Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on July 15th, 2005
“Here’s the story…of a lovely lady…”. We all know the beginning of this familiar ditty. It’s the Brady Bunch. And they’re back in The Brady Bunch – The Complete Second Season. All 24 episodes are classic Brady Bunch fare. Oh to live in a world of ice cream contests, science projects, and slumber parties; and the worst thing you could do was “smoke” *sigh*. Alice, the housekeeper, is along for this harmless ride. The astroturf front yard is still there. The Brady Bunch is a trip back to the “garden”…
The Dolby Digital Mono audio track is as clean as the show itself. The track is nothing mindblowing, but it does the job. Dialogue and the cheesy music can all be heard with clarity.
The 1.33:1 fullscreen format is appropriate for the show. Widescreen just wouldn’t seem right. Video quality varies from episode to episode. Some are more granier than others. However, for the most part, colors are bright and Kodachrome perfect.
None. Too bad.
The Brady Bunch is classic TV. It’s a true time warp. The Complete Second Season is no different than other seasons. The only difference is the aging of the kids. But those Brady Bunch plots will always be the same. And as long as you have the DVD’s, you can enjoy a more innocent time, a more innocent show. “And that’s the way we all become the Brady Bunch.”