New On DVD This Week: Gossip Girl, NCIS, Pawn Stars, 90210

by | August 24, 2010 at 10:03 AM | TV News

Gossip Girl

Based on the bestselling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, this sizzling drama is told through the eyes of an all-knowing blogger — ‘Gossip Girl.’ Via constant, avidly read text messages, this anonymous personality is determined to uncover and fuel every scandal possible on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where gossip rules, and affluent young people find themselves with the money, access and appetite to explore all the temptations New York City has to offer. This season, new characters (including a movie star coed played by Hilary Duff) and some familiar faces (Georgina returns!) bring new love and new dilemmas, while old secrets create new drama. And for both Chuck and Serena, the search for answers from the past brings far more than they bargained for. Hearts are broken and loyalties challenged in Season 3, where things are often not what they seem. Fortunately, Gossip Girl is there to keep track of all the lies, loves and betrayals in store for Serena, Blair, Dan, Nate, Jenny, Chuck and Vanessa. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

NCIS

NCIS‘ is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. The seventh season brings even more explosive drama and heart-pounding surprises plus the sexual tension and amusing team dynamics that fans have grown to love in the show that is hotter than ever. Buy the Season 7 DVD right here.

Pawn Stars

Long before banks, ATMs, and check-cashing services, pawnbrokers provided monetary loans in exchange for personal items of value, and are still helping people make ends meet today – while bringing in a sizable profit for themselves. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Vegas, the Harrison clan jointly runs the family business, with clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. In ‘Pawn Stars,’ the Harrisons attempt to find the gems and bust the fakes, all in hopes of making the biggest profit possible. Grandfather, father and son use their sharp-eyed skills to assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic. And there isn’t much the Harrison family hasn’t seen or heard, making Richard, Rick and Corey experts in rare collectibles – and the art of negotiating. Each episode features an array of characters attempting to sell, purchase or pawn their wares. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

90210

An 
edgy,
contemporary 
spin‐off
 of 
the 
iconic 
drama
 ‘Beverly
Hills,
90210,’ 
the
 new 
’90210‘ looks 
at 
the
 clique
 of 
teenagers,
 their 
agonies 
and 
their 
victories.

 Season
2 
focuses 
on 
a 
group
 of 
teens
 as 
they
 begin
 their 
all‐important 
Junior
 year.
 They’ll
 go
 through
 all
 the
 ordinary
 teenage
 struggles
 and
 triumphs
 –
 crushes,
 sexual
 discovery,
 academic
 pressure,
 evolving 
friendships, 
shunning
 and 
isolation, 
love 
and
 relationships,
 family
issues,
 SATs,
 STDs,
 a 
desire 
to fit 
in,
a
 desire 
to
 stand
out,
fear 
and
 humiliation, 
joy
 and 
exultation bu 
they’ll
 do 
so 
in
 the
 extraordinary
 world
 of 
LA.
 Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The Patty Duke Show

Get ready for more hilarious antics from the identical cousins that laugh alike, walk alike and, at times, even talk alike! Academy Award Winner Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker) returns as Patty Lane – a normal American teenager living in New York City – and Cathy Lane – her Scottish cousin freshly arrived in the United States to finish her secondary schooling in ‘The Patty Duke Show.’ They are a crazy pair. But when boy-crazy Patty and the demure Cathy get together, their two worlds create nonstop laughter and fun! Season 3 guest stars include James Brolin, Clint Howard, Kim Carnes and music legends Hank Jones, Frankie Avalon and Troy Donahue. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Ax Men

For more than a hundred years, larger than life characters – many of whom are members of logging families who go back to the time when the West was being settled – have spent their days among towering trees and powerful machines and their nights in outposts far from the comforts of civilization. Across America, it’s a battle for survival and for some, this will be the end of the line. ‘Ax Men‘ tells their remarkable stories, detailing the history of the logging industry and how technology has transformed life for today’s logger, while the struggle of man versus nature stays the same. As the series enters its third season, it’s the dead heat of summer and the stakes are higher than ever across the most dangerous frontier in history. From mountaintop to river’s bottom, from the Pacific Northwest to Florida to Louisiana, six crews take on work as unforgiving as the terrain, as fickle as the weather, and as dangerous as any job in history. Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

Jewel heists around the city of London befuddle Scotland Yard and the beautiful singer Red is framed for the crook in ‘Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes.’ Only the legendary Sherlock Holmes can find the real thief with the help of his assistant Dr. Watson – and of course, Tom and Jerry. But finding clues and cracking the case will be elementary compared to keeping the peace between these raucous rivals as they scamper, scurry, scoot and speed along the streets, alleys and rooftops in the name of justice. Familiar friends Tuffy, Butch, Droopy and many more cleverly round out the motley crew of characters and possible suspects in this brilliant fusion of classic detection and energetic animation. Buy the DVD right here.

Flight Of The Conchords

This rollicking HBO offering chronicled the misadventures of ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ a two-man “digi-folk” band from New Zealand. It could do nothing less — starring in the half-hour series was Flight of the Conchords, a genuine two-man digi-folk band from New Zealand consisting of comedians Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who created the property in concert (no pun intended) with James Bobin. The two protagonists, cleverly named Jemaine and Bret, had come all the way from their mother country to hit it big in New York City. There were only two things keeping them from skyrocketing to stardom: they never seemed to get any decent bookings, and they were bloody awful. Buy the complete collection right here.