LOST, season 6 on DVD
The final installment of one of the coolest, weirdest, most mind-bending shows ever arrives on DVD with a smorgasbord of extras, including a 12-minute epilogue, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and commentaries. We forgot how much fun it was to feel so confused.
The venerable reality franchise enters a glorious new frontier of faux-mantic melodrama, as 19 well-coiffed, overtanned castoffs from Bachelors and Bachelorettes past compete for a quarter-million dollars. With pool parties, Twister, and bunk beds, it’s the definition of a guilty summer pleasure. (ABC, Mondays, 8 p.m.)
Let me make you an offer you can’t refuse: In this entertaining gangster videogame sequel, you’ll play a WWII Army vet rising through the ranks of La Cosa Nostra in the fictional city of Empire Bay. Think of it as your grandfather’s Grand Theft Auto.
MAN VS. WILD
Although Bear Grylls has yet to grill a bear, the survivalist has self-administered an enema and used a camel carcass as shelter on his into-the-wild reality series. And there?s plenty more where that came from in the new season, which premiered Aug. 11. (Discovery, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.)
COUGAR TOWN, season 1 on DVD
Courteney Cox’s ABC sitcom won us over ages ago, but the bonus features on the first-season DVD show there’s even more to love, from a featurette on the series’ freshman-year evolution to a Q&A with the ultimate cougar, Barb (Carolyn Hennesy), who answers viewer questions.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, season 1 on DVD
Definitive proof that the creepy-cool Diaries is a welcome addition to the vampire craze, this DVD set serves up juicy deleted scenes, webisodes, and a featurette on how the young-adult novels were turned into the hit CW series.