As a means of generating consumer interest in a few older television series whose DVD sales are probably past their prime, CBS has released a sampler DVD of its more notable action-based entrees. The resulting DVD certainly entertains, but whether it actually succeeds in stirring up the appropriate “must have the entire season” sentiment that CBS hoped for is doubtful. Sure, blending episodes of Mission: Impossible
, Texas Ranger and NCIS
will make for an interesting mix – but as a mass consumer of television myself, the episodes chosen may not have been the best choices.
Each of the episodes chosen is the pilot of its respective series but, while interesting to see from a television history perspective, the pilots of a series aren’t always the best choice when you’re trying to snag an audience for DVD purchases.Walker
, Texas Ranger – “One Riot, One Ranger”
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel