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That 70s Show - Season Six


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: C+



Shoes were a bit taller.  Hair was a bit bigger.  And things seemed a bit simpler; it was the 1970s.  Gear up for an all new season of That 70s Show on DVD with the release of That 70s Show – Season Six.  The series definitely begins to show some wear by Season Six, but still embodies the hi-jinks and friendliness that made viewers love the series to start with.  The whole cast from Topher Grace (Eric) too Ashton Kutcher (Kelso) reunites for another 25 episodes of 1970s hilarity that can be watched again and again.  Though the characters on the show are all mighty friendly, behind the scenes seems to have been mighty different. Where as all the actors and actresses formed a huge clique offstage, one actor (Topher Grace) could never seem to connect with his fellow costars; this social rift can definitely be felt throughout Season Six and in particular scenes (Can you spot the tension?).


Anyway, this Season is much of the same atmosphere and style that previous seasons had, but never the less entertains this reviewer and is refreshing.  This is a 25 episode, 545 minute, 4 disc set that continues to capture the hearts and minds of an undying fan base.


Once again the picture quality is surprisingly poor for being a newer FOX show, being presented (sadly again) in 1.33:1 Full Screen; but hey that is the original transfers.  Not much has changed in DVD quality since the last season release, the picture continuing to have too large of a frame for the screen at times, as well as the bright colors of the ‘70s often being too bright and blurry.  The sound is adequate but nothing to write home about, being presented in odd Dolby Digital 2.1 Surround.  The extra features are greatly lacking for such a nostalgic series.  The few new special features offered are promo spots, 70’s flashback with Debra Jo Rupp, and a Six Minutes of Season Six featurette, are all uninteresting and poor.  Overall, this reviewer feels this DVD features are lacking on the whole, expecting more from an instant classic such as this series.


For fans of the show, this DVD set is a must have; otherwise save your cash.  This sitcom has its great moments but many dull ones as well.  So for a sixth trip back to the 1970’s this season is nothing new.  More bright colors, more laughs, and more Star Wars references.  In the end this reviewer still likes hanging out down the street…doing the same old thing he did last week.  That 70s Show is an instant classic.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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