Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it.  I never in a million years thought that I would enjoy Seventh Heaven.  I had seen perhaps two episodes in my whole life and what little I knew about the series was that it was puerile and foolish, not the sort of thing I would like.  But then I got the fifth season of the show on DVD and boy, was I ever surprised.  It got to a point where I would actually watch the show for fun, and not just because it was my job to.  To be completely honest, the fact that Jessica Biel was in that season certainly did not hurt either.

Yes, the fifth season of Seventh Heaven, the longest running family drama in television history is now available on DVD from CBS DVD and Paramount Studios.  And, although you might be a little wary of a show that tends towards such traditional values at times, it’s well worth the ride.

This is the season where Mary continues to get in even more trouble and is shipped off to Buffalo, Annie goes back to school, Ruthie finally begins to get over the turmoil of being supplanted by the twins as the youngest in the family, Simon struggles to get adjusted to high school, Matt deals with his friends and marriage and his own relationship troubles.  Eric deals with flirtatious women who want him more than they want his counsel, and Lucy finally begins to grow up.

There are no special features in this season, other than the good acting and the incredible writing.  It is second only to the writing on The Gilmore Girls, which boasts the most authentic dialogue of any television show ever.

Seventh Heaven might not be divine, but it’s pretty close.  And when it comes to family dramas on television, pretty close is good enough.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.


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