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Samantha Who?: The Complete First Season

Produced by: ABC Studios
Suggested retail price: $29.99 SRP U.S., $35.99 SRP Canada
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC Language: English Rated: 'TV-PG' DLSV Bonus Material Not Rated- Canada PG Number of discs: 2
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios Home
Entertainment DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008

Reviewed by CPA Mom

Plot:  A woman suffers from amnesia and is forced to find out who she really is.

Product Description from
Samantha...WHO? That's what Sam Newly irresistibly played by Christina Applegate would like to know! Upon waking up from an eight-day coma she can't remember a thing -- not her boyfriend her parents her job not even herself. Although some things are best left forgotten Sam is determined to dig up the "goods" on herself. With a little help from her ex-boyfriend, ex-doorman, her too (make that two) few friends and slightly odd parents Samantha gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a bad-girl-gone-good. Indulge yourself in the ultimate do-over fantasy with the fresh new hit comedy SAMANTHA WHO? -- THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON starring Emmy(R) Award-winning Christina Applegate and a hilariously quirky cast of supporting characters including Jean Smart, Jennifer Esposito and Kevin Dunn. With every Season One episode and exclusive bonus features cheer for the charmingly imperfect Sam -- whoever she is!

Devil or Angel? After 8 days in a coma, Samantha gets to find out as she gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a bad-girl-gone-good. The Emmy® Award-winning Christina Applegate ("Married with Children," "Jesse") is a hoot as Samantha and she is joined by a strong cast of sitcom favorites - including two-time Emmy® -winner Jean Smart ("Designing Women," "Frasier," "24"), Jennifer Esposito (Crash, "Rescue Me"), Kevin Dunn (Transformers, "Prison Break"), Tim Russ ("Star Trek: Voyager," "Live Free or Die Hard", "iCarly") Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls," White Oleander,") and Barry Watson ("7th Heaven," "What About Brian?") .

I really, really enjoyed watching this series. And this comes from a woman who never watches T.V. Seriously, I hadn't even heard of this show until it was sent to me for review. Now, of course, I'm hooked (damn you ABC Studios!). From start to finish, I laughed my way through this show. Christina Applegate is very good at her portrayal of both sides of her personality - both are quite believable - but I did find myself rooting for the "angel" side of her that she wakes up with - especially if it means she will get the delectable Barry Watson back as her boyfriend! I was delighted to see Tim Russ back on T.V. again too - as Frank the doorman, his character is a lot like the Vulcan he played on Star Trek. I hope they show more of him in the next season as Sam's zaniness plays off his seriousness so well. The rest of the cast was just as superb - great casting job for all the characters. All in all, this series really is "must-see T.V." for comedy.

Five out of five binkies!

BONUS FEATURES • Deleted Scenes • Bloopers

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