'Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Second Season'
(Melissa Joan hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / (1996) 2007 / Paramount Home Entertainment)
Overview: Sabrina Spellman, a perfectly normal 16-year-old, is informed by her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, that she (and they, and her whole family on her father's side) are witches. She lives with them in Massachusetts while preparing to receive her witch's license. Along the way, she gets into many scrapes while figuring out how certain spells work. She also has to keep the secret from her boyfriend, Harvey, friends Jenny and later Valerie, stuck-up nemesis Libby, and her ever-suspicious vice-principal, Mr. Kraft.
DVD Verdict: Being a teenager is always difficult, but imagine how complicated things must be for a teenage witch trying to fit in at a mortal high school! This and other such situations is where we continue to enjoy the everyday life of Sabrina ... a Teenage Witch! Still living with her aunts Zelda and Hilda - who kindly provided their niece with a happy, relatively normal life following the divorce of her parents - Sabrina is maturing into a responsible young woman as we head through season two.
Essentially your typical teenager, Sabrina struggles with popularity, labels, and love along a journey toward personal growth and an understanding of the value of rules, the importance of self-esteem, and the universality of guilt and making mistakes. Sometimes magic eases Sabrina's way, while other times it seems only to complicate things. Whether hanging out in the world of high school and American suburbia, the red planet Mars, or the surreal Pleasure dome where a witch can have absolutely anything she wants, Sabrina is really just an average teenage witch struggling through adolescence.
Here in the second season Sabrina trains for her witch's license with her new Quizmaster (Alimi Ballard) and we even get a Christmas and Valentine's Day ... and even a trip to the Walt Disney World theme park! The worst thing about this release is that there are no bonus features. Not even a commentary or a cast retrospective. It would have been nice to have Melissa Joan Hart come back and talk a little bit about the show. I mean, it was such a big part of her life. Also some of the music isn't original due to copyright issues. I can't remember any of the original music from when I used to watch the show, but of this I was informed by my younger sister! However, it shouldn't distract from your enjoyment of the DVDs. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1), bu does not come with any Special Features: