Demon rocker Gene Simmons and his family hide nothing from the cameras in Season Two of this hit reality series. Whether he s showing a young friend the ropes in Vegas or planning to buy himself an island, the legendary KI... more »SS frontman still wants to rock and roll all nite. But Gene is forced to balance his hedonistic lifestyle with new domestic concerns: Shannon Tweed, the former Playmate of the Year to whom he s been happily UNmarried for 23 years, wants a new baby; their son Nick is planning to go away to college; and their little girl Sophie is growing up fast, attracting the attention of fashion photographers.
From family vacations gone awry to problems with a rent-a-bachelor auction, the Simmons face one crisis after another in their uniquely raw and honest syle. Gene and Shannon even allow cameras into the operating room to follow every step of their simultaneous plastic surgeries and their heartbreaking, hilarious recoveries at home.
DVD Features: Bonus Episode It Was a Very Good Year ; Never-Before-Seen Clips« less
Actor:Gene Simmons Family Jewels Director:n/a Genres:Television Sub-Genres:Television Studio:A&E Home Video Format:DVD - Color - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 11/20/2007 Original Release Date: 01/01/2007 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007 Release Year: 2007 Run Time: 8hr 26min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 3 SwapaDVD Credits: 3 Total Copies: 2 Members Wishing: 0 Edition: Box set MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
Watched part of disk 2, I am a fan of Kiss and had no idea how stuck Gene Simmons was on himself. Watched some with some entertaining aspects but any further viewing has been shelved.
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Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 12/24/2013...
There is a certain "sameness" that took over the fun and frolic of being part of the Gene Simmons family but we still enjoyed this second season and keep hoping for more to come!
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The family you'd like to hang out with...
Allen Chapman | STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT USA | 11/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season Two of Gene Simmon's Family Jewels finds the Simmons clan dealing with plastic surgery, taking a trip to London and much more, the Camp Pendleton episode is a season highlight. Family Jewels is much like The Osbournes, the difference is that Gene and Co. are much more fun to be around. This is a family that truly loves each other. As eldest son Nick says "Outside of this house dad is "Gene Simmons ~ Rock God" but at the house he's.......well he's more like Richard Simmons". That sums it up perfectly. This set includes all 23 episodes from season two as well as a bonus episode. If you liked the first season, you'll like this one as well. The only complaint I have about this season is many of the escapades come off as very scripted, in particular from the people outside the house in the real world. We all know that reality TV isn't exactly real, but there are moments in this season where it's just over the top. Aside from that, this is a great show with a great family that you wouldn't mind being invited over to spend a day with."
Entertaining and informative!
Steven Abercrombie | Mobile, AL | 10/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I do not know how much of the episodes are staged, but they make for compelling viewing. I had tears in my eyes watching the plastic surgery episodes, and felt for poor Sophie when she got a little overwhelmed. It is also a real kick seeing how Gene works his mojo in all the different situations. This is good stuff!"
Nathan | Washington, USA | 04/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The thing about this DVD set is that you'll watch it once, love it, and probably not turn the episodes on again. They aren't exactly "re-watchable" to a high extent, but if you haven't seen them all on TV, the price is low enough it is worth buying. You do kind of need to watch this show in order as some episodes flow together, tag lines come up, etc... The extra's are good too though, making this a worthwhile purchase."
Fake Reality TV...Oddly Compelling
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 12/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I hate all reality TV except for the "UFC Ultimate Fighter" seasons. Yet, I loved the 1st season of "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels', and mostly enjoyed this season.
The basic premise is that we are allowed into the daily lives and adventures of KISS icon Gene Simmons, his former Playmate girlfriend of 23 years ("happily unmarried") Shannon Tweed, and their two teens Nick & Sophie.
Probably everything you've read about this show is true. The family is very likable & endearing, and the show is often hysterical. But the show's entertainment value is diminshed only by a few over-the-top scenarios. I believe Gene Simmons is as big as they come with presentation and image, because Season One perfectly captured how he endlessly works on his marketing campaigns and KISS legacy. But somehow bringing the Clippers cheerleaders to a beach volleyball game, being suckered while in London, or having Carrot Top ruin a......never mind -- it sometimes feels even less real than you think it will.
I thought Season One was surprisingly moving, and reality TV I would watch again. Season Two is twice as long, and requires an even bigger grain of salt. There are some terrific moments including a trip to Camp Pendleton and plastic surgery repercussions, and there are the aforementioned "fake" moments. In short, this season is just as funny, but not as gripping.
Also, the Extras are severely lacking this time. Season One had more deleted Couch Interviews, and an hour of bonus footage into Gene's house and everyday work. Season Two has a bonus best-of episode, and a few Couch Interviews.
All in all, I own Season Two and enjoy it, warts and all ---Season One = 9.0 / 10 ---Season Two = 7.5 / 10"
Season Two is a winner
C. Parker | Decatur, AL USA | 02/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We are really enjoying having the Family Jewels season two. The facelift episodes are amazing....Gene and family are great."