Monday, July 20, 2009

Mysteries on TV: Charlie's Angels, Monk, Psych, and Pushing Daisies, New This Week on DVD

Mysteries on TV

, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling three series that have season DVDs being released this week.

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Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, and Shelley Hack starred as three gorgeous private investigators who worked with Bosley (David Doyle) at the direction of the never-seen but always heard wealthy and mysterious Charlie (John Forsythe) in the 4th season of .

The season premiere introduced the newest member of the team, Tiffany Welles (Shelley Hack), and it kicks off with a two-part episode, "Love Boat Angels," as the women join guest stars from the cast of The Love Boat to investigate a major art theft. Other escapades this season featured the Angels going undercover as sorority girls, truckers, streetwalkers, and potential starlets. The late Farrah Fawcett, who had left the series in Season 2, returned for several episodes this season.

The Charlie's Angels: Season Four DVD set of 6 discs contain all 26 episodes that aired on ABC from September 1979 through May 1980.

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Tony Shalhoub returns in his acclaimed three-time Emmy Award-winning role as San Francisco police consultant Adrian Monk in the stellar 7th season of the quirky and irreverent detective show .

This penultimate season includes the all-star 100th episode, "Mr. Monk's 100th Case!" It has been previously reported that Monk will not return after airing its 8th and final season.

Despite his overwhelming fear of germs, crowds, small places and almost everything else, Monk proves once again why he's the only man for the case.

The Monk: Season Seven DVD set of 4 discs contain the 16 episodes that aired on USA Network from July through September, 2008, the annual Christmas episode ("Mr. Monk and the Miracle"), and from January through February, 2009.

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Fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend Gus (Dulé Hill) are cracking the case -- and cracking up audiences everywhere -- in the 3rd season of .

After earning a reputation for taking on the unusual cases that leave most sleuths scratching their heads, Shawn and Gus are in for more mayhem this season as they tackle mysteries that range from the decidedly abnormal to the hauntingly paranormal.

The Psych: Season Three DVD set of 4 discs contain the 16 episodes that aired on USA Network from July through September, 2008, the annual holiday episode ("Christmas Joy"), and from January through February, 2009. Bonuses include commentary, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.

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was a "forensic fairytale". The storyline followed Ned, a young man with a very special gift. As a boy, Ned discovered that he could return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. Now a pie maker, Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with a private investigator to crack murder cases by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

But the tale gets complicated when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead -- and keeps her alive. Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson's private-investigation enterprise, encouraging them to use Ned's skills for good, not just for profit. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.

The Pushing Daisies: Season Two DVD set of 4 discs contain the 13 episodes of the final season of the series. ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies in December 2008 before airing the entire season.

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1 comment:

  1. Great week for Mystery DVD's, I'm a huge fan of 3 shows there.

    Monk/Psych first, am definitely picking those DVD's up to add to my collection. Monk is one of my favorite TV shows of all-time, and Psych is just hilarious.

    And Pushing Daisies, have Season 1, and got to get Season 2, such a unique show, cancelled too soon.



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