Viewers didn't really love Raymond in its low-rated 1996-97 debut season. Yet while most sitcoms take a year or two to hit their stride, Ray Romano's initial adventures with his dysfunctional TV family hold up amazingly well. Extras: The cast and crew recall Raymond's rocky beginning in enlightening commentaries and documentaries.
MAGNUM, P.I.: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON ($59.98)
Tom Selleck's star-making turn as the genial private eye is still a delight, as is his repartee with John Hillerman (snooty major domo Higgins). Notable bad guys in the 1980-81 season include a pre-Cheers Ted Danson. Extras: Sharon Stone steams up a shower with Selleck in an alluring two-parter, among four bonus episodes from later seasons.