Ellen - The Complete Season Two
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For the most part, season 2's scripts, like season 1's, are both urbane (in the Friends mold) and classic-TV silly (in the I Love Lucy tradition). The season premiere, "The Dentist," has some great moments for the series' highlight reel when Ellen's attraction to a dentist gets out of hand after inhaling laughing gas. "So Funny" finds Ellen jealous over Adam's friend Theresa's quick wit, while "Mrs. Koger" has a timeless plot in which our heroine chews out a crusty and unpleasant old neighbor, only to discover the latter died moments afterward. (Ellen's penchant for babbling is particularly funny during a post-mortem conversation with a cop.) The Lucy influence is especially strong in "Ballet Class" (Ellen gets a little too ambitious) and "The Spa" (a massage turns brutally slapstick). Despite these strong storylines, at least half of every episode is concerned with light subplots, such as Adam's near-flirtatious efforts to reach out to Ellen's employee Joe (David Anthony Higgins) when he realizes he has no guy friends. No matter what's going on, DeGeneres finds a way to endear herself every scene. --Tom Keogh
- 24 episodes on three discs
- Commentary by Joely Fisher and David Anthony Higgins on "The Trainer" and "Mrs. Kroger"
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I didn't notice any serious picture flaws (like the other reviewer), but I did notice the change in volume from one episode to the next. One would think that that would be relatively easy to fix when mastering the episodes for dvd. Hopefully the following seasons will be handled a bit bitter.
I'm also disappointed by the relative lack of extras. It seems as if Ellen wants to have nothing to do with these dvd releases as she has so far not done commentary tracks for either the first or second season. Hopefully in some future packages she will provide some commentary tracks or interviews regarding her experience working on the show.
If you are an ELLEN fan, you must get this DVD set. When I watch it on my TV, I have and EXCELLENT picture and not the grainyness that people have been reporting. I have watched the entire DVD collection a number of times because there isn't a bad episode at all. And Season 2 is MUCH BETTER than Season 1... they have better characters and it seems that Ellen is different and funnier in a way.
I wasn't too impressed with the commentaries. I mean, they were OK, but I was hoping there would be more commentaries from Ellen herself and perhaps a reel of bloopers... just like they did after one of the episodes with Ellen and Clea Lewis. It was very funny to watch that... so I encourage the makers of the DVD to please, include some bloopers and perhaps more commentaries from the different stars, including Ellen. I don't know, perhaps she wants nothing to do with it after what they did to her, but oh well... Season 2 still ROCKS!
Now get to work and get Season 3 our. I can't wait!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ellen Season 2 is so fun. It makes you laugh and laugh. Get it if you need some fun in your life.Published 8 months ago by hoosiergator
I love watching Ellen and she is hilarious in this old sitcom. Wish there had been more seasons of it available online to purchase!Published on August 2, 2013 by Carletta Spivey
Gift for my daughter. She loves anything Ellen, particularly the Ellen series. She reports that the DVD's are hysterical and watches them over and over.Published on March 25, 2013 by Mr. James D. Davidson
The season is when the show started to get funny. They changed the cast to all funny people this time and that was a smart move. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Alia