Like a cross between ‘CSI,’ and Darren Aronofsky’s indie feature PI, the CBS television series ‘Numb3rs‘ blends crime-drama with mathematics for a smart and creepy spin on the police-detective genre. Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, the series centers on a pragmatically minded FBI agent, Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), who invites his math-genius younger brother, Charlie (David Krumholz), to help him solve challenging cases using mathematical theories based on equations and probability. Dark and moody with a near-cinematic feel, the show has won both fans and acclaim for its innovative approach to the conventional crime-drama formula. Buy the Season 5 DVD right here.
The L Word
Sometimes described as ‘Sex and the City‘ meets ‘Queer as Folk,’ the weekly, 60-minute Showtime comedy drama series ‘The L Word‘ teased its viewers as to what the “L” stood for in its opening credits sequence. This groundbreaking series focused on the relationships between the principal characters, their family members (some accepting their sexual preferences, others looking askance), their friends, and their “outside” lovers. Buy the Final Season DVD right here.
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show
‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show‘ was a weekly series starring the hilarious comedian Garry Shandling as himself in an interactive comedy that involved the audience, both at home and in the studio. Shandling took on relationships, friends, work, and other afflictions of contemporary life in a memorable, unforgettable series that still is helping shape comedy today. Get the complete 72 episode set and buy the complete series collection right here.
Kids and nostalgic adults can enjoy this series about the DC Comics superhero ‘Plastic Man,’ who stretches his way into and out of trouble. This four-volume set features all the action of the show that aired after ‘The Superfriends.’ Buy the Plastic Man complete series collection right here.
“‘Nutter’ runs small hotel” is the terse-but-true description given by an English catalog to the weekly comedy series ‘Fawlty Towers.’ Created by John Cleese, the series stars Cleese as Basil Fawlty, the insufferable–and insufferably inept–owner-manager of a tenth-rate British hotel. Co-starring as Basil’s equally impossible wife Sybil is Prunella Scales, while Connie Booth (who co-wrote and occasionally directed the series) is on hand as Jill-of-all trades Polly Sherman. Buy the ‘Fawlty Towers’ Remastered DVD set right here.