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Now that the holidays are over, chances are you’re eager to see what’s going to happen on your favorite television shows that have been on hiatus. Of course, you may also want to remind yourself of what happened on those same shows in seasons past, just to make sure you completely get how the plot got to this point.

Well, the good folks at Amazon.com want to help. That’s why they’ve got over 160 boxed sets of shows on DVD on sale right now. Twistie’s choice?

Burn Notice Boxed Set Season One I discovered Burn Notice halfway through the first season and wondered how I had missed it for that long. Come on, it’s got spies, it’s got Sharon Gless, it’s got Bruce Campbell blowing things up! Also, Jeffrey Donovan is currently rocking my world. If you saw his brilliant performance in Changeling (and if you missed it, why the hell did you miss it?) you’ll understand why. The scripts are tight, the performances strong, and the production values high.

If you’re ready to catch up with the show, this is definitely the time to do it. The regular price for Season One is $49.98, which is pretty typical for a season of a reasonably popular dramatic series. Oh, but this is where the bargains live. Go to Amazon right now and you can get it for a mere $29.99 or 60% off!

Not wild about spy dramas or Bruce Campbell blowing things up? No problem! Amazon has deals for you, too. Whether your taste runs to comedy, reality, animation, or sci-fi, there’s something in the sale to make you happy.

Oh, and while you’re there, be sure to check out their sale on independent and foreign films on DVD, too.

Don’t Miss It By That Much

Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway may have introduced a new generation to the delightfully skewed world of Maxwell Smart, but some of us know in our hearts that there is only one Max, and he was played by the late, great, and utterly irreplacable Don Adams. For years we have waited impatiently to have our favorite Cold War comedy released on DVD.

Today, that long wait is over. The complete set has been released today by HBO Home Video. That’s right, all 138 original episodes are now available to the discerning viewer, lovingly restored and remastered, on a 25 disc collection.

Get Smart DVD Gift Set Of course, you can’t expect to get all that for nothing. The set will retail for $199.95. Right now, though, Amazon has it available to order for just $139.99 for a savings of nearly sixty dollars! Oh, and don’t forget, this item ships free with Super Saver Shipping!

Just What The Doctor Ordered

I’m a longtime fan of Dr. Who. From the earliest incarnation starring William Hartnell to the revived series with David Tennant, I’ve always longed to travel the stars with the Time Lord from Gallifrey.

Dr. Who S1&S2 Boxed DVD Set The one thing that’s held me back from buying the sets of the reconstituted series is how darned expensive the DVD sets are. Two twenty-five episode seasons of another show, or one season of some ten or twelve episodes? Dr. Who is expensive compared to other television box sets.

Luckily, Amazon has a lot of great science fiction DVDs on sale right now, including the complete set of Seasons 1 and 2 of the New Who. Two Doctors for the price of one and a half, really. Every episode with Christopher Eccleston and the first David Tennant season all for one…well…much lower price, anyway.

This set normally sells for $177.98, but Amazon.com has it on sale right now for just $139.99. That’s a savings of nearly forty dollars.

High Def Delight

Amazon.com is having a huge sale on HD DVDs right now. Save 50% on great titles like Apollo 13, Shaun of the Dead, or Pride and Prejudice. Or get one of my personal favorites, 12 Monkeys.

12 Monkeys HD DVD

Office Humor

The British seem to have a gift for showing the humor in the most uncomfortable situations, and no series has showcased this ability better than Ricky Gervais’ ourageous brainchild, The Office. This one hits as close to the bone as possible, making some of it’s most hilarious moments almost physically painful as well. If you work in an office, have worked in an office, or have known anyone who has worked in an office, you’ll recognize every petty act of one-upmanship, every bitter battle for supremacy in utterly insignificant fields, every last drop of boredom and despair…and every triumph of what spirit is left after people give up their deeper dreams to settle for a humdrum but safe existence.

The Office Complete Set

Right now, Amazon has the complete original British series – including the acclaimed post-series Christmas special – for just $39.99; that’s 33% off the regular price of $59.98.

And when you’ve seen the whole series and want more, be sure to check out the wildly funny American version starring Steve Carell. Amazon has the first season for only $19.99, regularly priced $29.98.