I have always been a fan of the show. When the complete series showed up at 65% off the regular price, I had to get it. I wasn't disappointed. The quality of the image and sound on the DVDs are great. Looks like the show was shot just the other day, although you can get a chuckle and remembering some of the fashion styles back in the 70s. Innovative writing, whereby the viewer always sees the criminal carrying out the murder or whatever at the start of the show. It is not about figuring how "whodunnit"; it is about watching the interaction of Columbo and the suspect, and watching how Columbo gets under their skin and causes them to trip up. Great writing. Fans of the show will like this, and if you have never watched the show before, take a look. I doubt you will be disappointed.