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(Jan. 18, 2011)
In 1987 we were introduced to a group of couples, of friends - thirtysomethings. A dream cast of characters that, from the very first episode, resonated with a nation of people who knew these people all too well.
thirtysomething channels the consciousness of baby boomers into a running commentary on what it really means to be on the cusp of success and failure, marriage and divorce, adulthood and parenthood.
Experience the first 10 episodes from this groundbreaking, Emmy-winning TV series from the executive producers of My So Called Life that Entertainment Weekly hails as ...the best-written, best-acted series on television.
(Sep. 07, 2010)
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 11/09/2010
(May. 11, 2010)
By Season Three, the show about the inner workings of a group of close friends and married couples had reached full maturity as a series. The relationships and conflicts existed on a completely realized level that allowed the viewer to associate, to new heights, with what was happening on their TV. Whether it was Michael and Hope trying to keep their fire lit, Gary evolving into fatherhood, the ongoing struggles of Melissa with the opposite sex, the wandering moral judgment of Ellyn, or a transformed Elliot caring for his cancer-stricken wife Nancy (an Emmy-winning performance by Patricia Wettig): the lives of these characters had come a long way in just a couple of seasons, much like the progression of real life.
thirtysomething: The Complete Third Season features all 24 episodes mastered from new high-definition transfers with select in-depth commentaries from creators, cast and crew.
* New Introduction by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz
* Commentaries by Creators, Cast and Crew
(Jan. 19, 2010)
Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos. Season Two picks up where everyone left off and then some.
Hope and Michael contemplate a second child; Elliot moves to lure Nancy back; Gary gets serious with his girlfriend Susannah (played by Patricia Kalember); Melissa continues to find herself; and Ellyn gets an ulcer. Then there is all that happens in between, including the arrival of an antagonist for Michael and Elliot: David Clennon joins the cast as the diabolical, smug, manipulative and very successful advertising mogul Miles Drentell.
In becoming a commercial force that connected with millions of viewers every week, the series continued to push the limits of what a great television show was capable of while consistently maintaining its artistic and creative edge. thirtysomething: The Complete Second Season features all 17 episodes restored from the original film elements along with new interviews and commentaries for the optimal DVD experience.
* New Cast Interviews
* Commentaries by Creator, Cast and Crew
(Aug. 25, 2009)
In 1987 we were introduced to a group of couples, of friends: 'thirtysomethings.' A dream cast of characters that from the very first episode resonated with a nation of people who knew these people all too well. Michael (Ken Olin, Brothers And Sisters) and Hope Steadman (Mel Harris), the suburban 'new-parent' poster children; Elliot (Timothy Busfield, The West Wing) and Nancy Weston (Patricia Wettig, Brothers And Sisters), a couple whose marriage is falling apart; Gary Shepard (Peter Horton, In Treatment), the perpetually 'twentysomething' thirtysomething; Melissa Steadman (Melanie Mayron), Michaels cousin and a struggling artist; and Ellyn Warren (Polly Draper), the driven but restless career-chaser.
thirtysomething channeled the consciousness of baby boomers into a running commentary on what it really meant to be on the cusp of success and failure, marriage and divorce, adulthood and parenthood. Every week the show blurred the lines between television and film, drama and comedy, hard reality and twisted imagination. Each episode of this truly groundbreaking series was its own unit yet somehow fed a larger, growing experience from week to week.
At last, the experience comes to DVD with 21 original episodes restored from the original film elements. Go behind the making of this landmark television series with all-new interviews, commentaries and conversations with the creators, cast and crew.