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8 Simple Rules: The Complete Second Season
8 Simple Rules The Complete Second Season
Actors: John Ritter, Martin Spanjers
Genres: Comedy, Television
UR     2009     8hr 48min

It's a time for healing and learning to deal with life without family patriarch Paul (the late John Ritter), as the Hennessys discover the frailties of life and the strength of the family unit. Widowed mom Cate (Katey Saga...  more »


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Actors: John Ritter, Martin Spanjers
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/19/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 8hr 48min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great collection
Anonymous | Country Music, USA | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"8 Simple Rules is a popular Family Sitcom that begun in 2002. Season 2 Episodes are as follows:

1) Premiere
2) Sex Ed
3) Donny Goes AWOL
4) Goodbye: Part 1
5) Goodbye: Part 2
6) No Right Way
7) What Dad Would Want
8) The First Thanksgiving
9) Merry Christmas: The Story of Anne Frank & Skeevy
10) YMCA
11) Get Real
12) Consequences
13) Opposites Attract: Part 1
14) Opposites Attract: Part 2
15) Opposites Attract: Part 3 - Night of the Locust
16) Daddy's Girl
17) Mall in the Family
18) Let's Keep Going: Part 1
19) Let's Keep Going: Part 2
20) C. J.'s Party
21) Mother's Day
22) The Principal
23) Final Part Un
24) Final Part Deux

John Ritter stars in the first three episodes of Season 2. Katey Sagal sing's in episode 16 "Daddy's Girl."

Thank you
8 Simple Rules--RULES, part two
Ray Rogers | Connecticut | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Ritter passed away after only three episodes of season 2. The series proceeded with a two part episode in which his character, Paul Hennessy, also died. The episode is very sad but is a fitting tribute to the great John Ritter. One can see the tears are real, they're not really acting; A testament to just how well loved he was by his castmates and everyone he met. Afterwards, the Hennessy's once again go about the business of making people laugh. It isn't the same without John Ritter. But, the addition of James Garner and David Spade to the regulars Katey Sagal,(Cate), Caley Cuoco,(Bridget), Amy Davidson,(Kerry), and Martin Spanjers,(Rory), helps to fill the void. As a fan, I highly recommend season 2."
A rarity; a show loses its lead male figure by death but ada
Twiddles42 | MN, USA | 07/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Ritter was one heck of an actor, and his death was too premature. Rest in peace to a wonderful man, but his performances will live on forever.

The first season of "8 Simple Rules" makes it a fantastic family show, and with the second, I thought ABC would drop it because of John's death.

Much to my surprise, they incorporated John's death INTO the show, rather than just ending it. Whether they thought the show could go on, or felt it was time for a sitcom/drama to present death in a real light, I don't know. Except they did, kept a straight face, and re-tooled the show, and the excellence remains...

After a period of mourning, for which those episodes do not have a laugh track, they continued and brought in veteran actor James Garner, who proved to be an instant hit with the audience. His presence adds a new chemistry, which clearly works.

Then they added David Space, a move that surprised me, who turns out a BRILLIANT performance to a cast that already had genuine chemistry -- a show that lost John, but rebounded with James and David. It was thought out well and it showed. Plus, the show being a 'family' show presented a topic that does happen in real life. Big kudos.

This show is well-written and well-acted. By all. There is substance, depth, and wit that transcends what could have been sloppily-written, cornball comedy. It's that wit that also helps to elevate what is already a great series.

My favorite episode from this season is a tie, between "Get Real" (David Spade's introduction where he's set up as being an irresponsible oaf), and "Consequences" (the very special drug use episode). As with the season in general, those two episodes are very sharply written but stand out because they transcend "typical" sitcom moments. No easy task.

Highly recommended to all, it's a shame ABC canceled this show after its third year (by placing it before a REALLY bad show on Friday nights), but that's another story...
An excellent show
L. Kelly | North Yorkshire, United Kingdom | 08/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"8 Simple Rules is an excellent show, unfortunately this is the season where John Ritter passes away. There are essentially three different shows here, the one with John Ritter - that we all came to love, the one where the family (and us, really) deal with John Ritter/Paul's death, and the show after they move on - with James Garner & David Sapde. The show was different later on, but still a good show. James Garner was a brilliant addition of both comedy and heart, and nobody could have been a funnier addition than David Spade.

The DVD is OK. All episodes are uncut, but the introductions to John Ritter's final episodes are missing. There are no special features, which is disappointing."