Party Down – Season 2 (Starz/Anchor Bay DVD Set)
B- Sound: B- Extras: C Episodes: A-
back to Party Down (now on Season Two), where the party is crazy
and the caterers are even crazier! Henry
finally gets to be the manager and gets the chance to run Party Down team. Ron after a failed business venture comes
crawling back to the crew. Casey,
returns from her comedian tour stirring both tensions and Henry's heart. Kyle is still trying to get into Hollywood (not to mention
the nearest woman's pants). Roman is writing SF novels hoping to strike rich. And there newest member of the crew, Lydia, is a
middle age manager mother for 13-year-old daughter aspiring starlet.
This is a comedic series about a group of actors, writer, and friends who are
struggling to get by in L.A. all the meanwhile
waiting for their chance break into Hollywood
showbiz. Unfortunately for them their
current job, catering, requires them to work for the very people they would
like to be. As they work and serve for
each party they try not to driver their host (and each other) crazy, maybe with
the right connections they can make their dreams come true.
This is a very funny series. I would
like to say I could recommend it for the family and all ages ...if not for the occasional nudity or
sexual situation. A group of caterers,
friends and dreaming of what it is to hit the big times (not to mention they
ARE actors *irony*), they make fun of lifestyle of the actors (or the filthy
rich), but for better or worse they always have each other, and that's worth
more than any job... right? Extras include gag reel and trailer.
Episode 1: Jack Onassis Backstage
Henry has to fire one of the crew and get a new staff member, meanwhile Roman
gets a chance to dress up and pretend to be a rock star.
Episode 2: Precious Lights
Life of the future rich starts early, getting the right connections
and people. Ron's back on the team,
but this time Henry's the boss.
Episode 3: Nick DiCinto's Orgy Party
Casey is disgusted they are hosting at an orgy party ...so who is ready to go
Episode 4: James Ellison Funeral
Hosting at a funeral is a somber business, problem is at an all black funeral
who is the white chick with the young boy?
Episode 5: Steve Guttenberg’s
The gang gets to hang out with Steve Guttenberg, they go over Roman's new
Sci-fi script and try and help him to improve it... to his dismay.
Episode 6: "Not on Your Wife"
As flames of passion ignite between Henry and Casey, several cases of mis-identity
happen and things truly become a comedy of errors.
Episode 7: Party Down Company Picnic
It's the annual company picnic as Ron tries to get new promotion, a little
catering rivalry occurs between them and Henry's girlfriend's caterers.
Episode 8: Joel Munt's Big Deal Party
Roman's old friend, a hack and a flake, hires Party Down to gloat
in front of him, and Roman evokes 'the code'. ~Ah... revenge is a dish that is
best served cold.
Episode 9: Cole Landry's Draft Day
The crew has to help a young football recruit get drafted, with each draft
millions are slipping away, but then find the rumors that he might be 'fancy'...
Episode 10: Constance Carmell Wedding
An old friend of Party Down is getting married ...but the family's daughter
think she is doing it for the money and wants to stop her, all evidences seem
to agree, but is it true?
and sound are better than I expected versus the review of the first season with
the same specs, but that does not make it perfect, yet I can see why the show
is a hit. Start with either volume.
- Ricky Chiang