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Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Suzanne 11/14/06
Adventures of Superman - The Complete Fifth and Sixth Seasons
It's great to finally get this show on DVD after all these
years. I was not born yet when they aired, but I watched them in reruns when I
was a kid and really loved them. I even collected the bubble gum trading cards
from the show (not sure why they had those 20 years later, but they did, for
some reason). I have always loved Superman in comics and all other forms. This
was the first real TV Superman. There was a movie serial Superman that they did
run on TV later, and of course cartoon Supermans later on as well. This was the
first and best Superman TV series. It was very successful and ran for many
years. It would have run longer except for the suicide of the star George
Reeves, which brought his life and the show to a tragic end. He was a good actor
and had trouble being "only" Superman, not knowing the effect that he would have
on so many lives "just" being Superman.
Anyway, it's a great show and, while the black and white episodes are good, it's
great to see the color episodes as well. I look forward to the next set of
Superman DVD's to add to my collection.
This disk set could be better...they crammed two seasons into one set and only
have one special feature (interview with Jack Larson "Jimmy Olsen"). I hope in
the future they come out with a better set, with a nicer DVD box cover and more
features. Buy this and maybe they will do it once they find out how many
Superman fans there are out there!
It is worth getting the set to have these episodes, since they rarely show them
on TV any more. If you are under 40, don't expect great special effects. This
show is not about that. It was created 14 years before Star Trek, 25 years
before the first Star Wars movie, just to give you a perspective. The stories
and acting are good and worth watching even now, for both kids and adults.
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