Jan 21

Tales of the City (20th Anniversary edition)

In honor of the release of Armistead Maupin’s 9th book in the Tales of the City series today The Days of Anna Madrigal, we’ve got the re-release of his ground-breaking PBS adaptation of the first novel on DVD for you to watch.  This sweet story about San Francisco in the 1970′s was banned on several TV stations in the South.  20 years later that idea seems more quaint than shocking.  Maupin’s group of friends at 28 Barbary Lane join together and create their logical family (his phrase for the family we choose).  For Hitchcock fans, there’s definitely more than a few nods in the mini-series.  As the cover suggests, this is truly one of the best mini-series ever made.

Read the new book The Days of Anna Madrigal.
Watch the original mini-series Tales of the City on DVD.

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Jan 01

Binge Watching in the Golden Age of Television

golden-age-tvNew Year’s is a great time to catch up on your favorite television shows or find a new favorite to start watching.  Many critics believe we are currently living in a new Golden Age of Television.  Here are some of the series that make that statement a reality.  DVDs make for great binge watching (viewing episode after episode after episode).  Stop by today and check out some television from our collection:

The Big C
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
Justified
Madmen
Treme

 

Dec 30

Shadow Dancer

Enjoy PBS dramas from the U.K.?  Shadow Dancer is an Irish production starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Clive Owen (Second Sight):

When single mother Collette McVeigh is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA plot in London, an MI5 officer (Owen) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in the MI5 and return home. When her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger.

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