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DVD: thirtysomething: The Complete First Season

While John Hughes was defining the 1980’s for teenagers in the movies, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz were doing the same thing for yuppie boomers on television with “thirtysomething,” which is finally receiving the deluxe boxed-set treatment. A lovingly packaged six-disc collection boasts all 21 original episodes from the first season as well as a 40-page book and hours of extras. [...]

DVD: The Alzheimer’s Project

Ugh! I can’t think of anything more painful than watching nine hours of a documentary about Alzheimer’s disease, but believe it or not, the new DVD called “The Alzheimer’s Project” an amazing, informative, and entertaining must-see documentary. The tag line says “it will change the way America things about Alzheimer’s” and that is true, just by what I said in the first sentence. [...]

TV: Mad Men

The mysterious, booze-soaked advertising genius Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is still at the center of the second season of "Mad Men," now out on DVD, but the writers have decided to spread the wealth around, providing beefed up roles for actresses Christina Hendricks, Elisabeth Moss, and January Jones. [...]

TV: Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

If you have a completely juvenile sense of humor, or really laugh hard at Judd Apatow movies, you may want to check out “Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire.” I think it's one of the weirdest and funniest new shows on television, and it is also completely subversive. [...]

TV: TrueBlood

Not long ago, I thought the best thing ever made for television was the “Six Feet Under” series, but then along came “True Blood,” created (not surprisingly) by the same guy, Alan Ball. [...]