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ThirtySomething - Season 3 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton, Melanie Mayron
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Revelation Films
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Sept. 2011
  • Run Time: 720 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,458 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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thirtysomething was more than a snapshot of the late 80s /early 90s it was a cultural phenomenon.

By Season Three, the show about the inner workings of a group of close friends and married couples had reached full maturity as a series. The relationships and conflicts existed on a completely realised level that allowed the viewer to associate, to new heights, with what was happening on their TV. Whether it was Michael and Hope trying to keep their fire lit, Gary evolving into fatherhood, Melissa s ongoing struggles with the opposite sex, Ellyn s wandering moral judgment, or a transformed Elliot caring for his cancer-stricken wife Nancy (an Emmy®-winning performance by Patricia Wettig) the lives of these characters had come a long way in just a couple of seasons, much like the progression of real life... thirtysomething life.

The Complete Third Season features all 24 episodes with select in-depth commentaries from the creators, cast and crew.

Special Features:

- New Introduction By Edward Zwick And Marshall Herskovitz
- Commentaries By The Creators, Cast And Crew

Episode Listing:
1. Nancy s Mom 2. Love & Sex 3. Mr. Right 4. New Baby 5. The Legacy 6. Strangers 7. Pilgrims 8. Burning Bush 9. New Parents 10. Michael s Campaign 11. Pulling Away 12. Another Country 13. Post Op 14. Once A Mermaid 15. Fathers And Lovers 16. Her Cup Runneth Over 17. Good Sex, Bad Sex, What Sex, No Sex 18. The Other Shoe 19. Three Year Itch 20. I m Nobody, Who Are You? 21. Arizona 22. Going Limp 23. The Go-Between 24. Samurai Adman

DVD Special Features:
New Introduction By Edward Zwick And Marshall Herskovitz
Commentaries By The Creators, Cast And Crew

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I guess that you need to have been around when this drama was originally aired (in the very late 80's) to really appreciate it being available on DVD, but if you are looking for a drama series about life in your thirties and have not seen it before then you could do worse than to give it a look. Yes, it is a U.S drama, with some references which won't mean anything to U.K audiences, but there is lot of it that is still relevant today. Families, jobs, careers, relationships etc. all of them get examined here. If you can, watch the 4 series in order, as they do build on the previous one. At times it gets a little bit self obsessed, but hey! that's how we were back then - and no apologies!! Overall, this was a great series, yes, the odd episode failed to deliver, but I have never come across any drama series that did not have the odd hiccup. At least give season 1 a go, even if you have to buy it second hand. Don't be fooled by some of the offers on EBay though, for the complete 4 seasons, they are copies made from the original VHS video tapes and are not brilliant quality.
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It's fantastic that after so mnay years Thirtysomething is available on DVD (having missed the videotape age completely I think). The third season is IMHO the high point of the show as the impact of the ad agency DAA, and its CEO Miles Drentel in particular, shows up in the lives of the main characters. This theme takes over the show, moving it away from the original idea of close examination of very small events in ordinary lives. However, it became a better show for the change. Extras are commentaries and an intro item which is a dialogue between the producers - all very interesting the the devotee of the show like me. Reasonable quality video remembering the show was produced 20 years ago.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL RELEVANT 23 May 2010
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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It would be wrong to think that a tv show that so personified specific time and culture would not still be relevant-this is a TV show that holds up. How many recent broadcast tv dramas will do the same?

I was twentysomething when it was broadcast, and while my life could not have been less like those of the characters, I enjoyed it. As a fortysomething(due to the long delay in this series coming out on DVD) I still enjoy it. Strong writing, characters, and acting ensure that this does not feel dated( though it is amusing to relive the fashions of the time and see how big the cell phones were).

I can't comment on the extras- I rarely ever watch/listen to them- I prefer to let the work speak for itself. The quality of the video and audio were just fine on my non- HD tv. The booklet is worth looking at only for the hilariously banal one line descriptions of the episodes.

I was surprised by how much of this show seemed familiar after all this time- more stuck in my memory than I would have guessed, but I related to it somewhat differently than when I was younger. This is a quality tv show that has stood the test of time - if you liked it then, rewatch it now, and if you dismissed it as yuppies whining back then, give it another try.

Now can we get China Beach on DVD?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Season Three - Thirtysomething 24 Mar. 2010
By Book and music lover "Jane" - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent season full of great episodes between Patricia Wettig and Timothy Busfield (as well as many cameos - Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Angela Bassett, Stanley Tucci, Tess Harper, and others). Great episodes in general. Enjoyable commentary by Peter Horton and Patricia Wettig. One more thing, after going back and visiting these episodes it's obvious that much of television today pales in comparison to the quality of thirtysomething's writing, the characters, and the show in general. I absolutely LOVE going back and watching these episodes and hearing the commentary about how the scenes were filmed, the actors/directors' memories of the episode and the writing, etc. (I would like to hear commentary by Polly Draper though, maybe on season 4?)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Amazon 5 Jun. 2014
By Myra Lieberman - Published on Amazon.com
Apparently, too many of us watched these episodes at no cost on Prime Instant Video. Now, Amazon is charging, with no notice. $1.99 per episode in Standard Definition and $2.99 for HD. My computer plays everything on HD anyway. So, our enjoyment has obviously cost Amazon money, so we have lost it. This happened to me mid watching.
I have been a Prime Member for years and am very upset by this. Other suggestions are also now charging.
Perhaps Prime will no longer be worth it. Buying the Entire Season is a poor option but, less expensive than each episode. Shame !!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars why add to Prime then remove it in less than a month? 5 Jun. 2014
By mj444 - Published on Amazon.com
Very frustrating!!!!!! I was working my way through the episodes at a good pace ..in less than 2 weeks I was at Season 4 Ep# 3 when BOOM Amazon removed all seasons from Prime. It was added to Prime only a couple weeks ago. I loved re-watching the series, but not enough to buy it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome at 40 something 21 Oct. 2010
By D. Berg - Published on Amazon.com
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I never missed this show in my 20's and they are even better to watch now in my 40's. The quality of writing and acting is awesome, and the production quality of these shows was well worth the wait to see again. The current line of TV shows should take some lessons from this series.
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