Sunday, 2 September 2012

Scooby Doo, Vampire Diaries And Dallas Review....

We were kindly sent a collection of DVD's over the summer holiday's from Warner Bros to entertain us and see what we thought. First up and coinciding with the Olympics, we watched Scooby Doo! Spooky Games which the children really enjoyed....


I have to say, I myself am a big Scooby fan, and have fond memories of watching it as a child myself. I used to love it when they ripped the villain's mask off and we would all be so surprised to see who the mean, villian was. 'Scooby Doo! Spooky Games' begins with a brand new, modern day episode with a super sporty feel, and perfect timing for the Olympics. Shaggy gets to compete in the sprint at the Invitational Games and all seems well until a statue seeking revenge at the games comes to life! The children were sent some stickers and sporty sack race bags to have their own little sporty day and which went down very well....


Here are a couple of images from the episode....



After this episode you are then treated to 'All Star Scooby Laff-A-Lympics' which includes many of the old favourites such as Yogi Bear, and Fred Flintstone....


 All in all very good value for only £4.99 and certainly one the children have watched more than once.

Next up and one just for me to have a good watch of, was the box set of the first season of The Vampire Diaries

 I had never watched one episode of this so I was eager to see what all the fuss was about. I have to say I am rather liking it. I haven't managed to get through all 22 episodes as yet, but have seen the first 8 or so and  am keen to watch more. The relationship between the two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon has me pretty much hooked, and then there is the fascinating story around Elena, a double for the beauty both brothers loved some 150 years earlier....


 I guess it is a kind of romantic vampire story, and perfect to watch over again. I gather there are many more twists and turns to come in this first season, so hopefully I shall find some more 'me' time, a bar of chocolate, and get myself through the rest of the episodes. Season 4 is due to be released on television soon so I have quite a bit of catching up to do. Oh and yes, I do have a favourite brother, but that would be telling wouldn't it ;)

Finally and my favourite, is the box set of the complete first and second seasons of Dallas


Oh my goodness, I used to LOVE Dallas, and I always remember looking forward to it coming on the television each week. I gather it ran from 1978-1991, ran for 365 episodes, was seen in 96 countries and dubbed into 55 languages. I mostly remember watching it as a youngster around the late 80s so was really looking forward to watching these first two seasons. Being a box set I haven't quite got through all 29 episodes but I am having the bestest time watching them. I used to have a little crush on Bobby and seeing him again as I saw him first time round, the crush is still there ;)

 
Of course when Dallas comes back to our screens next week, and knowing in real life Patrick Duffy is now a 62 year old grandfather I don't know if the 'crush' shall feel quite the same ;) The first season opens with the 1978 5 episode mini-series known as the "first" season, and is then followed by 24 "second" season episodes. Newly married Bobby and Pam are on their way to Southfork Ranch, Pamela is the daughter of  Digger Barnes, who it is revealed has 'history' with Jock Ewing. The show is known for its portrayal of wealth, intrigue, power struggles and of course love and infidelity. It was great to be reunited after all this time with the original characters, how can we forget JR and Sue Ellen....


Miss. Ellie....

  
Jock Ewing and the family....


The girls....


All in all there were 14 seasons, and back in its day it was one of the world's most watched television series. 


For me, this is classic american vintage drama at it's best. With technology then, not quite like it is now, I would say it would be unrealistic to expect perfect blu-ray quality but for me this only makes my watching experience all the more pleasurable. I am watching something vintage and I am pleasantly reminded of this. I am looking forward to the new series returning to our screens next week with our favourites Larry Hagman, 81, Patrick Duffy, 64, and Linda Gray, 71, back. I just hope, like the original it gets me just as hooked.....

   

Disclosure: We were provided with 'Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games' 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Dallas' DVD's for the purposes of this review post. All words and opinions my own.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. x

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.