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Great TV Shows Worth Watching Again on DVD
List of Good TV Series
Have a favorite TV series worth watching again? Or perhaps you're looking for a series you've never seen before for your viewing pleasure?
Here are some series that have been popular in my household, that are no longer airing first run episodes. Most are family friendly.
If you're not familiar with a show, be sure to check out the youtube trailer, promo or theme that accompanies each TV series showcased. Hopefully, you'll find something you like.
If you like Smallville, it is available below on Amazon.
Smallville TV Series
I never watched an episode of Smallville until some time in its third or fourth season when I randomly watched it as there was nothing else on. I loved it! I immediately went out and bought the first season on DVD. My kids and I were hooked.
Smallville follows the younger years of Clark Kent, beginning in his teenage years, as he learns of and developes the abilities that will help him grow into one of the world's best superheroes: Superman. Starring Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luther, the show also features John Schneider and Annette O'Toole as Clark's parents.
Take a look at the original WB promo of Smallville.
Smallville Season 1 on DVD
Interested? Here's the season 1 DVD. It begins with Clark arriving on Earth and Martha and Jonathon Kent finding him. It also shows the beginning of a friendship between Clark and Lex Luther. (Yes, the same Lex Luther that becomes his greatest enemy.)
Smallville The Complete Series
If you're already a fan, the complete series is now out on DVD covering all ten wonderful seasons of this great series.
Here are some posters from Smallville. Great for Tom Welling and Superman fans as well.
Lost TV Series
On a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, a group of strangers are thrown together when the plane crashes somewhere on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Not only do they need to work together to survive, they also have to deal with many mysterious happenings on the island.
This show can drive you nuts, (in a good way,) because each time a mystery is solved, a new one comes along. If you're a fan of J. J. Abrams, you won't be disappointed. Here's the trailer for the season 1 DVD.
Lost Season 1 DVD
In my opinion, the pilot of this series is one of the best pilots ever made for TV. It has all the elements of a big screen movie. The first season is a great introduction to the characters as well as an introduction to the mysteries of the island.
Lost the Complete Series
If you're already a fan, you would probably like to have the complete series. What's nice is that there are a lot of bonus features.
There is still some great merchandise available for Lost fans. Here are a few of my favorites.
I love jigsaw puzzles and what could be more fun for a puzzle fan who enjoys Lost than this 1,000 piece puzzle?
This is loaded with facts, pictures of quotes from this beloved series. Great for a Lost enthusiast.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
As a mom, I feel lucky when I find something that all of my kids like to watch. I was searching the Internet and came across this series. Filmed in Australia, The Lost World is loosely based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This proved to be a great family selection. A bit campy at times, but all in all a family pleaser in my home.
The show revolves around a group of explorers who find themselves stranded on an island back in time. They go up against dinosaurs, hostile natives and more. It has a colorful cast of characters with some humor thrown in. Here's the opening theme.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Season 1
This show ran for three seasons. A fourth season had been planned by producers, but unfortunately, due to funding issues, fell through.
Reaper TV Series
This show is wickedly funny, literally! On Sam Oliver's 21st birthday, he finds out that his parents sold his soul to the Devil. He is now expected to become a bounty helper for the Devil and retrieve escaped souls and return them to Hell. Due to some adult humor and situations, this show is not advised for younger viewers. However, teens and adults will find many good laughs on this combination drama and comedy series. This is a great trailer for the first season.
Reaper Season 1
Discover this fun series and a Devil you both love and hate, thanks to the acting talents of Ray Wise.
Heroes TV Series
Imagine waking up one day and finding you have a special power. Perhaps you can see the future or maybe have the ability to travel through time. This drama series is about ordinary people having special abilities that not everyone is happy about. This highly acclaimed series ran for four seasons on NBC.
This is a serious television series aimed more for adult audiences. This is the season 1 DVD trailer.
Heroes Season 1 DVD
This DVD introduces you to many of the characters and their extraordinary abilities.
Heroes Complete Series
Heroes ran for four seasons. I really enjoyed the diversity of characters in the series. My favorite was Hiro Nakamura. Here's the complete DVD collection.
Monk TV Series
If you like detective shows with some humor, Monk would be considered a good choice. Adrian Monk is a former detective for the San Francisco police who nows works for them as a consultant. He suffers from phobias and obsessive-compulsive behavior, which manifested even more when his wife Trudy was murdered. His dreams are to find her killer and get reinstated as a detective. Overall this is a fun, feel good show. Here's the opening theme.
Monk Season 1
Start from the beginning with season 1 as you get familiar with the characters. Tony Shalhoub is brilliant in the leading role. My family got a lot of enjoyment from watching this series.
Monk: The Complete Series on DVD
The complete series consists of 32 discs which cover each episode over the eight years the series ran on USA Network.
This is a wonderful, realistic science fiction series that takes place in the near future. If you like underwater adventure, then check this show out. The first season is more scientifically based, while season two delves more into the paranormal realms. This series is a good family show. Season two is also out on DVD, but season three has yet to be released, although it can be found on Netflix.
SeaQuest DSV Season 1 DVD
In the pilot, Nathan Bridger, portrayed by Roy Scheider, is conned into becoming the captain of SeaQuest. Be sure to check out Darwin. I love this dolphin!
Here are some selections for SeaQuest fans.
TV Series Poll
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I hope you have enjoyed this list. Of course, these choices come from a personal opinion, although I hope I was able to help you find something new to watch.