“[In Season Two of The Good Fight] with the world going insane and the Chicago murder rate on the rise, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo), Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) and the rest of the law firm find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, the firm begins to look at its own clients suspiciously. Meanwhile, Diane battles with a new partner at the firm, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald), and Maia becomes harder and tougher after her parents’ scandal puts her on trial. Finally, Lucca is brought back into Colin Morrello’s (Justin Bartha) orbit.” — from CBS
The Good Fight: Season Two is available now on DVD and includes all thirteen episodes from the second season, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The set is currently available on Amazon for $27.08; you can also get the season in digital form on Amazon for $24.99 or iTunes for $31.99 (both without the bonus features). Considering the hard copy is a $2 difference from the Amazon digital option (with minimal bonus features), it’s up to you to decide if having it tangibly on the shelf is important to you or if you’d like to stream instead.
“Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Initially sober companion and client, Holmes and Watson’s relationship evolved into a symbiotic professional investigative partnership as top homicide consultants for Captain Thomas Gregson as they work regularly alongside Detective Marcus Bell. The pair entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement with Shinwell Johnson, an ex-convict who shared his expertise of the city’s underworld in exchange for them teaching him how to be an effective FBI informant. The trio’s alliance ended when Shinwell attacked Holmes after he and Watson discovered Shinwell committed an unsolved murder, causing Holmes to suffer memory loss and hallucinations. Holmes copes with his health crisis by refocusing on his sobriety and fights to salvage his career and his friendship with Watson, which he values above all else.” — from CBS
Elementary: the Sixth Season is now available on DVD and includes not only all twenty-one episodes from Season Six but over forty-five minutes of bonus features as well. In addition to some deleted scenes, featurettes on the set include “Six of One, Half Dozen of hte Other” (cast and crew discussing the themes and production of the season), “Making Friends Can be Murder” (a look at the motives of Sherlock’s new friend Michael), and “Elementary: Case in Point” (where the writers examine and discuss particular episodes, scenes, and story arcs). Although the season is available digitally on both Amazon and iTunes (both priced at $34.99 and neither inclusive of the bonus material), your best bet for both cost and content is to get the hard copy on Amazon for $27.99.
“[Scorpion is a] high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel, Game of Thrones) and his team of brilliant misfits, who are the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick, True Blood), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. While this socially awkward group is comfortable with one another’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, causing them to rely on Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee, Smash), whose young, gifted son, Ralph (Riley B. Smith, The Back-up Plan), translates the world for them. These quirky masterminds have found the perfect job as members of Team Scorpion where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises while also helping one another learn how to fit in.” — from CBS / Paramount
Scorpion: The Complete Series is now available in a 24-disc collection which includes every episode from the show’s four-season run and a host of bonus features. This is basically just a re-release of previous seasons compiled into a single set, so if you’ve been getting the other ones along the way, you won’t really do yourself any favors by re-buying them (unless you really really want to save a couple inches of shelf space by having them all in the same box). If you’ve been relying on streaming, though, now is a good time to snap up the set (inclusive of all the same bonus features) because you never know when the digital content will go away. Scorpion: The Complete Series is out now and grabbable on Amazon for $58.39.
“[In] Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial Edition, home audiences will find a cornucopia of Kovacs’ greatest and most memorable ‘hits’, showcasing an utterly unique sensibility that has influenced such comedy institutions as Monty Python and Saturday Night Live including episodes from his local and national morning shows, episodes from his NBC prime-time show, his five ABC-TV specials, the rare color version of his legendary silent show, “Eugene”, 3 complete episodes of his offbeat game show “Take a Good Look”, “A Pony for Chris”, Kovacs’ rarely-seen pilot for “Medicine Man” co-starring Buster Keaton, the only existing filmed solo interview with Kovacs himself, his award-winning commercials for Dutch Masters Cigars, a collection of short films, tributes rarities and much more!” — from Shout Factory
This new collection is being released as part of a celebration of what would have been Ernie Kovacs’ 100th birthday and is a compilation of previously released volumes, so it you already have those on the shelf, it doesn’t really offer anything new. If, however, you’re a mega fan who has been waiting for a nice compact set (only nine discs) with plenty of material (22 hours), you’ll probably be happy with it. The set also offers a bevy of bonus programming, including the 1987 ATAS Hall of Fame Induction, home movies, interviews, and lots more. Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial Edition is available now on Amazon for $69.97 or on Shout Factory’s site for just $55.97. Shout Factory is also releasing limited edition, hand-numbered lithographs by Ernie Kovacs that have never been sold (or even seen) before– you can get a set of ten framed for $1000 or unframed for $250 (an impressive holiday gift for anyone who loves all things Kovacs).