Finally! Nearly 6 full years after Sony released a 5 episode best of set, Shout! Factory will be releasing season one of Designing Women on DVD!
I can only imagine the good that can come out of this. I’m sure a syndicated copy of an episode won’t manage to slink its way in this release. Any music clearances shouldn’t be an issue. And then there’s the extras; there’ll be more that I’m sure Sony would have never even thought of. That box art looks absolutely stunning. Also, let’s hope all the cast can get together for a reunion.
I don’t know why Sony never did this to begin with, and I can surely only hope they will do this with its other series, especially the ones that are already partly out but haven’t been continued in several years; i.e. Facts of Life, Diff‘rent Strokes, The Jeffersons, etc. It really is the best way to go if they don’t want to release more of these shows, or if they don‘t want to do it in a timely manner. I’m sure they’ll make a pretty penny continuing to lease out to companies like Shout! and fans will get their favorite shows released on DVD, complete and in a reasonable amount of time. Everyone wins.
I’ve always found seasons 3-5 to be the best years of the show, but I’ll definitely be adding season 1 to my want list.