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21 Jump Street - The Complete Second Season
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"Two for the road" has the Jump Street squad confront the dilemma of what to do when their superior officer, Adam Fuller, is arrested for drunk driving during the investigation of a counterfeit drivers license ring. Because these cops are also supposed to have a clearly defined sense of right and wrong, they are visibly shaken by such a development inside their own tight knit group. Hinting at his own (then-upcoming) 90's issue-laden series, Jason Priestly guest stars in this episode.
"Honor Bound" is a junior grade foreshadowing of the gays in the military debate of the early 1990's. Penhall and Hansen go undercover at a military academy after the cadets are suspected of killing homosexuals. Their interpretation of the military code of honor subsequently prevents many cadets at this school from being open with the Jump Street program cops about what has happened. The cops are troubled by this development, but many of the cadets honestly had internalized their own silence as the normal and respectable thing.
Another riveting emotional storyline comes from Christmas in Saigon, when Harry Ioki is revealed to be working under an illegal alias which he used to escape from Vietnam. Based on the real life experiences of actor Dustin Ngyuen, this storyline asked viewers to consider that illegal immigrants were actually friends and coworkers. This issue remains amazingly relevant today.Read more ›
I'm sure the DVD producers would have kept the music the same if they could have gotten the rights to the songs, but clearly the music industry has some issues. Why not write and complain to the companies and individuals that refused to give the rights to the songs that you liked so very very very very much to the DVD producers, instead of giving the entire DVD a poor rating based on something the DVD producers probably couldn't do anything about (short of not releasing the show at all)?
Personally, I didn't even notice that the music was different. Any song they used on this show originally has probably been played a million times by now. I mean, it's 2005, and they were written in the 1980's for heaven's sake! Sure they probably enhanced the show at the time, and it would have been nice to have everything the same as before, but they hardly make or break the entire production.
I'm really glad that they are putting all these old shows out on DVD. If you liked 21 Jump Street the first time around, for any reason besides the music, then you should be very happy with this set. It looks and sounds great, and it has wonderful commentary on one episode (see below). If you only liked it for the music, go buy some used CD's and QYB.
(Oh, and to the person who was upset about Peter DeLuise not giving an interview...he provides truely excellent commentary for an episode in both the first and the second season.Read more ›
1) You adore Johnny Depp
2) You like TV shows like Degrassi or other shows that focus on teenage problems
3) You like undercover cops
4) You love the 80s
5) You like Peter DeLuise (who is very very funny in this show)
6) You like solving mysteries or crimes
7) You enjoy 21 Jump Street (season 1)
The only negatives are:
1) The theme song WILL get stuck in your head
2) Unfortunately, there are a couple of episodes that do not include Johnny at all
3) Ioki is very annoying
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Great season. Johnny Depp I think is greater cop than all of them, but, they all resemble one gang and all good. It's great episodes and just one great 1980's show! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Clarice
the disc was warped when I got it but for .99 I wasn't going to send it back.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have a very profound obsession with Johnny. It is my goal to (eventually) own everything he has been in (yes even the cameos) so I HAD to get this! Cant wait to watch the series.Published 10 months ago by Shalisa Gentle