If you’re like many folks out there, Christmas is over and you’ve got some gift certificates or holiday cash to spend. If you’re a reader here at Upcomingdiscs, you’re looking for something to add to your home theater with that booty. May I suggest that you look at the impressive box set for Diagnosis Murder. This is one heck of a collection. You get 51 DVD’s in all. All eight seasons are included, along with the earlier television movies and reunion films. You get every episode, and you also get the Jake And The Fat Man episode where Dr. Mark Sloan first appeared.
Dr. Mark Sloan first appeared in The It Never Entered My Mind episode of Jake And The Fat Man. In that episode Sloan was accused of a murder, and it was up to Jake and Jason to prove his innocence. The character had a certain charm that appeared to carry with audiences, and two years later Sloan had his own show, Diagnosis Murder. Dick Van Dyke did for doctors what his good friend Andy Griffith did for lawyers as Matlock. Both traded on their earlier careers in trademark comedies to reimagine dramatic roles in their twilight years.
This collection is released by Visual Entertainment. They have a few other impressive sets there as well. It’s a good start to a New Year of classic television. Bang it here to visit Visual Entertainment