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DVD Release: Complete Series of Frasier, MacGyver and The Brady Bunch

April 14, 2015

By John Corrado

Last week, Paramount released the complete collections of Frasier, MacGyver and The Brady Bunch on DVD, a trio of impressively sized boxed sets that offer an innumerable amount of discs between them, and come highly recommended for both television enthusiasts and fans of the individual series.

Frasier DVDFrasier: The Complete Series: Running from 1993 to 2004, Frasier follows uptight radio psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) after he moves back to his hometown of Seattle, and finds himself caring for his cantankerous father (John Mahoney).

An immensely popular spinoff from CheersFrasier picked up countless awards throughout its run, for understandable reasons.  The humour and heart of this classic sitcom still feel fresh, offering an excellent and sharply written showcase for Kelsey Grammer and the memorable supporting cast.

Featuring all 264 episodes from the eleven seasons of the show, along with numerous featurettes and bonus material, Frasier: The Complete Series is a massive boxed set that comes highly recommended for fans.

MacGyver DVDMacGyver: The Complete Collection: Running from 1985 to 1992, MacGyver follows the adventures and missions of the title secret agent (Richard Dean Anderson), who became iconic for his ingenious ability to work his way out of any situation, using whipsmart intelligence and gadgets crafted out of whatever supplies are at his disposal.

Exactly thirty years since the show first started, the pure entertainment value and ample suspense of MacGyver still holds up quite well, thanks in large part to Richard Dean Anderson’s charming and likeable portrayal.

Featuring all 139 episodes from the seven seasons of the show, as well as the two TV movies Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) and Trail to Doomsday (1994), MacGyver: The Complete Collection is a lot of fun for both old and new fans alike.

The Brady Bunch DVDThe Brady Bunch: The Complete Series: Running from 1969 to 1974, The Brady Bunch is the blended family of Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol (Florence Henderson), as well as his three boys (Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland) and her three girls (Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen).  And who can forget their longtime housekeeper, Alice (Ann B. Davis)?

Although first airing before my time, I have fond memories of watching episodes in syndication during my own childhood, and the show still offers its share of corny old school charms.

Featuring all 117 episodes spread over five seasons, The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series provides a nice nostalgia boost for those who grew up with the series, while offering the perfect opportunity for new generations to discover this family.

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