I don’t have the world’s greatest relationship with Holliston. I remember reading about it, prior to the airing of season one, and being excited. Then I remember the disappointment I experienced when finally having the ability to watch it, seeing as Fearnet has a pretty limited reach, as far as availability goes. All of the elements were there, but it just didn’t click with me. One of the main problems I had, was that for the type of show that it was, it was way too long. Shows that feature the sitcom format should never go on for any longer than thirty minutes. By the forty minute mark, the novelty has worn off, and some viewers are beyond ready for the episode to end. That’s not to say that there wasn’t some entertaining moments, it’s just that whatever momentum it created, was ruined by the excessively long running time. It was that, and if I’m being honest, I just didn’t find the show to be all that funny most of the time. I’m not one that gives up all that easily, though, so when I was offered the second season on Blu-ray to review, I thought, why not, I’ll give it another chance. Lots of my favorite shows, current and past, had lackluster first seasons. And, I’ve gotta say, while it still really doesn’t appeal to me all that much, not being much of a fan of sitcoms, it showed a great amount of improvement between the end of the first season, and the start of season two.
The most original, groundbreaking sitcom to ever hit television is back with a whole new level of hilarity and outrageousness! Join Adam (Adam Green), Joe (Joe Lynch), Laura (Laura Ortiz), Corri (Corri English), Oderus Urungus (GWAR’s Dave Brockie), and Lance Rockett (Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) as they deal with zombies, werewolves, a suicidal horror icon, a cursed videotape, a psychotic 11-year-old girl and so much more! Holliston: The Complete Second Season features an all-star roster of guests including Seth Green (Family Guy), Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Kane Hodder (the Friday the 13th franchise), Danielle Harris (the Halloween franchise), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) and more! Also included is the uncut version of the show’s animated Christmas Special episode and an incredible array of special features. Get ready for a second season loaded with everything genre fans, dreamers and geeks have ever wished for in a sitcom!
Holliston The Complete Second Season is now available on Blu-ray from IMAGE Entertainment. You may purchase your copy here.
R.I.P. Oderus Urungus