New TV shows on DVD @ AADL

The library is always acquiring additional TV shows, be they hot and new, or oldies but goodies. Here are some new series on their way to AADL:

A drama series inspired by the classic Grimm's Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as 'Grimms', charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures.

Henning Mankell's Wallander
Before anyone else played the part, Rolf Lassgard established the role of Kurt Wallander in the original Swedish film adaptations of Henning Mankell's bestselling crime novels. Kurt Wallander is a cop who gets the job done; decades of coming up against criminal minds has honed his instincts for investigations and he knows where to draw the line between the job and personal vendettas. Usually. (Swedish with English subtitles) If you’re a Wallander fan, be sure to also check out another TV version starring Kenneth Branagh.

Better off Ted
A satirical office comedy centered around a morally conscious man, Ted, who works for a research and development department at a morally lax corporation.

The quirky town of Eureka, America's brightest scientists are working on some of the government's best-kept secrets-- some lead to brilliant inventions and some to total chaos. Making sense of the mysteries is Sheriff Jack Carter, a former U.S. marshal who is stranded in the surreal small town after a random car accident.

Rules of Engagement
One married couple, one engaged couple and one of their single friends, who are all at different places in their relationships, deal with dating, commitment, and marriage.

Fore more TV shows, be sure to check out AADL’s lists for HOT TV shows, as well as NEW TV shows.


I really enjoyed "Better off Ted" as it makes fun of greedy corporations. The one Ted works for uses its employees' children as janitors in the office and tries to freeze one of its scientists in an attempt to be the first to do so, even though the freezing technology is not yet safe. The show stars Portia de Rossi (stage name of Portia Lee James DeGeneres, wife of Ellen DeGeneres) as the ruthless executive who sometimes does the right thing despite herself. Viewers will recognize her from "Arrested Development."

Grimm is my favorite!

I haven't seen any of these TV shows yet, but I've heard good things about GRIMM.

I'm glad aadl has TV shows to rent. I don't have cable, and it's nice to see what others are talking about.