Time is quickly ticking away for 2018. As the hours tick by, Phil’s Picks is trying to get everything done before the old year is out and the new year is in. Next up as this finally day of 2018 winds down is the year’s top new DVD/BD box sets for families.
Just as grown-ups has plenty of options this year in regards to DVD and BD box sets, so did families in whole. Some of this year’s top family box sets also made their way to the grown-ups box sets list, as (E.G. Milk Street: Season One and Finding Your Roots: Season 4). That is because they really can be just as entertaining for the whole family as for grown-ups.
The top spot in this year’s list goes to PBS’ Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood collection, It’s A Beautiful Day. The multi-disc set offers hours of entertainment from a variety of classic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood series. Considering how hard it is to find the series even on PBS stations nationwide, and the lessons that the episodes teach, this new collection hopefully will not be the only one from the series to be released.
Second Place in this year’s list belongs to Gravity Falls: The Complete Series. While its creator openly said it was intentionally short-lived, it has made one heck of an impact on audiences, and rightfully so. Whether one owns the collector’s edition or the standard set, which features episode-length commentaries with each episode, the series stands out. With any luck there will be a third season one day. One can only hope.
The third spot in this year’s list goes to Rugrats: Season Three, and it is followed up by the series’ fourth season. The land mark series’ writing was absolutely outstanding in both seasons. One can only hope that Nickelodeon will continue giving proper releases for the rest of the series’ seasons every year as it has done up to this point.
Also featured in this year’s list are the fifth season of CBS’ timeless fish out of water sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, which was released on DVD this fall, alongside the full release of Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series and the ninth season of Spongebob Squarepants.
Whereas this critic’s previous lists all featured 15 total titles, this list will only feature 10 titles. Without any further ado, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks 2018 Top 10 New Family DVD/BD Box Sets.
PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW FAMILY DVD/BD BOX SETS
- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: It’s A Beautiful Day Collection
- Gravity Falls: The Complete Series
- Rugrats: Season 3
- Rugrats: Season 4
- The Beverly Hillbillies: The Complete Fifth Season
- Courage The Cowardly Dog: The Complete Series
- Fraggle Rock: The Complete Animated Series
- Milk Street: Season One
- Finding Your Roots: Season Four
- Big Box Of Kids Favorites (Mill Creek Entertainment set)
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