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Knots Landing: The Complete First Season

Knots Landing: The Complete First Season

  • The second longest running drama in TV history and cultural phenomenon that defined nighttime drama is finally coming to DVD! Dubbed “The Original Desperate Housewives” (William Heck, USAToday), Knots Landing depicts the lives and loves of five suburban families, who live in this always interesting upper-middle southern California cul-de-sac.Running Time: 636 min. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre:&nbs

The second longest running drama in TV history and cultural phenomenon that defined nighttime drama is finally coming to DVD! Dubbed “The Original Desperate Housewives” (William Heck, USAToday), Knots Landing depicts the lives and loves of five subur

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  1. Antoine D. Reid "80sforever" says:
    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Must Have for TV on DVD Collectors, May 9, 2006
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    Antoine D. Reid “80sforever” (Durham, NC United States) –
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    Before getting this DVD set, I had not seen one episode of “Knots Landing.” I’m 21, didn’t have any interest in the series but started watching the show it spinned-off from, “Dallas”, on DVD and decided to give this a try. Well, I was not disappointed at all. This was, as they hype on the back, the “original desperate housewives.” If “Dallas” was about the Ewing men, “Knots Landing” was about the women living in the cul-du-sac in Knots Landing, California, and their men.

    Perhaps what made this series so appealing was the women. Yeah, we had seen Joan Van Ark’s character on “Dallas” a few times but even on this show she comes off as rather weak and bland. Michelle Lee comes in and owns the show from the first scene she appeared in. It was as if she had been playing the role for years. Her acting is on spot, her expression and feelings made her character and the show something entirely different from “Dallas.” Also, Constance McCashin who plays Laura Avery was a surprisingly strong character who really progressed in this short first season; she goes from being a typical at-home housewife to suddenly getting her hand in her household affairs.

    “Dallas” is great but it seemed to be for the men. It was about aggressiveness in business, the Ewing brothers feuding, and the women sort of took a back seat. “Knots Landing” was about the entire community. It was nice seeing the families and cast always together, interacting, helping each other out. If one of them had a problem, it became everyone’s problem. The show started off great, taking on big issues that common, everyday people seemed to face; pregnancy, education issues, rape, alcoholism, and so on.

    It was easy to get into this series. While it felt it took “Dallas” a little while to hit its stride, “Knots Landing” seems to know where it’s going from day one. Quality wise, it was a nice transfer to DVD. The show itself is not dated at all. I’d say if you’re into shows like “Desperate Housewives” or other primetime soaps and dramas, you’ll like this. It has a nice balance of comedy and serious issues. The box is slim, which is nice. I did feel as if the discs were a little strange. The “Dallas” seasons use double-sided discs but these are all one sided. The last two discs have two episodes on them each, which seems like a waste of disc space. Yet, the last disc does have a snipet from the “Knots Landing” reunion that aired on CBS not too long ago. It features Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackelford talking about Gary and Val’s relationship throughout the entirety of the show. Be warned, it does spoil some plots of the later seasons.

    Rarely do I feel anything is perfect, and while this may have some flaws, the episodes, the acting, the actors and everything about this series completely trumps that and puts this in the rare category of a must have (at least on my lists). Definately check this out; there’s a reason this show lasted 14 seasons.

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  2. Tv & Cd Reviewer says:
    48 of 53 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally ! Knots Landing on DVD !, December 16, 2005
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    Finally The Classic Dallas spin off and The original Desperate Housewives(and 100 times better)is too be released on DVD. The 13 Episode First Season will debut on DVD on March 28 2006.First of all this Classic Tv Show Which was a Original Spin off of Dallas which included Gary & Val Ewing.The show like Dallas was one of The Greatest Tv Shows of the 80′s and our time and Knots Landing being one of The Longest Primetime Drama’s (14 Seasons , which has been beat by The NBC Series Law & Order)It will be so great to own Knots Landing on DVD lets just hope they release them faster then The Dallas DVD’s.
    THE PACKAGING WILL CONSIST OF
    The 13 Originaly Aired Episodes in a 5 SINGLE SIDED DVD Boxset!
    At least The packaging will be better then Dallas !
    Epsidoe Guide For Season 1
    #1 Pilot
    #2 Comunity Spirit
    #3 Let Me Count The Ways
    #4 The Lie
    #5 Will The Circle be unbroken
    #6 Home is For Healing
    #7 Land of The Free
    #8 Civil Wives
    #9 Constent Companian
    #10 Small Surprises
    #11 Courageous Convictions
    #12 Bottom of The Bottle Part One
    #13 Bottom of The Bottle Part Two

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  3. M. G. Mora "Bad Wolf" says:
    33 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my all time favorites, February 27, 2006
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    M. G. Mora “Bad Wolf” (San Leandro, CA. United States) –
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    There were a lot of Soaps in the 80′s but Knot’s was one of the best because although it did have some outlandish stories from time to time it was more grounded in reality than the others as most of it took place in a Cul de sac. A great cast and some wonderful writing kept this show going and going and going for more than ten years. More than Dallas or Dynasty.
    The shows first couple of seasons are more about the every day things going on in people’s lives and after that they get into story arcs and bigger than life stuff. What keeps Knot’s so good though is the characters and their interaction with each other.
    This show is a winner. Much better than that Desperate Housewives show. I miss the show and the characters who, as weird as it may seem, became almost like family over the years.

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