The Brady Bunch - The Second Season
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It's all pretty bizarre when you realize that both halves of the family have suffered the death of a parent! The most angst to be found is the relentless identity crisis of middle sister Jan (Eve Plumb), who tries to remove her freckles with lemon juice and buys a curly brunette wig to forge a new self-image. Nowadays Jan would be a prime candidate for bulimia, but in the Brady world such psychodrama is unthinkable. This even emotional keel could have been creepy and antiseptic, but due to the charm of the kids and the smooth yet earthy presence of Robert Reed and Florence Henderson as parents Mike and Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch just seemed nice. You wanted that to be your family. If you watched the show in your childhood, watching The Brady Bunch: The Complete Second Season as an adult will lull you into a sweet, blissful dream. --Bret Fetzer
- Features all 24 episodes on 4 discs
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My favorite episodes from season two are:
"the Dropout" Greg thinks he's going to be a big league pitcher and considers dropping out of high school. Dodger pitching great Don Drysdale guest stars
"The Slumber Caper" Marcia has a slumber party and the boys are happy as it gives them the chance to scare the girls.
"A Fistful of Reasons" A bully is making fun of Cindy due to her lisp. Peter is at first afraid of the bully but then cleans his clock.
"The not so ugly Duckling" A classic as Jan is feeling envious of Marcia so she invents an imaginary boyfriend from another town named George Glass.
"Where there's smoke" Greg gets caught smoking and Marcia rats him out!
"Will the Real jan Brady Please Stand up" Another classic as jan again is feeling the middle child blues and buys a horrible looking black wig.
"The Liberation of Marcia Brady" Marcia is all for women's lib and decides to join Gregs boy scout troop to prove she can do anything a boy can do.
"Double parked" The Bradys lead a crusade to save a park but it's Mike's company that is planning to build there.
It's so hard to pick favorites as this is such a great show. Even though these are still in re-run it's great to have them on DVD!
Greg searches for himself this season. First he gets an office boy job at Mike's office in "Call me Irresponsible", but quickly looses the plans for a very important project. In "Where there is smoke" Greg is caught smoking nicotine cigarettes with his friends; this episode probably has more punch with today's numerous anti-youth smoking initiatives than it did in an era when advertising restrictions were much less lax.
Finally, in "Our son, the man" Greg decides that he needs his own 'crash pad' and moves into Mike's den. He also decides that he will start calling his parents by their first names, but this is not permanent change in the Brady universe. Greg ultimately moves back in with his brothers (at least for this season) and once again uses `mom and dad'.
Cindy and Jan also come into their own as characters during this season. Cindy deals with the bully Buddy Hinton, who makes fun of her speech ("A fistful of reasons") with Peter's assistance, and Bobby feels compelled to win his own merit ("The winner") to catch up with everybody else in this family. Nothing is as ever smooth as it had initially seemed in the Brady household.
"Will the real Jan Brady please stand up" has Jan buy an admittedly cheap wig in her own latest attempt to stand out from the more 'popular' members of the Bunch. She had previously invented George Glass for similar purposes in another episode ("The not-so-ugly-duckling").
This season continues telling the way they became the Brady Bunch with just the right amounts of sugar and spice mixed together. Keep the seasons coming.
Sit back and get lost in Bradyland.
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Season 2 - the series peaked. Florence Henderson ditched the blonde wig and the soft and gentle characterization of Carol Brady that impaired her during Season 1 and became the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ricardo_guerrero
Quality of the videos is so so. Not what I was hoping for. I feel like watching re-runs on tv gives a better picture quality than these videos.Published 4 months ago by bakemeapatticake