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|Joe Schmo 2|
The Joe Schmo Show was a reality TV show parody which aired on the American cable network Spike TV. The show's concept is reminiscent of the movie The Truman Show. The targets, regular schmoes; such as Matt Kennedy Gould, ... more »
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It's about time!
Patrick McKinley | San Marcos, CA USA | 06/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second season was definitely superior to the first in every way. The ridiculous lampooning of just about every reality show standard is fantastically done: alliances, stupid contests for "immunity" and of course the way-too-self-important immunity ceremony. The stereotypes that REAL reality shows always seem to choose, are all here in hilarious fashion. Not to spoil anything... but there is one moment with a falcon (yes, a real falcon) that is, I swear... the funniest thing I have ever seen on television! Thank you Spike for FINALLY releasing this comedic gem! HIGHLY recommended!"
Great show, not so great quality
ejuggaloe | KY USA | 07/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember religiously watching Joe Schmo 1 and 2 weekly on SpikeTV. I bought the first DVD set as soon as it came out as I have this one. I give the show 5 stars, I also love how they included the 90 minute episode that was advertised to air but was cut down to a hour. My only complaint is the quality of the episodes aren't so great. I would compare it to watching a Vhs tape of the show recorded on the fastest speed. Actually that may look better than what we have here because there's a lot of digital artifacts and distortion such as a green halo around the skin of anyone in the lightest shadow.
Show: 5 stars
Quality: 2 stars
Overall: 4 stars seems fair right? ok maybe not but I love this show and glad to have it all together on dvd."
Excellent, Amazing Show, Reasonably Decent DVD Presentation
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 07/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As an editor for an online website about television, I was sent a screener of "Joe Schmo 2" before it aired on Spike TV. I was highly impressed by the show, having already enjoyed the first season of the program. Seeing the series as it arrived on TV, I delighted in the program, but was dismayed by the poor treatment of the program by Spike TV.
"Joe Schmo 2" takes what happened in the original program and raises it to the next level. This program gets more outrageous, more original and more fun the first one even did and that one was pretty great. Watch for characters such as Bryce, the crazed stalker and Gerald, the gotta-be-gay guy. All are performing for Joe and Jane Schmo (Tim Walsh and Ingrid Wiese), the only two who think that it's all real. However, as the early portion of the show continues, it soon becomes very clear that Ingrid is having major difficulty believing that it is all real. What will happen and how will it affect the show?
Closed-Captioning/Subtitles - None (Very Disappointing)
Uncensored and Unbleeped - Yes (Warning: Contains material suitable for mature audiences only)
Special Features: Full Length Episode 4 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" featuring scenes of Matt Kennedy Gould not shown on Spike TV, Full Length Finale featuring content not shown on Spike TV
Rating: 4 1/2 stars-- Very pleased with just about everything, but I get edgy when there's no closed-captioning or subtitles-- I see no excuse for not having them. I know this set is cheap, the price can't be beat, but I would have paid a bit more to have them."
Brian Edwards | Toronto, ON | 05/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Been waiting for this for ages. Now I can chuck my VHS copies. Fantastic series and yes better than the 1st. The Schmos (yes 2 this time round) are both different and still enjoyable to follow. There's a great unexpected development in this that forced the producers to scramble but they pull through with flying colours. The fake show goes so far you will kill yourself laughing that ANYONE could buy it.
It's edgy and a bit naughty without being too over the top. You'll chuckle at the more racy innuendo than you will squirm.
I just hope we get the 90 min version of the one ep that ended up getting cut to a mere 60 by the network at the last minute."