Season 2 of Red vs. Blue consists of episodes 19-38 and is on par with if not a little better than the first season. The writing and humor is even sharper and the voice actors really did a great job and delivered a very consistent performance. If you enjoyed the first season of RvB, you definitely need to add this one to your collection as well.
As I covered in my review of the season 1 DVD, Red vs. Blue chronicles the ongoing conflict between the red team and the blue team in the Halo map of Blood Gulch. Season 2 introduces some new faces into the mix of established characters. In addition to the blue team (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Tex, and a tank named Sheila) and red team (Sarge, Simmons, Grif, Donut, and a Warthog jeep) we now have a purple medic called Doc and an evil enemy AI called OMalley. Just like in season 1 where we saw characters die and their ghosts come back to take over the bodies of others among other weirdness, season 2 is filled with off the wall scenarios that defy logic but still fit in perfectly into the universe that has been established here. The trademark wit and humor are back and this season is arguably funnier than season 1.
In addition to the 19 episodes found in season 2 of Red vs. Blue, the DVD also has a ton of special features. Once again, the episodes have been edited to run together (no stops in between) and there is an audio commentary track from the RvB team that gives you a ton of great information on the series. Bonus materials include public service announcements covering mothers day, tax day, St. Patricks day, flag day, and the fourth of July. There are also a number of outtakes as well as deleted scenes to peruse as well. A nice extra feature is a set of coming attractions where the characters spoof popular movies and television shows. Rounding out the special features are an audio test starring Grif and a Season 1 recap by the dimwitted Caboose. The season clocks in at around 90 minutes and with all of the special features this is a solid buy that is filled with content that Halo and Red vs. Blue fans need to have in their collection.
Once again, this is a phenomenal DVD from the boys over at Rooster Teeth Productions. Basically, if you love Halo and you have a sense of humor at all, you need to see Red vs. Blue. I dont recommend jumping into season 2 without some knowledge of season 1, so pick up both of them and youll have a great evening ahead of you. If you are already a fan of season 1, Im sure you dont need any extra convincing to get you to buy season 2. Just like season 1, it has to be mentioned that you can download these episodes off of the internet for free, but the bonus materials are more than enough to make this worth a purchase. Plus, it is always nice to throw some monetary support at projects that you like, so consider the $20 price tag a small investment into more great comedy in the future. I highly recommend the Red vs. Blue Season 2 DVD (along with season 1) for a purchase.