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Doc Martin Series 2 (Acorn Media DVD)


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



Picking up on the second season, Doc Martin Series 2 continues the exploits of the title character (Martin Clunes) who cannot stand the site of blood and whose fall from grace has him practicing medicine in a small English town is not great but not bad either. The humor is hit or miss and the cast is not bad, with Clunes holding his own.


All eight episodes plus a special episode are included across the 3 DVDs in the box and it is the kind of show that if you get into it, you will likely enjoy it, but I was not one of them and found the show uneven throughout. The laidback nature of the show is appealing to the audience that made it a hit and it has its soap opera/comedy side to hold it together. Mystery elements are secondary, but they are there.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks like an all HD shoot and is on the weak side for whatever reason. The image is clean, but that just does not help it in the long run. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is better with good recording quality for the most part and is typical of current British TV production. Extras include stills and text cast filmographies.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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