The New Adventures of Old Christine: The Complete Second Season
Divorced working mom Christine Campbell (Emmy® Award winner Julia Louis- Dreyfus) successfully juggles the daily stresses of motherhood and owning a women's gym. Her young son, Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon), attends a posh school frequented by snooty stay-at-home moms Marly (Tricia O'Kelley) and Lindsay (Alex Kapp Horner), and Christine's slacker brother, Matthew (Hamish Linklater), lives with her. Christine gets along with her ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg), better than when they were married, but life got more complicated when she met Richard's new girlfriend (Emily Rutherfurd), a nice, impossible-to-hate woman also named Christine -- "new" Christine. When "old" Christine sees Richard has moved on with his life, she realizes it may be time to take that same leap.
Just as funny as the first season of the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine
, this second season features 22 hilarious episodes of social and sexual tension as only Julia Louis-Dreyfus can deliver them. Old Christine's relationship with her ex-husband Richard (Clark Gregg) and his new girlfriend New Christine (Emily Rutherfurd) may be leveling out, but there's lots to add: The continued scorn of the meanie moms at her son Ritchie's school, the lure of the new and very hot teacher Daniel Harris (Blair Underwood), brother Matthew's new aspirations to make something of himself, her friend Barb's marital problems and burgeoning interest in Christine's business, and several questionably compatible dates, including New Christine's father Jeff (Scott Bakula), making the scene ripe for love, misunderstanding, and a host of inappropriate remarks and actions. The sense of sincerity and genuine awkwardness in Dreyfus' Emmy-winning portrayal of Old Christine makes this series incredibly funny, and good writing ensures that viewers can relate to Christine's every predicament; whether she's propositioning Ritchie's new teacher, seeking casual sex with Stan the Sad Dad, or dealing with her own inability to get a good night's sleep. Bonus features include unaired scenes on each of the four discs and a blooper gag reel. --Tami Horiuchi
Stills from New Adventures of Old Christine (click for larger image)