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An entry of semi-substance!

I'm going to try and start making entries that have a little but of oomph to them occasionally. This is the start of that. In this entry, you will see my pick for 5 shows that direly need to be put on DVD. The criteria is as such:

The shows must not have been put on legit DVD. Being on bootlegs does not count. They also can have been put on smaller DVDs as 'special features' or in certain packages by theme, but have not yet been given true 'season' treatment.

#5: Beverly Hills Teens

Ah, this show. A lot of people, and I mean a LOT of people, have no idea what this show is. For good reason. It's far from the most exciting show on the face of the earth. In fact, if you weren't aware of it beforehand and you tried to watch it now, you'd probably think that it was the stupidest thing in the entire world. But it isn't. It's a nostalgic look back at the stereotypes that ran rampant in the late 80s. Plus, it has one of the best theme song sequences in history. And believe me, I pay attention to theme song sequences like crazy!

#4: Doug

Like the show above, this song's theme song is instantly, INSTANTLY catchy. I remember the day after I got Nick for the first time (7th grade, I was deprived), I spent the entire day whistling that tune over and over again. It sticks in your head, but you don't mind it being there. However, theme songs aren't the only thing worth noticing. This was an extremely entertaining show. Doug had a very eclectic cast, from the awesomeness that is Judy, to the strange yet entertaining antics of Mr. Dink. And Porkchop... I've wondered before, and I'll keep on wondering. Who is worth more? Porkchop or Snoopy? It's like the chicken and the egg question.

#3: Boston Public

I hate high school. I honestly, truly, utterly hate high school. Which is therefore kind of funny when you see the list in its completed form, because over half the shows deal with it in some form or another. The thing about Boston Public was that it focused on the teachers instead of the students. And they were some funny ass teachers. Loretta Devine as Marla was as humorous as she was intimidating. Chi McBride as Steven Harper was a looming voice of reason. And that guy who played Harvey was a cantankerous old fool. The cast went through a crapload of changes, with people leaving at the drop of a hat, but the stories were strong throughout, if not a little heavy handed. It's a crime that this show hasn't been put on DVD yet. Honestly.

#2: X-Men

I honestly don't think that you could have grown up in the early-mid 90s and not have watched this show. It was the shit. It helped comics get a lot of fans (if only fleeting fans, who seemingly all attached themselves to Wolverine), which is both a good and a bad thing. But those of us who knew the history, who fell in love with it for what it did, understood just what a gem it was. I still cry when I watch the end of the Phoenix Saga. I still love the spot on characterization and voices that were picked. I still love the fact that the show paid us so much damned fan service throughout its run. And I still want this damned thing on DVD!

#1: Daria

Come on. This is me we're talking about. How could this show NOT be at the top of the list? I actually think it's at the top of the list overall, too. People clamor for this show, because they understand just how brilliant it was. Daria is my idol. There is no doubt about it. I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't have Daria in my life from the time I was a freshman on. Yes, I understand that the show would be hard to put on DVD because of the music rights, but I can attest that, having watched the bonus episodes on the Is It College Yet? movie that we don't really care about the damned music in the background or played during the interludes. What we want is the writing! Put. This. On. DVD. NOW!

And there we have it. The 5 shows that have never been given proper treatment, but need to. Next time, I intend on ranking the five shows that have been given DVD treatment, but did not finish their runs.