Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season 1
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A single mother in suburban Washington D.C. discovers she has a talent for espionage work when she meets a dashing undercover agent--but balancing her duties as a spy with her responsibility as a parent proves constantly entertaining in this romantic-adventure series.]]>
If Scarecrow and Mrs. King bears comparison with Remington Steele, the cases that deal with the domestic arena help to set it apart, with perpetrators ranging from cooking-show hosts to cosmetics titans. The more dramatic episodes don't work as well, mostly because they feel like retreads from The Rockford Files (executive producer Juanita Bartlett has written for both programs). Also, Jackson is a deft comic actress, but her crying scenes don't quite convince. Still, it's a minor complaint about a light entertainment that wasn't aiming for documentary realism. Plus, it's the chemistry between the leads that led to three more seasons--and Boxleitner's GQ good looks certainly didn't hurt. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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43 people have now taken the time to review this show and ask for its release on dvd (including myself almost a year ago).I have already given up on Dynasty and Hart to Hart being released in their complete series runs and purchased each complete series (probably illegally) from another website.The quality wasn't the best,but at least I have seen Dynasty and Hart to Hart from beginning to end.It looks like I will have to do that with Scarecrow and Mrs. King too.I am tired of waiting for it to be released.It amazes me that shows that are still airing daily on television in repeats (and many of them lousy ones at that)are being released every week to dvd and yet a quality show such as this is being ignored!
MY ORIGINAL REVIEW............SEPTEMBER 2005
I have to agree with Michelle.I loved this show growing up and would order each and every season as soon as they were released.Good luck trying to find shows these days without blood and gore,horrific violence,mental or physical cruelty.This was a show the whole family could enjoy.I have already pre-ordered season 1 of Hart to Hart,so come on and release Scarecrow and Mrs. King next.PLEASE.
The allure of this series was the brilliant and often funny culture clash between the prim housewife and the dashing secret agent. They were the Scully and Mulder of their time: usually bickering and not understanding each other, but ultimately working together and teasing the audience with relationship tension that always kept us coming back.
They don't write shows like this very often. You have to watch "Lost" now if you want real boy/girl tension, and the heroism that was mainstream in the 80s is all but extinct in modern TV.
We've also learned that terrible reality shows rule the schedule ("The Bachelor," Skating with Celebrities), icky shows rule the popular crowd (CSI, Fear Factor), truly stellar shows get canceled (Firefly), and classics like Scarecrow need to be revived.
We need it now, more than ever!
Edit : 3/22/10 - I was so happy when this finally came out on DVD. I'd been spying on TV Shows on DVD dot com for ages, waiting for some news. I'm already on the second disc and it's just as hilarious and awesomely 80s as I remember. The picture quality is great. I'm trying to drag it out, rather than watching it all in one sitting, since I don't even see a listing for season 2, yet...sigh. I'm not too worried, since this is WB and not Disney (who has a terrible habit of dropping a show in the middle of putting it out on DVD), but I am crossing my fingers that they release the whole thing. Please, WB! You might break some of our hearts if you don't!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember this show was featured on my local TV in the 80's, I never bothered to watch it. But now I have to recognize is a very fun and entertaining show. Read morePublished 7 days ago by carlos
Washington, DC, suburban housewife is divorced with two kids. Her mom lives with her in Arlington, VA. By accident she runs into an undercover government guy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. T. Peterson
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this quirky '80's mix of humor, international intrigue, and (very!) understated romance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chrijeff
I remembered this series fondly and was not disappointed.Published 2 months ago by Sharon in Pittsburgh
Back in the '80s I watched Scarecrow and Mrs. King. It was one of the few shows
that was simply fun to watch. Read more
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|Any News On Season 2,3 and 4 ?||
You need to let Warner Brother's know of your interest. Contact them.
Warner Brothers Home Video has to release seasons 2-4 on DVD soon! However, they may think that their isn't interest in them. Let's change their mind by sending them an email noting our interest.
Just go to www.wbshop.com... Read More
Jul 11, 2010 by Micha | See all 8 posts
|Scarecrow and Mrs. King on DVD in 2010!||
Oct 21, 2009 by Lotamoxie | See all 12 posts
|Please release Scarecrow and Ms. King||
The latest HTF chat i found with WB Home Video (Sept 08) says there are no plans for SMK release but they recognize there is interest - "No plans currently on Scarecrow but we recognize there is interest." What a blowoff! AOL and Fancast are showing episodes online - watch 'em while... Read More
Aug 7, 2009 by Jeff Bullock | See all 8 posts
|European format please?||
Series 1 is available in Germany for 36,99 since last June.
Jan 6, 2011 by waenzchen | See all 3 posts
|Sign up alerts now up for SAMK Seasons 2,3.4 and Blu Ray 123 & 4||
Would love SAMK on Blue Ray!! How would I sign up? Thanks!!
Jul 20, 2010 by S. Acuff | See all 3 posts
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