'My Name Is Earl - Season 2'
(Jason Lee, Jamie Pressly, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Earl continues his mission to right the wrongs he's committed in his life. Doing the right thing isn't always easy. Just ask Earl Hickey (Lee), a recovering ne'er-do-well with a lifetime's worth of dirty deeds to make up for. In order to turn his life around, Earl needs a G.E.D., a job, an apartment and a whole lot of good karma. And, if he can keep his ex-wife out of prison, so much the better! Join Earl and his gang of loveable losers as he continues his wildly offbeat transformation from hood to good in the uproarious and outrageous Season Two of "My Name is Earl"s not always politically correct, but it's always hilarious!
DVD Verdict: The most original comedy since Arrested Development, 'My Name is Earl' marked the launch of a lovable new loser. Earl Hickey (Jason Lee) sleeps all day and drinks all night. The pattern ends when he buys a "scratcher" - and wins $100,000. Seconds later, he's hit by a car and loses the ticket. While in the hospital, wife Joy (Emmy nominee Jaime Pressly) leaves him for Darnell the Crab Man (Eddie Steeples). Doped up on morphine, he's watching TV when Carson Daly says something about karma. Earl decides that's his problem: bad karma. He resolves to spend the rest of his life making up for all the harm he's ever done.
The rest, as they say, is history!
Since the airing of the pilot - let alone the entire first season - both critics and audiences have been blown away by 'My Name is Earl.' Besides a extremely talented cast whose comedic chops are perfectly timed, Earl has a solid cast of writers who create 22-minutes of laugh out loud comedy every week.
Jason Lee is an intelligent actor - his mannerisms and accents seem authentic to his environment. While I'll always remember Ethan Supplee (Randy) as that bully who hung out with some other thugs in the hallway (by the payphone) on "Boy Meets World," now I think of him more as the dim-witted Randy. It's such a stronger role, of course.
Ever since the departure of "Roseanne," "Drew Carey," and a tiny number of similar shows, there's been very few shows about the working class (and/or rednecks, as in the case of "Earl"). Thank God for 'My Name is Earl.' After all, we need diversity on TV. People can get sick of the upper class yuppie shows, where the gorgeous characters never work and are only concerned with getting a date! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Optional deleted scene commentary by Series Creator Greg Garcia & Executive Producer/Director Marc Buckland
Karma: Take 2 - Blooper Reel
The Stoner Files
"Robbed A Stoner Blind: From Start To Finish" Featurette
"Randy Vision: Choose Your Angle" with Optional Commentary
Off The Grid With Optional Commentary