Finally, after nearly three years of waiting for this set, it's out! I was getting to think that it would never happen. Though the packaging is only slightly different then the first set, it's great to see all these episodes, restored, with pristine sound and color, on DVD. To compare these to the butchered, faded syndication prints which have been running for years, is like night and day.
The second season of the show has never been my favorite, and with the exception of a few episodes ("A Girl's Best Mother is Not Her Friend", "Some of My Best Friends are Rhoda", and "The Square-Shaped Room"), this is probably the least interesting season to me. I think things really started to pick up in the third year, as the characters became more developed and three-dimensional.
It's upsetting to think, that had Fox stayed on track, that we would probably be seeing the seventh and final season out, by the end of this year, but instead, we are only at season two. Hopefully this one sells, so that the other sets are soon to follow. And Fox, PLEASE get "Rhoda" out on DVD, A.S.A.P.!
Nice batch of extras on this set, though I agree in that the "Newsbeat" spoof, is a little too odd. My only real gripe with this set, as it is, is that there were two opening themes to the second season, and this set seems to have only one used for all the episodes. In the other version, a clip of Mary laughing from "Support Your Local Mother" is used instead of the clip of her and Phyllis. It's a minor thing, but I think that other clip was nicer in the opening.