The Waltons: Season 2
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(Aug 28, 2007)
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Enduring another hard year of the Depression, the Walton family remembers that the true richness of life comes from the joy, love and compassion they bring one another. John-Boy's (Richard Thomas) parents, John (Ralph Waite) and Olivia (Michael Learned), and grandparents (Will Geer, Ellen Corby) set sterling examples of strength and determination for the generations to follow. In the second season, Thanksgiving joy turns to worry when John-Boy suffers a head injury, and Grandma Walton inherits some money - and a host of problems. Plus, John-Boy makes the family proud as he graduates from high school, and a corporation offers John a modest fortune to sell Walton's Mountain. Will he do it? Sissy Spacek, John Ritter and Ron Howard guest star in this heartwarming, classic series.]]>
The 24 episodes included in this box set feature a number of very strong stories, including a handful of classics, all immersed in the series' typically old-Hollywood production values. (Several season two shows were directed by Waltons' star Ralph Waite.) Among the best is the premiere, "The Journey," in which the ever-noble, college-bound John-Boy (Richard Thomas) passes on a school dance and an important date to take an aging neighbor, Maggie Mackenzie (Linda Watkins), on a special, final journey. "The Separation" finds Grandpa (Will Geer) and Grandma (Ellen Corby) Walton feudingeven living apart--after the former crafts a secret plan to raise money to pay the family's electricity bill. (Their reconciliation is one of the series' most enjoyable and tender moments.) The memorable "The Thanksgiving Story" is a nail-biter in which John-Boy, facing a hopeful future as he awaits college and a visit from his girlfriend, endures a head injury in the family mill and must undergo surgery. Finally, "The Honeymoon" sees John (Waite) and Olivia (Michael Learned) finally taking their honeymoon after 19 years of marriage and seven kids. Throughout all the major storylines is a constant buzz of subplots concerning John-Boy's younger siblingstheir joys and disappointments, first loves, accomplishments and relationships with one another. The Waltons never slows down, but it is capable of revealing the most delicate of feelings within shared or private moments. --Tom Keogh
- 24 episodes on five discs, including the movie-length "The Thanksgiving Story"
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The Waltons first aired in 1972 on CBS. It was considered "hokey" by some of the critics of the day, yet it captured the hearts of the viewers and went on to be one of the finest long-running series on TV. It captured peoples hearts because it told stories of real people, real people in a family that loved and cared for each other. Although many of the stories are of course fictional, the writer, Earl Hamner (who is actually John-boy), weaves fiction with real-life drama and shows how his loving family dealt with the hard times they grew up in, and how they related to each other with love. In essence, the Waltons shows the viewer what all of us would like our families to be like. One cannot help caring about the characters because Hamner does such a great job of developing their unique personalities for us. The actors and actresses that play his family are perfect for the parts, and even though many of them are just children, their realistic acting makes one believe they are actually a real family. The series is carried on the shoulders of three central characters, John-Boy (Richard Thomas), his mother Olivia Walton (Michael Learned), and Father John Walton (played by Ralph Waite). All three are absolutely superb in their respective roles, and earned honors and accolades for their depiction of Hamner's family. When these three characters eventually left ths show in later years, the show itself folded.Read more ›
Season two episodes include:
The Journey- Johnboy takes drives an elderly neighbor to see the ocean before she dies.
The Odyssey-Johnboy delivers a baby. (guest star: Sissy Spacek)
The Separation- Grandma & Grandpa have a fight & Grandpa moves out.
The Theft- John is accused of stealing & won't deny that he didn't do it.
The Roots- Verdie Grant meets Harley Foster & asks Johnboy to help keep him on the Mountain.
The Chicken Thief- Johnboy see Yancy Tucker stealing chickens & must decide if he should turn him in to the sheriff.
The Prize- Olivia's old boyfriend, who is running for office, pays a call to the family.
The Braggart- Hobart Shank, an old orphan friend of the family, arrives to stay with the Waltons until a baseball scout shows up.
The Fawn- Johnboy becomes a rent collector, a hated landlord. Erin nurses an orphaned fawn.
The Thanksgiving Story- Johnboy gets a visit from his girlfriend, Jenny & prepares for scholarship exam.
The Substitute- Miss Pollard, a strict teacher from New York, is hired to teach the children.
Th Bequest- Grandma receives a letter stating a $250 inheritance.
The Air-Mail Man- A plane makes an emergency landing in the Walton's meadow.
The Triangle- Johnboy gets jealous when Miss Hunter & Reverend Fordwick become a romantic couple.
The Awakening- Mary Ellen get kissed by a college boy who doesn't know how young she is.
The Honeymoon- While John takes Olivia on a second honeymoon, several mishaps occur at home.
The Heritage- John considers selling to mountain. Zeb & Ester celebrate their 50th anniversary.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have not watched it yet, but I know I will enjoy it as - in our area - The Waltons were run daily for 3 hours. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joan
It is nice to share some real family tv with our kids. Something that has a message and values. What ever happened to TVPublished 19 days ago by Fiber in VT
Just what I wanted. The old Waltons series and early episodes before it started getting into political history.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great gift and it's excellent packaging and perfect condition. We're enjoying our favorite tv series !!Published 1 month ago by Andrew
These videos are classics. I watched this show growing up as a kid and I loved it. It's so nice to be able to watch a show that I loved as a kid. It's a wholesome, clean show. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angie N.
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There are two "editions" of Season 2, but the difference appears only to be a simple repackaging. The original set was housed in a digipak case (folded, book-style paperboard with transparent, hard-plastic disc holders inside), but the second edition is sold in an amaray keep case.
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