Great gifts for the TV lover
Whether it’s the culture-devouring “Game of Thrones” or the increasingly precious physical copies of series past (because who knows what may disappear from Netflix next), TV remains the gift that keeps on giving. Below, some gift options. Just remember that prices can and do vary, so shop around.
Almost anything ‘Game of Thrones’
HBO isn’t releasing Season 7 on DVD until Dec. 12, but the network’s site offers an assortment of Westeros riches. Favorites include a Tormund Giantsbane “Gingers Are Beautiful” shirt ($24.99) and a Tyrion Lannister “I Drink, and I Know Things” mug ($14.99). store.hbo.com.
A streaming service gift membership
Netflix and Hulu (home of the Emmy-winning “The Handmaid’s Tale”) offer gift card subscriptions at many big box stores, and Amazon offers them online. Shopping for someone with more boutique tastes? Try the U.K.-centric Acorn TV. Prices vary.
‘Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series’ is coming to BluRay
David Lynch announced his Showtime return to this cult series would arrive on home video on Dec. 5, and the set will be loaded with bonus material, including 10 behind-the-scenes films, a three-part featurette on the twisted show’s enduring legacy and video of the series’ panel at Comic-Con. $56.97 Blu-ray, $47.26 DVD. Amazon.com.
‘This Is Us’
Now you can relive the hit network drama’s many three-hankie moments featuring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown. $19.99. bestbuy.com
‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’
The endearing Christmas special from Jim Henson and narrated by Kermit the Frog gets a 40th-anniversary release. Beware the Riverbottom Nightmare Band. $7.99. bestbuy.com
‘The Crown: Season 1’
The Netflix series about Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) and her relationship with Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) arrives with various House of Windsor memorabilia. Box sets starting at $55.99. amazon.com
‘Fargo: Season 3’
Noah Hawley’s latest trip to the Coen Bros. universe features Ewan McGregor portraying twins and a very contentious postage stamp. $29.66. amazon.com
‘Samurai Jack: The Complete Series’
The cultishly adored animated series returned in 2017 after a 13-year absence, and this BluRay set brings together all five seasons. $104.99. amazon.com
Produced by Bryan Fuller, the mind-bending adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel features Ian McShane of “Deadwood” fame. $26.79. amazon.com
‘The Best of the Carol Burnett Show’
With a Netflix series due next year, Carol Burnett is enjoying a long overdue revival, which is partly commemorated with this six-DVD set celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of television’s best sketch comedy-variety shows. $47.99. amazon.com
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Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.This article was updated with additional details on the “Twin Peaks” box set.