Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: 8 Simple Rules (Season 2) DVD Set [CLOSED]

Being a huge John Ritter fan, I was so pleased to be able to review Season 2 of the hit sitcom 8 Simple Rules (otherwise known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter). Although the late John Ritter only appeared in the first two episodes, it certainly brought back memories of watching Three's Company as a child and the reruns as an adult. I think I have every episode memorized.

When the character of the father Paul (John Ritter) passed away on the show, it made a lighthearted comedy take a serious turn suddenly. I remember when this season aired on broadcast television. When I watched it for the first time back then, I felt so sad because I mourned the loss of the actor. When I watched this season on DVD, once again, I was deeply saddened, but not because of what was happening on the show. I was sad because the show made me think about how my own family would fall apart if we were to have suffered the same loss.

I think the reason why this show was a success is because it is very relatable. Aside from the loss of a spouse and parent, this season of 8 Simple Rules also covers the topics of unexpected pregnancy, educating teens about safe sex, money problems, raising teenagers, and the struggles of a single parent.

I believe bringing on James Garner and David Spade were smart moves on the part of the producers. Both these well-known actors attracted viewers from two different generations . . . well actually three if you count mine. I remember watching Garner in Rockford Files with my father when I was very young and I certainly remember Spade in the television comedy Just Shoot Me.

You can pick up this DVD set locally and online at most places where DVDs are sold, including .

Thank you to Lionsgate for providing us with both a review product and a contest prize free of charge.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will win an 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter: Season Two 3-Disc DVD Set (MSRP $29.98).

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