we watched the second episode. Saturday night, we lost it and watched the third, forth and fifth episodes. Sunday, all sense of control was gone as we sat down to watch one episode and ended up watching three. The only thing that has stopped the viewing is the usual weekly schedule that has me asleep before Matt comes home.
Why do I love this show so much? I've tried to explain to people how cool it is, and am not making much headway. You really have to see it for yourself. Go rent season one. In the meantime, I've got bullet points. Things I'm happy that are back for the third season.
- Veronica's intelligence, wit and trust issues
- Keith's humor and their witty repartee
- Wallace's great boy-Friday sidekickiness
- Mac's wit and savvy with the computer stuff.
- Logan's transformation, as well as hamster sideways glances and somewhat bad acting
- Dick's dickineses
- Sherriff Lamb's swarminess
- How much I chuckle when we watch
- Knowing the pop culture references when Matt doesn't