The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague , a disease that crept inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravaging the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives, and tearing at Mary and Francis' commitment to their people - and to each other. Though the plague will come to an end, famine will follow, and among the devastated survivors, there is a feeling that the dead still walk the earth. Reports of ghostly visitations will result in mass hysteria and lawlessness. Across all levels of society, there are people eager to exploit the fear and guilt of those who managed to live through the plague. Royals and commoners alike now face a future where friendships will be tested, loyalties betrayed and loved ones murdered.
Reign is a show that is visually pleasing but I could never get into the more soapy aspects. I would attribute that to me not being exactly the target audience. Young girls and women should love it though. 7/10.
Reign: The Complete Second Season arrives on DVD in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1 - Colors vary from darker tones to the lush and green countryside. Flesh tones appear natural. The image is sharp and detailing in the lavish costumes was easily seen. Black levels were deep. There are a few moments of inherent softness during indoor scenes but nothing to mar the overall score too much. 8.5/10
Audio is provided by a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. - Dialogue was crystal clear and had no problem reproducing the thicker accents. LFE performance was good and added some heft to the modern music choices. No pops or cracks were to be heard. 8.5/10
* Playing By Her Rules: A Day on Set with a Queen and Her Court - Behind-the-scenes featurette will take fans on set for one day in the life of their favorite reigning Queen, Adalaide Kane, and her co-stars.
* Deleted Scenes