Futurama: The Complete Second Season

Futurama: The Complete Second S
Cast: Animation
Studio: Fox
Rating: 8/10

Corporate Line: The Planet Express crew blasts onto DVD on August 12 in the “FUTURAMA” VOLUME TWO DVD COLLECTION from Fox Home Entertainment. Matt Groening, creator and Executive Producer of “The Simpsons,” produced this Jetsons-meets-Simpsons satire of pop culture, science-fiction, and life among the beer-fueled robots of the year 3000. “FUTURAMA” VOLUME TWO is a four-disc set that includes all nineteen episodes from the second production season, plus an entire universe of exclusive bonus materials, including deleted scenes, Easter eggs, animatics, storyboards and much more.

The Good: This season is stronger than the first. It’s more episodic with fantastic references to pop culture of the present from what would be the long, thought lost, past. One episode has a laugh by doing Married… With Children, Iron Giant, and Star Wars. One thing you can be assured of with anything Matt Groening puts out is laughs at the expense of everyone – but most of all things that he finds fun.

The laughs are as consistent with the Simpsons – but not always as sophisticated. Speaking of fun, the commentary track is great. It’s an orgy of people from Matt Groening to David X. Cohen to Billy West. The jokes even seem to come at their own expense.

Great audio in Dolby surround. The video looks fantastic. If you watched it on your analog cable prepare to love the animation all over again.

The Bad: If you are missing a funny bone you might want to skip this set.

The Episodes:
Disc One
I Second That Emotion
Brannigan Begin Again
A Head in the Polls
Xmas Story
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love

Disc Two
Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Lesser of Two Evils
Raging Bender
A Bicyclops Built for Two
A Clone of My Own

Disc Three
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
The Deep South
Bender Gets Made
My Problem With Popplers
Mother’s Day

Disc Four
Anthology of Interest I
War is the H-Word
The Honking
The Cryonic Woman

Frankly: Fans who liked the first season can’t miss this one. It’s a damn shame the show was canceled.

+ Charlie Craine






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