Best in Shows (Part 1 of 2) [REPOST]
As you may remember from my article on the SlingBox a couple of months back, I am a fanatic and proponent of portable entertainment. In recent years, I have begun collecting more TV Shows on DVD and other formats as Nick-at-Night no longer plays what I like. Studios have embraced DVDs and digital formats as a way to keep old shows alive and bring them into a new generation, nonetheless find another way to generate revenue.
Now, there are many legal loopholes that these studios have to go through. The actors and producers of the shows did not usually sign contracts that included in-home distribution. That is why today many shows are available readily (like CSI: Miami immediately after the season close) and others may never see the light of day (like You Can’t Do That on Television which is owned by about four different entities and has 100 actors over the years to contend with, most of who are no longer in the industry).
Knowing that, some shows are easier to track down than others. Still, I have been looking for and watching a number of shows that are off the beaten track. That is why for the next two months I will be presenting to you a short list of ten of the top television shows (in no particular order) that you most likely have never heard of or at the very least never seen.
Without further ado, let’s get to our first five:
Unhappily Ever After
The Secret World of Alex Mack
Get a Life
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little taste of obscure television that you have never seen. Next month we’ll finish this off with five other excellent shows that got little to no air in America, including two that were born abroad. Until then!