Joan of Arcadia
The Complete Series
Starring Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), the acclaimed drama JOAN OF ARCADIA is now available on Paramount Home DVD.
Joan Girardi (Tamblyn) is an average teenager going through the typical trials and tribulations of adolescence. When she moves with her family to Arcadia, things get complicated as she struggles to find meaning in her ongoing surprise encounters with one important visitor. Appearing to her in the form of various people including small children, teenage boys and elderly ladies, Joan is visited by God. Reminding Joan that she promised to do anything he wanted if he would let her brother survive a car crash that left him a paraplegic, God puts her to the test.
Also starring Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Mary Steenburgen (“The Last Man on Earth”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”) and Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), JOAN OF ARCADIA: THE COMPLETE SERIES includes all 45 episodes of the Emmy-nominated drama. The collection also includes bonus features including audio commentaries, inside looks at the making of select episodes, and deleted scenes.
June (and Father’s Day) always brings back memories of my Dad, and times that we shared together. Once I was an adult living on my own as a single Mom of two, my Dad and I bonded over our shared love of TV shows. We would watch shows together, or more often than not, we would discuss our shows the next night on the phone or on Saturday when he would come over for our weekly visit.
One of our favourite shows was Joan of Arcadia. Joan of Arcadia ran for two years (from September 2003 to April of 2005), but it was such a quality show that it has remained one of my all-time favourites.
What Joan of Arcadia really is about is self-discovery, and faith (what – or who – to believe in) and whether we can really trust ourselves, and the people around us. Did Joan really see and talk to God? Or did she have a mental illness? These are questions that the show never did address, so its left up to us to decide as we watch. What I loved about Joan of Arcadia is that it pushed boundaries, had interesting and enjoyable episodes that I could relate to with characters I genuinely loved. I was very disappointed when Joan of Arcadia was cancelled, and Friday nights the following year were not the same without it.
I’m super happy that both seasons of Joan of Arcadia have been released to DVD so I can relive those episodes, and those memories with my Dad from the early/mid 2000s!
- Cast and Crew Commentary
- The Creation of Joan of Arcadia
- Joan of Arcadia – A Look at Season One
- God Gallery
- A Look at Season Two
- The Making of Queen of the Zombies
- A Tour of Joan’s High School
- Common Thread: A Table Read
Run time: Approx. 33 hours, 16 min
CBS Home Entertainment
Joan of Arcadia: The Complete Series can be purchased here: http://cbshe.com/JoanCS
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching 90s television on Netflix.
Disclosure: I received samples for testing and review purposes. Opinions in this post are honest, and my own, and have not been altered or influenced in any way.
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