Wednesday, 25 July 2012

DVD Review - Blossom: Season 1 & 2

Blossom: Season 1 & 2
Starring: Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Jenna von Oy, and Ted Wass
Released by: Shout! Studio
Release Date: January 27,2009
Number of Discs: 6
Running Time: 840 minutes

I never saw Blossom during its original run. I only started watching it when it went into syndication and aired in the late afternoons. Shout! Factory released the first two seasons on a six discs set back in 2009, in which I was thrilled to be able to see the quirky comedy again.

The original pilot aired in July of 1990 on NBC as a special and served as a backdoor pilot. Thanks to impressive ratings, the series was picked up, aired its first season in January 1991, and ran for five seasons, ending on May 22, 1995.

Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) played the teenager Blossom Russo who wore crazy clothes and wild hats, as well as her best friend Six (played by Jenna von Oy), who talks nonstop. Her singer mother abandoned her and her two older brothers, the ex-drug addict Anthony (played by Michael Stoyanov) and the simple minded Joey (played go Joey Lawrence). Their struggling musician father, Nick (played by Ted Wass), raises them all.

The series dealt with typical teenager issues, normally adding a bit a humor to go along it. During each episode, Blossom would tape a video diary, aka a pre-blogger.

The episodes in this set are:

Disc One - Blossom Blossoms, My Sister's Keeper, Dad's Girlfriend, Who's In Charge Here?, Sex Lies and Teenagers, I Ain't Got No Buddy

Bonus Features: The Blossom "Pilot"

Disc Two - Thanks For The Memorex, The Geek, Tough Love, Such A Night, School Daze, Papa's Little Dividend, Love Stinks

Disc Three - Second Base, Here Comes the Buzz?, The Joint, I'm With The Band, Honor?, To Tell The Truth, Intervention

Disc Four - Run For The Border, Blossom - A Rockumentary, Expectations, You Can't Go Home, This Old House, It's A Marginal Life, The Test

Disc Five - Hot For Teacher, Three O'Clock and All Is Hell, Losers Win, The Letter, Wake Up Little Susie, You Must Remember This, House Guests

Disc Six - Whines and Misdemeanors, Driver's Education, Spring Fever

Bonus Features: A Very Special Show, A Very Special Style, and A Very Special Friendship.

Even after all these years, Blossom is still a likeable sitcom. I always enjoyed the episodes with the grandpa Buzz (played by the late Barnard Hughes). I am still hoping that Shout! Factory will bring out the other three seasons in the near future.


  1. Oh my goodness I loved Blossom! (I'm telling my age now)

  2. I only recently found out that Mayim Bialik was acting again on the Big Bang Theory. I loved Blossom when I was a teen. That show, Full House, and Saved By the Bell were among my favorites.

  3. @Christina T

    I watch The Big Bang Theory! Saved by the Bell was a fun show to watch. I'll be doing a review for season one and two soon.


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