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How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2 [DVD]

4.2 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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Every state has a shapeand every line has a story to tell. HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES is a quiz show about what really divides the states and how those rivalries have shaped the nation and its people. This season, Brian Unger hits the road to uncover the history hidden in our map through man-on-the-street quizzes and head-to-head competitions that reveal the surprising history of places we thought we knew. Exploring from the crooked lines of the east to the boxy shapes of the west, Brian teams up with average Americans to reveal how America took shape, giving them an opportunity to make some cash and show their state pride by proving how well they know their United States.

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  • Actors: Brian Unger, Jennifer Stefano, Mike Stout, Gloria Minella, Paul Miller
  • Directors: Amber Engelmann, David Konschnik, Laura Casey, Rick Velleu
  • Writers: Adam Meyer, Alan Martin, Ann Carroll, Bradley Hague
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
  • Run Time: 441 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CFK5KR6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,486 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "How the States Got Their Shapes: Season 2 [DVD]" on IMDb

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By K. Rowley VINE VOICE on August 25, 2013
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I loved the first season DVD set of this show, so I per-ordered the second season sight unseen as soon as it showed up on Amazon. Unfortunately that lead me to being a bit disappointed with this second season set. My disappointment stems from the fact that they changed up the format of the show. Now it's based around a faux game show style format. That and they cut the episodes down to 20 minutes (+/-) from the 40 minutes (+/-) they were in the first season. There is one extended episode "The United Shapes of America" which is 43 minutes, but it's mainly made up of bits and pieces from this second seasons shows and some of the ones from the first season. I really feel this second season was a big let down compared to the original. I say skip buying it and wait for it to come out on Amazon Instant videos or Netflix. One nice thing - the episodes have English subtitles.

List of episodes per disc: Each around 20 minutes (+/-)

Disc One:
* Red State vs. Blue State
* White Collar vs. Blue Collar
* Hatfields vs. McCoys
* Hillbilly vs. Redneck
* Bigfoot vs. Aliens
* Battle of the Bible Belt
* North vs South
* Great Lakes, Big Stakes

Disc Two:
* City vs. Country
* Midwest vs. The Rest
* Vice vs. Virtue
* Is West Best?
* East vs. West
* Rebels vs Outlaws
* Mess with Texas
* State vs State

Disc Three:
* Rich vs. Poor
* Big vs. Small
* The United Shapes of America (extended episode - 43 minutes)

Bonus Footage (disc three): Each around 2 minutes (+/-) in length
* How California Got Its Shape
* How Florida Got Its Shape
* How Illinois Got Its Shape
* How Maine Got Its Shape
* How Montana Got Its Shape
* How Nevada Got Its Shape
* How Texas Got Its Shape
* How Utah Got Its Shape
* How Washington Got Its Shape
* How West Virginia Got Its Shape
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The second season is horrible. There is little or no relation to maps in the subject matter. There is little history. Go back to the interesting stories like those in season one. There are many left to tell!
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I can see why the show didn't get a season three the second just wasn't as good as the first
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Fascinating exploration of how the states came to be. Why does your state look the way it does? I had a U.S. map puzzle when I was a child and I practically wore the pieces out. So for me, this is fun.
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Yes, the 2nd season wasn't as good as the first, but it was still fun and educational! Our favorite episode is "Mouthing Off" which deals with accents. It was fascinating to find out the Southern accent didn't even arise until AFTER the Civil War! Go figure!
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Season one was GREAT! Season 2 is okay but it repeats and yes I mean uses the same footage and interviews from season 1. If you like more history and more information about how the states actually got their unique borders watch season 1. If you like more of a game show/interesting info about the states watch Season 2. Don't bother to watch both seasons.
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Really enjoying this show! I've learned so much that now I have new trivia to dazzle my friends with. The shows host is funny and helps to move the show along, never a dull moment. I am now watching the second season wondering if there are more to come. The sound and audio is excellent on all my devices so I'm able to watch anywhere I go. Watch this show because it is fun and informative!
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The entire family enjoyed watching this TV series. We learned a lot about the states that we didn't know before, and in a fun format. Definitely watch it for its educational purposes, but also watch it for entertainment. P.S. I especially enjoy watching people trying to draw the shapes of the states.
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