The Nanny – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Nanny – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Nanny The Complete Series (1993 – 1999) (Shout! Factory-2015) It’s hard to remember now, with all the years of reruns, jokes about Fran Drescher’s voice, Beautician and the Beast, the oddball tabloid stories, Happily Divorced and the inevitable marching on of time, but for a brief white hot pop culture period, The Nanny was … Continue reading

The Bridge – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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The Bridge – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

The Bridge: The Complete First Season (Fox Home Video – 2014) Juárez, Mexico was recently found to be the most violent city in the world, therefore it makes a fascinating setting for this dark, surreal crime drama.  Known for its astronomical murder and kidnapping rates (since the ’90s nearly 400 women have been killed there, … Continue reading

Resurrection – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Resurrection – The Complete First Season (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Resurrection – The Complete First Season  (2014 – ABC Home Video) On March 9th, 2014, ABC premiered Resurrection, a drama-filled hour that has turned out some interesting and intriguingly good television on Sunday nights at 9:00.  Based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott, the producers have taken an unlikely subject that the average … Continue reading

Lay the Favorite (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Lay the Favorite (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

Lay the Favorite At the beginning of Lay the Favorite, there is a title scrawl which reads: “As luck would have it, the following story is true.” Which makes you sort of wonder, why tell this particular true story?  I’m not saying that to be mean, Lay the Favorite actually has some  interesting, quirky characters … Continue reading

All-American Girl – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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All-American Girl – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

All-American Girl The Complete Series (1994) (Shout! Factory-2006) Not even a guest appearance by Oprah Winfrey – playing no less than herself – could save this sitcom from biting the dust. Nor an appearance by Quentin Tarentino, at the peak of his white-hotness from Pulp Fiction– could pump this turkey’s chest back to life. Even a pre-famous Jack Black, as an … Continue reading

Astro Boy – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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Astro Boy – The Complete Series (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

Astro Boy – The Complete Series (Sony Home Video-2005) Growing up in the sixties, I remember rushing home after school to catch all my favorite shows on local Philly UHF TV stations; Channels 48, 29 and 17. The reception was always a bit fuzzy, the commercials wereatrociously cheap and tacky, but the warm and cozy memories of those cherished shows remains hardwired … Continue reading

After School Specials 1974-1976 (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)
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After School Specials 1974-1976 (A PopEntertainment.com TV on DVD Review)

After School Specials 1974-1976 (BCI Eclipse-2004) In the early 1960s, FCC chairman Newton Minnow called television “a vast wasteland,” accusing the entertainment industry of producing mind-numbing and mediocre offerings, as gray and dull as dishwater. Even President Kennedy agreed that the medium was not reaching its full potential, and in effort to balance things out he … Continue reading