I have been waiting for what seems like forever for the DVD release of Seinfeld to happen. I am one of those people who get to be a fan of a show the last season it is on the air. I started watching Seinfeld religiously during the second to last season and before I knew it, the show had run its course.
Since it has been in syndication, we have watched it nightly on TBS. I initially thought that the first three seasons were ones that I had never seen. It wound up, that I have seen almost all of them.
However, the DVD sets are still worth it. There are a lot of interviews with Larry David and the cast and crew of the show that were really fun to watch. The most interesting thing to me as we were watching all of the extras were how much of the shows came out of the real life experiences of the writers and were not just made up situations that "would never happen". This one thing in and of itself facinated me enough to renew my interest in the show as a whole.
Extras include a “Making of” documentary in three parts, interviews with the cast and crew, "Inside Looks" on almost every episode, commentaries by the cast and writers, and many more.
One of the really fun to watch extras in the set was called "Kramer vs. Kramer" which shows the evolution of the Kramer character from the real life Kenny Kramer to the character we know as “Cosmo Kramer”. This was also a very interesting section of the DVD, especially the inside look at just how seriously Michael Richards took his work.
Watching these sets was a great way to spend the long Thanksgiving weekend. These two boxes are a great gift for any Seinfeld fan.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go spend some time walking around to get the blood flowing back to my lower extremities. Three seasons of anything is too much time to spend sitting down!