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New Arrivals - TV on DVD for the week of 12/31

Check out these shows on DVD just added to the library's collection.


Allison Says: Get a Life: The Complete Series
Amazon Says: Whenever a new network gets a start, some weird things make it onto the air. That's the only possible explanation for Get a Life, Chris Elliott's short-lived series in which h more...
Amazon Says: Whenever a new network gets a start, some weird things make it onto the air. That's the only possible explanation for Get a Life, Chris Elliott's short-lived series in which he starred as a thirtysomething paperboy, Chris Peterson, who still lived at home with his folks. (His dad, strangely enough, was played by Chris's real-life father, Bob Elliott, a respected comedian in his own right.) The two episodes on Volume 1 exemplify what Get a Life was all about: a straight-faced spoof of sitcom conventions that managed to avoid all of the conventions that spoofs usually observe. That it wasn't laugh-out-loud funny is beside the point; Elliott's fans know that his brand of humor is often diametrically opposed to conventional humor. Though the plots are fairly conventional--in "The Prettiest Week of My Life," Peterson enrolls in the Handsome Boy Modeling School, where he competes with another student, Sapphire; "Bored Straight" finds Peterson trying to rehabilitate a gang of teens--the shows themselves are anything but. --Randy Silver less...
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Allison Says: Monarch of the Glen. Series 3
Amazon Says: Archie MacDonald continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success. First he must answer to the bank's new manager, then face a smooth operator who has his eye on Ben Bogle. more...
Amazon Says: Archie MacDonald continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success. First he must answer to the bank's new manager, then face a smooth operator who has his eye on Ben Bogle. Add in his father's usual mischief and the young laird barely has enough time to sort out his love life, which proves to be as complicated as ever. This DVD includes all eleven episodes from the third series, Richard Briers's last. less...
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