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Murder, She Wrote: Season 2
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Primetime Emmy Award nominee Angela Lansbury is back on the case in all 22 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, Murder, She Wrote Season Two. Rejoin Jessica Fletcher, everyone's favorite mystery writer, back in Cabot Cove, where she pens her whodunit books and keeps finding that her life is imitating her art. Teamed with some of the biggest guest stars on television, including Jerry Orbach, Adrienne Barbeau, Dick Van Patten and Carol Lawrence, Jessica continues her quest to find the truth in even the murkiest circumstances. Catch the season two of Murder, She Wrote, the classic mystery series that "…remains well worth revisiting two decades later" (Josef Adalian, Daily Variety).
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 5.12 Ounces
- Item model number : 29093431
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC
- Run time : 17 hours and 47 minutes
- Release date : February 25, 2014
- Actors : Angela Lansbury
- Subtitles: : Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
- Studio : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B00H4ZEJAG
- Number of discs : 6
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,955 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Unlike most of today's eye-rollingly slick, "edgy" shows that rely on high tech gizmos and gore, Murder, She Wrote's mysteries are the type of which the brilliant Dame Agatha Christie would approve, relying on the timeless tools of deductive reasoning and knowledge of human nature. Granted, most of these mysteries aren't as brilliantly plotted and paced as Christie's, but whose are?! Given the more limiting one-hour TV format, I found the majority of MSW's mysteries highly satisfying.
This show remains engaging and well worth watching even after one's seen the episodes enough times to know 'whodunit'---and how many mystery shows can one say THAT about?! As fellow fans have noted, there's joy in (re-)watching these fine actors' performances, identifying some of the best guest stars ever assembled, and in "visiting" the show's varied locales, most notably the cozy (albeit lethal!) enclave of Cabot Cove. The show contains heartwarming humor and never gets bogged down in the tiresome romantic 'angst' that sinks so many other shows.
Best of all, there's something truly inspiring about a heroine who's neither young nor reliant on romantic relationships for her fulfillment, yet still leads a remarkably rich, full and happy life. It's sad how few fictional heroines fit that description!
This second season is probably my very favorite of all 12. The mysteries are endlessly engaging, the settings are used to great effect, and Jessica and the supporting characters seem to be at their very most charming and lovable.
I truly believe this is a series well worth owning and passing on from one generation to the next. I'm confident that most of my fellow mystery fans, regardless of age, will cherish this series as much as I do!
Jessica also solves murders in her home base of Cabot Cove, assisted by her good friends Dr. Seth Hazlett (William Windom) and Sheriff Amos Tupper (the delightful Tom Bosley) in the episodes "Joshua Peabody Died Here...Possibly", "Keep The Home Fries Burning," "Sticks And Stones" and "If A Body Meets A Body." In the popular episode "Keep The Home Fries Burning", Jessica, Seth, and Amos go to a busy restaurant where, during the breakfast rush, a jar of poisoned preserves ends up at too many tables. Michael Horton returns as Jessica's adorable nephew Grady in the episodes "Murder By Appointment Only" and "Christopher Bundy Died On Sunday." In "Murder By Appointment Only," guest star Jayne Meddows Allen, as a snobby cosmetics diva, humorously calls Jessica's home base "Cabbage Cove" instead of Cabot Cove.
Guest star Ann Blythe ("Mildred Pierce", "The Helen Morgan Story") is driven to the brink of insanity in the suspenseful episode "Reflections Of The Mind." Insanity/schitzophrenia is also an important part of the plot of "Menace, Anyone?", featuring Doug McKeon ("On Golden Pond") and Brian Cranston ("Malcolm In The Middle", "Breaking Bad") as hot-headed tennis pros. My two favorite episodes of season two are entirely different in terms of tone. In the wildly fun and over-the top episode "Jessica Behind Bars," a riot occurs immediately after Jessica is trapped inside a women's prison, along with guest stars Vera Miles ("Psycho"), Yvonne De Carlo ("The Munsters"), Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") and Eve Plumb ("The Brady Bunch"). In the excellent episode "Trial By Error", Jessica serves as foreperson on a jury for a murder trial that takes a dramatic twist. Angela Lansbury remains as charismatic as ever; making "Murder, She Wrote" extremely entertaining, and addictive, viewing.
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Widow Weep for me, Murder in the Afternoon, Sing a Song of Murder, Reflections of the Mind, A Lady in the Lake, Dead heat, Jessica behind bars, Trial by error, keep the home fries burning, One good bid deserves a murder, if a body meet a body, Christopher Bundy died on a sunday, Menace anyone