The Venture Bros. 6 Seasons 2006

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Season 2
(137) IMDb 7.8/10

8. Fallen Arches TV-MA

When the Guild of Calamitous Intent finally approves Dr. Orpheus for his very own arch nemesis he calls upon old friends The Alchemist and Jefferson Twilight to resurrect their former super-team,

Starring:
James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
September 4, 2006

Fallen Arches

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Comedy
Director Christopher McCulloch
Starring James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton
Supporting actors Michael Sinterniklaas, Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer, Steven Rattazzi, Charles Parnell, Dana Snyder, Lisa Hammer, Nina Hellman
Season year 2006
Network [adult swim]
Executive Producer Nathan Graf
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Season Two is both better and worse than Season One.
Ulalume Jones
If you like your cartoons smart, funny, strange, and full of more clever pop culture references than you can shake a shrink ray at, check this one out.
A. DOnofrio
I love the opening montage with Dr. Venture and Brock Samson.
Dan

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83 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on January 23, 2007
Format: DVD
The second season of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. surpasses its first in nearly every way. The first season introduced us to the Venture universe, which is occupied by hilarious characters who never cease to reach new levels of incompetance. Many of the episodes were laugh-out-loud hilarious that remained so throughout the entire half hour. So if season 1 was taht good, yet this year is so much better, that really says something to the quality of season 2.

The precredits sequence of the season premiere, "Powerless in the Face of Death", is amazing to watch, though some of its power may be lost on DVD. There was a 2-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, and season 1 ended with the deaths of Hank and Dean Venture, the title characters. In the hiatus period, there was a lot of speculation of how the show would go on (Dr. Thaddeus Venture and his brother Jonas Venture, Jr. would be the new Venture Bros., Dr. Orpheus would ressurect them, Dr. Venture would clone them, Dr. Venture would use the Grover Cleveland time machine to save them), and it would be an understatement to say that fans were eagerly awaiting to see what happened next. Set to the tune of the song Everybody's Free, the opening sequence is a montage of the various major characters, reminding us where they were left and how they are dealing with their various situations. Dr. Orpheus is still upset about the boys' deaths, for which he blames himself, the Monarch is still in prison while Dr. Girlfriend appears happy, if somewhat bored, living with Phantom Limb, and the Mondarch's henchmen have nowhere else to go after blowing up the Coccoon lair. Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy have fitted Jonas with a robotic hand replacing his deformed chicken-wing-like appendage. Meanwhile, it appears that Dr.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. DOnofrio on March 24, 2007
Format: DVD
First of all, let me correct Fernando Gonzales by saying that this show IS still hand-drawn ... only the coloring and inking are digitally done. That's one of the reasons it's a favorite of mine, really.

Now, on to the review. It's not that I didn't think Jackson and Doc would be able to top Season One. It's that I knew they could ... and they STILL blew me away. If you've seen Season One of The Venture Brothers, you -need- to see this one. It's got everything the first had, and more ... the character development, in particular, is absolutely stupendous. The boys at Astrobase Go really know their characters, and they've started to show us just how much.

If you like your cartoons smart, funny, strange, and full of more clever pop culture references than you can shake a shrink ray at, check this one out. I did, at the urging of a friend, while the first season was still out, and I was hardly disappointed. VB is one of the few shows on television I actually care about missing, these days. I'm looking forward to seeing what the special features and commentary have in store, too - the ones on The Venture Bros. - Season One were phenomenal.

So, in the words of Dr. Byron Orpheus... "Yes! GO, Team Venture!"
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51 of 61 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 28, 2006
Format: DVD
One of the funniest shows on Adult Swim is the "Venture Brothers," a deeply warped look at boys' adventure characters like Jonny Quest and the Hardy Brothers.

The second season is basically much the same as the first, building on previous storylines (example: Jonas Jr.) and having various kooky violent adventures for our friends, and hilarious dialogue ("You've come to steal our great ideas. You've been foiled--we have none!"). That is, after they deal with the shocking cliffhanger that the first season ended with-- the death of Hank and Dean, the title characters.

The second season opens with Dr. Venture escaping to various exotic locales, before being dragged home by Brock. A devastated Dr. Orpheus decides to use necromancy to bring the boys back to life, but can't find their souls -- and a zombielike Hank and Dean appear in the doorway.

Oops, it turns out that the boys have a penchant for getting killed, and so Dr. Venture always keeps handy clones in the compound -- and presto, the Venture Brothers have returned, unaware that they ever died. Meanwhile, Dr. Venture has a nasty encounter with a teleportation device, and the Monarch escapes from prison (courtesy of a gay gorilla with a romantic streak).

In the episodes that follow, the newly cloned Venture Brothers (plus Dr. Venture and Brock) must deal with a variety of new and bizarre adventures: a crazy woman who might be connected to the twins, evil Egyptian cults, aliens, Lincoln's ghost, Japanese demons, "Venturestein," villainous double-dates, bad porn, and Baron Ünderbheit mistaking Dean for a girl... and falling in love with him.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John Thomas on February 9, 2007
Format: DVD
I love this show, simply said, I love it, and this season was a level above the last bringing even more excellence. The jokes are amazingly funny, the plots are amazingly funny, the characters are amazingly funny, it's just great. And one of the great strengths of the show is that you actually love the characters. Brock, although he is a Swedish murder-machine is a great guy when it comes to the kids. The kids although they are emotionally stunted freaks are intensely lovable. And although Dr. Venture is an immoral loser he's lovable in a George Costanza sort of way. All around excellent show, one that will go down for the ages as a classic.
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