Ozzy’s back! Jack, Kelly, Sharon, and of course Ozzy, have returned for a second season where they share their insane lives with all of the world; the result is a hilarious look at a functioning dysfunctional family. The shock and uniqueness of this show is waning somewhat, but it is still extremely entertaining to watch.
Considering the source material, this set looks just fine. The picture quality is pretty standard “TV on DVD” fair, and the color levels and blacks are maintained…nicely. The 1.33:1 fullscreen transfer is free from most defects, other then some minor artifacting. You wont be blown away with the video quality, but you will not be disappointed either.
As is the case with the video quality, this disc provides suitable audio for the content. The Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track is clean and the dialog is clear… and that is all you can ask for from a show such as this. You are given the option to listen to the dialog with or without the bleeps… so if you like to hear the Osbournes swear, you are free to do so.
There are a number of small extras included in this set, but none of which will blow you away. There are two set-top games… “Dookie’s Revenge” and “What the $%#@ Did He Say?” Both of these are similar to games found on the first season set, and are not worth the effort. In “Dookie’s Revenge,” you need to follow a doggie trail find the chosen dog’s crap… yeah, this game is quite stupid. “What the $%#@ Did He Say?” is more entertaining, and might be worth checking out… you guesed it, you have to translate Ozzy’s gibberish.
Next up are a series of episode specific audio commentaries. These tracks are quite bad… they lack consistent dialog, and when the participants do speak, you gain zero useful information from them. There will be times when 5-or-so minutes will pass without anything being said. You may choose to give these a listen, but you will probably not listen to the entire track.
Lastly, there are some deleted scenes and the Ozzy Translator. As can be expected, and found on the season one set as well, this “Translator” allows subtitles when Ozzy speaks. This is useful at times, but equally annoying in some instances.
If you have never had the experience of watching an episode of the Osbournes, you really should give it a chance. The show is very entertaining, and even though this season two set is lackluster in terms of extras, you should check this set out.
Special Features List
- Ozzy Translator
- Episode Specific Commentaries
- Interactive Games
- Deleted Scenes