10 Best TV Show DVD Covers Ever

TV series are the new standard for home entertainment. Services such as Netflix and Hulu have made easy to watch entire seasons, episodes back-to-back, in a matter of days.

They’re like extended movies, and often better than the formulaic Hollywood offerings of late.  And for true fans, ordering the DVD or Blu-Ray versions is a must.  As such, designers have gotten creative with front cover designs for TV series‘ DVDs and Blu-ray discs. I’ve listen the 10 best designs I’ve ever seen below.

1.  Dexter – Season 6

In this season America’s favorite serial killer wrestles with the idea of faith while continuing to mercilessly kill his victims – others who have killed.  The cover design symbolizes this notion with its background angel wing blood splatter.

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2.  The X-Files:  I Want To Believe

Technically, this is a movie, but it is a continuation of the popular television series and features a sweet DVD cover where the shadows of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully form an “X.”

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3.  The Wire – Season 5

This series covers the Baltimore crime scene with a press point of view, which makes this DVD cover perfect for the series.

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4.  Mad Men – Season 5

A nude mannequin commands attention, but the real value in this DVD cover design is the ad man reflecting on the scene, symbolic of the show itself.

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5.  Six Feet Under – Season 1

This series takes viewers into the lives of dysfunctional family members who happen to own a funeral home.  Beauty in death is a theme echoed by this DVD cover.

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6.  Deadwood – Season 1

The cover for the first season of the short-lived yet popular Deadwood series offers a glimpse of a western mining down as the backdrop and a woman lying in the foreground.  It’s a stunning design that immediately generates interest in the show.

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7.  Oz – Season 1

Sometimes the setting alone, presented in dramatic flair, can make viewers want to watch a show.  I think the Oz DVD cover fits the bill.

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8.  Sons of Anarchy – Season 2

The coolest show on two wheels has the sweetest, most original, grungiest cover of all-time.  It’s exactly what you would expect from this popular, groundbreaking program.

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9.  The Shield – Season 7

The most understated-yet-dramatic cover on this list, The Shield Season 7 DVD cover lends insight into the problems to be faced by the protagonist; a cop who is depicted tossing down his badge while continuing to hold his gun.

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10.  Breaking Bad – Season 1

So what’s a geeky-looking middle-aged man doing in the middle of a desert with a gun, no pants and a smoking RV behind him?  This DVD cover design makes you wonder and watch, and – of course – once you get a dose of Walter White’s life you can’t stop watching.

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2 Responses to 10 Best TV Show DVD Covers Ever

  1. Sonia Mansfield September 24, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    This makes me want to re-watch “The Shield.”

  2. Brian Morris September 24, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    “The Shield” is awesome for sure. I’ll have to look for it on Netflix streaming!

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