"DOOGIE HOWSER, MD" is one of those rare sitcoms from the early '90s that still holds up remarkably well today. The adolescents(14-17) watching season two were transfixed on every episode! It's an incredibly well-cast, well-written, and well-produced show that should be researched by the producers of today creating the mediocre sitcoms that are so abundant on UPN, THE WB CHANNEL and even major networks. Neil Patrick Harris stars as the young MD, having to juggle complicated hospital politics and medical situations, along with dating and sometimes having to deal with overbearing parents. While this reviewer loved each and every season of the series, "SEASON TWO" offers some of the most memorable episodes, and Carla Gugino fans(who isn't)will enjoy her early appearance here.
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT has preserved the show's 1.33:1 aspect ratio. For some inexplicable reason, "SEASON TWO" lacks the color quality of "SEASON ONE". Colors appear extremely muted in comparison to the first season. Detail is generally quite good, compensating for the dullness of color, but it's disappointing all the same.
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo mix. There's some modest separation for the front speakers, but Dolby Stereo was still somewhat new at the time, so there's not too much to be expected for tv shows like this on dvd. There's no noticeable distortion and fidelity is fine. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
ANCHOR BAY has included two extras. Neil Patrick Harris reminisces about the show and Max Casella, Doogie's best friend, is on hand for a great interview.