The Good

A solid show from the 1980s gets a nice Second Season DVD release.

The Bad

No extras.Knots Landing: The Complete Second Season chronicles the hometown of the show's title. What fans can expect is a lot of innuendo, double-entendres, and sexcapades from our show's main characters. Throw into this that Abby Cunningham has taken up residence in this new area and things get steamier than a Castro Street bath house. This 4-disc set isn't without other interesting surprises, namely that J.R. and Bobby Ewing (of Dallas fame) stop by to make things a little more interesting. There is also thievery, rape allegations and other interesting tidbits to keep this show consistently interesting.

Features

No extras came with this release.

Video

Standard Version. Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition. This show looked decent on this DVD. It doesn't seem like Warner Bros. has really cleaned things up too much here. I found that the images had a somewhat blown out look, but that could have been because of the way the producers chose to light Southern California.

Audio

Dolby Digital - English: Mono. The audio on this release was solid. There weren't any moments where the sound dropped out or things got distorted. I feel that there was a simplicity to how the audio was put together on this release. There wasn't too much done with the sound to get us into the heads of the characters, but at the same time, for this show, there didn't need to be.

Package

The cast of this show is presented against the skyline of a California beach on the front of this slipcase cover. The back offers up numerous shots from this show, a description of what it's about, a cast list, and technical specs. All of the discs are stored inside of an amaray case with there being a booklet offering up episode listings and descriptions.

Final Word

I remember Knots Landing that, before MovieWeb gave it to me to review, I had never been seen before. I recall hearing that this is the show that led to Desperate Housewives, but that is again another show that I have never really watched. I really liked Knots Landing but I think that had more to do with the fact that it's set in the 1980s than anything else. There wasn't anything amazingly rich, funny or provocative about the show, it was just simply steady and enjoyable in the episodes I had the time to view.

As piece of TV history, Knots Landing: The Complete Second Season is a show that needs to be in your DVD collection.