DVD Review: PRIVATE PRACTICE Season 1 – Welcome to LA Addison

Private Practice Season One DVD

PRIVATE PRACTICE Season One is released today, September 16, on DVD, prefect timing if you want to be all caught up before the season 2 premiere on October 1, 2008.

It’s time to join Addison and her new adventures as she relocates to LA. We got an early look at the DVD and it’s time to share our thoughts.

Title: Private Practice: The Complete First Season – Extended Edition

Cast: Kate Walsh, Tim Daly, Audra McDonald, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Chris Lowell, Taye Diggs, and Amy

Release Date: September 16, 2008

Synopsis: In Private Practice: The Complete First Season Extended Edition, Seattle fades into grey as renowned surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) aims to reinvent herself in the Golden State. The promise of a new beginning finds her working alongside medical school friends at California’s Oceanside Wellness Center. But is this sunny new life the cure for what ails her?
Join Addison, Drs. Naomi and Sam Bennett—a newly-divorced but still professionally bound couple—the ultra-kissable Pete Wilder, and Violet Turner—a psychiatrist with plenty of her own issues—in a medical practice where affairs of the heart are known to cause acute symptoms of love, lust, and high drama.


You have met Adison back in Seattle Grace, but it was time for her to move on. And where did she choose to go? Los Angeles. That’s right, City of Angels. At first I wasn’t too convinced about the attempt to create a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy with Addison as the main character, but turns out I really enjoyed the first season. And now that I have had a chance to re-watch the entire season back to back, I liked it even more.

Did it ever happen to you to watch a movie and hate it, and then watch it again a while later and love it? Even though this might be a little more extreme than how I feel about this DVD, I am however starting to think that most shows are more enjoyable when watched back to back. For instance, I didn’t remember that Private Practice was so funny and it actually got me excited for the second season, which premieres on October 1, 2008.

And as always, the other best part of the DVD, the bonus features, which include:

Kate Walsh: Practice Makes Perfect (Working title) – Spend some quality time with Kate Walsh and get a taste of her life beyond the confines of the Private Practice set.

Alternative Ensemble: Behind the Scenes of Private Practice

Two Extended Episodes

Deleted Scenes


Audio Commentaries

Finally, check out some clips from the DVD to get you excited.

Overall, another great TV on DVD to add to your collection if you are a fan of Grey’s Anatomy and more specifically Addison. Private Practice was able to create its own family separate from Grey’s Anatomy, so if you feel like joining Addison and her new family on this new adventure, all you need to do is get Private Practice Season One DVD.