Undeclared: The Complete Series
Created by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks), the 17 episodes in this four-disc set are a thoroughly farcical yet surprisingly accurate look at dorm life. Experiences like sleeping in the rec room when your roommate gets lucky, adopting a philosophy professor’s nihilistic views and cheating on a hometown sweetheart play like inside jokes—made funnier with cameos by Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller. Apatow’s reputation for acclaimed comedies that are canceled during their first season is TV legend. In the DVD liner notes, he admits sending Fox a framed copy of the Time article naming Undeclared one of the “Ten Best TV Shows” with a note reading, “How can you #?!* me in the @##$!?% again when your =%!# is still in there from last time?” With 11 hours of extras, this DVD set is another gem for his bitter crown.