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Room 222: Season 2

 NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: March 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 630 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1603992766
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,025 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

A compelling series about life at a multiracial Los Angeles high school, Room 222 left an indelible mark on popular culture by using the half-hour form to explore socially relevant issues (more than a year before Norman Lear's other groundbreaking shows - All In The Family and Maude) and by starting the still-popular trend of high school television series. Created by the now-legendary James L. Brooks (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Simpsons), the program was praised for dealing realistically with such subjects as racism, sexism, illiteracy, guns in school and drugs.

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give us Room 222 Season 3 on DVD January 14, 2011
By Steven
I have purchased Room 222 Seasons 1 and 2, and I really would like to get Season 3 on DVD. If you love this show as much as I do, contact Shout Factory at their website and ask them for Season 3.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Room 222 June 1, 2010
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Grew up watching this series. I have always liked it a lot. It's a shame you have to wait so long in between series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Room 222 was the Best!!! February 8, 2010
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Another outstanding show! These actors were on point in there acting ability.I loved all the subject matter and all the young actors.This show was excellent!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks SHOUT Factory for another Season of Room 222 August 7, 2012
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The more things change the more they stay the same. Episodes in this season touched on many life issues that are occuring today, like feeling towards voting, women's issues, classroom cheating, definitions of female beauty, bullying,students dealing with immature parents that run away leaving children to cope alone, and coping with school rivalries. One episode concerning two high school students that marry seems dated as the average age for people marrying today has inched towards 30.:)

As to the picture quality, it is better than the first seasons' boxed set. However, just like the first season, the quality of the picture does not take away from the well written and acted stories. I am optimistic that more people will give both of the released seasons of Room 222 a chance resulting in the release season 3 by Shout Factory.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The high school drama continues! January 31, 2010
By DL3377
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I love this show. Its so "60ish". This season, and likely all future seasons, will only be available on line from Shout! Factory!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars For the Series; Three Stars For the Prints February 3, 2010
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Season Two of "Room 222" is just as good as Season One, and that's really saying something. Along with "The White Shadow," this is the best high school series ever produced. As with Shout Factory's Season One set, there is only one real debit: The rotten prints. The DVDs of contemporaneous series such as "The Partridge Family" and "The Brady Bunch" offer pristine prints. Just why better prints of "Room 222" couldn't be located is a mystery. Still, it's a wonderful show, and it's great to see it again...By the way, don't bother trying to find Season Two in any retail store. It's only being sold online.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Memories of the Turbulent late 1960's November 24, 2012
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Great show... a far cry from the predicable cookie cutter scrips of contemporary drama. It's interesting to view the students or rather the actors portraying the students' feelings of anxiety and despair in the society i.e., the assassinations, the riots, conscription and how their views mirrored the militant/counter culture groups of that time period (e.g., The Black Panthers; The Weather Underground; Brothers of Internal Love, FLQ). And to watch the following actors in the early stages of their careers and how skinny they were was comical: i.e. , Teri Garr; Glynn Turman- A Different World, The Wire; Rob Riener; Cindy Williams--Lavern and Shirley; Ed Bagley Jr. and Kurt Russell.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Outstanding Show April 28, 2012
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Every time I put these on my DVD player to watch an episode or two I found myself watching the whole disc that's how much I really enjoy them (with bad prints and all) is such a pity sells were not good, some folks out there don't really know what they are missing. In the mean time i'll just keep waiting and hoping that Shout! Factory would reconsider and go ahead and release the remaining seasons but so far that has not been the case, hope that changes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Before this, children were to be seen and not heard.
At least that is what they used to tell us. But this show came at a time when the children wanted answers and were unwilling to wait for when the adults felt like answering, if at... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. O
5.0 out of 5 stars 222 again
This was one of my favorite shows back in the early 70s. I hadn't realized it was on DVD until I found it on Read more
Published 10 months ago by Thomas P. Clyde
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it then....
Nothing's changed....

This was always one of my favorite shows when I was growing up but the topics were over my head. Read more
Published 12 months ago by V. Nealy
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets Four Because I Love Room 222
The DVD, as noted by others who rated it, is of substandard quality. It almost looks like it was taped off the television. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Richard A. Yehle
5.0 out of 5 stars Room 222 - Classic TV
This was a revolutionary concept for its time, late 1960s. With the success of Up The Down Staircase (book and film), this was a half hour series which depicted in a serio comedic... Read more
Published on April 9, 2012 by Gerard Triano
4.0 out of 5 stars Room 222 Back in Session
In its initial season, "Room 222" garnered attention for tackling socially relevant issues in the setting of a racially diverse Los Angeles high school. Read more
Published on September 6, 2011 by Eric Mayforth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video
The whole second season was just a good as the first season. All the original cast is back. They have some now famous stars as guests on the show which is fun to see. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by Lorna Frazer
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