Picks and Pans Review: New on Dvd
updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST
This boxed set of all six seasons of the HBO hit comes in a Cosmo-pink binder and is almost as pricey as Carrie's Manolos. But the 94 episodes and bonus features-including a Sex and the City shopping guide and "finish that phrase" game-make it a must for die-hard fans.
THE BEST & WORST OF AMERICAN IDOL: SEASONS 1-4 ($34.98) DVD [STARS 3] EXTRAS [STARS 2]
Each season's winner—and the worst of the wannabes—shine in their full glory. Some standout moments though—Ruben Studdard's "Superstar," for one-are oddly absent, and lengthy interviews with Paula Abdul and Season 4's Carrie and Bo are strictly for the hard-core.
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ($39.98) DVD [STARS 4] EXTRAS [STARS 2]
The critically acclaimed second season showcases the comedy's oddball twists and frenetic pacing, and overlooked moments of hilarity come to light with each repeated viewing. But the extras disappoint with too few deleted scenes and too many cast discussions of particular episodes.