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Private Practice: Season 2
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Bonus Features Include: In depth look at Tony and Emmy Award winning cast member Audra McDonald, behind the scenes with the cast, bloopers, extended scenes, deleted scenes with optional commentary from series creator Shonda Rhimes
Montgomery works at Oceanside Wellness Centre, a cooperative medical clinic in Los Angeles, where private lives and medical cases collide on a regular basis. In the second season of Private Practice, financial ruin looms over the team as they grapple with such hot-button cultural issues as abortion, teen pregnancy, vaccination, and the right to die, as well as more esoteric issues like accidental incest and a hermaphroditic baby. The doctors engage in vigorous ethical debate and even more vigorous sex as they bounce off each other romantically and professionally. After an uneven first season, the show's skilled writers, producers, and directors have found a tone that smoothly balances moral debate, personal drama, and light comedy. Maybe it's a little too smooth; sometimes the characters' quirks seem overly packaged, their private needs too easily gotten around when the plot demands it. But the show's writers have a gift for swift acceleration. Each episode leaps forward, scenes building on each other until every issue--and every personal complication--has been squeezed for maximum effect. Though moments may push credulity--the season cliffhanger is a jaw-dropper--Walsh and the rest of the charming cast will keep you engaged. --Bret Fetzer
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For the second season, viewers were promised a much more exciting season and sure enough, Shondra Rhimes and crew were able to take the series to different heights this time around.
"Private Practice - The Complete Second Season" features 22 episodes (Episode 10-31) on six discs.
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"Private Practice - The Complete Second Season" is presented in Widescreen (1:78:1) - Enhanced for 16×9 televisions. Whereas "Grey's Anatomy" tends to be focused indoors, inside the hospital, "Private Practice" has a slick California look. Indoor scenes are well-lit and outdoor scenes are quite vibrant but viewers will notice the grain in the series. Even during the low-light scenes, you do see a bit of noise but compared to other drama series on television, the series is above average in terms of picture quality on DVD.
As for audio, the series is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The series similar is primarily dialogue driven, so it's pretty much front and center channel driven. There is no accidents or any major sound effects or even a lot of music like "Grey's Anatomy" in "Private Practice" but for the most part, audio is clear and understandable.
The show is presented in English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles.Read more ›
I absolutley hate some people on Grey's and there overblown storylines. But I can honestly say I like everyone on PP. And their patients are interesting too. Don't even get me started on the "Baby Daddy" drama.
Most people don't want to give it a try because Addison isn't walking the halls of Seattle Grace but she holds here own at Oceanside Wellness.
I LOVE this show to death, even more than Grey's Antomy now, and the 2nd season saw some of the saddest cases ever, and made you love the characters even more. Season 2 also saw the introduction of Brian Benben as Sheldon Wallace, who became a very entertaining character. There was also the multiple episode crossover with Grey's Anatomy, which saw Sam, Addison and Naomi heading to Seattle.
I was a little disapointed that there were no commentaries for season 2, as the season 1 cast commentaries were excellent! But the extended episodes, interviews and featurette on Chris Lowell's photography was pretty cool.
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Medical dilemmas abound in this uncomplicated season. Easy to follow with just enough suspense to maintain interest.Published 5 months ago by Rise Diamond