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    Tosh.O – Collas plus Exposed Arms

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on July 19th, 2014

    Here comes Volume four of this clip commentary comedy show (CCC could catch on as a sub-genre title couldn’t it?). This time we get two seasons worth of episodes; the “Collas” and “Exposed Arms” entitled seasons, as it were. Very little is different as far as format or new segments are concerned since the last time I wrote about this show.
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    Duck Dynasty Season 4 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Brent Lorentson on January 7th, 2014

    In case you’ve managed to miss the tabloids lately, it would seem that Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander, has found himself in some hot water over some comments he made in GQ magazine.  These comments managed to get him suspended from the show, but not long after, he was brought back.  I’m not here to point fingers or even add fuel to the fire. Instead I simply want to say these kinds of scandals are inevitable when a hit series is involved; this especially becomes the case when the show is reality-based.  The result that usually follows is the fans end up with the short end of the stick. 
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    Storage Wars Texas: Season One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on November 30th, 2012

    So you say Shipping Wars was not enough Waring for you? Are you back for more? Alright, let us dig through the review pile and get some more action for you reality show freaks. How about Hamster Wars? Okay, okay perhaps Paper Airplane Wars? Never mind, I can not stand paper cuts. Ah I have the perfect one here, a spinoff of one of the most popular reality shows out there. Its name is Storage Wars: Texas. Well yee-haw and get me my cowboy hat. This might be a hootenanny after all.
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    Shipping Wars: Season One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on November 27th, 2012

    Is it just me or does every new reality show have to feature the word: Wars? We have Storage Wars, Property Wars, Parking Wars, and I believe I just heard the other day we have Weed and Whisker Wars. Apparently War is good for reality show business. Well, today we have yet another war to throw on the proverbial fire. Shipping Wars, sponsored by UShip.com and on A&E Television. I guess we need to go find out which trucker will come out on top in this season one package.

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    Jersey Shore – Season Five Uncensored

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on August 26th, 2012

    The “cast” of Jersey Shore have returned from their adventures in Italy as Season 5 is back to the American location that is the show’s namesake. This means a return to their familiar zones for more partying and more…talking about how they partied.
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    American Pickers Volume Four

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 16th, 2012

    The wife and I have spent quite a few weekends within the last year going to antique shops and malls, flea markets and basically any place where we might go through a pile of stuff to find that one special item for our collection. The search has produced many interesting items and it brings us joy to see all of the items that simply do not show up in a retail store. Today, we are reviewing American Pickers volume 4, a show that lives on the art of finding that next treasure by going through America’s backyards.
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    Storage Wars: Volume 3

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on July 10th, 2012

    One of my favorite television pastimes is watching some Storage Wars episodes. Initially, it was the lure of finding that goldmine buried beneath a pile of trash in a storage locker. But as I got more into it, I realized that it was the people who kept me coming back episode after episode. Barry, Jarrod, Brandi (she is a cutie), Darrell and even occasionally Hester all intrigue me as I watch each episode. Here in my hands is Volume 3, let’s see if the viewing pleasure continues.
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    Pawn Stars: Volume 4

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 12th, 2012

    “I’m Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story … and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 21 years? You never know what is going to come through that door.”

    Remember that PBS show where some old-stuff expert would come to your town and sift through a lot of junk that folks found in their basements or attics?
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    Billy the Exterminator: Season 4

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on May 1st, 2012

    When I was a kid there was one summer when all of the radio stations were playing a song called Billy Don’t Be A Hero. Somehow I don’t think that Billy Bretherton was quite what they had in mind. Sure, Billy goes where most of us would be afraid to tread, but he’s also got to be the biggest crybaby sometimes. Hero or not, Billy and his brother Ricky have put in a fourth season of Billy The Exterminator, and it’s now available on DVD.
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    Ice Road Truckers: Season 5

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on April 24th, 2012

    “At the top of the world, there’s a job only a few would dare. The Ice Road Truckers are back..”

    It was the peak of the 1970’s, and CW McCall was teaching ordinary people like us about Cabover Petes with reefers on and getting by those Smokeys. The man practically started a new genre of music with the hit song Convoy. The song was so popular that the backup band used their cut to start a little project of their own. They became Mannheim Steamroller and used the cash to cut their own music.
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    Storage Wars: Volume 2

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on February 19th, 2012

    Make no bones about it, Storage Wars is one of my favorite television shows of all time. Most people would refer to it as a modern day treasure hunt, but when it comes down to it, the cast of characters is what keeps me watching. Of course, the “what is behind Storage Locker #1?” is going to lure me to the dance though. Needless to say I was pretty excited to see a second volume of Storage Wars hit my door. Let us see what the boys (and girl) find this time around.
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    Swamp People: Season 2

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on December 20th, 2011

    “In the farthest corner of America lies the nation’s largest swamp. A hidden world where nature rules and man fights back. Welcome to the swamp.”

    Leave it to History to find yet another profession that they can deliver to our living rooms and home theaters so that we can be entertained by someone else’s reality. When I first heard the title of Swamp People, I had something entirely different in mind than what I ended up with. I guess I was prepared for some hidden creature-folk who might be spotted between the swamp gas and the Spanish Moss Monster from an old Kolchak episode.
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    American Restoration: Volume 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on November 17th, 2011

    “Remember back in the day when things were made by hand and people took pride in their work? My name is Rick Dale, and I bring these things back to life.”

    If you watch Pawn Stars on History, than Rick Dale really needs no introduction. From time to time the Pawn Stars guys get in something that they want to have restored to increase its value. For most of those projects they go to Rick and his team. Now Rick’s gotten his own spin-off series, and it’s set up very much like the other show from the grunge guitar soundtrack to some of the same wheel-and-deal aspects.
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    Pawn Stars: Volume Three

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on October 27th, 2011

    “I’m Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story … and a price. One thing I’ve learned after 21 years? You never know what is going to come through that door.”

    Remember that PBS show where some old-stuff expert would come to your town and sift through a lot of junk that folks found in their basements or attics?
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    Dog the Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on July 17th, 2011

    Dog the Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business is a six episode DVD special release.  The series chronicles the Chapman family as they chase down fugitives in scenic Hawaii. The show has been on A&E for seven years now and has become a flagship series for the network. The show introduces a fugitive, investigates the fugitive, and catches the fugitive.  The show has a strict formula that it adheres to and rarely differs from.  This particular special release arrives to celebrate the show crossing the two hundred episode threshold.
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    Jackass 3.5 (Blu-Ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on July 6th, 2011

    There is hardly any differentiation between the Jackass series and its films, aside from a few more celebrity cameos and bigger budget stunts as the years have gone by. A testament to this is the “.5” editions of each film, which are literally cobbled together using rejected sketches and stunts from the original release.
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    Billy the Exterminator: Season 3

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 30th, 2011

    “As an exterminator I’m called upon to curb the destruction by beasts both great and small, be it eliminating a deadly menace or safeguarding a lake from ruin. But sometimes one wrong turn on the job can become a question of life or death.”

    Billy Bretherton is the owner of Vex Con Pest Control in Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a family-run business. Mom is the office manager and takes all of the service calls and then dispatches the technicians to their various jobs.
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    Swamp People: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on June 1st, 2011

    “In the farthest corner of America lies the nation’s largest swamp. A hidden world where nature rules and man fights back. Welcome to the swamp.”

    Leave it to History to find yet another profession that they can deliver to our living rooms and home theaters so that we can be entertained by someone else’s reality. When I first heard the title of Swamp People, I had something entirely different in mind than what I ended up with. I guess I was prepared for some hidden creature-folk who might be spotted between the swamp gas and the Spanish Moss Monster from an old Kolchak episode.
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    Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads: Season 1 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on May 25th, 2011

    “In the world’s highest mountains are roads only the best can survive. It’s a whole new challenge for the top ice road truckers. They’re taking on the world’s deadliest roads to prove there’s no route they can’t conquer, and no load they can’t haul…”

    The Ice Road Truckers are back, but it’s not the haul roads of Canada or Alaska they’ll be facing this time.
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    Ice Road Truckers: The Complete Season Four (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 15th, 2011

    “At the top of the world, there’s a job only a few would dare. The Ice Road Truckers are back. Last year they chased their fortune over the frozen gauntlet of the Daulton. But this season, Alaska’s most fearsome road is just the beginning….”

    It was the peak of the 1970’s, and CW McCall was teaching ordinary people like us about Cabover Petes with reefers on and getting by those Smokeys.
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    Top Shot: The Complete Season One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 31st, 2011

    “Contestants are experienced marksmen operating on a closed course. Do not attempt this at home.”

    So, just in case you have access to all kinds of firearms and a few spare acres to set up a range, you might want to think twice before trying to reproduce the challenges you’ll find in History’s latest reality show Top Shot. It’s part Survivor and part Big Brother with the added dimension of marksmanship. And, honestly, it’s quite a bit more compelling than either of those shows.
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    “31 Nights Of Terror”: Paranormal State: The Complete Season Four

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on October 3rd, 2010

    Written by Diane Tillis

    Paranormal State is a paranormal reality documentary television series that premiered on the A&E network in 2007. The series follows a group of students from Pennsylvania State University who formed the Paranormal Research Society (PRS) under the guidance of leader Ryan Buell. The students travel across the country investigating instances of paranormal activity at the behest of people looking for answers.
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