JOAN OF ARCADIA REVIEWED
“Joan of Arcadia” debuted right at the end of my time in college. So, naturally I had a ton of time to sit at home in watch. Just kidding. I reviewed most of the original series in its individual series releases on DVD. Those have now been split between two different sites, none of which I would willingly share traffic. Outside of that, what else is there? Amber Tamblyn (still wildly underrated) plays a teen that sees God in disguise via various fronts. She tries to better her world, but her family politely thinks she’s nuts.
The series carried on like this for two seasons until the God of Commerce struck down the sneaky God of Abraham. While it was a cute and effective melodrama, the series quickly lost steam when it couldn’t find exciting new ways to use God in a weekly basis. After all, God might be great for your rural family members, but he’s kinda Poison for hourly TV. That’s not a bad thing, as not all subject matters work in that format.
If you were looking for a complete series release with the opening music restored, this is kinda for you. At points, they still jump over the Joan Osbourne music…but it works.
- Deleted Scenes
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/17
- Video - 86%86%
- Audio - 85%85%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Show Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi, who already deals with feeling out of place in her family.