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Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015

Dave!My favorite television show of all time bounces between Cupid (the Jeremy Piven original, not the shitty 2009 remake) and Veronica Mars. Interestingly enough, they were both created by the same guy... Rob Thomas (not the singer from Matchbox Twenty).

Cupid has never been released on home video, so the only way I get to see it is to watch digital recordings I copied from VHS tape. Needless to say, "crappy" doesn't even begin to describe their quality (or lack thereof), so I am always on the watching for an officially release on iTunes or something.

It never comes.

The good news is that over the past decade we've seen a number of shows I've been waiting for finally get a release. Once I noticed the fantastic Now and Again was out last Fall, I decided to see what else was available...

And here's a list of shows I'm still waiting for...

  • Cupid (the best television show ever).
  • Oh Grow Up! (Alan Ball pre-Six Feet Under).
  • I'm With Her (Great television knock-off of Notting Hill featuring one of Peter Dinklage's best roles as a slimy Hollywood agent... plus a cameo by Betty White in one of the episodes that's among her best).
  • Grapevine (The original, not the sucky remake).
  • The American Embassy (Another American in London show).
  • Strange World (X-Files type conspiracy show).
  • Bands Reunited (I've already raved about this awesome show).
  • P.S.I. Luv You (CONNIE SELLECCA!!).
  • Duet (Alison La Placa hilarity).
  • Marker (Yes it's Richard Grieco, but doesn't suck!).

And I don't get why they haven't been released. The process for converting old TV shows to digital video is undoubtedly fully automated by now. I can't imagine it costs very much to do... especially since you don't even have to press DVDs any more.

I dunno. Maybe television studios don't want the money?

Because I'd be happy to pay.

And so would a lot of other people, I'd imagine.

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  1. B.E. Earl says:

    I fell in love with Veronica Mars, in no small part due to your recommendation. I’ve never seen Cupid, but I’m willing to give it a go if it ever shows up.

    LOVED The Human Target. Vastly underrated show with a great premise. Was so sad when it wasn’t renewed. Damn…now I want to watch that season all over again.

    I remember loving Tour of Duty when it first aired. Same with China Beach. Not sure I would enjoy either as much in my (cough) old age. Perhaps…

  2. Dan says:

    What about Pushing Daisies. I thought you really liked that show.

    • Daver says:

      I love Pushing Daisies… but that’s been available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital from the very beginning. I’m looking at shows that I can’t get on home video.

  3. Ren says:

    I’m guessing the releases are held up by distribution rights, probably for included music. I heard that The Wonder Years was recently released with most of its music. Previously, there was apparently only a partial release of select episodes.

  4. Bands reunited is amazing. Watched them all and still rewatch them on youtube. Berlin and Kajagoogoo are great!

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