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The Millers: Season 1

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 8/21/14

I don't think my opinion of this show has really changed all that much since the first episode. Perhaps it's gotten a little better. It's a sitcom that relies a lot on discomfort and slapstick, and people yelling at each other.  To me, it's not that funny. It's okay and perhaps better than many sitcoms. I watch it occasionally if there's nothing else on.

The best thing it has going for it is the great cast, including Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, and Beau Bridges. The writing is just not that great. I don't why because it's written by Greg Garcia, who was very funny when he wrote "My Name Is Earl". Then again, I didn't much like his last show, "Raising Hope"  Someone must have liked "The Millers", though, because it didn't get canceled this year. I hope they make it better!

The DVD has plenty of good features, including a Season 1 review, where the actors and writers discuss the first season and how it went. There's also some promos for the show; a tour around the set with J.B. Smoove, who plays Ray; a short interview with Will Arnett (that's very silly and not serious at all); and a gag reel.

If you enjoy the show, you should get this DVD. If you like sitcoms, check it out. Maybe you'll like it more than I did!




Debut Season Of Comedy Starring Will Arnett, Beau Bridges And Margo Martindale Arrives On DVD August 19 Featuring Exclusive Behind The Scenes Interviews, Commentary And Gag Reel


TV’s newest and funniest family moves in when THE MILLERS™: THE FIRST SEASON lands on DVD August 19 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Created by Greg Garcia, the #1 new comedy of the season features an ensemble cast led by Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale, JB Smoove, Jayma Mays and Nelson Franklin.

Packed with bonus material that takes fans behind the scenes of the show’s premiere season, THE MILLERS™: THE FIRST SEASON includes every episode of the series that “shows what a thing of glory hear-the-laughs sitcomedy can be in the hands of masters” (Newsday). Capturing an average 11 million viewers during its first-season run, THE MILLERS was a People’s Choice Award® nominee for “Favorite New TV Comedy.”

THE MILLERS™: THE FIRST SEASON arrives packed with exclusive special features including “Season In Review: Year One,” an inside look at the series with new interviews from the cast and crew that explore the plots, characters and life on set. Join the writers and producers as they discuss their intentions and tactics to propel storyline arcs of the first season. Plus, the exclusive featurette, “J.B. (per REQ) Smoove Walks The Streets,” follows the comedian as he leads viewers in an entertaining behind–the-scenes tour of the show. The collection also includes “A Conversation With William Arnett: The Actor’s Actor,” an intimate tongue-in-cheek interview with Arnett that is also exclusive to this release. A special bonus disc available exclusively at Target will include even more never-before-released features such as a sit down with series Creator Greg Garcia to talk shop about his latest creation, along with more interviews with the cast.

THE MILLERS stars Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the single life until his parents' marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Martindale) and Tom (Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Nathan is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan's sister Debbie (Jayma Mays), her husband Adam (Nelson Franklin) and their daughter Mikayla (Lulu Wilson). Nathan's best friend and news cameraman Ray (Smoove) was excited to be Nathan's wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last.

THE MILLERS: SEASON ONE includes guest appearances from Roseanne Barr, Andy Richter, Jeffrey Tambor, pop star Austin Mahone, Eliza Coupe, June Squibb and Jerry Van Dyke.

THE MILLERS airs on CBS on Thursday nights at 8:30 ET/PT. The three-disc DVD collection will be available in 16x9 Widescreen Format with English 5.1 and English Stereo audio and English SDH, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. It will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S. and $54.99 CAN. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

·       Pilot

·       Plot Twists

·       The Phone Upgrade

·       The Mother Is In

·       Giving The Bird

·       Stuff

·       The Talk

·       Internet Dating

Special Feature:

·       Audio Commentary by Greg Garcia and Trace Garcia on “Pilot”


Disc Two:

·       You’re In Trouble

·       Carol’s Parents Are Coming To Town

·       Dear Diary

·       Miller’s Mind

·       Driving Miss Crazy

·       Carol’s Surprise

·       You Betcha


·       Bahama Mama


Disc Three:

·       Plus One

·       Walk-n-Wave

·       Cancellation Fee

·       Tomlandia

·       0072

·       Sex Ed Dolan

·       Mother’s Day

Special Features:

·       Launch Promos (x6)

·       Season In Review: Year One

·       J.B. Smoove Walks the Streets

·       The Actor’s Actor: William Arnett

·       Gag Reel


Target Exclusive Bonus Disc:

Special Features:

·       Deconstructing The Millers

·       Roommate Un-wanted

·       Super Clyde


·       Surviving LA Webisodes (x4)

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