New releases announced today, April 29:Centennial - The Complete Mini-Series will be coming out July 29 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - The 7th Year will be coming out July 29 The Real McCoys - The Complete Season 3 will be coming out June 17 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
New releases announced today, February 4:Centennial (1978 James Michener mini-series) will be coming out July 8 Earth: Final Conflict (the unreleased Universal-owned seasons) will be coming out July 15 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Question: When I was posted overseas, I found myself an avid watcher of a Brazilian telenovela called Terra Nostra. Luckily, I know some Spanish and was able to get the gist of the dialogue using Spanish and English cognates. It was a great story and made me realize that I'd like to see a series that had a beginning and an end. My question: Don't you think the telenovela format would be a welcome change from TV shows that you start to get invested in, such as Threshold or Love Monkey, just as they're prematurely canceled? Or do you think it would be more like a longer miniseries, such as Roots or North and South? Of course, Centennial doesn't count because they switched that around so much I lost track of when it was on. Maybe it was too long?
Answer: If the networks' experiments with the telenovela format means a sideways return to the old-style miniseries, I'm all for it. (Actually, I've been saying for a long time that many of HBO's acclaimed dramas, most notably The Wire and Rome,