The O.C. Season 2 DVD is coming on August 23, 2005
Porfie Medina | Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The O.C. Season 2 is just as good as the first season. I like the fact that the show is not just about kids in high school, but also their parents and family and how they all interact. The cast is really good and believable enough to either make you love them or hate them. The show is very emotional at times and it is very addicting. I think what scared me away before I ever saw an episode was that I figured The O.C. was just another show about rich kids in California like Beverly Hills 90210 and/or Melrose place. The show is so much more than those other shows and has just the right amount of drama mixed in with just the right amount of heart. I highly recommend The O.C. for anyone who likes must see TV. This Complete Second season of The O.C. will be released on August 23rd, 2005 just in time for the premiere of season 3 in the Fall. This 7-DVD set will contain all 24 episodes from the second season, and a disc full of bonus material, too. The great news is that unlike season 1 season 2 will be in Widescreen. There will be an English Dolby Surround audio track, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Here's a list of the bonus material you'll find on this:
The Wet and Wilde Kisses - outtakes from the "Rainy Day Women" episode
Beachy Couture: How O.C. Fashion Is Made
The O.C.: Obsessed Completely Retrospective TV Special
Gag and Goofs from Seasons 1 and 2
Extended cut of "The Rainy Day Women"
Commentary on "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't" and "The Rainy Day Women" by Cast and Crew
This Is A Must Get Box Set!
Clayton | Canada | 05/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The O.C. : The Complete Second Season is one DVD Box Set That you must add to your DVD Collection. The DVD has twenty four episodes, plus one full disc of special features. Here is what you will find on this DVD.
Eps. 201 - The Distance - Season Premiere. Features Seth in Portland living with Luke and Ryan living in Chino with Theresa. 3/5
Eps. 202 - The Way We Were - Seth and Ryan start the first day of school with Marissa with her new boyfriend D.J. (Nicholas Gonzalez) and Summer with her new boyfriend Zach (Michael Cassidy). It is also the time of the kickoff carnival and Seth decides to start a comic book club where Zach joins. Hailey leaves the O.C. to go to Japan. Last appearance of Amanda Righetti. 4/5
Eps. 203 - The New Kids On The Block - Seth needs a job and goes to the Bait Shop where he meets Alex (Olivia Wilde). Ryan also meets his new lab partner Lindsay (Shannon Lucio). Seth still tries to do whatever he can to win Summer's heart. 3.5/5
Eps. 204 - The New Era - Seth and Ryan go double dating when Ryan takes Alex out on a date and Seth takes Lindsay out. In the end, it is something that everybody expected. The Killers perform on this episode. Best Episode on Disc 1. 4/5
Eps. 205 - The SnO.C. - It is the annual SnO.C. winter dance where Seth asks Alex to the dance and Ryan asks Lindsay to the dance. Both of them say no. Later, Marissa asks Ryan if he wants to go and says yes. Then, it is all good in the end of this episode. 3.5/5
Eps. 206 - The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't - The biggest secret in Newport is revealed. Seth wants to make this year the biggest Chrismukkah ever, except it turns out to be one of the worst ones ever. In the end, the family celebrate a good ending. 4/5
Eps. 207 - The Family Ties - Lindsay is trying to accept that the Cohen's are her family. Seth tries to be a bad boy just like Ryan to impress Alex. Jimmy leaves the O.C. and leaves everyone confused. Last appearance of the original cast member Tate Donovan. 4/5
Eps. 208 - The Power Of Love - Sandy grounds Seth and Ryan from leaving the house. Kirsten finds out about Ryan and Lindsay. It is Kirsten and Sandy's 20th Anniversary and Sandy forgets about it. Julie gives D.J. a lot of money, but so that he can leave Marissa. Last appearance of Nicholas Gonzalez. Best Episode On Disc 2. 4/5
Eps. 209 - The Ex-Factor - Seth feels shocked and left out when he finds out that Alex's ex is in town. He is also more shocked when he finds out who it is. Lindsay, Summer, and Marissa have a girl's night out. While, Zach, Seth and Ryan have a guy's night in. And Julie tries to make a magazine about Newport Beach. Best Episode On Disc 3. 3.5/5
Eps. 210 - The Accomplice - Seth decides to break up with Alex and start writing his own comic book. Lindsay wants to actually meet Caleb and see what kind of person he is. An old teacher asks Sandy for help to find his daughter. Marissa and Alex go to Los Angeles to find something from an ex. 3/5
Eps. 211 - The Second Chance - Seth and Summer spend some time working with the comic book. Lindsay and Ryan try to have dinner again, this time with Kirsten there. Marissa and Alex's relationship gets more intense and it could become the big thing. 3/5
Eps. 212 - The Lonely Hearts Club - It is Valentine's Day in The O.C. Seth, Zach and Summer go to San Diego to hope that their comic book will be a success. Instead, Seth has a major breakdown. Ryan tries to go and talk to Caleb so that he can have Valentine's Day with Lindsay. Sandy and Kirsten's conflict about Rebecca continues. Marissa and Alex decide to kiss for the first time. 3.5/5
Eps. 213 - The Test - Seth still tries whatever possible to win Summer back. Alex wants Marissa to meet her friends for the first time. Kirsten questions Rebecca about her and Sandy's relationship. Also, Caleb offers Lindsay to be a part of the family, but won't without a paternity test. 3/5
Eps. 214 - The Rainy Day Women - It is raining in The O.C. and many things are going on. Lindsay decides to leave for Chicago after finding out that she is Caleb's daughter and Ryan is shocked. Seth still tries to win Summer back and finally gets what he wants. Marissa decides to move in with Alex. Rebecca runs away and Sandy goes home to Kirsten. Last appearances of Kim Delaney and Shannon Lucio. Best Episode on Disc 4. 5/5
Eps. 215 - The Mallpisode - Seth and Summer are back together. The two decide to take a bummed Ryan and a home alone Marissa to the mall where they get stuck in the mall. Caleb is confused about Lindsay's leaving. Julie works about Newport Living and finds an old past. An episode you don't wanna miss. 4/5
Eps. 216 - The Blaze Of Glory - It is the annual bonfire at the O.C. Alex is curious about all the time that Marissa is spending with Ryan. Seth is trying to bring back the good times of last year with Summer, Marissa and Ryan. Julie asks Sandy for help about he blackmailing problems. And Kirsten wants Carter to stay on the magazine. Last Appearance of Olivia Wilde. 4/5
Eps. 217 - The Brothers Grim - Ryan's older brother Trey (Logan Marshall Green) is released from prison and moves in with the Cohens. Although, Ryan thinks that he will be his normal self. Zach returns from Italy and Summer doesn't know what to think since she got back with Seth. Julie talks to Caleb about her movie that she made when she was younger and tries to make a deal. 4/5
Eps. 218 - The Risky Business - Sandy decides to work the O.C. Auction Sale where Trey steals something valuable to the Sale. Ryan and Seth work to get the item back. Carter reinvigorates Seth and Zach's comic book dream, and makes Summer annoyed. Marissa lives with the Cohen's for a while since Julie and Caleb are gone for a trip. Best Episode on Disc 5. 5/5
Eps. 219 - The Rager - It's Trey's twenty first birthday and Marissa decidest to throw a little birthday party which turns out to be a "rager". Seth is left in hot water by both Summer and Zach, but why? Sandy wants to make a friendship with Carter. And, Julie shares a night out with her old friend. First Appearance of Nikki Griffin as Jess. 4/5
Eps. 220 - The O.C. Confidential - Sandy, Seth, and Ryan make a plan to try and get Trey from going to jail after he told the cops that the drugs were his at the birthday party. Kirsten and Carter take a trip to the wine brewery. Seth again is in hot water because of Summer and Zach. Caleb returns home and questions his marriage with Julie. 3.5/5
Eps. 221 - The Return of the Nana - For the first time, The O.C. hits Miami. Sandy, Seth and Ryan decide to go and hit Miami to see the Nana where she is getting married. Kirsten is shocked when Carter says he is leaving the magazine. Trey tries to make his friendship with Marissa go further and attempts to rape Marissa. And, Zach makes a home cooked meal for Summer where she goes and kisses him when seeing Seth licking whipped cream off of a girl. Last appearance of Bill Campbell. 3/5
Eps. 222 - The Showdown - Seth and Zach both declare Summer and turn into rivals. Marissa is still trying to get away from Trey after he almost rapes her and Ryan is curious about what is wrong with her. Sandy confronts Kirsten about her drinking problem. Caleb gives Julie the divorce papers and call a divorce. Kirsten has a terrible ending when she gets hit by a truck. 4.5/5
Eps. 223 - The O.Sea - It is Prom Night in the O.C. and Seth and Zach both want to take Summer to the prom. Ryan decides to go to Chino to see what is wrong. When he is there, he meets an old friend (Theresa - Navi Rawat). Marissa wants to go to the prom with Ryan, but Ryan is gone. So, she is lonely. Kirsten gets released from the hospital and Caleb and Sandy try to help her with her problem. Julie wants to spend one more night with Caleb and turns out into the biggest shocker possible when Caleb dies. Final appearance of the original cast member Alan Dale. 4/5
Eps. 224 - The Dearly Beloved - The Second Season Finale of the O.C. Kirsten tries to deal with the loss of her father. Jimmy Cooper (Tate Donovan) and Hailey Nichol (Amanda Righetti) make special appearances to check on the family. Sandy must make a life changing decision to save his and Kirsten's marriage. Seth, Summer, Marissa and Ryan get caught in a crossfire and turns out to bad results at the Bait Shop and Trey is having problems with the people of O.C. (including Ryan, Marissa, etc.). Best episode on Disc 6. 5/5
These might not be all the special features and might not be on the right disc, but here they are. Special Features include:
- The Wet and Wilde Kisses - outtakes from the "Raindy Day Women" episode
- Beachy Couture: How O.C. Fashion Is Made
- The O.C.: Obessed Completely Retrospective TV Special
- Gags and Goofs From Season 1 and 2
- Extended Cut of "The Rainy Day Women"
- Commentary on "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't" and "The Rainy Day Women" by cast and crew
This is so far what I know about the special features on The O.C.: The Complete Second Season. This DVD is a must get to anyone that is a huge fan of The O.C. The DVD comes out August 23rd, 2005. So, make sure you pre-order your copy or wait on August 23rd, 2005."
California, here we come again!
Frodo | Bag End, The Shire | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second brilliant season of "The OC" is true to form and typically blends halarious comedy with its at times controversal drama. Though perhaps not as consistant as its first flawless season, "Season Two" is nevertheless a compelling watch.
Picking up where we left out awesome foursome: Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) is back in his hometown of Chino; Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) has been blackmailed into living with her mother, for whome she has much hatred; Seth Cohen (Adam Brody), distraught and lost after his best friend's departure, has run away to Portland; leaving his girlfriend Summer ROberts (Rachel Bilson) behind in Newport.
Following the resolutions of these situations, come many more situations! These include: A long lost relative of the Cohens, a lesbian relationship, an ex-con coming to stay, a drug overdose, a near-rape, a divorce, a death and a shooting! Enough? 'Course not! I've merely skimmed the surface!
This season, perhaps a bit more than "Season One" takes note on some very prominant issues in teenagers' lives. Issues including, homosexuality, rape violence are explored. I love that "The OC" goes into these relavant issues, as the majority of viewers are teenagers whome must face them in real life.
Having said that, I also like how "The OC" always manages to have that comical edge to it. The screenplay, by Josh Schwartz, is full of more fantastic one-liners and wonderfully funny scenes, bringing out that "OC" style of never taking itself TOO seriously!
Finally, the music as per usual, is fantastic. This is particularly thanks to the addition of "The Bait Shop," a regular hang-out spot for the gang where bands perform live. It adds that extra "OC-ish" element to the show. The music definately has more of a prominant role in bringing out emotion and other moods to their full.
And without giving too much away the finale of this 24-episode is, in my opinion, is the best "OC" episode ever made. THe ending left me utterly paralysed and craving for the third season!
I thouroughly enjoyed this second season. My only criticism would maybe be that it started out a little dull, by it regained itself and finaled to a truly stunning finish! Through its great script-writing to the contagious music, "The OC" will be around for a little while yet!"
Somber and Sweet
Brittany Rose | Winnipeg, MB | 06/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I know a lot of people out there these days buy television shows on DVD in order to watch them at their leisure - and commercial-free, so for those of you planning to pick up season 2 of the OC here is a quick recap of what to expect.
The season opener commences a few months after the finale from season 1 - with Ryan living in Chino with pregnant Teresa and Seth living 'abroad' after his impromptu sailing expedition. Back home things are on the messy side...Kirsten is depressed, Sandy is frustrated, and Summer and Marissa still aren't over their missing boys, at least not entirely.
As you might have guessed, the OC wouldn't exist without Seth & Ryan and yes they do return...but that doesn't mean everything is rosy. A crop of new characters enter and exit the OC social scene throughout the season, which is no longer marked by extravagant parties and constant fist fights.
Most of the turmoil from this season comes from ever-changing relationships between ALL of the characters, including the adult leads. Trysts, affairs, triangles, experimenting, questionable behaviour, fights, frustrations and secret (and not-so secret) crushes dominate this much more intricate season - and yet there are still many more questions to be answered in the coming season.
Some of the new characters include teenagers Zach, Lindsay, and Alex, as well as adults Rebecca, Carter, Lance, and Reed, and the return of Ryan's older brother, Trey. A few highlights of the season include the "The SnO.C.", "The Chrismakkah That Almost Wasn't", "The Power of Love", "The Rainy Day Women", and the last three or four episodes.
Altogether this is a strong season of the OC when looked back on, but it's missing a lot of one element that really propelled the show forward in it's first season - fun. The stand-alone "fun" episodes seem out of place and unrealistic, and many of the storylines are much heavier and more depressing then what occured in the first season. Still if you've watched the first season of the oc there is no doubt you will be clamoring to watch the second - so don't pass it up, it's still a great show overall. Amusingly even Seth comments on how "last year was so much better" in the episode "The Blaze of Glory". True that - but the OC still thrills viewers and produces laughs, and I personally am looking forward to a new season."