7.05.2006

Newsradio on DVD

I haven't talked much about TV much on this blog yet and for good reason. I hate it.

Heh heh heh. Juuuuust kidding, TV!

Like a lot of people, I have gotten sick of TV lately -- it's become a dumping ground for freakshows who'll do anything for a few seconds of fame (aka the entire reality genre), and the shows I have liked have gotten pretty lame.

I'm also completely out of the loop on the current, top action-dramas (24, Lost, Sopranos, any HBO series outside of Curb Your Enthusiasm). This has made small talk very difficult.

Oh, so yeah, what point was I making? I've been watching some of TV's past glories on DVD. Most recently, I've been getting back into NewsRadio, a consistently funny comedy from the mid-to-late 90s. The 4th Season just came out on DVD aaaand if you can get past the corny DVD packaging and the terrible promo copy, you'll find that the show itself was really clever and innovative.

I could go on for hours (I mean it. Literally. Hours.), but you probably get the point. Check it out if you get a chance!

Bleah, I hate sounding like a commercial. Now back to your regularly scheduled blog...

6 comments:

Kari said...

I agree - News Radio is hilarious. It's my new favorite "DVD collection that Ronson owns."

Anonymous said...

I too am a big News Radio fan and you should seriously check out WKRP in Cinn.

Kelly said...

One of my favorite NewsRadio quotes is from the episode where Andy Dick's character is running for fire marshall, and Phil Hartman asks him about his "platform."

I was about to type the quote, then realized I forgot it. Try to imagine it - you'll really laugh.

(P.S. I'm back from the cruise - yay! I'm typing this from my aunt and uncle's in Houston. See y'all soon!)

Ronson said...

Welcome back to dry land, Kelly! That fire marshall ep is great. Everyone's indifference/annoyance with his campaign is classic stuff...and it's in season 4 -- can't wait to see it again!

I love WKRP too (used to watch it when I was a kid), but it's impossible to find today (on DVD/Video) because of all the music they'd have to clear to show original, uncut episodes. Pretty fricking annoying!

Kelly said...

I've often wondered if that isn't the reason Daria hasn't been released on DVD - each episode uses at least five popular songs. Most of it is background and not essential to the plot, though - so it could just be that MTV hates me. Yeah, that's probably it.

ann said...

I remember you watching WKRP alot, surprised it isn't an impossible gift for me to find on your wish list! (: