When the call went up from the LAMBlogathon to write about television that watches like film, I was in the throws of discovering Battlestar Galactica. Rich in characters, plot, drama, irony, humor, my inner geek is truly satisfied by this series. And all the women are so bad ass. On DVD, with no interruptions, it's like watching a good sci-fi film. So say we all.
When it comes to quality television, I've found some real gems on cable and network programing through DVD. Shows like The Sopranos, Weeds, Entourage, Huff, Arrested Development and Lost are as well written, produced and acted as any film I've seen. Of these, I probably consumed The Sopranos most voraciously. Common threads to all of these are family, humor and creatvity. DVD is a fun way to consume TV series. For me, it puts them in a format that feels like film. Cool stuff.