Even as we arrive at season ten, these Simpsons
DVD boxsets remain irresistible. Put together comprehensively and with real care, this latest release upholds the standard for terrific (and many) DVD extras to back up and complement the episodes themselves.
Season ten of The Simpsons features 23 episodes, spread across four discs, and there are some belters contained within. "Lard Of The Dance", for instance, finds Homer and Bart trying to steal and sell grease, against the backdrop of Lisas school dance. "Lisa Gets An A" meanwhile sees the Simpsons eldest daughter getting addicted to videogames, while "Mayored To The Mob" throws in Mark Hamill and a science fiction convention. Quite brilliant stuff.
The lazy argument though is that by season ten, The Simpsons was on the slide, but theres plenty of compelling evidence in this boxset to counter that. Sure, not every episodes a classic, but there are a lot of laughs and much entertainment to be gleamed here.
Furthermore, when you factor in the commentaries, deleted scenes, sketch gallery and look at the upcoming film, once again the stops have been pulled off for a distinguishable TV collection. Again, The Simpsons--in more than one sense--sets the standard that the others look up to. --Jon Foster
Disc 1 Lard of the Dance, The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Bart the Mother, Treehouse of Horror IX, When You Dish upon a Star, D'oh-in in the Wind.
Disc 2 - Lisa Gets an A, Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble, Mayored to the Mob, Viva Ned Flanders, Wild Barts Can't Be Broken, Sunday, Cruddy Sunday.
Disc 3 - Homer to the Max, I'm with Cupid, Marge Simpson in: Screaming Yellow Honkers, Make Room for Lisa, Maximum Homerdrive, Simpsons Bible Stories.
Disc 4 - Mom and Pop Art, The Old Man and the C Student, Monty Can't Buy Me Love, They Saved Lisa's Brain, Thirty Minutes over Tokyo.
Bonus features - Introduction by Matt Groening, Audio commentaries on all 23 episodes, Deleted Scenes with optional commentary, Animation Showcase for Lard Of The Dance, Animation Showcase for Homer To The Max, The Simpsons Movie - DVD Sneak Peek, Butterfinger Commercials, Intel Homer Advert, CC's Commercials, Sketch Gallery with 5 images, Crank Calls 5:40, A Bit From the Animators.