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New TV on DVD for March 30: 'Deadliest Catch,' 'Real Housewives'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 30th 2010 1:45PM
If there's one thing the American television viewer has learned about the entertainment industry it's that Hollywood's primary goal is to always keep it real. Sure, you could accuse actors of employing some artifice in their line of work, but for the most part, television is in the midst of an unparalleled era of keeping it real as shows like 'The Real World' and 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' continue to prove by having the word real right in the title. And when it comes to TV on DVD, the realest month of all is apparently March.

Of course, the argument could be made that this week's batch of DVD releases is actually somewhat weak due to a lack of high profile scripted shows, but we like to take more of a "glass half real" viewpoint on things. That's why were so so excited to see the latest issue from the most real reality show of all, 'Deadliest Catch,' which lands 'Deadliest Catch: Season Five' just in time to get you ready for the premiere of season six on April 13.If there's one thing the American television viewer has learned about the entertainment industry, it's that Hollywood's primary goal is to always keep it real. Sure, you could accuse actors of employing some artifice in their line of work, but for the most part, television is in the midst of an unparalleled era of keeping it real, as shows like 'The Real World' and 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' continue to prove by having the word real right in the title. And when it comes to TV on DVD, the realest month of all is apparently March.

Of course, the argument could be made that this week's batch of DVD releases is actually somewhat weak due to a lack of high profile scripted shows, but we like to take more of a "glass half real" viewpoint on things. That's why were so so excited to see the latest issue from the most real reality show of all, 'Deadliest Catch,' which lands 'Deadliest Catch: Season Five' just in time to get you ready for the premiere of season six on April 13.

Also presenting a real deal worthy of Evander Holyfield himself? 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey,' which arrives in your living room with 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season One.' Thank you notes can be addressed to the wonderful executives at Bravo that made this show possible.

And what could be more real than America's favorite fictional lawman, Steven Seagal, becoming America's favorite true life lawman? That's the awesome premise of 'Steven Seagal: Lawman,' which you can now experience at your leisure with 'Steven Seagal Lawman: The Complete Season One.' One of a billion, we hope.

Even good old History Channel is getting in on the reality craze with an array of almost-real shows such as 'MysteryQuest,' which explores the true (?) origins of legends such as Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle and of course, Steven Seagal -- we wish. You can see what they've found out so far on 'MysteryQuest; The Complete Season One.'

But that's not all History Channel has been doing in their ceaseless effort to educate the nation about important historical events like the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse. No, they've also dedicated valuable resources to create 'Nostradamus Effect: The Complete Season One.' The first season takes viewers through the history of cataclysmic prophecies that never actually came true. See? The word "history" was in that description, so it must make sense.

Okay, fine. For those of you who still refuse to get on board the reality bandwagon, we do have a couple bones to throw you. First up: 'Rhoda.' Hey, beggars can't be choosers and besides, this show was actually pretty groundbreaking in its own way back in the 70's. You can find out for yourself with 'Rhoda: Season Two.'

Finally, our friends over in Britain are still plugging away at the classic forms of drama that their best boy Bill Shakespeare made so famous. Case in point: 'Judge John Deed,' who is sort of an English combination of Judge Judy and, you guessed it, Steven Seagal. If that fantastic mix sounds like your cup of tea, you can drink your fill with 'Judge John Deed: Season One & Pilot Episode.'

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