By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
Smurfs Season One Volume 2
It's funny how as much as I remember loving The Smurfs as a kid, I can't remember a damn thing about them. I mean, I remember names like Smurfette and Papa Smurf and Brainy. I even remember Sickly, which was an odd one. But I need the DVD to remind me what they actually are and what their stories are. Actually, that's not true. I do remember Blue Eyes, whom Smurfette only got three more visits from. That was probably the first philosophical debate I ever had with myself.
DVD Review: Smurfs Season One - Volume 2
This is the first time I've seen the Smurfs in years, let alone on DVD on my HDTV. The show holds up well. There are a few specks and scratches because of its age, but that just feels authentic. The colors are solid, if a bit muted, also due to age. It's not a bright blue but rather a normal blue.
The featurette "I Smurf the Smurfs" is weird. As many original voices and creators as they got, much of the 16 minute spot focuses on random celebrities reflecting on the cartoon. It's cute to see Candace Cameron all excited about it, but it's at best a scattered look at the phenomenon.