3rd Rock from the Sun, Season 3
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This was a tough review to start. Here at BumsCorner, not only do we clue you in on whether something is enjoyable to watch/play/hear, but also if it really warrants a purchase. TV on DVD is a hard sell…either you already own the first two seasons, and this is an easy purchase decision, or you don’t own the first two seasons, and it wouldn’t make sense to jump in at this juncture. So…as a reviewer…it was hard to put this together, since most readers already know if they’re buying this or not.
I’m a 3rd Rock fan now, but I was late getting into it. When the series started, I had had my fill of NBC comedies, this had the same title as a country song (and I loathe country music) and I couldn’t quite picture John Lithgow doing physical comedy. I always pictured him either as a psychotic antagonist or strutting his stuff on a Broadway stage.
It was right around the third season in fact that my brother (who readers of this site know as Shoeless Joe) turned me on to the show. And sure enough, once I was able to get over my preconceived notions, I was hooked. John Lithgow is a comedic genius, and the writing on the show was top notch. The show was a brilliant mix of physical comedy, fish-out-of-water situations, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek trappings from many other genres.
Season 3 carries on Anchor Bay’s tradition of great packaging and high overall product value. Besides the 27 episodes (yes, seasons used to be that long) there are plenty of bloopers, interviews and trailers to keep fans entertained for hours. Personally, I prefer slim DVD cases in a nice slipcase (Fox’s Arrested Development) over funky folds and bends (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) but these do look nice on the shelf.
Are you going to shell out $30+ on a 3rd season without the first two? Probably not. But maybe now would be a good time to start picking these up. It’s an outstanding show, and would look great in the “#-A” section in your DVD collection. For those in the market, it’s an easy 4 cans out of 5, but I’ll even bump it up a notch since the slipcover talks. I’m a sucker for good marketing. 4 ½ cans out of 5.
Added: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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