'Everybody Hates Chris - The Second Season'
(Chris Rock, Tyler James Williams, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / Paramount)
Overview: Inspired by his childhood experiences, comedian Chris Rock narrates the hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980s.
DVD Verdict: Tyler James Williams has the title role in this comedy gem, now in its second year on the CW Network. Creator (and narrator) Chris Rock has crafted a show that chronicles (with much "poetic license") his growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and paints a warmly humorous look at his family.
Williams is perfect as the boy that must deal with home life as the eldest that is held responsible for his younger siblings while dealing with a school where he is an oddity: the only Black person in the school. The latter allows Rock to mix comedy with social commentary, something that he does quite well.
The rest of the cast is fantastic. Terry Crews plays the stern and hardworking father, Julius; Tichina Arnold (formerly of Martin Lawrence's series) shines as the mother; Tequan Richmond is Chris's younger but larger and more-appealing-to-the-girls brother Drew; Imani Hakin is Keisha, the sister that makes life miserable for her older sibling; and Vincent Martella plays Chris's only friend at school, Greg.
'Everybody Hates Chris - The Second Season' is such a great show and you will be in stitches watching it. Chris Rock narrates perfectly and you can see his life coming to life in each episode. I love it and hope you enjoy it and are as entertained by it as much as I am. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the show is just wonderful and very funny, please trust me! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Everybody Hates the Cast and Crew Again
Everybody Hates a Day in the Life of Tyler James Wiliams
Everybody Hates Mr. Omar's Women
Everybody Hates Vincent's School
Everybody Hates Stand-Ins
Everybody Hates Caruso-isms
Everybody Hates Mrs. Morello's Racisim
Everybody Hates Wardrobe