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?
- Photo Gallery
- Vintage Clips
- Alternate Audio track for finale
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
RELEASE DATE: 10/17/17
- Video - 87%87%
- Audio - 86%86%
- Supplemental Material - 93%93%
- Show Score - 90%90%
The Plot Thus Far
Green Acres is the place to be!
Revisit your favorite friends from Hooterville with Green Acres, the classic sitcom finally available to you in a complete series collection!
Oliver Douglas (Academy Award nominee Eddie Albert) is a well-read lawyer who has had enough of the hustle and bustle of New York, so he pulls up stakes to settle down in a more pastoral setting … much to the dismay of his glamorous wife Lisa (Eva Gabor, The Rescuers), who’s more accustomed to life in The Big Apple than on a small farm. Having said “goodbye, city life”, the Douglases must contend with their new surroundings: a bucolic world of slapstick, silliness, Arnold Ziffel … and don’t get us started on one of television’s most recognizable theme songs!
Includes All 170 Episodes Of Farm-To-Table Homespun Hilarity!