SRP $54.95 1.33:1 DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO PARAMOUNT
 

PARAMOUNT has released the 2nd season of "BEVERLY HILLS 90210."  The 2nd season picks up the momentum of "issue-based" storylines, with the biggest having to deal with the accidental shooting death of an amiable character and its impact on regular cast members.  The seriousness of active sexual relations, particularly with Brenda and Dylan, and other important "issues", such as drug use, rape and more are also delved into here.  From the topics, it's hard to imagine, at first, just how the show became so popular with parents too. But, the morally, politically correct decisions are always where the show's conscience veers, making it more understandable in hindsight.

"SEASON TWO" also introduces the character of Jake Hanson, with whom Kelly will begin a very short relationship, before he leaves to become a main character in the more adult-targeted "MELROSE PLACE" spin-off.

PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio.  Colors vary in quality from episode to episode and sometimes, scene to scene!  While better than VHS, it's disappointing that more care wasn't given in the transfer process. There are compression-related defects sporadically appearing in several episodes.

PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital Stereo mix. Being a dialogue-driven show, at least it's always intelligible. But, separation effects are few, and there's limited dynamic range. 

Three featurettes are also included.