Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Have you ever started watching a great TV show in the middle of a season and wished you could go back and watch the episodes you’ve missed? The library can help you catch up. The library has several great TV shows on DVD available to rent and watch at your convenience. Here’s a list of some of the most popular titles:

1. DEXTER – Dexter Morgan works for the Miami Police Department as a Crime Scene Analyst. He also moonlights as a serial killer. The twist- he only kills those who are killers themselves. The library also has several of the Dexter novels written by Jeff Lindsay.

2. MONK – Brilliantly portrayed by Tony Shalhoub, Adrian Monk solves Crimes for the San Francisco Police Department. If you like the show, you might enjoy the books written by Lee Goldberg.

3. SOPRANOS – The classic HBO drama that put New Jersey on the map. The show revolves around Tony Soprano who struggling to keep his families together, a regular family and the other kind of “family” - the North Jersey Mob. The library has several “Soprano” related materials including the soundtrack cds, a Soprano Family Cookbook (641.5 RUC), and other Soprano books under the call number 791.45.

4. MAD MEN – This series has recently won most of the major awards for Best Drama. Taking place in the 1960’s, the drama takes place in the offices of the Sterling Cooper Ad Agency on Madison Ave. To read more about the look of the series, check out these library books: The Fashion File-Inspirations from the costume designer of Mad Men (746.92 BRY) /The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook-The bars and restaurants of Mad Men (642 GEL)/Mad Men Unbuttoned –A romp through 1960’s America (791.45 VAR).

5. HOUSE – Another NJ based drama, the series centers on Dr. Gregory House. Dr. Gregory House is a medical genius with no bedside manner. Actor Hugh Laurie is also an excellent author as well as actor. Check out his novel, The Gunseller, available in our Fiction collection. Also read The House That House Built (792.02 CHA).

6. LOST – An incredible TV series, you will need to watch it from Episode 1 or You might get “Lost”. At times, confusing and moving but always interesting And entertaining. The series revolves around a group of survivors of a plane crash, lost on a Pacific Island, all with a secret to tell. To help understand it all, check out Finding Lost –The Unofficial Guide (791.45 STA)

7. THE TUDORS – Not exactly the real story – Henry VIII really didn’t look Anything like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers but fun to watch nonetheless. Great acting by a great cast might make you want to check out these titles-The Tudors, Thy Will Be Done by Elizabeth Massie (F MASSIE) /The Wives of Henry VII by Antonia Fraser (942.052 FRA) and The Tudors –The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty (942.05 MEY)

8. TRUE BLOOD – Based on the popular Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (M Harris), the new series details the lives of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, LA.

9. THE OFFICE (U.K.) & THE OFFICE (U.S.) – One of rare instances where a Remake of a series is as good and as popular as the original. Watch both and compare the two shows.

10. MODERN FAMILY – One of our most recent DVD purchases, This laugh Out loud comedy centers around The Pritchett Family.

This is just a small sampling of our fantastic DVD collection. If you have any questions or requests, please visit our librarians at the information desk. Send comments to: Amy.