Friday, May 14, 2010

Daria out on DVD

A few days ago, I was ecstatic when I found out that the complete run of the MTV series Daria was released on DVD. It ended its five year run back in 2002.

For those of you who didn't watch the show, it was the animated adventures of Daria Morgendorffer, a cynical sarcastic high school student, as she dealt with the idiocy that surrounded her with deadpan dry wit.

I mean, I thought that Daria was going to be gone forever after it ended it run and the various networks who were showing the reruns moved on to other programming, so this news really lifted my spirits this week.

Much like WKRP in Cincinnati, Daria had a lot of music as part of its episodic soundtrack (which makes sense since it was a series on MTV), so it seemed like that would be the major stumbling block.

Of course, after this announcement, I decided to take a look back at the series to see if it still held the same appeal for me, and I am sad to report that somewhere along the line I guess I moved beyond it.

I can still see the entertainment value in it, but I don't think I would have been as rabid a fan of it if I was seeing it for the first time.

Yes, I think I will still enjoy it, when I get it, but I think it will be more as an exercise in nostalgia than anything else.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I loved this show. It spoke to the inner cynic inside me that would just mutter "I want to kill" to myself all the time. Whenever I really hate something that someone else is raving about I go straight to my Daria voice. It's as pure an expression of sarcastic disapproval as it gets.

Dan said...

I used to love this show too - and I watched it again a couple of years ago and yes, I've moved on as well.

To be honest, i think that speaks positive things about the way my life has gone :)

John said...

Daria reminded me very strongly of an ex-girlfriend, so it took me several years before I could watch it. The I watched the whole series and loved it.

MC said...

Cal: I shall read your comments on this blog as if they were spoken in that tone of voice.

Dan: Perhaps it does Dan... but you still have to work with Lee, so perhaps that isn't saying much.

John: Sounds like my problem with Pim on Phil of the Future.