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The New Adventures Of The Old Christine The Complete Second Season (Warner DVD)

 

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

 

 

Though it is not going into the direction I had hoped, The New Adventures Of The Old Christine is still a moderate hit and you can read about its beginnings at this link:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/6446/The+New+Adventures+Of+The+Old

 

 

It is hanging in there, but is losing some energy with its set-up, but I am still surprised there are people who will not watch the show because they so lived Seinfeld. I will add that the 22 half-hours here are still better than most sitcoms today and there are those who could not watch The Lucy Show after I Love Lucy ended, so that is understandable. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is still funny and a very gifted comic actress, but for the next seasons, the show needs to take some risks. Until then, it will hold steady.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image has more softness than expected as before and I would have liked, as well as motion blur, but its other consistencies help that out and make the flaws more tolerable. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is not only not very active, sticking the dialogue more in the center channel than one would like, but seems to be losing some sounds in the surrounds to where this sometimes plays like 1.0 Mono! That can be very trying. Extras include deleted/unaired scenes and another gag reel.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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