DVD box sets - recommendations?

#1
Any recommendations for decent DVD box sets? Preferably of a similar ilk to the West Wing, Band of Brothers, Frasier, American Dad, the Prisoner etc.
 

Sixty

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#2
Very wide selection of genres there, Arte. Last ones I bought were Rome, series one and two.

Always fun.
 
#4
Soldier, Soldier is available as a DVD set. Enjoy watching well scripted episodes with the occasional military howler to brighten up your life.
 
#6
Ultimate Farce

and if you like old films the Powell and Pressberger box set is wonderfulhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Powell-Pressburger-Collection-Dirk-Bogarde/dp/B000HRLWR6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1214258516&sr=1-1
 
#7
For some cracking edge-of-the-seat entertainment, try "24" and "Prison Break".
They're both really slick episodic thrillers with good plots, interesting characters and genuinely surprising cliffhangers.
 

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#9
Sixty said:
Very wide selection of genres there, Arte. Last ones I bought were Rome, series one and two.

Always fun.
Seconded for the Rome series, both good.

Sharpe boxed set is good value on Amazon - I was surprised how many I had missed on the telly.
 
#10
I would have said for definate band of brothers if you never mentioned :D

I'm quite a big fan of dumb stuff like the Jackass, Viva La Bam, Dirty Sanchez box sets....... good for when youve had a few bevvies in you with a few mates around!
 
#13
May I suggest something along your original lines.

ANZAC's

Although made in the 1980's it tells the story of a bunch of Aussies in WW1.
Absolutely superb.

Have a ANZAC Link

HH
 
#16
"Boston Legal"

3 series on DVD another one to come.

Hilarious courtroom antics - Shatner pokes fun at himself all the time. Get season one and you will be hooked.

For more serious boxed set action try "The Wire" - underfunded cops trying to mount covert ops on drug dealers - written by ex cop - 4 seasons of that out on DVD with another on the way.

"The Shield" for a modern anti-hero cop - you love him despite the bad things he does. 6 or 7 seasons of those out there.

I got "Foyles War" dirt cheap from amazon and have enjoyed dipping into those from time to time. WW2 cop dealing with mundane and not so mundane life as a south-east coast detective.

These are my faves of the moment. "The Wire" is probably the series least known over here but is grown up telly.

My 2p worth
 
#17
Fishcakes said:
Dexter. This is a new series taken from the Jeff Linsay books. If you want something dark this is the way forward

I'll second that. Well scripted, good characters all centred around a 'Death Wish' theme... cops can prove, Dexter deals with in his job as a forensic scientist working for the police. Clever indeed.
 
#18
Just got the Sharpe box set. Awesome. Good value. There's about 15 episodes, each an hour and a half in length.
 
#20
Surprised nobody's mentioned it yet but how about Deadwood, Season 1, 2 and 3. Best Western yet, and the character played by Ian McShane is terrific.
 

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