One of the greatest TV dramas came to an end in 2018, winning a Golden Globe for its final season. There’s still a little bit more of The Americans to enjoy in its final season DVD.
Eight minutes of deleted scenes and a five minute gag reel are mere crumbs to spend a little more time with the Jennings, Stan, Claudia and others. It’s not a ton, but at least there are 13 new minutes you can see before you completely say Das Vedanya to The Americans,
The nine Inside Looks have the cast and creators reflect on the final season. They add up to a solid bonus feature covering Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich directing episodes, the title sequence, real historical politics and the evolving characters.
On DVD March 8
The DVD release of Community’s hitherto final season reminds me to watch it. I forgot to watch it on Yahoo! Screen. Sorry about that. That’s my fault. But the episodes are as strong as ever. The incorporation of remote students via tablets is current and clever, and Abed’s party movie is a strong illustration of the point at which it stops being fun.
Even with the extended Yahoo! episodes, there are still a few deleted scenes with some fun moments, but nothing memorable. The gag reel includes some surprisingly low brow bodily humor. A Community quiz is really a good illustration of the patience that cast has for trivia, and how hard it is to remember stuff from even recent seasons.
The main behind the scenes feature is focused on the season/series finale and final season. It gets to the creative and emotional heart of the show for the fans and creators. This is going to hit fans hard, and it’s a great bonus reason to complete the six season DVD set.