The final hours of 2018 are upon us, and with those final hours nearing their end, so do Phil’s Picks’ annual year-ender lists. One of this year’s final yea-enders examines the year’s top new box sets for grown-ups.
Grown-up audiences have quite a few options from which to choose this year in regards to box sets. From the multitude of dramas turned out by CBS to the wider variety of titles released via PBS to material released via Time Life, audiences had plenty to enjoy this year.
This year’s list was actually relatively easy to develop even with the number of titles released for grown-ups. Taking the top spot in this year’s list of best new DVD/BD Box Sets for Grown-Ups is Time Life’s Robin Williams retrospective, Comic Genius. The multi-disc set, which spans two separate volumes, offers hours of entertainment while chronicling Williams’ evolution as a comedian. This set is well worth the money and time.
The second spot in this year’s list goes to the second season of PBS’ British import crime drama Endeavour. From its debut season years ago to this season, the prequel series to Inspector Morse has proven to be so infectious and head and shoulders above its American counteraprts. That is thanks to its strong writing.
The bronze in this year’s list goes to the debut season of The CW’s Black Lightning. The CW is filled out by so many superhero series today that it should re-brand itself as “The DC/Superhero Network” — note the sarcasm here — and even with all of the shows that it airs, this series stood out proudly in its first season thanks to its writing, acting and bonus material.
Along with these three titles, is a bevy of other wide-ranging titles, such as the second season of NBC’s The Good Place, the debut season of PBS’ new cooking series Milk Street and the fourth season of the network’s family history series Finding Your Roots along with Shout! Factory’s recently released Super Sentai: Gojin Sentai Jetman — The Complete Series and plenty of other titles. As always, the top 10 titles on the list are just that, while the five that follow are honorable mentions, making a total of 15 titles.
Without any further ado, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks 2018 Top 10 New Grown-Up DVD/BD Box Sets.
PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW GROWN-UP DVD/BD BOX SETS
- Robin Williams: Comic Genius
- Endeavour: Season Five
- Black Lightning: Season One
- Finding Your Roots: Season Four
- Milk Street: Season One
- The Good Place: Season Two
- Super Sentai: Gojin Sentai Jetman — The Complete Series
- The Durells in Corfu: Season Three
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Series
- Star Trek Discovery: Season One
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Second Season
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Third Season
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Fourth Season
- Rown & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Fifth Season
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh–In: The Complete Sixth Season
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