The Complete Second Season, spin-off from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy features superb actors *** 3 Stars
By Gabrielle Pantera
Private Practice season 2 on DVD
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 9/26/2009 – Kate Walsh, who portrays neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery, has depths to her acting that most actors aspire to. She can say so much with just a look. While other actors feel forced or don’t quite seem to know what to do with their eyes, she makes it look easy.
Private Practice features an outstanding cast with Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Taye Diggs, Paul Adelstein, and Audra McDonald. The story of Private Practice is that Addison moved from Grey’s Anatomy’s Seattle Grace hospital to work in Santa Monica at the Oceanside Wellness Centre.
The doctors here don’t just practice medicine. They have intellectual discussion and disagreements about whatever they’re doing at all times. Their love lives are as active as their practice. At the beginning of the second season, the cooperative medical clinic is in financial trouble.
The writing is better this season. There’s reason to become invested in these doctors. Adding more comedy to the show helps balance the drama. The cliff hanger is tension filled. It gives Greys Anatomy a run for it’s money.
Bonus features include an in depth look at Tony and Emmy Award-winning cast member Audra McDonald, behind the scenes with the cast, bloopers, extended scenes, deleted and scenes. Optional commentary from series creator Shonda Rhimes.
Season three premieres on October 1st.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date: September 15, 2009
Price: $59.99 US, $79.99 Canada
Feature run time: 946 Minutes
Rated: TV-PG DLSV U.S., 14A Canada
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
Languages: English with French and Spanish Subtitles