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Great TV Shows Worth Watching Again on DVD

Updated on June 18, 2014

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

Smallville: Season 1
Smallville: Season 1

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

Smallville: The Complete Series
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.


Smallville Posters

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

Lost - The Complete First Season
Lost - The Complete First Season

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

Lost: The Complete Collection
Lost: The Complete Collection

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.


Lost Merchandise

There is still some great merchandise available for Lost fans. Here are a few of my favorites.

Lost the Numbers Mystery of the Island 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Lost the Numbers Mystery of the Island 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

I love jigsaw puzzles and what could be more fun for a puzzle fan who enjoys Lost than this 1,000 piece puzzle?

Lost Encyclopedia
Lost Encyclopedia

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World - Season One
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World - Season One

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

Reaper: Season 1
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

Heroes - Season One
Heroes - Season One

This DVD introduces you to many of the characters and their extraordinary abilities.


Heroes Complete Series

Heroes: The Complete Series
Heroes: The 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

Monk: Season 1
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

Monk: The Complete Series
Monk: The Complete Series

The complete series consists of 32 discs which cover each episode over the eight years the series ran on USA Network.


SeaQuest DSV

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

Seaquest DSV - Season One
Seaquest DSV - Season One

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!


SeaQuest Merchandise

Here are some selections for SeaQuest fans.

TV Series Poll

Have you watched any of the above mentioned shows?

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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.

What TV series would you like to watch again?

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    • Rhonda Lytle profile image

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I really loved "Heroes." I know it got a bit wonky towards the end but I was hoping for another season to wrap up all the lose ends.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Two good choices.

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      5 years ago

      @rob-hemphill: I've heard great things about it.

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      These all look great! I will have to check them out. My vote would go to Quantum Leap and Monk.

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      Rob Hemphill 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      Not familiar with some of these, but I see someone mentioned Monty Python's Flying Circus - now that is a show I could watch over and over.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @squidoopets: Glad this was helpful.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @squidoopets: Glad this was helpful.

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      Darcie French 

      5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      thanks for the list, I like borrowing DVD's from the library so these tv series recommendations will help :D

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @JJNW: Glad you like them.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: Oh I loved Lost. I wish it was still on.

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      5 years ago from USA

      I can't wait to watch Monk all over again with my kids. My daughter and I watched all ten seasons of FRIENDS last year. That was fun! Good choices, my pal. : )

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      5 years ago

      The only series of these that I watched was the first season of Lost.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Michael Oksa: It is so cool!

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @DeborahDian: It's a fun, quirky show.

    • WriterJanis2 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @DeborahDian: It's a fun, quirky show.

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      Michael Oksa 

      5 years ago

      "Monk" was one of my favorite shows. I didn't, however, know about "The Lost World". I can't wait to check it out.

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      Deborah Carr 

      6 years ago from Orange County, California

      My husband and I used to love to watch "Monk." Watching it all over again on DVD would be a lot of fun!

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      6 years ago

      "My Name is Earl" is one of my favorite TV shows. I have the DVD sets!

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      kabbalah lm 

      6 years ago

      My favorite show as a kid was the Beverly Hillbillies

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      6 years ago

      Nice lens. I would like to watch all. Actually i like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World very much.

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago

      Great great lens.

    • LogStoreSteve profile image


      6 years ago from England

      Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! By the way ....I am a dork,so I love watching The Andy Griffith Show.Monk is pretty funny also.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      I've been wanting to watch Heroes for a while now, maybe its time.

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      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i would like to watch all in this list. good collection

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      6 years ago

      Yeah I could watch a few of those again sometime.

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      6 years ago

      Huge Lostie here and watched it a second time with my daughters. Great lens. Blessings.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I can watch Monty Python's Flying Circus again and again:))

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      6 years ago

      I loved the X files. my current favorite is "the good wife". biggest disappointment - the last very strange & poorly written episode of lost......boooooo.

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      6 years ago

      I have seen several of these movies, so I know your other recommendation are good choices to see. Thank you for this list of movies, I wrote some of the titles down, and will watch them. Blessed!

    • piedromolinero profile image


      6 years ago

      I am watching Monk, as they show it on TV right now. But I really should get Lost on DVD, as I just watched the first two seasons.

    • Snakesmom profile image


      6 years ago

      Smallville is one shoe that I have been interested in checking out and after reading this lens, I am sold on it! Thanks!

    • mikes-cool-stuff profile image


      6 years ago

      OMG! I agree with all of your choices. However the only series I have is Smallville except for season 10, which I'm getting from the library. I must thank you once again for liking yet another one of my lenses. We have to stop meeting like this.

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      xriotdotbiz lm 

      6 years ago

      Funny how with box sets and Netflix I have caught series I did not catch the first time and loved them. Some series I caught later for the first time are 24, The Wire, FireFly, and Prison Break. With each I was anxious to get to the next DVD or episode. Heroes too, but it was mentioned. One of these days I want to start Lost and see what the fuss was about.

    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't generally watch repeats or buy shows on DVD

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      6 years ago

      My daughter and I are going to start West Wing this summer. She's very interested in politics so hopefully she will enjoy it.

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      6 years ago

      Barney Miller actually. An incredibly funny show.

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      6 years ago

      Frasier ! :)

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      Laurel Johnson 

      6 years ago from Washington KS

      Great choices!! The beautiful thing about reruns is sometimes we discover a gem we missed the first time around.

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      Northern Lights. I never see it in reruns.

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      6 years ago

      My husband and I are currently watching Lost. It's a fantastic show!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      6 years ago

      I have to admit, the only show I've seen here is Monk but I loved it and have seen all of them! I might have to check out Smallville some time. Very nice page!

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I don't watch much TV but I have seen Smallville a couple of times. You have put together a nice list of your favorites.

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      Steve and Annette 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for liking my lenses and for the nice comments. We love Monk but haven't watched any of the other series you mentioned.

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      Tracey Boyer 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      I just got through watching the entire Seaquest series, I had forgotten how great it was ! One of my favorite series to watch on DVD is Babylon 5......what an awesome show !!

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      6 years ago

      They send a lot of these old TV series here in the mornings, we have Monk, Dr.Sloan and Jessica Fletcher on every day!

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      Risteard O'Marcahain 

      6 years ago from Wales

      We are blessed with the BBC which does fabulous costume dramas like Sherlock Holmes and more recently BirdSong I would buy a DVD of those but with Sky its easy to record them

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      6 years ago

      Monk is a riot...I would really like to see the show again.

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      Pat Moire 

      6 years ago from West Village, New York City

      Early episodes of Smallville were great, with attractive characters for both guys and girls to like. I'm going to check out Heroes now, looks cool and I remember a few episodes. Great choices, all.

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      niceman91 lm 

      7 years ago

      I have watch all of them, except seaquest and monk :)

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      Paul Turner 

      7 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      I have to say I hated seeing Reaper go off the air. it was a super creative show and I miss it.

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      7 years ago

      Smallville is about adding 'Friends'? I know dozens of people who keep watching the re-runs on t.v who'd love to just own the entire series outright :-)

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      7 years ago

      Battlestar Galatica I wqould recommend for the SiFi crowd

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      7 years ago

      Friends! also Smallville is nice.Great lens! Happy new year!

    • christopherwell profile image


      7 years ago

      Some fine shows here! I especially like MONK. My wife and I also watch a lot of old TV shows on Netflix instant Watch. We also love to watch MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on DVD.

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      Netlexis LM 

      7 years ago

      You're so right, there are some great shows to watch over and over again!

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      7 years ago

      Loved these, watched all seasons of Smallville :) Used to watch Seaquest when i was younger, watched Lost, Heroes and Monk for a while too.

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      7 years ago from Iowa

      I loved a lot of these though some I've never heard of. Great selection and the perfect time of year to curl up under blankets and watch some great shows.


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