The Seinfeld Seasons are identically set out between each season, the only differences being box art and the actual season featured. There are also two versions of the complete collection, one special version in a box that looks like Jerry's fridge and another more normal version. The special fridge version is nothing more than a cardboard box that looks like a fridge, it's rather disappointing tbh. But the fridge magnets that come with it are rather cool.
The internal DVD tray is quite nicely done, it includes a short pamphlet that tells you about each episode and the tray itself is a book style two page layout. So you only have to open it once to get access to each of the DVDs. This system works well for seasons that fit on 4 DVDs.
The box art is nothing spectacular (as you can see), but it does include a wide range of pictures with no duplications between seasons. It's also kept consistent between each season, there are no sudden changes in style and the only real difference between each season box is the colour of the outside border. This keeps it all looking tidy and a part of the whole.
"I can't believe you're bringing in an extra bed for a woman that wants to sleep with you. Why don't you bring in an extra guy too."
But the two stand out amazing extras are the Seinimations and the "Notes about Nothing". You can see the Seinimations in the link above, but it's the "Notes about Nothing" that are clever and unique to the Seinfeld DVDs (so far anyway). Notes about nothing are a collection of interesting facts placed like subtitles in each episode. They keep track of some statistics (like the number of relationships everyone has, how many times Kramer enters Jerry's apartment and the like), plus provide a whole range of facts about the show or related subjects linked to the show. It's like watching the show with the worlds biggest Seinfeld nerd telling you all about everything, but without being annoying. It's a brilliant feature and I often now watch the show with it turned on.
9/10 (It would be 10, but the commentary leaves a little to be desired - more people in each commentary and more episodes with commentary please!)
"Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Seinfeld is a genuinely seminal show, it changed the face of sitcoms and altered viewer expectations. It remains a "love it or hate it" show, often provoking extreme reactions from people one way or the other. Which is a sign of how brilliant it is. Really I don't need to go on about how influencial this show is, so many parts of it have crept into popular culture and have influenced later shows.
"Bread - $2 extra."
"$2? But everyone in front of me got free bread."
"You want bread? "
"Yes, please. "
"No Soup for you!"
"Yada, Yada, Yada"
And to wrap up, here's one of my favourite exchanges in the show.
[Scene: Jerry has answered the phone to a telemarketer]
Jerry: This isn't a good time.
Telemarketer: When would be a good time to call back, sir?
Jerry: I have an idea, why don't you give me your home number and I'll call you back later?
Telemarketer: Umm, we're not allowed to do that.
Jerry: Oh, I guess because you don't want strangers calling you at home.
Telemarketer: Umm, no.
Jerry: Well, now you know how I feel.
[Hangs up phone]
And as a special bonus:
Here's a link to the Seinfeld Poster Challenge there are 38 images related to Seinfeld moments!
(Here are the answers for the impatient or lazy.)