It’s an Emmy-heavy week on DVD this week, with last night’s winner for Outstanding Comedy (as well as dozens of other awards) and this year’s winner for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy both have big DVDs dropping this week.
But it’s not just winners here. The networks still have their coffers full of last season’s offerings from many top shows and they’re unloading another big bunch this week.
Check it all out below…
I think we need a term for what’s happening to Melissa McCarthy.
You know the scenario: A character actor that you’ve always liked, been doing good work for years, suddenly catches lighting in a bottle and is a huge star overnight. Except it isn’t overnight because they’ve been around forever.
This happened to McCarthy last night when she upset a category full of NBC favorites and Showtime dramedy stars to take home her first Emmy following her breakout performance in Bridesmaids.
It’s happened dozens of times. Two that jump out in my mind are Jane Lynch riding her newfound superstardom from ‘Glee’ all the way hosting the Emmys and Terrence Howard who went from a guy who did good work in everything to an Oscar nomination for Hustle & Flow (more due to his work in Crash) to being the highest paid actor in the first Iron Man movie and all the way back down to being spit out of the bottom of a canceled “Law & Order” spinoff (see below).
It’s an odd phenomenon and something that begs for a new term. I can’t quite think of it though, so I ask for help in the comments.
Meanwhile, if you want to hop on the McCarthy bandwagon, you can buy Bridesmaids on DVD.
TV on DVD
“Modern Family”: Season 2
On Sunday, “Modern Family” achieved the rare clean sweep at the Emmys. It won every single category in which it was nominated and actually had so many nominees that it lost more Emmys than it won.
Not only that, but this show has supplanted “Two and a Half Men” as the number one comedy on television and seems to be the one show people don’t want to miss each week.
But is it the best? Is it really the funniest comedy on television? The Emmys I put the question to you:
If you voted for ‘Modern Family’, you can buy Season 2 on DVD.
- “Body of Proof”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Castle”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Happy Endings”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Hawaii Five-O”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “The Kennedys” – Buy Now
- “Law & Order: Los Angeles”: Complete Series – Buy Now
- “The Mentalist”: Season 3 – Buy Now
- “Mike & Molly”: Season 1 – Buy Now
- “Raising Hope”: Season 1 – Buy Now
And Just So You Know, This DVD Exists…