Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Season 2
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Not only do we get to meet Lee's uncle, but we also get an episode where Amanda and Francine work together! A rare treat! This was also an interesting season for Kate Jackson because she got to play a bad guy in one episode ("Odds On A Dead Pigeon") and in another, Amanda is poisoned with a hallucinogenic and completely loses all sense of reality ("DOA: Delirious on Arrival").
I mentioned the incredible locations in the first half of this season, but the standout of this season for us is definitely "The Three Faces of Emily"- back home in DC Amanda's house is temporarily turned into a mockup of the Soviet Embassy, there are more costume changes than a Broadway show, and the scene in the paint store has us in stitches every time we see it, as does hearing Ms. Stapleton say "Lee Styet-son"!
This entire series is full of episodes you'll watch over and over again. Can't wait for S&MK season 2 to be released on DVD!
UPDATE: Now that we have the DVDs, I'll mention the quality- 5/5 video quality, 5/5 sound quality. Everything is crystal clear in sound and picture, and it's great to have the full episodes- there are a lot of little scenes that were cut from the tv versions, so chances are there are some scenes on these DVDs that you haven't seen since the show originally aired. Once again, there is no bonus material, but in our opinion seeing the uncut show is a bonus in itself!
We see Lee growing more and more protective of his civilian partner through this season. He still puts up an occasional fight when Billy pairs them, but his appreciation of her innate talents becomes clearer, and more genuine. For her part, Amanda begins to reconcile her attraction to Lee with her disapproval of his playboy behavior -- and as we know, the attraction will ultimately win. She also begins to develop into a "real" spy through training, including lock picking and reading whatever reports she's typing. (Oh, the ancient technology! Not a cell phone in sight, and such archaic computers! -- so quaint compared to 24). We finally see her begin to contribute more than just her innate common sense to the process.
I had never seen a few of these episodes, including, amazingly, "The Three Faces of Emily," a fan favorite that has Jean Stapleton reprise her role as British agent Emily Farnsworth. Although I have most of seasons three and four on tape, seeing all of seasons one and two on crystal clear DVD has me hungering for the rest of the series. I heartily recommend these collections for any fan.
The episodes are well-written and engrossing, and the series is perfectly cast. Kate Jackson makes Amanda King an especially appealing, pro-active heroine. We will never see Amanda use a gun, but she is observant and uses her intelligence to get out of dangerous situations. And I'll take Bruce Boxleitner's super-sexy agent Lee Stetson any day over James Bond. Lee does heroically save Amanda's life on occasion, but Amanda also saves Lee's life just as often. Amanda is hardly a damsel in distress; cleverly fending off various bad guys and girls by using such common objects as a can of hair-spray, a garden hose, a hair dryer, and a can of whipped-cream! Amanda even earns the respect of miffed co-worker Francine (Martha Smith) when they work together in the episode "The Life Of The Party." Kate Jackson also convincingly plays evil when a ruthless "evil twin" of Amanda (by way of amazing plastic surgery) is hired to kill Lee in the memorable episode "Odds On A Dead Pidgeon." The romantic chemistry between Lee and Amanda is acknowledged in several episodes, particularly "Ship Of Spies.Read more ›
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VERY glad we picked this up! As campy as ever, and just as entertaining!Published 3 months ago by Jim Besso
Clean, refreshing, humerous, and dramatic. This series has it all. We love the story told through the spy partnership of Lee Stetson, secret agent for The Agency in Washington DC... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Grammy K
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