On: The Complete Second Season
A- Sound: A Extras: B Episodes: B+
really enjoy HBO series, especially their comedies, but Getting On
slipped under my radar. I actually was not sure if it was a comedy
right away, because of the unusual visual tone it is presented in.
The series seems to have a lower lit style and, for the most part,
neutral color pallet. However, from the very first episode you over
look the fact that it comes across as rather dreary because they are
in a hospice care facility dealing with the elderly and all the
problems it may ensue.
what was a pleasant surprise to come from this series is that there
is no doubt it is a comedy. The very first issue the cast has to
deal with is one of the elderly patients took a poop on a chair in
the reception area. So, now they have to dispose of it properly
while figuring out whose it might be.
On takes a dark subject and makes light of it, which may not be
for everyone because there will be times it may hit close to home.
However, you should keep in mind that they are not making fun, but as
I stated earlier, they are trying to make light of some situations
that can sometimes be unavoidable towards families and the elderly.
show has a pretty good cast, too, of some regulars you may have seen
around the comedy world, but never the main stars of their own show.
In this series these side characters have joined forces to make their
own comedy and accomplish just that.
Complete Second Season of
Getting On has 6 episodes, which include: "Born on
the Fourth of July", "If You're Going to San Francisco",
"Make Someone Happy", "Dumped", "Nightshift",
and "The Concert" and is presented on high definition
Blu-ray 1080p 16 X 9/ 1.78:1 with a great sounding DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless mix.
bonus features include deleted scenes and a gag reel. It also has a
Digital HD copy of all the episodes as well.