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  • Unfortunately, the second season set of this comical and sometimes serious and dark sitcom doesn't fare any better than the first season set in regards to the bonus features and special features


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      Unfortunately, the second season set of this comical and sometimes serious and dark sitcom doesn’t fare any better than the first season set in regards to the bonus features and special features. In other words, there are none. All that could be considered extra on this set are some advertisements for other DVDs, totally unrelated to “All in the Family”. It’s very disappointing that those responsible for putting out these DVD sets took no time at all to include new, or even previously filmed, interviews with cast and crew members, behind the scenes footage or provide a look at how the show was gripping and sweeping the nation at the time or the impact it was having on how

      television shows were being developed and approached. This is a bare bones DVD, and that is a major shame and poor choice on Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment’s part considering just how much history this show made. There’s so much to talk about and show in regards to how these episodes changed television and American’s perception of television and we get none of that here!

      On the upside, Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment did at least take great care in digitally enhancing and restoring these episodes so that they would look great on DVD. The picture quality is crisp and defined and the audio quality is clear. At least care was taken in ensuring that the episodes would be a pleasure to ...


      • watch, and I only wish a similar amount of time would’ve been applied to adding some bonus features and extras. I would have paid more for the set for the extra material, no question. Instead of thirty dollars, I would’ve smiled and paid forty dollars for thirty or more minutes of extras. I imagine others would have too since people love to look at extras on DVDs, it’s one of the big selling points.

        This season of the show is solidly entertaining and deals with controversial and sensitive subjects among more traditional comedic stories, including anti-war protests, impotency, menopause, a father abandoning his young son and wife as well as some typical sensitive issues that are portrayed throughout the

        series’ run, like racism, sexism and bigotry. The characters, particularly the Edith Bunker character, started to better resemble the characters that they would eventually be remembered for, like Edith in the first season wasn’t as lovably unaware of certain things in and about life and was more sharp tongued. In this season, she’s more submissive. The acting remains excellent, with the emotion coming across as real, particularly during Archie and Mike’s many arguments about social and economic policies as well as race relations.

        The only thing that could have made this season set better is if time and care had been taken to include bonus features, but I’m still happy with this set and the stories, so I’m still rating it a “9″.




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