I came on here to complain about music issues in the Season 1 DVD. I'm a big fan of Family Ties, but I have not seen most of these episodes in at least 15 years, so I don't remember a lot of things. What I came on to complain about is that on the DVD box it says in small letters that the music is different than when the show originally aired. I had no idea that some complete scenes were missing like the other reviewers pointed out. Like I said, it's been too long for me to remember. I thought it was bad when the music on Northern Exposure was changed so they didn't have to pay for the music, but to take the entire scene out is indeed blasphemy, especially when it sayd "Complete" on the box. I guess those deleted scenes explains why someof the fade ins after the act break seemed odd to me. In one episode, the camera fades in an Alex goes up and turn the radio station that his dad is listening to, and complains about the song. You actually don't hear any song until he changes the station.
Anybody remember Freaks And Geeks? They refused to release those DVD's until they had all of the original music that was in the episodes that aired. And every one of those episodes had music from 3-6 popular bands. If that show which had few fans can get all of the music right, you'd think they could do it for Family Ties.
Besides that, there's some video issues, like lines through the image on the left side of the screen.
The show is still a 5/5, but we're talking the DVD set here, and it's far from perfect, and actually nowhere near as good as it should be. Sad thing is, if they cut scenes and changed the music for season 1, they'll probably do it for all of the seasons.
And lastly, there's not ANY bonus features on this DVD set at all. Not even TV ads or anything. This is the first TV DVD set I'v ever boughten that didn't have any bonus features at all.