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By latter-day standards the plots are simplistic but cleverly engaging, especially given that the entire series was something of a lark. The first regular series episode "Murder by the Barrel" (9/29/71) is indicative of the series' entertainment value, and "Death is a Seven Point Favorite" (12/8/71) was a season highlight, with '70s stalwart Don Stroud as a pro football quarterback targeted for murder in a bookie scheme gone awry. And while Hudson's macho image was certainly appealing to viewers unaware of his off-screen homosexuality (several episodes end with Stewart and Sally under the sheets), there's no denying that Saint James (whose irresistible charm was previously established on Robert Wagner's caper series It Takes a Thief) was the ideal costar, a perfect Nixon-era combination of looks, humor, and flighty, non-threatening intelligence, adorable to men and acceptable to women's-lib activists. Drawing upon Universal's reliable stable of TV directors including Hy Averback and Addams Family alumnus John Astin, writers including future TV mogul Steven Bochco, and a bevy of guest stars including Andrew Duggan, Jackie Coogan, Wally Cox, Herb Edelman, Peter Bonerz, June Havoc, Rene Auberjonois, Tyne Daly and many others, the debut season of McMillan & Wife (totaling 10 hours and 25 minutes of viewing time) provided a strong start for the series, which lasted (ultimately without Saint James) until 1977. --Jeff Shannon
couldn't stand another word from that obnoxious wife of his!!!Published 5 days ago by Michelle Grajeda
I had not seen this show in years. I picked it up for my wife. We both agree that it is very drawn out and slow.
We also remembered the acting being better. Read more
Loved this as a teenager, but it's kinda corny now as a 57 year old.Published 6 months ago by Susan Snodgrass
We were watching McMillan & Wife on TV, but currently we are not home on the night it's on, so we can watch them any time.Published 10 months ago by Twinkles
McMillan & Wife, is a blast from the past.
Used to watch this show, in the WHEEL of mystery/detective shows, on Sunday nights... Read more
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|Where is Mc Millan & Wife Season 2, 3 ,4 etc||
I wonder about this one too. Has anyone heard anything?
Great series! I hope they put Season 2 on DVD soon!
Apr 18, 2006 by Shannon B. | See all 17 posts
|McMillian & Wife||
Don't hold your breath, the guy at TVSHOWSONDVD.com told me this will have to be farmed out to another company to get released, great
Sep 15, 2008 by Ognir Rrats | See all 2 posts
|Season 2 of McMillan and Wife||
Its coming later this year from a company in Canada. YAY!!!
Keep checking the status by coming to TVSHOWSONDVD.COM
Jun 3, 2010 by S. M Thiel | See all 6 posts
|where are seasons 2,3 etc of McMillan and McCloud ????||
This is really too much......they release one season of McMillan & Wife and then expect us to wait over a year to get the next season. This is so upsetting to me that I might not even buy it now. This is crazy!!
Jul 1, 2006 by H. Solomon | See all 4 posts