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Vicious The Complete Second Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 11/3/15

I love this show, and the second season's even better than the first! It's just really hilarious. It had me laughing all the way through, with tears in my eyes. You want to watch this if you missed it on PBS. Make sure you watch the first season, too. Veteran actors Derek Jacobi (Stuart) and Ian McKellen (Freddie) star as an elderly gay couple who've been living in the same apartment since the 70's, complaining about and to each other. They're just really funny, as are their friends. If you don't laugh at this show, there's something seriously wrong with you.

The DVD is worth having, too, because it has a couple of good features: The Making of Season 2 and Interviews with Cast and Crew. I thoroughly enjoyed these extras. Make sure you check out this DVD!

Check out my review for the show when it aired in August.



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Available on DVD from PBS Distribution September 8th

Arlington, Va.September 8, 2015 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “VICIOUS 2” on DVD. The second season of “VICIOUS” continues to follow the loving yet brutally barbed relationship between Freddie Thornhill (Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (Derek Jacobi). Together for 50 years, Freddie and Stuart still live in the same flat and are surrounded by their long-term friends. As our characters return, so does their deadly, cutting humor. “VICIOUS is back, and it’s as raucous and hilarious as ever.

VICIOUS 2” will be available on DVD TODAY, September 8, 2015. The run time of this program is approximately 180 minutes and the DVD SRP is $29.99. Special features include The Making of Series 2, interviews with the cast and crew, and more. The program will also be available for digital download. 

VICIOUS” returns with Freddie and Stuart delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides. Joined by friends Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire), Ash (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones), Penelope (Marcia Warren, Leap Year), Mason (Philip Voss, Four Weddings and A Funeral, Octopussy) and surprise guest characters, the men embark on another season of humorous mishaps, hideous break-ups and heart-warming make-ups.  

The second season features even more antics as Freddie and Stuart join the gym, Violet’s sister comes to visit, the gang signs up for ballroom dance lessons, and more. Later, Violet and Ash try dating new people, Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, and an unexpected guest disrupts the happy mood on someone’s big day.

Gary Janetti (Will & Grace, Family Guy) is the Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer of “VICIOUS,” which is also produced by Gary Reich, known for How Not to Live Your Life (2011) and Three Non Blondes (2008). “VICIOUS” is a Brown Eyed Boy in association with Kudos and Nickelby Inc. production and is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.

About Endemol Shine International

Global distributor Endemol Shine International has a portfolio of over 38,000 hours of owned and third party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres.  This includes Broadchurch, Peaky Blinders, The Fall, Humans, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Code of a Killer, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Grantchester, Kingdom, Hot in Cleveland, Home and Away, MasterChef, The Block, 24 Hours in A & E, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, One Born Every Minute, My Kitchen Rules, The Biggest Loser and Mr Bean. 

Endemol Shine International has regionally focused distribution hubs in London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Miami, Moscow, Singapore and Mumbai, which serve broadcasters and other platforms in every market.

Endemol Shine International is part of Endemol Shine Group, the new joint venture bringing together Endemol, Shine and CORE Media, to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating titles across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations. 

Endemol Shine Group has creative operations in over 30 markets and in addition to its global, multi-genre library the company has the resources to deliver world-class productions to local broadcasters and other platforms across the globe.

21st Century Fox and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC jointly manage Endemol Shine Group, with each owning 50 per cent. CORE Media continues to retain its own capital structure within the new joint venture.  

About Brown Eyed Boy

Brown Eyed Boy opened its doors on May 27, 2002. The company was set up by maverick producer Gary Reich after he left the BBC and Chrysalis Entertainment, where he had been a comedy executive for a number of years. Their aim is to make innovative mainstream shows that bring together surprising established and breaking talent, both on and off screen, drawn from a global playing field. They pride themselves on their sense of mischief. Brown Eyed Boy is responsible for multiple award-winning returning series for BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Reich was extremely proud when Brown Eyed Boy joined the Shine Group in June 2010 and to work closely with his friends at Kudos. 

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS Distribution is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable and satellite services.


Street Date: September 8, 2015

Genre: Sitcom

Run Time: Approx. 180 Minutes

SRP: $29.99

Format: DVD

Special Features: The Making of Series 2, Interviews with cast and crew

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