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GREEN ACRES: THE COMPLETE SERIES

GREEN ACRES: THE COMPLETE SERIES REVIEWED

“Green Acres” gets quite a stunning complete series DVD from Shout Factory. It’s 170 episodes of rural comedy that caused the show to thrive and eventually dive. What’s weird is that you realize it hit 170 episodes across six seasons. That level of output is insane when compared to the Modern Era. Sure, the show spun off a ton of other CBS rural comedies. It’s just how many times do you need to have some country bumpkin misunderstand something?

What makes the release work well is the vintage materials and commentary on the finale. It helps to understand why CBS killed the show and why this material lasted so long. The radio shows were new to me, but nothing about them made me want to hang around. I appreciate Shout’s efforts in bringing these releases in complete forms. I just wonder where the audience is now for this kind of thing. I mean, I’ll mindlessly stream sitcoms, but classic stuff only fascinates me now when I read about it. So, that’s the rub.

Do you care more about historical trivia or actual presentation?

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Photo Gallery
  • Featurette
  • Vintage Clips
  • Alternate Audio track for finale

A/V STATS

  • 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
  • Mono

RELEASE DATE: 10/17/17

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