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I have all the 'Married With Children'

I really dislike when they release a series and don't include any extras. 

Married With Children had too have had some awsome extra stuff they could have included.

Oh well still funny as heck even 20 years later.
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I always sign up fore those notify me when it's released list in hopes somebody might be looking at it.
Me we could make up some of those list sand and it send to the clown that distributes a particular show.

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I have 2 series of 4 discs, with some episodes merged into one.
Amazon UK has 11 discs.
It seems nobody has series one except a paid for down load site.
Other series have had their episodes merged or altered.

And any body who has a complete set of Doctor Who, you get my vote for the king of TV collectors.
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I was actually thinking about that not long ago when I heard he passed away. I haven't seen that series in years! I take it all 7 seasons are out?


Yes, all 7 seasons of "Columbo" are out. I purchased the complete set not too long ago. It was a great show .

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And any body who has a complete set of Doctor Who, you get my vote for the king of TV collectors.


Anybody who has a complete set of “Dark Shadows” gets my vote for the king of TV collectors. Not for the volume of sets and discs really but for the price. I’ve been waiting for years for the sets to drop in price but they seem to remain pretty much constant between $47.99 and $53.99 per set. The entire series, all 26 DVD Collections including the 6 “The Beginning” Volumes would cost around $1,500 .
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I thought I'd join in. Here's my list (does not include series of TV documentaries or TV movies, does include mini-series):

1. 21 Jump Street (1 episode)
2. 24 (1-6 + Redemption)
3. 2DTV (compilation)
4. 30 Minuten (complete) (hilarious Dutch series of fake documentaries)
5. A Family at War (complete)
6. A Touch of Frost (1-12)
7. A Town Called Eureka (1)
8. A Year in Provence (compilation)
9. Above and Beyond (mini-series, complete)
10. Absolutely (complete)
11. Absolutely Fabulous (complete, incl. all specials)
12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1-2)
13. All in the Family (1)
14. 'Allo 'Allo! (complete)
15. An Audience with Dame Edna (complete)
16. An Idiot Abroad (complete)
17. Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (complete)
18. Any Human Heart (mini-series, complete)
19. Are You Being Served? (complete)
20. Ashes to Ashes (complete)
21. At Last the 1948 Show (compilation)
22. Babylon 5 (complete)
23. Band of Brothers  (mini-series, complete)
24. Bangkok Hilton (mini-series, complete)
25. Battlestar Galactica (1978) (complete)
26. Battlestar Galactica (2003-2008) (complete, incl. mini-series and Razor)
27. Battlestar Galactica 1980 (complete)
28. Benidorm Bastards (compilation) (hilarious Flemish hidden camera series)
29. Berlin Alexanderplatz (complete) (Fassbinder’s German mini-series)
30. Berry & Fulcher's Snuff Box (complete)
31. Black Books (complete)
32. Blackadder (complete, incl. all specials)
33. Blackbeard (mini-series, complete)
34. Booker (1 episode)
35. Bottom (complete)
36. Brideshead Revisited (complete)
37. Broken Badges (complete)
38. Cabaret van Kopspijkers (4 compilations) (cabaret items from a Dutch entertainment show)
39. Caprica (pilot episode)
40. Carnivàle (complete)
41. Casanova (1971, UK) (mini-series, complete)
42. Casanova (2005, UK) (mini-series, complete)
43. Catweazle (complete)
44. Cheers (1-7)
45. Cobra (1 episode)
46. Cold Feet (complete)
47. Colditz (2005) (mini-series, complete)
48. Columbo (compilation)
49. Combat! (compilation set)
50. Coupling (complete)
51. Dad’s Army (complete)
52. De Stille Kracht (mini-series, complete) (Dutch drama series, set in the former Dutch East Indies)
53. Deadwood (complete)
54. Dekalog (mini-series, complete) (Kieslowski’s Polish series on the Ten Commandments)
55. Derrick (compilation) (German detective series)
56. Desperate Housewives (compilation)
57. Dinnerladies (complete)
58. Do Not Adjust Your Set (compilation)
59. Drop the Dead Donkey (compilation)
60. Elizabeth I (mini-series, complete)
61. Extras (1-2)
62. Farce Majeure (compilation) (Dutch satirical programme)
63. Father Ted (1)
64. Fawlty Towers (complete)
65. Five Days (1)
66. Floris (complete) (Dutch series that started the careers of Paul Verhoeven and Rutger Hauer)
67. Forbrydelsen (The Killing) (complete) (Danish crime series)
68. Foyle's War (2 episodes)
69. French & Saunders (4 compilations)
70. From the Earth to the Moon (mini-series, complete)
71. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (complete)
72. Girls on Top (complete)
73. Godfried Bomans: Een Hollander ontdekt Vlaanderen (complete) (Flemish series about a Dutch author discovering Flanders)
74. Hammer House of Horror (complete)
75. Have I Got News For You (2 compilations)
76. Heimat (3 mini-series, complete) (German chronicle)
77. Henry VIII (mini-series, complete)
78. Herenleed (complete) (hilarious Dutch cult series)
79. Hi-De-Hi! (1-6)
80. Hill Street Blues (1-2)
81. Holocaust (mini-series, complete)
82. House M.D. (1-6)
83. House of Cards (mini-series, complete)
84. Human Trafficking (mini-series, complete)
85. Hunter (2-part episode)
86. I, Claudius (complete)
87. Imperium: Augustus (mini-series, complete)
88. Inspector Morse (complete)
89. Invasion (complete)
90. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1-6)
91. Jason King (complete)
92. Jeeves & Wooster (complete)
93. Jewel in the Crown (complete)
94. Jiskefet (2 compilations) (Dutch cult comedy show)
95. John Le Carré's A Perfect Spy (mini-series, complete)
96. Juliana Koningin Van Oranje (2) (Dutch series on former queen Juliana)
97. Keeping Up Appearances (complete)
98. Kennedy (mini-series, complete)
99. Keyzer & De Boer Advocaten (1-2) (Dutch lawyer series)
100. Kreatief met Kurk (complete) (hilarious Dutch cult series)
101. La Ciociara (mini-series, complete)
102. La Femme Nikita (1-3)
103. La Piovra (1-8) (Italian crime series)
104. La vita di Leonardo Da Vinci (mini-series, complete) (Italian biographical drama)
105. Life on Mars (complete)
106. Lipstick on Your Collar (mini-series, complete)
107. Little Britain (complete)
108. Lost (1-2)
109. M*A*S*H (complete)
110. Mad Men (1-2)
111. Manhunt (complete)
112. Married with Children (complete)
113. Medea (mini-series, complete) (Dutch drama series by murdered director Theo van Gogh)
114. Mensen zoals jij en ik (complete) (Dutch series of short stories)
115. Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
116. Missing Persons (complete)
117. Mission: Impossible (1-5)
118. Mock the Week (compilation)
119. Monty Python's Flying Circus (complete)
120. Moonlighting (3 episodes)
121. Morecambe & Wise (compilation)
122. Mr. Bean (complete)
123. Najib en Julia (complete) (Dutch multicultural drama by murdered director Theo van Gogh)
124. Napoléon Bonaparte (mini-series, complete) (French biographical mini-series)
125. Nighty Night (complete)
126. Not Going Out (1)
127. Not the 9 O'Clock News (2 compilations)
128. Nuremberg (mini-series, complete)
129. On the Buses (1-2)
130. Oud Geld (complete) (Dutch drama series on a family of bankers)
131. Palace Guard (complete)
132. Peep Show (1-5)
133. Pleidooi  (2) (Dutch drama series on a group of young lawyers)
134. Prime Suspect (complete)
135. Quo Vadis? (mini-series, complete)
136. Red Dwarf (1, 5-8)
137. Red Shoe Diaries (compilation)
138. Reilly: Ace of Spies (complete)
139. Rising Damp (complete)
140. Robin of Sherwood (complete)
141. Romanzo Criminale (complete)
142. Rome (complete)
143. Roots (mini-series. complete)
144. Roots: The Next Generations (mini-series, complete)
145. Sanford and Son (4)
146. Saturday Night Live (2 compilations)
147. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (1-3)
148. Sensitive Skin (complete)
149. Shaka Zulu (mini-series, complete)
150. Shameless (UK) (1-7)
151. Sharpe (complete)
152. Sherlock (1)
153. Silent Witness (2 episodes)
154. Silk Stalkings (1 episode)
155. Smack the Pony (compilation)
156. Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (mini-series, complete)
157. Spaced (complete)
158. Spitting Image (1-2)
159. Spooks (1-8, Code 9)
160. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (complete)
161. Star Trek: Enterprise (complete)
162. Star Trek: The Next Generation (complete)
163. Star Trek: The Original Series (complete)
164. Star Trek: Voyager (complete)
165. State of Play (mini-series, complete)
166. Stellenbosch (complete) (Dutch family drama set in South Africa)
167. Stephen King's The Stand (mini-series, complete)
168. Still Game (1-5)
169. Studio Spaan (compilation) (Dutch parody show)
170. Surface (complete)
171. Swiebertje (14 compilations) (legendary Dutch children’s show)
172. Taken (mini-series, complete)
173. Tatort (compilation) (German detective series)
174. Te land, ter zee en in de lucht (compilation) (Dutch entertainment show)
175. Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1 episode)
176. Terug naar Oosterdonk (mini-series, complete) (Flemish drama)
177. Texas Justice (1995) (mini-series, complete)
178. The 4400 (complete)
179. The Armando Iannucci Shows (complete)
180. The Avengers (complete)
181. The Awful Truth (complete)
182. The Benny Hill Show (2 compilations)
183. The Brittas Empire (1-2, 6)
184. The Comic Strip Presents (complete)
185. The Commish (2-part episode)
186. The Day of the Triffids (UK) (mini-series, complete)
187. The Final Cut (mini-series, complete)
188. The Greatest American Hero (1 episode)
189. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (complete)
190. The Job (complete)
191. The Mighty Boosh (complete)
192. The Muppet Show (compilation)
193. The New Avengers (complete)
194. The New Statesman (complete)
195. The Office (UK) (complete)
196. The Office (US) (1)
197. The Pacific (mini-series, complete)
198. The Persuaders! (complete)
199. The Ring (1996, US) (mini-series, complete)
200. The Royle Family (1-3, 2 specials)
201. The Saint (B/W complete + 12 colour episodes)
202. The Singing Detective (mini-series, complete)
203. The Sopranos (complete)
204. The Thin Blue Line (complete)
205. The Trojan Horse (mini-series, complete)
206. The Vicar of Dibley (complete)
207. The West Wing (complete)
208. The Winds of War (mini-series, complete)
209. The Wire (1,3)
210. The Young Ones (complete)
211. Thunderbirds (28 episodes)
212. Tipping the Velvet (mini-series, complete)
213. To Play the King (mini-series, complete)
214. To the Manor Born (Christmas special)
215. Tommy Cooper (5 compilations)
216. Top Gear (6 compilations/specials)
217. Touching Evil (1997, UK) (complete)
218. Tour of Duty (complete)
219. Trial & Retribution (1-8)
220. True Blood (1-2)
221. Twin Peaks (1)
222. Ultimate Force (complete)
223. Unsub (complete)
224. Ushi Says: 'Hi !' (2 compilations) (hilarious Dutch show where a fake Japanese reporter interviews celebrities)
225. V: The Final Battle (mini-series, complete)
226. V: The Original Miniseries (mini-series, complete)
227. Van Kooten & De Bie (15 compilations) (Dutch shows involving 2 famous Dutch comedians)
228. Vincent (complete)
229. Vrouwenvleugel (1) (Dutch drama series on a prison’s women’s ward)
230. Waking The Dead (1 episode)
231. War and Remembrance (mini-series, complete)
232. Warehouse 13 (1)
233. Whitechapel (1)
234. Wilhelmina (mini-series, complete) (Dutch drama series on former queen Wilhelmina)
235. Willem van Oranje (mini-series, complete) (Dutch drama series on William the Silent)
236. Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (mini-series, complete)
237. Wiseguy (2-part pilot)
238. Yes, Minister (complete)
239. Yes, Prime Minister (complete)
240. You Bet Your Life (4 compilations)
241. You Rang M'Lord? (complete)

This includes 150 complete series, comprising 52 mini-series and 98 longer-running series.
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hmmm... I didn't even include my miniseries in my list of completed series. I guess I personally relate them more towards movies then TV Series.
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hmmm... I didn't even include my miniseries in my list of completed series. I guess I personally relate them more towards movies then TV Series.


I don't count those as Complete TV series either as they don't run for a season and aren't continued.
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I basically go by how it was originally meant to run. If it was meant to be a series run then it counts as a series. If it was basically meant to be only a two or 3 (or what have you) night event then it is a miniseries more like a movie in my opinion.
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Many British TV series would be called mini-series by US audiences. "The Prisoner" was a series. Seventeen episodes. I would consider "Roots" "From the Earth to the Moon" and "The Thorn Birds" as series, short as they were. Many "series" have far fewer hours in them. Think of 13-week unrenewed sitcoms...

If I included only complete completed series (including mini-series) I own 69 sets (counting my two sets of "The Prisoner" "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Zorro" and other such as one each). This does not include series like "Warehouse 13" "Bones" "Castle" "Mad Men" "The Simpsons" "South Park" and others where I own copies of every episode from every season... these are ongoing and incomplete. It also does not include completed series within other series ("Annette" from "The Mickey Mouse Club" or the two seasons of "Davy Crockett" from "Disneyland") or incomplete series within other series where they have yet to release additional seasons (the first seasons of "Spin and Marty" and "The Hardy Boys" from the MMC). My 69 does not include completed TV series where the entire series is unavailable in Region 1 DVDs or Blu-rays ("Have Gun - Will Travel" "Mad About You" "The Lone Ranger" and others), or they've released one or two seasons of three season or longer series ("St. Elsewhere" "Dream On" "Cybill" "Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" "Murphy Brown" "The Lone Ranger" and more). Or series where (except for some that have limited release collectors' editions) all but one or two episodes are not on DVD ("So Little Time" "The Fuccons"). I also did not include TV series where seasons have not been issued, but random episodes collections ("Annie Oakley" "Love That Bob" "One Step Beyond" "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" "Date with the Angels" "Life with Elizabeth" and others) where I have many, and often all which has been released.

If we add these incomplete series, I have two to three times as many series as my 69 counted in my collection.
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Many British TV series would be called mini-series by US audiences. "The Prisoner" was a series. Seventeen episodes. I would consider "Roots" "From the Earth to the Moon" and "The Thorn Birds" as series, short as they were. Many "series" have far fewer hours in them. Think of 13-week unrenewed sitcoms...


I'd have to disagree with you here. A TV Series, in my opinion, is a program intended to last more than one Broadcast season whether it gets picked up for another season or not. If it fails in the ratings and isn't picked up by the studio for another season, then that first and only season is "The Complete TV Series". "Roots" and "From Earth to the Moon" were not intended to last more than one Broadcast season and shouldn't, in my opinion, be classified as a "TV Series" in the classic sense of the definition.
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I currently have 88 complete TV series. I still need to get the final seasons of "The Rockford Files" and "Family Ties"...don't know why I've never completed those two .

I stopped collecting "Gunsmoke" and "Rawhide" when the greedy studios starting splitting the seasons into two separate releases to gouge us even more .


Reason why you haven't completed Family Ties...? Seasons 6 and 7 haven't been released yet... 
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hmmm... I didn't even include my miniseries in my list of completed series. I guess I personally relate them more towards movies then TV Series.


I reckon it can be argued both ways, reason why I clearly indicated in my list which are miniseries and which are not (sometimes, especially with non-US series, the distinction is fairly arbitrary though). Just like I took the - debatable - decision to leave out TV documentary series such as "The Universe", "The World at War" etc.).
It also depends what sort of TV culture is dominant in your area. VibroCount is quite right that many British TV series would be called mini-series by US standards. The same goes for continental European series. Also, the commercial TV approach 8ball describes (where a series will be continued or discontinued depending on ratings and generating income from commercials) simply does not apply to classical European public broadcasters, where the length of a series is likely to be predetermined based on available funding and/or the material it is based on. Whether such a series would be granted a sequel series might very well depend on e.g. budget cuts imposed by the government rather than intent.
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I left out mini-series from my list as I also don't count these as a 'TV series'.

I nearly included Roots, because it had two separate series....but, once again, I considered these as two separate mini-series events.

Having said that, I will say that I agree regarding the British TV shows situation. A series like 'Bonekickers' only ran for one series, and then didn't get a second series.
However, at the time it aired there were rumours that it would get a second series depending on the viewing figures. Figures weren't high enough so it didn't get picked up.

On the flip side of that, Downton Abbey was only meant to be a one-off. But it proved so popular that they are bringing it back for a second series. I even remember pre-ordering the DVD when it was simply 'Downton Abbey'....but shortly before it's release it change to 'Downton Abbey: Series 1'.
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I wish I could complete Firefly, adding another 2½ seasons at least. 
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I basically go by how it was originally meant to run. If it was meant to be a series run then it counts as a series. If it was basically meant to be only a two or 3 (or what have you) night event then it is a miniseries more like a movie in my opinion.


When a miniseries involves just 2 or 3 parts, I can fully understand your way of thinking. However, there are also miniseries such as The Pacific, which take significantly longer than one night to watch. The problem remains where to draw the line.
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I basically go by how it was originally meant to run. If it was meant to be a series run then it counts as a series. If it was basically meant to be only a two or 3 (or what have you) night event then it is a miniseries more like a movie in my opinion.


When a miniseries involves just 2 or 3 parts, I can fully understand your way of thinking. However, there are also miniseries such as The Pacific, which take significantly longer than one night to watch. The problem remains where to draw the line.


"Quark" was meant to be a series. It died after eight 30-minute episodes. Yet, by all definitions, it was a series... just cancelled quickly. "The Prisoner" was sold to British TV as a twelve episode (of one hour each) series. The network talked them into making seventeen episodes. It was never meant to continue. I consider it a far better series than "Quark" yet, by your definition, it remain a mini-series and does not count. I disagree.

"Turn On" was supposed to be a series, but was cancelled after one half hour show. some say the decision to cancel the series came while it was airing on the east coast and that by the time it aired on the west coast, they knew they'd never make a second episode. Yet you might call it a series. Intentions mean little. Do or do not; there is no try.
If it wasn't for bad taste, I wouldn't have no taste at all.

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