Jamie Kennedy is back for more hidden camera antics with the second season of The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He plays a character in each scenario, and he's brought his crazy characters back. If you're in LA and something weird is going down, take a look around because you may be being "X'd."
I find hidden camera shows addicting. I just got done watching MTV's Punk'd Season 2 and then got started working on this one. I find people reacting to strange situations very funny. Some of my favorites from this season include; Valet (any of them), Star Trek, and Lou's Paper Route (so good!).
Well, nothing has changed from the first release of the series. They haven't placed a chapter after the opening of the show, and they haven't included a "play all" feature on the disc, though one exists for the bonus features. Hidden camera shows can never had perfect video, simply because of the style of the show. With low light conditions and static cameras, we can't expect the quality of video to be the same as a show that's shot in a studio where they have total control over the lighting. Some shots are a bit dark, and other shots are too bright, but it's all forgivable.
Episodes are presented in the order they aired.
The audio for the release is a pretty standard stereo track. The dialog can be difficult to hear at times, but they've done a nice job of displaying subtitles on the screen, or you can turn on the closed captioning. It's hard to do an excellent job with the audio on hidden camera shows because the michrophones have to be small and hidden.
Jamie Kennedy provides commentary on episodes 12 and 20 for this season. They're worth listening to if you have the time.
2nd Marks (1:12:01)
Call them outtakes, these are clips that didn't make the show.
Old Rascal - Mark #4 (8:18)
Getting Lucky (12:05)
You Be The Judge (8:50)
Fortune Teller - Mark #4 (4:10)
Brad's Rap Deal (9:29)
Botox- Men Are Dogs - Mark #1 (10:13)
All By Myself Mark #2 (10:00)
Valet - Wobbly Tire (4:21)
I enjoy The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, but this DVD set is a bit weak. There isn't a single improvement over the first season, and while they've included more "2nd Marks," they've reduced the number of commentaries, and haven't provided any other special features. The second chapter in an episode shouldn't be placed a third of the way through, it should be placed (say it with me folks) after the opening credits.