Complete Series Repackaging Obsession

While as I’ve said before, many shows are never finished on DVD, studios really, really like it when they are able to complete a show on DVD. Why? Because then they can sell it all back to us as a bulky “complete series” set. Today’s TV Shows on DVD announcements list no fewer than five upcoming complete-series packages from Time-Warner: three HBO favourites — The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood — and two popular animated series, The Flintstones and Batman: The Animated Series.