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All four seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” on Blu-ray have hit all-time lows of $19.99 or less!!


The complete “Farscape” on Blu-ray, $139.99 in July and $97.99 last week, has fallen this week only to an all-time low of $68.49!! (66% Off!!)


Season one of NBC’s “Life,” $27.49 in June and $18.99 in March, is now $6.49!! (78% Off!!)


Every episode of NBC’s “Kings,” $53.99 in 2009 and $23.49 in January, is now $12.67!! (79% Off!!)


Season one of SciFi’s “The Invisible Man,” $59.98 in December and $30.99 in March, is for the moment $6.50!! (89% Off!!)


The complete-series set for “Land of the Lost,” $46.99 in 2010 and $31.99 in November, is for the moment $16.38!! (59% Off!!)

The complete series set for “Babylon 5” spinoff “Crusade” (starring Gary Cole and Daniel Dae Kim), $59.98 in June and $37.49 last month, has plummeted to $15.07!! (75% Off!!)



“Birds of Prey,” which depicts the daughters of Bruce Wayne, James Gordon and Dinah “The Black Canary” Lance teaming up to fight evil, was $34.49 in 2010 and $28.99 in October. It’s now $14.35!! (64% Off!!)


New This Week



ABC’s short-lived “Emily's Reasons Why Not” was one of the funniest shows of 2006.

It’s about a horny book editor whose latest bad breakup has left her fearful of relationships. It stars the perilously dreamy Heather Graham (“Austin Powers II,” “Lost in Space,” “Boogie Nights,” “Bowfinger”).

The pilot screener we received is narrated and fast-moving (in that way that defines “Arrested Development” and “My Name is Earl”), employs terrific snippets of pop music and arrives sans laughtrack or live studio audience.

It reminds me a lot of “Andy Richter Controls The Universe.”

The Brazilian jujitsu stuff is truly hilarious, and former “The State” writer-actor Michael Patrick Jann may now take a bow for staging it.

Variety says:

Breezy and fun, there are several reasons to sample "Emily," but also plenty of room for skepticism over whether this witty half-hour has the depth to survive a highly competitive timeslot. … Graham is a beguiling enough heroine, surrounded by amusing characters who make the mundane feel relatively fresh -- highlighted by the laugh-out-loud funny jujitsu workout. …

The Hollywood Reporter says:

… Pilot director Michael Patrick Jann is particularly effective with the frothy script from Emily Kapnek. Comic timing is excellent, plus he coaxes emphatic facial expressions from Graham. In addition, assuming the temporary music supplied with the review tape becomes permanent, the use of melodies and sound effects is clever and creative. …

USA Today gives it two (out of four) stars and says:

… Graham does exude an almost irresistible all-American-girl adorability, so much so that you're willing to forgive her lapses in sitcom skill. Even at her worst, when she's contorting her face to match the coy, thought-revealing voice-over, you tend to root for her. Unfortunately for ABC, by the end of Emily's Reasons Why Not, you're rooting for her to find a better vehicle.…

Entertainment Weekly gives it a “C” and says:

Our reasons why not: (1) Emily (Heather Graham) comes off as a regressed teenager who calls physical chemistry “the flutter-flutter” and doesn't notice that a man with whom she's been on several dates has yet to kiss her. (2) Her super-clichéd hot Asian nemesis named Glitter Cho...(3) and swishy gay best friend. (4) Her gooey voice-over narration...(5) augmented by notebooklike scribbles listing her reasons not to date a guy — she counts five before giving them the boot. Hey, look at that, so do we.

The Los Angeles Times says:

… another too-on-the-nose attempt to fabricate the water-cooler feel of "Sex and the City," this time using the not-insignificant presence of Graham. … The notion of Graham as a TV star is an enticing one, but she's starring in a show that's not big enough for her … The comedy of "Sex and the City," it was said, was grounded in a gay male sensibility, but "Emily's" is vanilla by comparison. Meanwhile, Graham is simply too formidable a heterosexual man's fantasy figure (Google her and you come up with nearly 5 million hits) to play in the by-now-exhausted, female-centric single-in-the-city genre.

The Portland Oregonian says:

…the key question: Is it funny? … we can only shrug and say: Well, yes. Kind of. Are we losing our edge? Or can it be true that "Emily's Reasons" actually is an amusing variation on about half a hundred familiar TV sitcom ideas? Possibly the latter … The deeper point, if "Emily" could be accused of having one, involves the contrast between the simple, stratified vision of the world presented by those endless self-help books Emily edits, and the messy world those books never quite manage to control. It's all very silly and frothy, and should be entirely insufferable. Or it would be if the jokes weren't sort of funny, the characters not badly observed and the performances so airy and fun. To quote Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons": "I know what I hate. And I don't hate this." …

The Palm Beach Post says:

ABC looks like it has a winner in Emily's Reasons Why Not, which is based on the novel by Carrie Gerlach. Graham is downright adorable and sexy as all get-out. Emily is the kind of chick other women don't find threatening and men love dating because, well, look at her! That Graham can be beautiful and funny is no surprise. She was a stitch as Felicity Shagwell in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and delightfully kooky on her guest-starring stints on NBC's Scrubs and Fox's Arrested Development. But Emily also works because the writers take a stale concept and make it fresh by employing odd camera angles, finding inventive ways to use background music (En Vogue's My Lovin': Never Gonna Get It and The Jackson 5's I Want You Back are perfectly placed) and listing Emily's hilarious reasons on screen.



Before J.J. Abrams created “Alias,” “Lost,” “Fringe,” “Mission Impossible III” and the 2009 “Star Trek” movie, he created The WB’s acclaimed 1998 college drama “Felicity.”

The $13.49 Amazon is charging for the first season set is easily worth it just for the pilot episode, which will leave you dying to see what happens in episode two.

TV-on-Disc Calendar

Last Week
Agatha Christie's Poirot 4.x
Agatha Christie's Poirot 4.x (Blu-ray)
The Amazing Race 5.x
The Amazing Race 6.x
Ben 10: Four Episodes
Car 54 Where Are You 2.x
Celebrity Bowling: Bowling for Laughs
I'm Dickens...He's Fenster Vol. 1
Iron Man Anime: The Complete Series
McMillan & Wife Double Feature
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: The Complete Miniseries (Blu-ray)
Titanic: The Complete Miniseries
The Wild Thornberrys 2.x Vol. 2
X-Men Anime: The Complete Series

Young Justice: Season One - Volumes 1, 2 & 3

This Week



Covert Affairs 2.x



The Dick Van Dyke Show: Carl Reiner's Favorites



Dirty Sexy Money 1.x ($11.49)



Dirty Sexy Money 2.x ($14.49)



Emily's Reasons Why Not: The Complete Series



Felicity 1.x ($13.49)



Felicity 2.x ($13.49)



Ghost Stories: The Complete Series



Happiness Is Peanuts: Team Snoopy



The Invisible Man: The Complete Series



Kojak 4.x



Love Is On The Air



Samantha Who? 1.x ($13.49)



Samantha Who? 2.x ($14.49)



Suits 1.x



10 Items or Less 3.x



Tom and Jerry: Around the World



Transformers Japanese Collection: Super-God Masterforce



The Virginian 6.x



Wagon Train 5.x



Who Do You Think You Are? 2.x

Next Week
The Big C 2.x
Chuck 5.x



Chuck 5.x (Blu-ray)



Doctor Who: Dragonfire



Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol



Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden
Drop Dead Diva 3.x
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Wild Women
Fantasy Island 2.x
Franklin: The DVD Collection
Happiness Is Peanuts: Team Snoopy
Tom & Jerry: Around The World
Twilight Zone: More Fan Favorites
Vega$ 3.x Vol. 1

May 15
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 2.x
Chocolate News: The Complete Series



Dirty Jobs: Toughest Jobs <--- NEW!!
Dog Bites Man: The Complete Series
Flashpoint 4.x
Flashpoint: 4-Season Pack
Freak Show: The Complete Series
Hazel 3.x
Hell On Wheels
Hell On Wheels (Blu-ray)



Mythbusters: Top Crash Dummies <--- NEW!!
Riverboat: The Complete Series
The Runaway: The Complete Series <--- NEW!!
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World
The Universe 6.x
The Universe 6.x (Blu-ray)
Victorious 2.x
The War: The Complete Miniseries (Blu-ray)

May 22
Ghost Hunters International 2.x Vol. 2
My Babysitter's A Vampire 1.x



Navy SEALs: The Untold Stories - The Complete Series <--- NEW!!



The River 1.x



Rizzoli & Isles 2.x
Route 66: The Complete Series
Sherlock 2.x



Sherlock 2.x (Blu-ray)
SWAT 2.x



Teen Wolf 1.x

May 29
DeGrassi 11.x Vol. 1
The Diamond Queen
Drop Dead Diva 3.x
The Garfield Show Vol. 6



Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp



Maverick 1.x
Murdoch Mysteries 4.x
The Queen's Palaces
Rookie Blue 2.x
Rookie Blue 2.x (Blu-ray)
Royal Pains 3.x Vol. 2
True Blood 1.x (Blu-ray)
True Blood 2.x (Blu-ray)
True Blood 3.x (Blu-ray)
True Blood 4.x



True Blood 4.x (Blu-ray)
Wing Commander Academy: The Complete Series

June 5
Anthony Bourdain Collection
Babar 1.x
Breaking Bad 4.x



Breaking Bad 4.x (Blu-ray)
Burn Notice 5.x
CatDog 2.x Vol. 1
Civilization: West & The Rest



Curb Your Enthusiasm 8.x
Designing Women: 20 Episodes ($8.99)
Doc Martin 5.x



Fairly Legal 1.x
Falling Skies 1.x



Falling Skies 1.x (Blu-ray)
G.I. Joe Renegades 1.x Vol. 1



Heartland 2.x
Hell's Kitchen 7.x



In Plain Sight 4.x
The Layover



Necessary Roughness 1.x
New Tricks 7.x
Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files
Pretty Little Liars 2.x
Rags to Riches: The Complete Series
SNL: The Women Of <--- NEW!!
Teddy Ruxpin: Complete Adventures
Thundercats 1.x Vol. 2



Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)



The Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites (Blu-ray)
White Collar 3.x
Workaholics 2.x
Workaholics 1.x/2.x (Blu-ray)

June 12
Decoded 2.x



Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks



Doctor Who: Seeds Of Death
Entourage 8.x



Entourage 8.x (Blu-ray)
Episodes 1.x
GCB 1.x
Gene Simmons Family Jewels 6.x Vol. 1
Gene Simmons Family Jewels 6.x Vol. 2
Missing 1.x
The Sarah Jane Adventures 5.x
Scandal 1.x
Top Gear 18.x
Tosh.0: Hoodies (Blu-ray)
The Tribe 1.x Vol. 2

June 19
Batman: Best Of
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 3.x
Franklin & Bash 1.x
Hey Dude 3.x
House of Payne Vol. 9



The Invisible Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Louie 2.x



Louie 2.x (Blu-ray)
Power Rangers Samurai Vol. 1
Power Rangers Samurai Vol. 2



The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series
Web Therapy 1.x
Wilfred 1.x
Wilfred 1.x (Blu-ray)

June 26
Agatha Christie's Poirot 5.x
Agatha Christie's Poirot 5.x (Blu-ray)



Casablanca: The Complete Series



Damages 4.x
Iron Man Armored Adventures 2.x Vol. 1
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 7.x
Meet The Browns 6.x

July 3
Dynasty 6.x
George Gently 4.x
George Gently 4.x (Blu-ray)
Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection Vol. 1 (DVD)
Mannix 7.x
Man Vs. Wild 6.x
Midsomer Murders Vol. 20
Midsomer Murders Vol. 20 (Blu-ray)
Rocko's Modern Life 3.x
The Streets of San Francisco 3.x
The Streets of San Francisco: 3-Season Pack

July 10
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Batmunk
Adventure Time 1.x
Big Bang Theory 1.x (Blu-ray)
Big Bang Theory 2.x (Blu-ray)



Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series (Deluxe Edition)



Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks



Doctor Who: The Krotons
Earthworm Jim: The Complete Series
Father Dowling Mysteries 2.x
G.I. Joe 2.x
The Glades 2.x



iCarly 4.x
Jem and the Holograms 3.x
Warehouse 13 3.x

July 17
Bonanza 3.x



Dan Vs. 1.x
Designing Women 7.x
Diff'rent Strokes 3.x
Scooby-Doo: Laff-A-Lympics - Spooky Games

July 24
Children's Hospital 3.x
Hey Arnold 2.x Vol. 2
Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets

July 31



Fat Albert: The Complete Series



The 87th Precinct: The Complete Series <--- NEW!!
Magic School Bus: The Complete Series



Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIV
Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand

August 7



The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes The Neighborhood



Snapped 5.x <--- NEW!!



Yancy Derringer: The Complete Series <--- NEW!!

August 28



Revenge 1.x

September 18
Inspector Lewis 5.x <--- NEW!!

September 25
Being Human 4.x (Blu-ray) <--- NEW!!


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