Home Improvement: Season 2

DVD Reviews | Jun 17th, 2005

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Starring Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Zachery Ty Bryan, Richard Karn, Pamela Anderson
Written By: Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
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Studio: Disney/ Buena Vista
Buy on Amazon.com

Home Improvement is back on DVD with the complete second season! There’s 25 episodes to see Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor fall thru a roof, glue things to himself, electrocute himself and so much more!

The second season of Home Improvement starts off with Tim getting in the doghouse with Jill. He’s late for a special dinner with Jill because he’s out with the guys from the K&B Construction at a bar. Episodes get funnier and Tim gets hurt a lot more. Some episodes include Tim getting caught looking at other women (including pre-Tool Time Girl Debbie Dunning.. Mmm Debbie Dunning haha), Tim trying to scare Al for Halloween, Tim bets Al that he can’t identify wood just from smelling it, Tim redesigns Jill’s closet, and Tim races Bob Vila in a jet propelled lawnmower. Plus there’s the continuing storyline of Tim building his dream hot rod, and Tool Time gets a female producer who loves Al more than Tim. Wilson still manages to help out Tim and give him guidance when he screws up or doesn’t know what to do with a problem. Tim & Jill also have to watch over the kids and make sure they stay out of trouble, which they are usually in each episode.

The first season was good but the second season is when the show starts to get really funny. Tim starts to get hurt a lot more, and the banter between Al and Tim gets funnier. My favorite episodes of Home Improvement are usually the Christmas episodes because it reminds me of my family’s Christmas. My Dad always used to put on so many lights on our house & trees, that it would trip the power. He reminds me of Tim and Clark Griswold from the Vacation movies put together. I like the Halloween episodes as well because Tim tries to out-scare everyone, and it usually backfires. The real reason why I like the show so much is all the stuff that happens on Tool Time. I usually don’t find the family stuff that interesting or funny. Sometimes there’s an exception but I’d rather see Tim hurt himself or Al show up Tim. I just find it funny that Tim never gets respect because he always hurts himself on the show and how everyone loves Al. The reaction Tim has when someone says that to him, that they love Al, is priceless.

This season, they started to show more outtakes and bloopers after each episode and I really like that. That’s the one extra on this DVD, which is a gag reel from the second season’s funniest moments. It’s pretty damn funny. There’s virtually no other extras on the DVD which is a shame. I was hoping for a retrospective look back featurette or something. I guess Tim Allen is too big making crappy Santa Claus movies to do some commentary for the DVD.

The second season is better than the first season and is loaded with lots of great episodes. If you don’t feel like watching the episodes in syndication, then the DVD is worth purchasing.

Loose Screws Part 2 – A Hilarious Gag Reel Assembles from the Second Season’s Funniest Moments

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC

Standard 1.33:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: Overactive Glance, Bell Bottom Blues, I’m Scheming of a White Christmas, The Great Race
Rating: NR
Running Time: 588 minutes
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