With all the great DVD/Blu-rays coming out lately, it looks like just about every genre is featured.
So let’s check out the top new releases that you should be picking up to watch for the first time or, in some cases, revisit!
Crime/Action: If you’re craving good guys and bad guys, check out the just-released Nikita Season 3 (starring Maggie Q and Shane West) or take a visit to New York City with the always-appealing Matt Bomer in USA’s White Collar Season 4.
In fact, we have one (1) DVD copy of White Collar Season 4 to giveaway to one (1) of our lucky readers.
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Comedy: You can go from sitcoms for entire family - like ABC’s long-running The Middle Season 3 (starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn) to a series for slightly more mature audiences such as Glee Season 4 (which featured both McKinley High and post-high school life with Lea Michele’s Rachel and Chris Colfer’s Kurt in NYC).
There's also Fox’s New Girl Season 2, which into what happened when Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) finally go beyond friendship. And then if you want a little more raunch in your comedy, check out 2 Broke Girls Season 2 and Charlie Sheen’s return to sitcom land in FX’s Anger Management: Volume 2.
Drama: The newest version of 90210: The Final Season ended with our cast growing up and moving on to adult life, while the small town of The CW’s Hart of Dixie Season 2 continued to balance the multitude of romantic and relationship issues with Rachel Bilson at its center.
Then, for a crossover of sorts, there are familiar TV faces like Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Clark Gregg (Agents of SHIELD), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Sean Maher (Firefly) and, of course, Joss Whedon who directed the black and white, modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Sci/Fi: Dive into the higher concepts of drama with the first season of SyFy’s Defiance (starring Grant Bowler, Julie Ben and Jaime Murray), where small town drama meets video games and the future. With the more grounded Beauty and the Beast Season 1, you can follow the start of the romance between mortal Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) while also diving into the mythology of how Vincent became The Beast
Yesterday’s Hits: Or if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, consider Gentle Ben Season 1 (which starred Dennis Weaver and a young Clint Howard... yes, Ron’s brother) in the drama about a father, son and their tame bear named Ben. Then, go back to hilarity with the rural classic Petticoat Junction Season 3 (and the first in color!) and The Beverly Hillbilies Season 4 , which followed the backwoods Clampetts as they continue to live in upscale (and equally backwards) Beverly Hills.
Looking for other titles or upcoming releases? Leave a comment here and we’ll let you know what we find out!
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