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Scarecrow & Mrs. King: The Complete First Season (DVD)
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.]]>
Scarecrow and Mrs. King proves there was life for Kate Jackson after Charlie's Angels--and for Bruce Boxleitner before Babylon 5. Jackson's divorcée, Amanda King, a pretty lady with an '80s perm, lives outside D.C. with her sons, Jamie and Phillip. At a train station, she meets Boxleitner's Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson, who convinces her to do a "life or death" favor. The delivery to the man in the red hat doesn't go as planned, but King ends up cracking the case and a new team ensues. Scarecrow's boss, Billy (Mel Stewart), thinks a housewife will make a perfect decoy, though fellow agent Francine (Martha Smith) has her doubts. As she says about her colleague, "His methods might be unorthodox, but Scarecrow always delivers." Unfortunately for the apprentice agent, she can't tell anyone about her new career, not even her mother, Dotty (Beverly Garland, great value), who looks after the boys when she takes on assignments, offering different excuses every time. In Scarecrow, however, Amanda finds a friend as well as a partner--and a possible love interest, to judge from their longing glances.
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
I love this show, I watch it with my parents when I can but I wish they would stream it for free like they used too. :(
- Roberts Daughter
I always loved scarecrow and mrs king. They have great chemistryPublished 2 months ago by bernard robinson
So happy to find this series on disc!!! My mom loved this when it was on tv. One of the good shows when prime time tv was still decent, without all today's garbage.Published 3 months ago by Karl Mensing
just got series one and noticed the credits on the pilot eps differ to my original copy of the show in that the title of the show was originally done in red,white and blue whereas... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. C. W. L. Day
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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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