April 11, 2009

The Cosby Show: Season Two

Title: The Cosby Show: Season Two
Year: 1985-1986
Creators: Ed. Weinberger, Michael Leeson & Bill Cosby
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: John Markus (6 episodes), Elliot Shoenman (6), Matt Williams (6), Carmen Finestra (4), Gary Kott (3), Matt Robinson (2), Ross Brown (1), Thad Mumford (1)
Starring: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina LeBeauf, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam
Music: theme by Stu Gardner & Bill Cosby; lots of great music throughout the show
Synopsis: the day to day life of a large family in Brooklyn
Episodes: 25
Network: NBC
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), December 2008, as well as any number of times on television
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites)
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and special effects/design) c. 3.3/4 3.4/4 (Very good).

Not as ridiculously consistent as the first season, but usually great. The quality of the acting is significantly improved.


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