That 70's Show ran for 8 years. It was a top hit, it was a cult hit, it was a carrier making show for the stars, and I never watched it. I knew what it was, and of course I hear about it from the countless friends I had who loved it, but I never once turned it on, not even for an episode that had The Rock in it.
Flash forward to now and I decided it was time to check it out. I was a bit apprehensive at first until my buddy at work told me "Its a funny show, it will make you not hate Ashton Kutcher", however as a fan of Dude Where's My Car I sort of like him. So I got the Blu-ray set and went to work.
FOr those unfamiliar, and that was probably only me, That 70's Show takes place in the 70's and tells the story of a group of friends from Wisconsin. Eric Forman, Michael Kelso, Steven Hyde, Fez (Foreign Exchange Student), Donna Pinciotti, and Jackie Burkhart. We also get to know Eric's parents, Red and Kitty.
The show is a basic situation comedy all self contained in one episode. Their are a few reoccurring themes such as Eric's love for Donna, but missing an episode will not make you miss anything.
One of the reoccurring themes is the gang hanging out in Eric's basement smoking pot. As this is tv we didn't see them hitting the bong, we would see a cloud of smoke and wide angel lens shots of them individually talking. In the first episode the wallpaper behind Eric's mom and dad kept shifting as he had to talk to them while he was baked.
The adults are just as funny as the kids and often play a part in each show. In one Red was able to ask the president one question, while Eric and the gang were planning on streaking through the crowd. Another favorite of mine is when they all went to the wrestling matches and met Rocky Johnson, played by hos real life son The Rock. As you get a bit further into the series look for Katie Segal to appear as Hyde's mom.
I wont lie Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso steals every scene he is in by playing the dumb but loveable guy in the group. Its easy to understand why he was the first breakout star of the series. He was actually only a special guest star in a few episodes of the final season but he does come back for the series finale.
Mill Creek, a favorite label of mine for releasing quality entertainment at quality prices has just put the entire series out on Blu-ray. This is the version I have and I must say the quality is fantastic. Not only that but its a title you can find online or in stores at a very reasonable price.
Fans of the show will want to own this set due to the high quality and if there are any others out there who have not watched it be like me and pick this set up. You wont be disappointed.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!