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Reba – The Complete Second Season


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: B-



Reba was back to the 2002 – 2003 season with all kinds of changes and cliffhangers from the first season, which was much better than expected.  Though some of these new situations that could have boxed in and ruin the show, but I give the writers much credit for finding new directions to take the show and taking the characters in new directions.  They did all this while keeping the show funny, which is why The Complete Second Season is the equal of the first.


These 24 shows, time slotted for half-hour commercial play, are on three double-sided DVDs as follows with commentaries by Executive Producers Kevin Abbott & Matt Berry marked by an *:


1)     House Rules*

2)     Skating Away

3)     Proud Reba

4)     Reba Works For Brock

5)     Its Jake’s Party, Cry If You Want To

6)     Safe Dating

7)     Mommy Nearest

8)     Switch

9)     Ring-A-Ding

10)  Cookies For Santa

11)  A Moments In Time*

12)  The Vasectomy

13)  The Rings

14)  Seeing Red*

15)  Terry Holliway

16)  Valentine’s Day

17)  The Feud

18)  And The Grammy Goes To…

19)  The Wall

20)  The Best Defense

21)  For Sale, Cheap

22)  The Will

23)  Location, Location, Location*

24)  Your Place Or Mine



Though the framing seems once again 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 friendly, everything this time is 1.33 X 1 throughout, looking good for a recent taped production.  The show is broadcast in digital High Definition and it looks like it may be shot that way from the first season, so these copies might me missing the HD sides, shown likely in a tunnel vision it is formatted for in lower-definition presentations like DVD.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has some Pro Logic surrounds, but they are limited to occasional music and sounds as good as the previous set.  The only complaint I have is the theme song being redone in a lower key with a horn thrown in.  Why do TV shows always do this?  The only other extra is an overview of the second season that is short, but very good.  Start with the first season, then if you enjoy it, go for this one.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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