Three More Shows You'll Never See On DVD
Here are three more. Let's see how I do in another four years.
1. 'Spy Game.' A goofy but well-crafted action show that ran for about a dozen episodes on ABC in 1997. It starred Allison Smith ('Kate & Allie' and 'The West Wing') and Linden Ashby ('Melrose Place' and 'Mortal Kombat') as a spy team battling bad guys. It never took itself seriously and was often ridiculous, but always fun.
Sort of a lighter 'Alias.' It also had a lot of references to other TV spy shows. Patrick MacNee, Robert Culp, and Peter Lupus all made appearances (as did Dana Delany, Christopher Gorham, and Michael Weatherly), and in this clip below, take a look at the name of the store the serves as the cover for a secret hideout.
Now I want to see this show again. Time to get those old videotapes out, since this will never be on DVD.2. 'Something So Right.' Another good sitcom that seems to have gotten lost in the haze of TV history. It wasn't massively popular (it ran for one season on NBC then went to ABC), but it's not "cult" enough to warrant a DVD release. I truly loved this show. It had a familiar premise: two people get married and their new families have to learn to deal with each other.
But this wasn't 'The Brady Bunch 2.0.' It was more sarcastic and threw the exes into the mix too, and thank God the kids on the show weren't the usual precocious kids you see on sitcoms. It starred Jere Burns ('Dear John') and Mel Harris ('thirtysomething') and was very well-written.
I think Lifetime or USA used to run repeats but now...oh well. It's not even on SlashControl or Hulu! Here's a promo that ran when ABC got the show. I don't remember this ad at all:
3. 'Married To The Kellys.' If this show is ever released on DVD I'll do the Macarena naked on the Golden Gate Bridge (or what I like to call "just another Friday night"). This was about a writer (Breckin Meyer) and his wife who decide to move back to her small hometown in the midwest. He clashes with her family in a lot of "big city vs. small town" scenarios, but it's all done with great humor. It ran on ABC for one season back in 2003.
The wife? She was played by Kiele Sanchez. Good thing this show was canceled so she could go on to play Nikki on 'Lost.' There's another 'Lost' cast member here too:
I really loved this show, and I'll probably never see it again. Sigh.