Even though I have a video iPod, I never really got the point of watching movies or TV shows on it until recently, when I got this dock that lets me hook my iPod up directly to the TV. So now I'm trolling the iTunes store every Tuesday for new releases, and today — maybe as an early Fourth of July present — there are some great goodies. Here's what I'm contemplating downloading for this holiday weekend:
"This American Life" — The Complete First Season
I was positively giddy about this show, which take the magic of the "This American Life" radio show and adds gorgeous, movie-like visuals to its stories. If you're not sure where to start, creator Ira Glass recommends episodes two ("My Way), three ("God's Close-Up") and four ("The Cameraman").
Two more great shows, so
"Dexter" — The Complete First Season
The DVD of this Showtime series, which stars Michael C. Hall as a murder investigator who also happens to be a serial killer, is scheduled to be released in August, but I don't think I'll be able to wait till then to check it out. From what I've heard, it's one of the darkest, oddest, and most fascinating shows on TV today.
Not Just the Best of "The Larry Sanders Show"
Recently, I told you that this best-of collection was finally on DVD. If you haven't been able to make room on your Netflix queue or just want to buy a few favorite episodes for keeps, iTunes has you covered.