Season 2 of Wahlburgers is premiering soon, and I couldn’t be more excited. I loved the first season because I’m a big fan of Donnie’s, and the family dynamics just drew me in and kept me captivated the whole time. I wish Alma was my mother—although I think I’m glad I only had two siblings, not eight!
Season 1 recently came out on DVD. Included in the two-disc set are all nine episodes of the season plus a few extras.
I would be hard-pressed to pick my favorite episode, but one that really sticks out in my mind is “Pauliday,” which centered around Paul’s birthday. Donnie showed up with a surprise and took him out, and it really was cute to see them bonding. Paul is so serious compared to both Donnie and Mark, and he was able to loosen up a bit and have fun, and that was great to see.
As for the extras on the DVD, there are plenty. They are short little extras about different things that happened over the season. My favorite is “Family Origins,” which is all about the family origins and how the Wahlburgers restaurant came about. Hearing Alma talk about her family is amazing. Her love truly shines. Another favorite is “Wahlburgers Jingle,” because Donnie brought in my favorite New Kid, Joey McIntyre, to pull a prank on Paul about the jingle, and in the extra, I loved being reminded of that episode and seeing Paul sing it to himself.
All in all, if you’re a fan of the show, the DVD is totally worth the money. The show is so much fun, and the family is truly enjoyable to watch. Amazon is selling it for $12.98. Make your coffee at home for two or three days and get this DVD set so you can rewatch Season 1 before Season 2 starts on Wednesday, August 13, on A&E at 10/9c.