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LAist Watches: Moonlighting on DVD

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We get all sorts of strange reactions when we confess that we don't have cable television. In fact, we don't watch broadcast television at all. That's right: never. We're sorry, but, is there anything on? We didn't think so. We're happy as can be in the world of DVD, and we couldn't be happier now that one of our favorite 1980s comedy-detective-romantic-dramas is out in a DVD box set: Moonlighting, Seasons 1 & 2. Sure, we were young and carefree when former model Maddie Hayes first met the rough and tumble David Addison. But the banter, the bickering, the Howard Hawks-esque patter was mesmerizing, coupled with the wailing saxophone of the theme song, and whodunit plot lines that were, for the most part, completely secondary to the bubbling sexual chemistry of opposites attracting...and repelling...and attracting. But for LAist, the best part about this home entertainment nostalgia, is that Moonlighting is a very LA show. This is LA in the late 80s, before Bruce met Demi and went Planet Hollywood, before Cybill needed old lady shoes, and when the hijinks of the Blue Moon Detective Agency gave tv viewers something to chew on, and tune in to (even if ABC constantly moved the show off and on and around their lineup). We like to see our city's less subdivided and developed streets, all in the soft focus haze of lower budgeted network fare. Don't worry--we're okay without tv, but, please, give us our DVDs!

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