A very funny show in its first very funny season. Granted, if you watch several episodes back to back the jokes seem a bit repetitive. After all, what you really get are multiple punchlines of the same joke. But if watched in moderation they are enjoyable every time.
For a box set release, however, it comes up a bit short. We do get interviews with the cast, director, and creators. But one problem with that is the interviewer: I think he considers this interview to be HIS moment in the spotlight, so he milks it for every comment he can make. He doesn't really give the cast a chance to shine in the interview. And truth be told, they don't look too excited about being there anyway. What might have been better would have been some outtakes and bloopers, as I am SURE they have some great ones. And what I have always wanted to see was some perspective that the live audience members get to see at the tapings. Have a video camera follow the audience in from the studio parking lot to the soundstage, through the audience warm-ups, the cast intros, the taping itself, etc. I have attended 5 sitcom tapings over the years at various studios, and to me that was always at least as fun as the show itself. You get to see how the permanent and fly sets are arranged with each other, how some of the production aspects work, etc. That is just my personal wish list for a box set feature, but I think it is a good example of the kind of value-added material we should expect for the hefty price we pay for these TV series box sets, dontcha think?
But I went out and bought the W&G DVD set without hesitation the day it came out and I do enjoy it (especially the lack of commercials). I just feel we should expect a lot more in the way of bonus features in these pricey box sets.