Another week of TV-on-DVD to catch up before the new seasons starts the end of this month. And the standout this week has to be The Office Season 3. The Office has consistently been one of the best shows on television for at least the last two years, and it’s one of very, very few sitcoms I can even stand (possibly because, like Arrested Development, it has much more of a season/series arc than most comedies). And last year’s season finale won my award for best season finale of the year–and I watched, like, twenty shows last year. This year promises to be similarly excellent, so catch up now!
Other recommended TV releases:
- 30 Rock: Season One (one of the other very few sitcoms I really like; it ended up being one of my top two or three new shows last season)
- Desperate Housewives: Season Three (guilty pleasure show remains guilty, but there are a lot of good moments in S3–probably more than there were in S2)
- Prison Break: Season Two (I’m recommending this to myself, too–I stopped watching halfway through the season, but I’ve heard it got a lot more interesting after I stopped, so I’m contemplating Netflixing the second half)
Movie DVD of the Week…I haven’t seen any of the movies being released. The big mainstream releases are Jane Fonda’s Southern family drama Georgia Rule and Larry the Cable Guy’s Delta Farce (gag me now), and on the indie side, we have Stephanie Daley, which at the very least promises great performances from Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn in a suspense/drama about a teenage girl who may or may not have killed her newborn child.