So Weird The Complete Series 3 Seasons 65 Episodes on 4 Blu-ray Discs in 720p HD
This the complete series all 65 episodes cleaned, enhanced and upscaled to 720p HD.
The episodes are presented in air date order.
The screenshots are taken from my 60” LCD TV with an iPhone playing on a standard Blu-ray player. This set comes with an interactive menu system that lets you choose the episode you like and a play all feature to play the whole disc.
The season begins by introducing the main characters starting with the protagonist in the series, Fiona Phillips who is narrating. Fiona explains that she is temporarily living on a bus with her well-known rocker mother Molly, who is touring to get back in the rock and roll scene, brother Jack (a skeptic), bus driver Ned, band manager Irene and Ned and Irene’s son, Clu.
Stringing together all of Fi’s paranormal encounters was her search to communicate with her father, who died when she was three years old. Fi first “encounters” her father in the second episode titled “Web Sight” where an unknown force sends her internet articles warning her of the future. From alien invasions, time warps and ghosts, Fi faced 13 episodes worth of paranormal activity. Also encountered: one powerful tulpa, a Bigfoot, angels and more significantly, the Will o’ the Wisp. The season finale featured Jack becoming possessed by a hyperactive Scottish Will o’ the Wisp, also known as a Spunkie. The Spunkie told Fi she could save her brother from his control by speaking his one true name, which was only seven letters. Fi found the spirit’s one true name, Bricriu, therefore saving her brother. Bricriu had offered to protect Fi from evil spirits who had battled her father and had also offered to give her contact with her late father in return for being allowed to possess her brother. She thought he was lying therefore rejected his offer. He reappears in later episodes to keep her away from other spirits and people who claims are a threat to her, depending on how one reads it, this may be seen as evidence he was telling the truth but this is questionable at best, especially since in one episode he tried to prevent her from talking to a person who knew her father and wanted to give her information.
The second season is darker than the first, playing out over twenty-six episodes compared with the shorter first season with exactly half of this amount. Picking up where last season left off, Molly and the band take time off the tour to record an album. Fi and friend Candy meet a medium who is proven to be a fraud. Ironically, another medium reveals the fake one and assists Fi in contacting her father through music on his old guitar.
Clu is accepted to and goes off to college, reducing his role and introducing his brother Carey. Similar to the previous season, Fi and her gang face another round of legendary creatures including vampires, werewolves, banshees, trolls, sirens and merfolk. In a pivotal episode, Fi discovers that her father also investigated supernatural events and that this was exactly what led to his death. Upon learning this, Fi feels betrayed by her mother who has been covering up the truth about her father. Additionally, Molly is possessed by Bricriu, the same Will o’ the Wisp who did the same to Jack in season one. Fi uncovers that Will o’ the Wisps or other dark powers may have been involved in the incident surrounding her father’s death which police had assumed was an accident. In this episode Bricriu tried to kill a former firefighter who had been present at Rick’s car crash and was aware that Fi’s dad had been dead, with no apparent cause, before the car crashed. Following this episode, Fi has further contact with her father, as the answer to a troll’s question – Faith – was revealed on her computer and a plethora of cell phones. Fi briefly time travels to her childhood, when her father was still alive, in episode 13, titled Fountain.
The season ends with Fi discovering her father’s twin sister received encoded messages from him in her sleep. Once decoded the messages lead Fi to a rooftop where she is attacked by a three-headed demon and saved by the spirit of her father. He left her with a message that the spirit world was angry with her and would try to stop her investigation into the paranormal. At long last, now that the mystery around her father’s death is solved, Fi is able to have a proper farewell with him. Due to a recasting of the main character in the next and final season, many DeLizia fans consider this a fulfilling finale.
Fi’s actress, Cara DeLizia, chose to leave the show after the second season, so she only appears in the first episode of season 3, in order to pass the torch. The lead for the rest of the season is Annie, who is a friend of the family. Carey, first introduced in season 2, becomes a series regular. Due to Annie becoming the lead, there is a significant tonal shift in the series, in which it becomes more lighthearted, contains more singing, employs a bright color scheme, and introduces a romantic subplot.
The main arch of the story is the mystery behind Annie’s spirit animal – a panther who has protected her since she was a child. The main clue is that, on two occasions, Annie insists that people exercise great respect when learning about Native American culture. When the mystery is unveiled, Annie finds out that when she saved a Native American man in the Amazon, his father returned the favor by shapeshifting into a panther and keeping an eye on Annie in order to help her out when she is in danger.
The returning characters have closure as well. Although Clu was bad at core subjects in high school, he is good at philosophy, and majors in it in college. He tours with the band during vacation times. Carey follows his dream of becoming a guitar player. Jack, who lost his love of singing when his father died, regains a desire to sing with the band. Annie expresses a desire for him to believe in the paranormal, and he slowly becomes more open-minded towards the paranormal.
Standard Blu-ray player: This has the highest playback of all options. I recommend this option if available to you – please make sure your Blu-ray player is fully updated for the best playback experience.
PlayStation 3: I have tested my sets on my PS3, I have a generation 1 FAT model with a firmware of 4.43 and it plays fine. Remember that playback of PS3 is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
PlayStation 4: This has the highest playback of the PlayStation systems. Quality of playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you are currently on. Make sure your system is fully updated for the best playback.
Xbox One: Based on customers reports Xbox has the lowest playback of all game systems. There are some ways to improve playback by updating the system and making sure the Blu-ray app in the system has the newest update. Playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
All of this information is based on customer reports and personal experience. I would urge you to go through my feedback to see other customers experiences with playback. Many customers have had great success playing these on game systems. I put this here to be open and honest with you so you can have the best experience possible.
Running these Blu-rays on a video game consoles could result in playback issues based on all the information above.
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For me, as a collector of old TV shows, Disney’s So… Weird has always been the holy grail to add to my collection and I was completely shocked to find it here on Monsterland! For such a great price it was an easy decision to make, take my money!
So Weird is one of the last great paranormal shows that has its likenesses compared to Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark? But it feels more like x-files for kids. But after all these years, it still holds up!
Each and every episode looks fantastic and the menu listing are creative and easy to navigate!
I CANT RECOMMEND MONSTERLAND MEDIA ENOUGH, THEY ARE GREAT!