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Collecting / Completing TV Series
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As most of you know... I love collecting TV Series. Even more then collecting movies. I started way back when the first season of The X-Files was released at a $150 retail price back then. I am so glad prices came down so much for season sets!

My favorite thing about collecting TV Series is being able to complete a series... and have every episode.

Today I got this in the mail...

Jason of Star Command / Space Academy / Ark II


All Regions

Released: 10/28/2008






Which is 3 complete TV series in 1 boxset.

With this set I now have 150 Completed TV Series!   

I am so thrilled I hit this milestone! You can see my list of completed series HERE
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or more money! 
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I understand completely. I await season six of Have Gun - Will Travel, which will finish the series. My wife and I revisit Bones and Castle often, and there are other series (especially westerns) I watch gleefully.

I suspect collectors enjoy some recent shows, but actively seek out shows from our childhood and youth... the cherished memories of our individual pasts.
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Addicted2DVD:
“I am so thrilled I hit this milestone!....”

Me too!

I started collecting TV series in December 1999 with The Twilight Zone Vol. 14, These be will completely updated next month when series 5 Blu-ray is released. These were shortly joined by the The Sopranos, The X-Files, Inspector Morse and the Avengers in 2000.

After battling computers and online communications since 1956 and short sabbatical from computers in January 2000 I retired my old 86 and bought a new computer and joined the mob on the internet. That and buying the DVD Profiler was all that was needed to complete a serious addiction of collecting TV series.  After all now with a few clicks I could have the darn things delivered right to my front door.

I mainly collect crime drama (detective, police) mysteries, sci-if and westerns. And some classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeanie, etc. .

I have added a tag to mark complete TV series and as time permits checking and verifying my collection for complete TV series. I have 286 that are candidates for completes series.

For crime/dramas I have recently branched out to Scandinavian and Italian TV series.
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I am a collector of TV series as well, but have some catching up to do with you guys...

My favorite peeve: companies bringing out only part of a TV series, varying from half of the first season to all but the last season.

A growing trend I fear, since I notice many recent TV series being available on VOD, but not on DVD/BD.
At the same time, some well remembered TV series from the '80s and '90s still need to be detected by the publishers. In those cases there are also often copyright issues (shouldn't happen with newer ones though).
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I am a collector of TV series as well, but have some catching up to do with you guys...

My favorite peeve: companies bringing out only part of a TV series, varying from half of the first season to all but the last season.

A growing trend I fear, since I notice many recent TV series being available on VOD, but not on DVD/BD.
At the same time, some well remembered TV series from the '80s and '90s still need to be detected by the publishers. In those cases there are also often copyright issues (shouldn't happen with newer ones though).


I agree. Starting a series on DVD then abandonment.
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We don't need stinkin' IMDB's errors, we make our own.
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As most of you know... I love collecting TV Series. Even more then collecting movies. I started way back when the first season of The X-Files was released at a $150 retail price back then. I am so glad prices came down so much for season sets!

My favorite thing about collecting TV Series is being able to complete a series... and have every episode.

Today I got this in the mail...

Jason of Star Command / Space Academy / Ark II


All Regions

Released: 10/28/2008






Which is 3 complete TV series in 1 boxset.

With this set I now have 150 Completed TV Series!   

I am so thrilled I hit this milestone! You can see my list of completed series HERE

I collect Tv shows, alot as well.  It is the largest genre in my collection.  It probably turned out this way because in the VHS days it was not an option.  The generally try to complete a seerise, with a few exceptions.
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on a few things brought up in this thread...

Quoting Staid S Barr:
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I am a collector of TV series as well, but have some catching up to do with you guys...

My favorite peeve: companies bringing out only part of a TV series, varying from half of the first season to all but the last season.


I know what you mean... feel the same way... but when it gets down to it... I am usually at least happy I have some of the series to enjoy. I figure it is better then none at all.

Quoting Srehtims:
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I have added a tag to mark complete TV series and as time permits checking and verifying my collection for complete TV series. I have 286 that are candidates for completes series.


I have done the same thing... plus some. Tags I have for TV Series is...

- Completed
- Originally Aired
------ ABC
------ CBS
------ CW
------ Fox
------ HBO
------ NBC
------ Sci-Fi
------ Showtime
- Play All Feature
- Themed Episodes
------ Birthday Episodes
------ Christmas Episodes
------ Halloween Episodes
------ Thanksgiving Episodes
------ Valentine Episodes

I need to add a few more to the originally aired section now though.

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I suspect collectors enjoy some recent shows, but actively seek out shows from our childhood and youth... the cherished memories of our individual pasts.


I have a nice handful of shows that are from my childhood... such as the boxset in the first post.  It is a lot of fun watching some of them again... especially now being able to share the show with my daughter.

But sometimes memory and genre just isn't enough... and all you can think is "what was I thinking back then!?!"  A few had me shaking my head trying to watch it again... like...

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Complete Series


Region 1

Released: 2/10/2004

Full Frame 1.33




Monster Squad: The Complete Series


All Regions

Released: 6/23/2009

Full Frame 1.33





But still... part of my childhood so...
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My favorite thing about collecting TV Series is being able to complete a series... and have every episode.


For this reason i tend to only buy "complete collection" sets of TV series these days.
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What really pisses me off is that the studios will hook you with the first season then stop because they don't want to pay the rights to the music in the series like they did with "WKRP in Cincinnati". They butchered the first season DVD release by editing out all the original music and replaced it with royalty free crap and by doing this they actually had to cut out entire scenes and even dubbed over original dialogue. It was a travesty. The first season was released over 4 years ago and was received with nothing less than utter disdain from fans of the show. We'll never see the other 3 seasons .
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What really pisses me off is that the studios will hook you with the first season then stop because they don't want to pay the rights to the music in the series like they did with "WKRP in Cincinnati". They butchered the first season DVD release by editing out all the original music and replaced it with royalty free crap and by doing this they actually had to cut out entire scenes and even dubbed over original dialogue. It was a travesty. The first season was released over 4 years ago and was received with nothing less than utter disdain from fans of the show. We'll never see the other 3 seasons .


Northern Exposure (on that show they changed the music from the original) was the first series i encountered this. What i gathered is that the DVD's would actually cost twice as much if they paid the royalties of the music used on the show. Personally i blame on the greed of the music industry on these ones, not the studios.
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Yeah... but I think if they need to completely butcher a show to release they just shouldn't bother. Now don't get me wrong... I can see one or two small changes if there is something they can't get the rights to... but if they need to change more then that it probably shouldn't be released at all.
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I too love collecting TV Shows (definitely started with VHS....Star Trek: TNG)....but, even so, when I read your opening post Pete I was gobsmacked!

150 TV shows!!!! Wow, I thought, that's inconceivable....so, I thought I'd look through mine and I cannot believe the results:

1. Queer As Folk (UK)
2. X-Files
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4. V
5. Planet of the Apes
6. Angel
7. Miss Marple
8. Dinotopia
9. Once and Again *
10. Crime Traveller
11. Will & Grace
12. The Dead Zone
13. To the Manor Born
14. Hornblower
15. Kindred The Embraced
16. Babylon 5
17. LeXX
18. Class Act
19. The Scarlet Pimpernel
20. Randall & Hopkirk {deceased} (Remake)
21. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
22. Dark Angel
23. Rosemary & Thyme
24. Dawson's Creek
25. Charlie's Angels *
26. 24
27. Spooks
28. Urban Gothic
29. The Incredible Hulk *
31. Friends
32. Roswell
33. Murder Rooms
34. Smallville *
35. The Borrowers
36. Chocky
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
38. Jonathan Creek
39. Party of Five
40. Blake's 7
41. Wonder Woman
42. Poirot
43. Millennium
44. Dead Like Me
45. North and South
46. By the Sword Divided
47. Quantum Leap
48. Shoebox Zoo
49. Jeremiah
50. The 4400
51. Gargoyles *
52. Tru Calling
53. The Outer Limits (New Series)
54. Tenko
55. Danger UXB
56. The Cazalets
57. Charmed
58. The Forsyte Saga
59. We'll Meet Again
60. Shillingbury Tales
61. Ally McBeal
62. Stargate: SG1
63. The Hardby Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries *
64. Murder, She Wrote *
65. Marple *
66. Peanuts
67. Murder One
68. Eerie Indiana
69. Lois & Clark *
70. Alias
71. Goodnight Sweetheart
72. Island at War
73. Blue Murder *
74. The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
75. Tales from the Crypt *
76. The OC
77. 21 Jump Street
78. Earth 2
79. Star Trek: Voyager
80. One Tree Hill
81. Deadwood
82. Bewitched
83. Lost
84. Crusade
85. Battlestar Galactica (remake)
86. Veronica Mars
87. The Twilight Zone (2002)
88. Firefly
89. American Gothic
90. Buck Rogers
91. Without a Trace *
92. Afterlife
93. Sea of Souls
94. Sliders *
96. Stargate: Atlantis
97. Doctor Who (New Series) *
98. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation *
99. Desperate Housewives *
100. 2point4 Children
101. Absolutely Fabulous
102. Bugs
103. CSI: Miami *
104. CSI: NY *
105. Poltergeist: The Legacy *
106. Sex and the City
107. Anne of Green Gables
108. The West Wing
109. Teen Titans *
110. Band of Gold
111. X-Men Animated *
112. Dinosaurs *
113. Blue Gender
114. Hex
115. Farscape
116. You Rang M'Lord
117. Carnivale
118. Medium
119. Robocop
120. Wire in the Blood *
121. Amazing Stories *
122. Upstairs Downstairs
123. Sapphire and Steel
124. The Grand
125. Surface
126. Invasion
127. Prison Break
128. Highlander The Series
129. Supernatural
130. Murder in Suburbia
131. Rome *
132. Nightmares & Dreamscapes
133. Ghost Whisperer
134. Boomtown
135. Butterflies
136. Jericho (UK Show)
137. Love Hurts
138. House M.D.
139. Doctor Who (Original Series)
140. Beauty and the Beast
141. Beverly Hills 90210
142. Bones
143. Melrose Place
144. Doc Martin
145. Kavanagh Q.C.
146. Chip n' Dale: Rescue Rangers *
147. Primeval *
148. Hart to Hart *
149. Fat Friends
150. Picket Fences *
151. Heroes *
152. Campion *
153. The House of Elliot
154. Brothers and Sisters *
155. Criminal Minds *
156. Cold Feet
157. This Life
158. Dante's Cove *
159. Young Indiana Jones *
160. The Smurfs *
161. The Tudors
162. The Vicar of Dibley
163. Kyle XY
164. Prime Suspect
165. Wish Me Luck
166. George & Mildred
167. Man About the House
168. Murder Most Horrid
169. The Net
170. Are You Being Served?
171. Roman Mysteries
172. DuckTales *
173. The Sarah Jane Adventures *
174. Bonekickers
175. Lark Rise to Candleford *
176. Secret Diary of a Call Girl *
177. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
178. Robin Hood
179. Nanny *
180. Kingdom *
181. LIfe on Mars
182. Ashes to Ashes
183. Blood Ties
184. Torchwood
185. Gimme Gimme Gimme
186. Baywatch *
187. The Good Life
188. The Invaders
189. Midsomer Murders *
190. Nip/Tuck *
191. Darling Buds of May
192. Sherlock Holmes
193. Fame *
194. Oh Doctor Beeching!
195. Foyle's War
196. The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries *
197. Different Strokes *
198. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
199. Terry & June *
200. Blade: The Series
201. Moonlighting *
202. Damages *
203. Star Trek: Enterprise
204. Dollhouse
205. Whitechapel
206. My So Called Life
207. Outnumbered *
208. A Town Called Eureka *
209. Demons
210. ER
211. Survivors
212. The Dresden Files
213. Robin's Nest
214. Penmarric
215. Life *
216. Fringe *
217. Bionic Woman (remake)
218. Dynasty *
219. Queer As Folk (US)
220. Being Human (UK) *
221. Casualty 1900s
222. Bramwell
223. Numb3rs *
224. The Mentalist *
225. The Vampire Diaries *
226. Warehouse 13 *
227. Downton Abbey *
228. Being Erica *
229. The Walking Dead *
230. SGU *
231. Glee *
232. The Listener *
233. White Collar *
234. Sherlock *
235. Sanctuary *
236. Upstairs Downstairs (remake)
237. Moonlight
238. Jericho
239. The Outer Limits (Original)
240. The Simpsons *
241. Tabitha
242. Pushing Daisies *

These are in the order I purchased them too.
The asterix is to indicate shows that I need to complete or aren't fully released yet.

I honestly thought I had about 90 TV shows...so this result completely floored me! Especially when I think that there are quite a few shows I don't own that I will once I get a job!
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I would gladly pay more for "WKRP in Cincinnati". It was a great show with outstanding music. I just wish the music rights holders would be a little more flexible so the fans of the show can enjoy it as it was originally aired .
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