After all the complaints about season one of "Rhoda" being in poor picture quality and many episodes edited,Shout Factory have listened to the complaints and we can now enjoy the complete season2,unedited and in great picture quailty,too!
Valerie Harper returns,still happily married to Joe(David Groh)dealing with the stress and strains of life in 70s New York,with the never confident younger sister Brenda(Julie Kavner),domineering mother Ida(Nancy Walker)the quiet Father,Martin(Harold Gould)and the voice of the always drunk doorman,Carlton(Lorenzo Music).
Ruth Gordon makes a memorable guest appearance as Carlton's Mother,"Knots Landing" star Joan Van Ark(Valene)appears as Joe's bitchy ex-wife,Marion and "I Love Lucy" Star,Vivian Vance appears as an older neighbour of Rhoda's who makes Ida jealous,of their friendship.
Like the "Mary Tyler Moore Show",that "Rhoda" spun off from,serious issues are tackled too amongst the laughs,like money worries,jealousy,the temptation of infedility,equality but all done with great humour and never in a preachy manner.
So go back to the 70s and catch Valerie Harper as the mouthy but kind hearted Rhoda and the scene stealing Nancy Walker as the guilt dishing Ida Morgenstern.