Christmas of 07!


christmas-of-07Christmas of ’07 was probably my most memorable Christmas ever because I received one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Boy Meets World, on DVD. Not just the 1st and 2nd seasons but all 7 in a complete box set. Insert happy dance. Back then I didn’t think much of the fact that I was able to access all these episodes so easily but as we were talking about it in class I realized itmid-2000salways so common to have your favorite TV shows on DVD. In class, Professor Battles referred to these as “Cult Shows.” Which means they have a small following of very loyal followers. According to Lotz the success of television shows selling as DVD’s was surprising to the industry.

This topic is very interesting to me considering I own a few different television shows on box set including; Friends, Gilmore Girls, Nick and Jessica (reality), Criminal Minds and as soon as one of my select show, Stranger Things, comes out on DVD I will own that too. Lotz states that “By 2005, DVD sales of television shows reached $2.6 billion and accounted for nearly 20 percent of the overall DVD sales market” (128). This has proven to have provided a new revenue window for not only successful shows but also for shows who did not do so good in their original airing. This was a huge success in the mid-2000s but unfortunately, as technology grows bigger and bigger, DVD’s might be the next thing to go. When …