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Coach – The Second Season


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: C



The 1990 – 1991 season of Coach is The Second Season and it has something very similar to the first season going for it:  it feels almost exactly the same in the poorest way.  Maybe that is why the Craig T. Nelson/Jerry Van Dyke series continued to be a hit for fans, but it is amazing how almost carbon copy this all is.


We get 20 episodes, or more of the same and all (including Shelley Fabares) make for an all to safe sports family that is at least proof of a certain apathy going into the 1990s we did not need.  This is for fans only and if you really need to see this show and somehow have missed it, start with the first season so you know what you are getting into.


The 1.33 X 1 image is again typical of shows starting in the 1980s (comedies, dramas, half-hour or hour shows) that were shot on film and finished on analog NTSC videotape.  This is again such a show, so these copies have serious detail issues with aliasing and softness throughout that makes no sense for a show “filmed before a live audience” as we are reminded at the beginning of each episode.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono shows its age but is again passable.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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