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TV delights

International TV series like Twin Peaks and Friends have long enthralled us. In this issue, we take a look at three modern TV hits that are now available on DVD

Bibek Bhattacharya | Print Edition: August 24, 2008

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
(Season 1)


After the immensely popular Ally McBeal and The Practice, the makers of these two TV shows started Boston Legal in 2004, which soon established itself as being a funny and gripping TV show as well. This is in no small measure due to the brilliant interaction of the two main leads—the egomaniacal, lascivious old Denny Crane (William Shatner) and the idealistic-to-a-fault Alan Shore (James Spader). Add to this a revolving cast of very interesting characters and some truly funny and memorable instances. Boston Legal is an extremely interesting piece of serio-comic legal drama. 20th Century Fox
Price: Rs 1,995

Lost
Lost
(Seasons 1, 2 and 3)

When Lost premiered in 2004, no one would have guessed just how popular the series would become. And not just in the US, but here as well. Now that the first three seasons are out on DVD, you, too, can immerse yourself in the fate of the survivors of the Oceanic Flight 815, which crashes on a mysterious tropical island. Over the three seasons, follow the survivors as they fight for survival and are threatened by mysterious entities (including a not-so-mysterious polar bear in Season 1!) and the malevolent inhabitants of the island called “the Others”. The narrative arc follows the day-to-day travails of the characters along with flashbacks from the various characters’ lives. The bonus features include secrets about “the Others” and behind-the-scenes stories. Gripping stuff. Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Price: Rs 3,995

Grey’s Anatomy
 Grey’s Anatomy
(Seasons 1, 2 and 3)

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning drama is routinely hailed as the most compelling show on TV. Taking its name from the famous medical handbook, Grey’s Anatomy follows the professional and personal lives of Meredith Grey, a young intern, and that of her colleagues and patients. The show is rightly praised for taking a very clear-sighted look into life in a hospital and how doctors cope with their enormous responsibility of saving lives while trying to find love and that perfect human balance. The DVDs come packed with bonus features, including steamy scenes deleted from the TV versions, extra features about the lead characters, on-the-set interviews and never-seen-before footage. Enter the captivating world of Seattle Grace Hospital. Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Price: Rs 1,195-2,295

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