thirtysomething: Season 2
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Hope and Michael contemplate a second child; Elliot moves to lure Nancy back; Gary gets serious with his girlfriend Susannah (played by Patricia Kalember); Melissa continues to find herself; and Ellyn gets an ulcer. Then there is all that happens in between, including the arrival of an antagonist for Michael and Elliot: David Clennon joins the cast as the diabolical, smug, manipulative and very successful advertising mogul Miles Drentell.
In becoming a commercial force that connected with millions of viewers every week, the series continued to push the limits of what a great television show was capable of while consistently maintaining its artistic and creative edge. thirtysomething: The Complete Second Season features all 17 episodes restored from the original film elements along with new interviews and commentaries for the optimal DVD experience.
* New Cast Interviews
* Commentaries by Creator, Cast and Crew
Top Customer Reviews
The DVDs are beautiful. I would have given the set 5 stars if not for the production problem
Because the DVD is a letdown.
As with the first season DVDs, the technical quality of the remastering wavers considerably. There are entire portions that simply were not remastered at all. It's often one camera track, while the other camera track in the same scene has been remastered. So one moment you're watching a reasonably high resolution DVD, the next moment (cut to the other camera), it's TV and VHS tapes all over again: fuzzy contours, awful colors. And then back to the high resolution. And back to VHS. That quickly. It makes you dizzy. And mad.
In the second season, it gets increasingly worse - as if Shout Factory (the DVD manufacturer) had been running out of money, or time, or just not felt like doing it any longer. The worst episode I've seen to date is "Michael writes a story" (2nd season, # 13). About half of the entire episode is simply not remastered at all. Or only the actors but not the background. Then they cut to the second camera and it's o.k. again.
Btw, the closed captions are sloppy too. That out in La-La-Land, they don't know what "Ardmore" is may be all right, but there IS a difference between saying "I'm scared" and "I'm sorry." In short: bad job, Shout Factory!
Because I'm a business guy...I loved the episodes featuring the battles between Miles, Micheal and Elliot.
One of my favorite things about the series is...they weren't afraid to tell each other when they felt the other was wrong. I loved that...honesty. It wasn't honesty simply for honest sake...but out of concern and caring. Sometimes it tested their friendships, but it made their relationships better. Stronger. They became better people as a result.
If friendships and family mean alot to you...tune this series in.
Still, you have to get it. It's the debut of Miles Drentell, the Dark Lord of Mordor, where the shadows lie!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As the critic said on NPR, Thirtysomething gets better as the seasons progress. Season One seems a little trite and/or contrived but heading into season two the actors seems to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by joan e. sanford
Excellent series. I wish they had gone 9 or 10 seasons, yet everybody freaked out when they killed off Gary.
What a shame, because it was extremely well written!