Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)

Another great title is out from the WHV video collection. This time it’s the complete ninth season of Smallville. I checked out the Blu-ray version and the quality on this set is superb. Although I’m not the biggest fan of the show, I do like it and am glad it’s still trucking along on TV. In this ninth season, the trouble and the drama cranks up 1000 notches with the relationship between Clark and Lois heating up. Action isn’t lacking either this season with guest appearances by DC characters such as Wonder Twins, Dr. Fate, Hawkman, and the notorious Zod! High-quality video and fast paced action make this set one of the year’s best!

Here is a video clip for your enjoyment:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season - Blu-ray

Whoa! Between this show and True Blood, it's clear that vampires have taken over the TV networks. It would be too easy to brush a TV show like Vampire Diaries off as another way for someone to cash in on the sudden vampire trend. But don't jump your guns just yet. This show is definitely not a "flash in the pan". I believe it has what it takes to make it in the long run. With a very compelling storyline, mysterious characters, and great acting, Vampire Diaries is a hit that will be here for a while. The only beef I have with the show is that the teenagers are WAY too mature for their own good here. It might have been more believable if these were college kids. Instead, some of these high schoolers are involved in relationships that would be way over their heads in real life. I wouldn't want any teenagers in my family emotionally invested in relationships the way some of the kids here are.

Ok, rant over.

Despite the flaws I mentioned above, I think this show is something that a lot of adults can "sink their teeth into". I've always been a sucker for a good vampire story, and this is one of the best I've seen in a while. I finally got to finish the first season on Blu-ray and honestly, I couldn't get enough. With the cliffhangers at the end of each show, I was left hungry for each episode. The quality of video on the Blu-ray colection is superb and made it much more interesting to watch. Warner Bros seems to be finishing the year off right with this addition to their home video collection.

And for a peek at the show, check this out:

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Middle: The Complete First Season

Family comedies have been redeemed thanks to the hit show The Middle. Watching this show is one of those that really makes you feel like part of the family. Patricia Heaton stars as Frankie Heck, frazzled mom of 3 trying to keep her head above water. Along with her husband, they try to remain sane amidst all the complications of raising a family. What makes this show work is that underneath all the wacky situations the family goes through, it is a very realisitc look at what having a family looks like. A big plus is that it doesn't rely on turning the family into "white-trash" for our enjoyment like some shows do. You actually feel for these people, especially the youngest kid known as Brick! Check out the first season on DVD and you'll see what I mean. It's a fine collection of episodes from one of TV's best comedies! And for your viewing pleasure, check out this clip:

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Newsboys - "Born Again" Live @ Ocean Grove, NJ

At their memorable concert in Ocean Grove, I captured this performance of the Newsboys' "Born Again" on video. This was one song that sent shockwaves though the excited NJ crowd. And without further ado, here is the live version of the title track from their latest album.