Gene Simmons Family Jewels - Complete Season Two
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From family vacations gone awry to problems with a rent-a-bachelor auction, the Simmons face one crisis after another in their uniquely raw and honest syle. Gene and Shannon even allow cameras into the operating room to follow every step of their simultaneous plastic surgeries and their heartbreaking, hilarious recoveries at home.
DVD Features: Bonus Episode It Was a Very Good Year ; Never-Before-Seen Clips
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The basic premise is that we are allowed into the daily lives and adventures of KISS icon Gene Simmons, his former Playmate girlfriend of 23 years ("happily unmarried") Shannon Tweed, and their two teens Nick & Sophie.
Probably everything you've read about this show is true. The family is very likable & endearing, and the show is often hysterical. But the show's entertainment value is diminshed only by a few over-the-top scenarios. I believe Gene Simmons is as big as they come with presentation and image, because Season One perfectly captured how he endlessly works on his marketing campaigns and KISS legacy. But somehow bringing the Clippers cheerleaders to a beach volleyball game, being suckered while in London, or having Carrot Top ruin a......never mind -- it sometimes feels even less real than you think it will.
I thought Season One was surprisingly moving, and reality TV I would watch again. Season Two is twice as long, and requires an even bigger grain of salt. There are some terrific moments including a trip to Camp Pendleton and plastic surgery repercussions, and there are the aforementioned "fake" moments. In short, this season is just as funny, but not as gripping.
Also, the Extras are severely lacking this time. Season One had more deleted Couch Interviews, and an hour of bonus footage into Gene's house and everyday work. Season Two has a bonus best-of episode, and a few Couch Interviews.
All in all, I own Season Two and enjoy it, warts and all
---Season One = 9.0 / 10
---Season Two = 7.5 / 10
This set includes all 23 episodes from season two as well as a bonus episode. If you liked the first season, you'll like this one as well. The only complaint I have about this season is many of the escapades come off as very scripted, in particular from the people outside the house in the real world. We all know that reality TV isn't exactly real, but there are moments in this season where it's just over the top. Aside from that, this is a great show with a great family that you wouldn't mind being invited over to spend a day with.
This season was as good as the first. There were more episodes which was fine by me, as I watched them all in one weekend. I think some of my favourites was Nick stuck at the charity date with all the girls, the family going away for the weekend and finding a bear invading their space along with a snake, Gene getting a 'back massager' stuck to his hand and him hopping into a car without an opening door in Vegas to name a few. Each episode brings about something funny so they are all good and he really does seem like such a nice guy. He loves his kids a lot and they have lots of fun together as a family.
You really have to see this for yourself to grasp his popularity still and how 'normal' he and they are. It's a nice way to spend a quiet or rainy weekend. It's definately one of the best reality shows out there now. I'm hooked.
The new adventures of the full of himself Gene Simmons are very hilarious but beware of the episodes where Gene and the gorgeous Shannon made a facelift, if you are sensible you will must get a grip. Girls if you are in love with Gene maybe you will be a little bit shocked. the rest of this season are very funny, Sophie is more and more adorable and Nick is still good looking.Cream of the cream, Kiss fan you will meet the demon in some episodes.
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how can you go wrong watching the Simmons family!! very entertaining!!Published 14 months ago by rachelle wallace
I don't like reality shows due to the fact that it seems to be staged, but this is about as real of a sitcom as you could ask for.Published 20 months ago by SEINFAN
Obvious KISS fan so you know I'm gonna love this! Very entertaining and offers an inside look of the life of Gene!Published on August 13, 2013 by KISSfn
It was nice to see that a realty show could be produced without smut & fowl language. I wish the Simmons family all the best.Published on July 26, 2013 by B. Benedict
I love this series and I really all of the extra features included on the DVD's. If you're a KISS fan or even just curious about the lifestyle of a Rock God, this series is an... Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Amethyst Fox