I often feature DVD releases on this site that are for today’s youth. So when I heard that season one of Jem and the Holograms was being released on DVD, I jumped at the chance to share it with you.
This show takes me back to my childhood, to waking up early on Saturday mornings and sitting down in front of the television with my breakfast to enjoy hours of cartoons. This was back in the day when back-to-back cartoon shows only ran on Saturdays.
The show ran for a few years from the mid to late 80’s and centered around music, specifically a girl band. The main character in the show is Jerrica, who also happens to be Jem. Jerrica is able to become Jem with the help of a holographic computer and her earrings that project a hologram over her and transforms her in to her alter ego singer personality. Only her bandmates know her true identity and others in the show go to great lengths to learn hwho she is, but always fail. Deep stuff, I know, but stay with me. Jem and the Holograms goal is to make money through their performances to support Jerrica’s company, Starlight Music, as well as Starlight House, which is a foster program for girls that was set up by Jerrica’s late father.
Packed with music, Jem and the Holograms is a big part of the 80’s culture. The outfits worn by the girls on the show, that are now so retro, were fashionable for the time and often just ahead of fashion trends in real life.
I love sharing my old favorites with my daughters and I can’t wait until she is old enough to understand the story in this show.
There are a total of four DVDs in this set and it covers the entire 26 episodes of the first season. The DVD has a run time of 10 hours in length and is available today online at both Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.
* I received a copy of this DVD for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.