'Grey's Anatomy - Season Two'
(Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, et al / 6-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2006 / BVHE)
Overview: Experience the complete second season of TV's most compelling show in an expansive 27-episode DVD set of 'Grey's Anatomy. Witness every minute of the thrilling drama that has become a TV event for fans and critics alike.
DVD Verdict: In under a year, 'Grey's Anatomy' has gone from a mid-season replacement show to one of the top rated dramas on television. The show consistently demonstrates that brilliantly written characters, a diverse cast, lots of romance, and loads of drama set in the fast-paced world of surgery makes for an wonderful combination. The 27 episodes of Season 2 build on the brilliance of season 1, delivering a knockout performance that is a must buy for any Grey's fan. Grey's Anatomy is about the lives and loves of 5 young surgical interns at Seattle Grace Hospital. Placed in the most competitive and grueling internship a hospital has, Grey's follows the doctors as they learn to become surgeons from some of the best in the business. Season 1's nine episode run saw romance blossom between surgeries with intern Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and attending physician Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) as well as intern Christina Yang (Sandra Oh) and attending surgeon Preston Burke (Isiah Washington). Sparks also flew between fellow interns Dr. Izzy Stevens( Katherine Heigl) and Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) while Dr. George O'Malley (T.R McKnight) nursed an unrequited love on housemate Meredith. Every episode was filled with romance, comedy, drama, and tension. Season 2 delivers more of the same, beginning with Derek's previously unknown wife, Addison (Kate Walsh) showing up at Seattle Grace to try to win back her busband, who left her after she slept with his best friend. Confronted with two women he loves, Derek is forced to choose between them, a choice that would have wide reaching consequences. That choice and its consequences have become the central theme for the entire second season. Other continuing story arcs are Christina and Burke's developing relationship, Izzy's and Alex's growing chemistry (thrown for a loop with the arrival of heart patient Denny), and Meredith's still unfinished feelings for Derek, which in season 2 cause her to do some incredibly dumb things, including breaking fan favorite George's heart. Series creater Shonda Rimes and the rest of the writing staff don't shy away from making controversial choices with the plots, as evidenced in the shocking 3-hour season finale. Week after week this is hands down the most addictive show on television. This show gets you so interested in the characters, some days you will love them and some days hate them, but you never stop watching them. Thanks to the guys at tvshowsondvd, we know that the 6-disc box set contains over 5 hours of Grey's extras, including extended version episodes of Thanks for the Memories, It's the End of the World, What Have I Done to Deserve This, and Losing My Religion, a fan roundtable featurette with the cast answering questions from fans, a Bailey featurette, set tour with Dr. Webbe, tons of deleted scenes, and several audio commentaries. The set is mixed in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. If you have never seen Grey's, pick up both the first and second season sets. One of the best shows on television and Highly Recommended. This is a family friendly Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary by: Director Jeff Melman and writer Krista Vernoff ("Into You Like a Train"), Creator Shonda Rimes and editor Susan Vaill ("Thanks for the Memories"), Sandra Oh and director Peter Horton ("Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"), Creator Shonda Rimes, director Peter Horton and editor Edward Ornelas ("It's the End of the World" and "As We Know It")
27 episodes from the 2005-2006 season on six discs
Four extended episodes
"The softer side of Dr. Bailey" interview with Chandra Wilson
"The Doctors Are In" - Favorite characters answer fans' burning questions
Exclusive Set Tour
Creating "Pink Mist": Anatomy of a special effect
Grey's Anatomy on Jimmy Kimmel Live