What does and doesn’t get released on DVD in this country is often a bit of a mystery when you look at archive TV – that many people want to buy E Street? Really? – but things seem pretty cut and dry when you look at new shows: if it’s an ABC comedy it gets a DVD release. The as yet un-aired twentysomething, for example, is due out on DVD towards the end of its run. And to wind things back a year or several, everything from Double The Fist to Sleuth 101 to Sam Simmons’ The Urban Monkey is yours to own right now for the standard purchase price.
So, bearing that in mind, we’re currently wondering why there’s been no word about a DVD release of Lawrence Leung’s recent series Unbelievable. It’s not like it rated poorly, or was a particularly awful series; and it was on ABC1, in a good timeslot – not things you can say about some of the shows we’ve listed above.
Well, here’s our theory (a theory for which we have none of that evidence Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable told us to look out for): the second series of Review with Myles Barlow didn’t come out immediately because a Christmas special was scheduled and the ABC wanted to include it on the DVD release…so, we’re wondering, could there possibly be more Unbelievable to come? Perhaps a Christmas special, where Leung goes and debunks Santa Claus in one of those nutty Christmas villages they have in Scandinavia or North America? We don’t know, we have no idea, no inside information – it’s just a guess – but you’re welcome to e-mail us if you’ve got any inside goss. Or just leave your thoughts on why some shows have or haven’t got DVD releases below, in your usual rabid and abusive manner. Bonus points will be awarded to the first person to tell us this blog is shit.