7th Heaven Sea. 1 (DVD)
Sean W. Gibson / Sep 20th, 2004 No Comments
The Camdens of 7th Heaven are a family that centers around Christian faith and dealing with issues with the ultra attractive and dynamic family. One would think that a man of God wouldn't encounter such weekly calamities, but it seems that this fans is supremely cursed. Teen pregnancy, death, physical spousal abuse, and alcoholism are regular weekly occurrences around the household. How this family deals with the issues is what makes the show appeal to audiences.
There are exactly completely ZERO extras:
See – I told you so!
7th Heaven is a show right of the mold of Highway to Heaven and Touched By An Angel. It centers around faith, communication, ridiculous calamity, and a fairly attractive bunch of kids. The episodes are really depressing at times, and I really began to feel horrible for this family with the toughest luck in the universe. I imagine the show appeals most to families that really censor what their children watch, or budding heterosexual males discovering Jessica Biel.
I can't imagine too many people wanting to watch the first season of 7th Heaven over and over again. The drama is fairly strong, but the overall entertainment of the show isn't strong enough to warrant watching it over and over again.
AUDIO & VIDEO QUALITY
Watching it on DVD is a definitely upgrade from watching it on television, and the Dolby Digital surround sound isn't too bad. Although this show offers no special effects, watching it on DVD is fairly impressive.
Nothing about this show strikes me as being original. I've seen the themes before, I've seen similar characters, and I've seen the same sob stories in other shows. There are absolutely no extras – which is actually fairly original, but in a bad way.
Overall, 7th Heaven as a show is best meant as a very conservative means of entertainment for families. The shows are very "family oriented" but I have to give the warning that children watching the show might develop a depression complex. As a DVD, I was very disappointed in the absolute derth of extras … typically Paramount DVDs are reknown for their extras when a television series gets released.