Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Television Series [48 Discs] [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 20)

Synopsis


Its premise established by a two-hour TV movie in March of 1974, Little House on the Prairie begins its first season with Wisconsin farmer Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon), his wife, Caroline (Karen Grassle), and daughters Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson), Laura (Melissa Gilbert), and Carrie (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush) living in the town of Walnut Grove, MN, in the mid-1870s. Money is tight, so Charles must seek out other sources of income, including a job at the town mill owned by Lars Hanson (Karl Swenson). Caroline is pregnant again, but ultimately loses the baby. Mary and Laura attend school for the first time in their lives, under the tutelage of the firm but fair Miss Beadle (Charlotte Stewart). Town gossip and self-styled social arbiter Harriet Oleson (Katherine MacGregor), wife of good-natured storekeeper Nels Oleson (Richard Bull), is determined to disgrace the Ingalls so that they'll leave town, while her bratty daughter, Nellie (Alison Arngrim), endeavors to make life miserable for the Ingalls girls -- though her schemes invariably backfire (both Harriett and Nellie are more villainous and less buffoonish than they'd be in later seasons). As the Ingalls meet and make friends with the other townsfolk, Charles welcomes an old acquaintance to Walnut Grove: hard-drinking Isaiah Edwards (Victor French, not yet a series regular but merely a recurring character), whose curmudgeonly ways soften when he meets and falls in love with townswoman Grace Snider (Bonnie Bartlett). Guest stars during season one include Red Buttons as a sideshow huckster; Anne Archer as Harriet Oleson's niece Kate, who briefly falls for town medico Dr. Baker (Jonathan Gilbert), and, in the poignant two-part episode "The Lord Is My Shepherd," Ernest Borgnine as a rough-hewn mountaineer who rescues the runaway Laura. Their triumphs outweighing their tragedies at the end of the season, the Ingalls and the townsfolk close out the year with a riotous Frontier's Day celebration.

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Landon - Charles Ingalls
  • Karen Grassle - Caroline Ingalls
  • Melissa Sue Anderson - Mary Ingalls
  • Melissa Gilbert - Laura Ingalls
  • Lindsay Greenbush - Carrie Ingalls




Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The remastering on these shows are excellent!

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    crawdaddy
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    I would recommend this set to any one who grew up with the Ingles family as I did. The picture quality is excellent and the sound is very good. The box set is very well put together to keep your cd's in great shape for years to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More shows like this are needed

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    Spidey2k
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    A great tv show from a bygone era. You don't see good tv like this anymore. Family-friendly, wholesome, loving, and warm are but a few terms I can use to describe this wonderfully awesome show. I wish there were more like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing collectors set collection

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    BestGifter
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    Searched for this series as a set, found this, best price around. This was a gift for my mom, she LOVED it. The house that the dvds are in make it that much more special.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great series to own

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    Lalo
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    It is a great series to own and have especially for the family values being focused on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How could you not love it!!

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    kittykatmomma75
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    I love this series..has been a favorite of mine for forever. In fact I even got to meet Melissa Gilbert when she was shooting a movie down the street from my house :) This is a great collection. I love the little house it comes in. Hours upon hours of great family entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    real nice box set

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    hughman
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    I enjoy the quality of this digitally remastered series, and now I have a great collection of fun, family spirited, and uplifting episodes of great entertainment. They just don't make good, heartwarming messages, with quality material to watch anymore in today's society.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really great collection

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    John
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    My wife's favorite. Has some great extra features...and a very cool box :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Series!!!

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    AmusingOne
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    Good Old fashioned values that could most definitely be learned from today. Makes me miss the "good ol' days." :) Also, the little house packaging is super cute.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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