I have been watching a lot of Scrubs on Netflix. I really loved the first three seasons and then the tone of show changed. The show got a lot more goofy and the characters became caricatures of themselves.
I was considering not watching anymore but then I changed my thinking and accepted the new zany format.
First of let me say that Netflix streaming is awesome. I have XBOX Live Gold so I can use my 360 to watch it on my TV. My wife and I have been watching Murder, She Wrote. I love mysteries and the lead character, J.B. Fletcher, is like a female version of Sherlock Holmes.
It's nice to see a program with older people in it. Seems that all the TV lately is all about the young people. It's also great to see a world with no internet or cell phones.
Personally after watching a few episodes I figured the F.B.I. would hunt her down as being a serial killer since everywhere she goes someone dies and she "solves" the crime
M*A*S*H is my favorite TV series of all time and I typically watch the entire series at least a couple of times a year. One of the things that took me a while to notice was how well the DVD menus are. Each season has a different look and most incorporate scenes from the episodes in the episode sub menu. Fonts are different, they sometimes wrap to scene elements and in one case they are backwards.
I am including a couple of screen shots to make my point.
Here we see the menu tacked onto the ring and it almost looks like it should be there
The topic for the episode, exchanging red for blue, is used as the menu. I like how they used both colors.
This one is my favorite. In this episode Radar tries his hand at writing. I love how the font is backwards.
It seems to me this was the promise of DVD but very few movies and TV series really make use of the available media to make each disc unique.
I love Oz, its one of my favorite shows of all time. In season four though it got weird. In the episode called Conversions Luke Perry stars as a Christian pastor and in one scene casts demons out of a fellow prisoner. Very strange. Then in the episode Revenge Is Sweet they test a drug that ages you based on how long your sentence is.
I just got the first disc of the first season of the X-Files today from Netflix. I used to love the show and it holds up pretty well. It's strange to see Scully pouring over microfiche and not searching the Internet. Before this show came out I was a huge Art Bell fan and into all the conspiracy theories. I remember people calling into Art Bell talking about flying black triangles and then a few weeks later seeing it featured in an episode - exciting!
I finally grew out of all that around 1995 when I started my computer career. It's funny how some people never grow out of it.