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‘Married With Children – The Complete Series’

The Fox Network owes its existence to this irreverent comedy that launched in 1987. The sitcom and “The Tracey Ullman Show” were the first primetime programs for the network.

“Married” was such a wild show, it spawned numerous protests. Instead of getting the show run off the air, more viewers came to see what was causing all of the commotion. What they found was a family very different to any on TV. Dad (Ed O’Neill) had no good advice and mom (Katey Sagal) was not a perfect housekeeper.

The show’s comedy was raw (especially for the time) and very funny. It should be in your collection as both a good TV series and for its historical value.

Also out this week

“House of Cards: Season 3”: Kevin Spacey stars in the 13-part political cable series.

“Maggie”: Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the post-apocalyptic story.

“Tooken”: Comedy based on the film “Taken.” Reno Wilson stars.