SRP $49.95 1.33:1 DOLBY DIGITAL STEREO PARAMOUNT
 

PARAMOUNT has released “CHARMED SEASON 2” on dvd.  It’s ironic that the series is about a family of witches, and the only real one, Shannon Doherty, managed to get fired from this series as she has with others!    While “Season one” was impressive, the 2nd season is better in many ways.  The shows are consistently less predictable and the villains are a little more engaging. That’s not to say that the show’s not predictable though!  Unfortunately, as with season one, before most finales, depending on which sister is in the most turmoil, we have a good idea of what sister with which power is going to save the day. For guy fans, the girls’ sexuality is focused on more as well, offering better cleavage than before, or even on most tv series(other than FEAR FACTOR). 

PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio for this release. The colors are generally solid, though not as rich or vibrant as we’d have liked.  There is also an abundance of grain in many spots. 

PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 mix for this release.  Not an aggressive mix, surrounds are virtually unnoticeable. However, there are some separation effects utilized with the front stage, especially in boosting the music. Fidelity is impressive in terms of music. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.