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Designing Women: Season 2 (2009)

Dixie Carter , Annie Potts  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor, Delta Burke, Jean Smart
  • Format: Box set, Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0028S110A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,000 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Designing Women: Season 2" on IMDb

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The staff of Sugarbaker and Associates returns as the sizzle and shake of the South in the second season of Designing Women.

Suzanne (Delta Burke), Julia (Dixie Carter), Mary Jo (Annie Potts) and Charlene (Jean Smart) bring their sexy, strong, smart and sweet Southern style to the Sugarbaker interior design firm. Personalities collide, power struggles ensue, egos are bruised: it is all in a days work. Having joined the women midway through the first season, Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor) continues on as a series regular and part of the Sugarbaker team as the ex-con with a heart of gold turned male sounding board. This second season also offers the delightful, and now regular, presence of the 'just a little off the beam' feisty widow Bernice Clifton (Alice Ghostley). Guest stars include Gerald McRaney (who would later go on to wed Delta Burke in real life), Scott Bakula and Billy Baldwin.

Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Designing Women aired on CBS from 1986 to 1993, running seven seasons strong. A perfect marriage of smart and funny, the series achieved critical acclaim through its run and remains one of the most groundbreaking series to ever hit the airwaves.

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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Episode listing June 18, 2009
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The second season of "Designing Women" ran from September 14, 1987 through March 28, 1988. The episodes include:

"101 Ways to Decorate a Gas Station" - The Sugarbaker ladies are not too thrilled when a gas station owner wins their contest for free interior decoration.

"Ted Remarries" - Mary Jo isn't happy with Ted's new wife, who is spoiling the children.

"Anthony Jr." - Anthony receives news that he is a father.

"Killing All the Right People" - A fellow decorator is dying of AIDS and wants the ladies to design his funeral.

"Half an Air Bubble Off" - The ladies have a strange new client and decide to fix him up with Bernice.

"Dash Goff, the Writer" - Suzanne's ex wants to commit suicide because of writer's block.

"Heart Attacks" - Reece has a heart attack.

"Cruising" - The ladies go on a cruise and an admirer has eyes for both Suzanne and Mary Jo.

"I'll Be Seeing You" - Charlene dreams of WWII.

"Stranded" - On a trip to St. Louis, Charlene, Mary Jo and Julia get the flu and Suzanne and Anthony have to share a motel room.

"Howard the Date" - The ladies take pity on a nerdy high school acquaintance and live to regret it.

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Charlene and Anthony hire a Santa to outsmart Mary Jo's disbelieving son on Christmas Eve.

"Great Expectations" - One of Anthony's prison cellmates shows up at Sugarbaker's and wants Anthony to go into business with him.

"Second Time Around" - Charlene's boyfriend breaks up with her because he is still grieving for his first wife.

"Oh, Brother" - Lewis Grizzard plays Julia and Suzanne's half-brother, a discharged mental patient who wants to become a comedian.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic finally arriving on dvd October 20, 2009
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I adore DESIGNING WOMEN. I was glued to it every week when it originally aired. This show is a modern day classic and so deserves to be on dvd. I must also say that for me the true spirit of what is DESIGNING WOMEN only exists in the seasons that had the original 4 women. The later years whether funny or not were just attempts to keep a diamond shining and it never measured up.

But here we are with Season 2 which is just when the show started to hit its true stride. I made sure to watch the entire season before writing this review and the memories it brought up and the laughs and tears provided were a truly welcomed gift. DESIGNING WOMEN had a unique ability of tackling current issues while at the same true providing truly believable characters and laughs galore. Season 1 was great but it was the beginning. The women were introduced and wes saw the unique characters they each possessed but the issue episodes did at times get a little preachy. They were still great but sometimes a little in your face.

That has all calmed down in Season 2 and the issues are still runing rampant but the way they are dealt with got very clever. Julia (Dixie Carter) aka the terminator is the most outspoken and opinionated. Mary Jo (Annie Potts) is the meek and shy one who is struggling with day to day family life but still has opinions, Charlene (Jean Smart) the fun loving rather ditzy one with the heart of gold and Suzanne (Delta Burke) the self centered beauty queen who could go from wisdom to clueless in a snap.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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I am so glad they are releasing the second season so quickly after the first season is being released. I sincerely hope that they will continue to release them as quickly as possible.

Season 2 highlights:
Killing all the right people- a controversial episode as the women learn a friend of theirs is dying from AIDS. Very poignant- and informative without being preachy.
Dash Goff, the Writer- we meet another one of Suzanne's ex-husbands (real-life husband, Gerald McRaney). He is a writer who is depressed because his latest book is not being picked up. The girls help him through this by enlisting him to create a book club in part to help Anthony and in part to make Dash feel better about himself.
Stranded- Suzanne and Anthony are stranded in a blizzard in a motel. The antics that ensue are classic Suzanne and Anthony. Funny episode.

Keep the seasons coming- this show is a gem!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whew...Finally the Wait is Over September 28, 2009
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Love doesn't even begin to describe my feelings for this show. I'm just wondering how many times I can watch it before the first two seasons wear out:). I am so hyped that they have finally released Seasons One and Two on DVD as I have purchased both and love them both. I'm eagerly awaiting the remaining seasons. Although I must admit my favorite seasons are the ones that have both the Sugarbaker women in them.

I guess I have to do another review for Season One. Maybe I can just copy paste this one.

My favorite episode of Season Two is the one where she sees How Great Thou Art. It meant even more to me when she told us from the special episode of Season Two where they are all reunited it was the last time her mother got to see her sing before she died. Her baby girl..singing such a beautiful song in front of the world. Wow..how proud she must have been.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I loved watching this show when it was syndication and it brings back some good memories watching it now. I would recommend this to my friends.
Published 3 days ago by Brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Show
Great classic tv. One of the few set in the south. The ladies are hilarious and timeless. A reunion would have been so nice before Dixie passed.
Published 27 days ago by KDub
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
This series is great! I'm glad I purchased it. It arrived early and in excellent condition. I highly recommend this DVD series for anyone that liked the show. Plenty of laughs.
Published 1 month ago by Mary Craig
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good collection, and some help for "defective" discs
Let me start by saying that "Designing Women" is a fantastic show with great storylines and a cast that work perfectly together. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Work
Bought these for my mother a while back and she just started watching them. Unfortunately two of the DVD's won't work! Found out I could not return them. Money wasted.
Published 2 months ago by Sheri Harney
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters of craft
"Designing Women" is one of the truly great television series. Its substance, style, and wit consistently engage us. Its truth moves us. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Susan Fong
2.0 out of 5 stars very dirty dvd's
the DVD'S were covered in spots and smudges and wouldn't even play after I cleaned them, they were in horrible shape
and I could only watch parts of them I will not buy from... Read more
Published 3 months ago by DERYNDA DAVIS
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this show, but slight disc problem
So happy to have gotten another season of this hilarious sitcom, but disappointed that the discs came smudged. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stephanie Covington
5.0 out of 5 stars suzanne sugarbaker
I loved designing women with the original cast members...then you will love these dvd's....alot of the best shows are on this one...I watch these dvd's quite often.
Published 5 months ago by RUBYSTARALWAYS
5.0 out of 5 stars A great show.
This is still a great show after all these years. the Quality of the video is fantastic. the story lines still rings true today.
Published 7 months ago by DEVINE
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Just "Season Two?" Not "The Complete Second Season?"
There has to be some misconception here. I want to clear things up, so hopefully this will help anyone with doubts.

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