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Army Wives – The Complete Second Season (ABC DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: D     Episodes: D



For some shows, you either like it or you don’t.  For this writer, Army Wives is an incredibly melodramatic, sappy, dull, predictable, boring series that has found an audience somehow.  To find out more about the show and from someone who liked it enough (and more than I), try this link to our coverage of The Complete First Season:





Well, the fact that this is more filler for the cable network that seems like all filler, Lifetime should tell you how bad it is.  The network for women is the one for women who like to be bored to death and this show is one of the reasons.  The 5 DVDs here have all 19 hour-long shows (though shorter than ever for more commercials, despite cable and satellite rates going up) and the result is Desperate Housewives without the excitement, though that show got boring too.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image at least does not look bad for an HD shoot with occasional good color and detail, but it is far from the best-looking TV production today and the combination of shooting and editing are flat and dull.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is actually not too bad, including some ambient sound, so money is being put into the formula production.  Extras this time include bloopers, deleted scenes and four making of featurettes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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