The Good

This is a fun and funny show that has a good time with its many themes and moments.

The Bad

Fox didn't send me this release with the proper packaging.

My Name is Earl: Season Two continues the exploits of everybody's favorite karma infused, white trash do-gooder. This season the outrageous antics continue for Earl Hickey (Jason Lee) who is on a mission with a little help from Randy (Ethan Suplee), Joy (Jamie Pressly) and Darnell (Eddie Steeples) among others to right the wrongs he has done in his life. In this season we open with Earl and Joy getting into hot water with a delivery truck in "Very Bad Things." "Larceny of a Kitty Cat" finds Earl having to bail Randy out when he poses as a cat lover to impress a girl on Earl's list of good deeds. "Our Cops is On" is a pitch perfect episode that looks at this group of people who are featured on that show. Lastly, "Blow" sees Earl trying to make up for something he did to Joy's half-sister, but the only problem is that she hates joy.

If you want utterly outrageous comedy, mixed with humor that isn't afraid to push the envelope in every conceivable direction, My Name is Earl: Season Two is just the thing you need to get some good karma into your life.

Features

Commentary Tracks

I listened to the commentary track for "Sticks and Stones." Participating in this were Creator/Executive Producer Greg Garcia, Writer/Producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Actor/Producer Jason Lee, Actors Ethan Suplee and Giovanni Ribisi. Everyone seemed to be having a good time here and I loved at one point that Ribisi just threw up his hands and declared that he didn't get what was going on. They start off laughing on this commentary and things continued this way throughout. There's a lot of people talking over one another, they point out when they're on screen, when they're hands were doubled and they even talk about Jason Lee's farts. I normally don't like this many people on a commentary track but this wasn't that bad.

Deleted Scenes

Blooper Reel

This was funny if for no other reason than we get to see Burt Reynolds messing up his lines. There's a lot of that on this segment and we also get missed cues, jokes and just about everything else one might expect when you try and do something creative with a bunch of funny people.

Web Cam

These segments featured the following people:

- Earl

- Randy

- Joy

- Catalina

- Darnell

Essentially what these are are short vignettes that I guess would fall under the moniker of viral video. Meant to play toward the internet crowd, I would say that you really need to see these things for yourself. However, just imagine these actors, in character, talking directly to you in an attempt to get more interest in this show which already has a lot of interest.

Video

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1:78:1. This show seems to have been shot with a very inspired lens. The camera is always moving but not in a way that is herky jerky or that viewers might find annoying. I was a tad put off that Fox only sent me this release as burned DVDs but the images didn't seem to suffer because of that. I didn't notice any pixilation or points where the picture seemed to suffer, but do note that this isn't a review of the actual DVD set itself.

Audio

Audio: English Dolby 5.1 Surround and English and Spanish mono. Subtitles: English, Spanish and French subtitles. The audio on these burned DVDs was also good. I had to turn up the audio on my set about halfway but once I did that things played really nicely. Again, since I didn't get the actual discs it's a little hard writing an accurate review, but know that I don't think the regular release of My Name is Earl: Season Two would be too much different.

Package

Sadly, Fox didn't send any packaging along with this release so I really can't say too much about it.

Final Word

When I first saw ads for My Name is Earl, I must admit that I was a little bit put off. There really wasn't anything about this show that looked that great, and I couldn't help but think that this show was only one note strong. Well, as it goes into its Third Season I must say that I was wrong. I also have to admit that I am not just saying that because My Name is Earl has proved to have some legs under it. I feel this way because after watching through this 4-disc set, I really got into this show. Yes, things are very zany and very outrageous but the cast is with it all the way. There is no camp, no irony, just the goal of achieving hardcore belly laughs for all who choose to watch My Name is Earl: Season Two.

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