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A Still Young & vibrant Micheal J.Fox(At the top of his game) My Review of Spin City-Season 1
on March 18, 2014
By the time ABC's Spin City debuted on Sept.17th 1996. Superstar Canadian-American Film & TV icon Micheal J Fox, had already been diagnosed & living with Parkinson's disease(A devastating & progressive neurological disorder that leaves some with it as virtual prisoners in their own bodies.) for at least 5 years!
He'd also battled Alcoholism(related to the despair that often comes with an illness like Parkinson disease.)
Additionally, he also struggled in the early 1990's with a botched film career(Save for, the Back To The Future Trilogy,The Secret Of My Success, Doc Hollywood & late in his run on Spin City,the Dec.1999 Blockbuster Stuart Little.)
So Spin City marked a major comeback for a film/TV vet. Who'd been through a rough decade up to this point. From the very first Episode of the series, you get the idea that Micheal J. Fox doesn't give up easily. The Show really was his to carry. Although his supporting cast-mates do the absolute best to keep up with him.
The Show is all about Micheal J. Fox's comeback to the medium that made him a star in the 1980's with Family Ties.
Highlights/Standouts of this first season include: The Pilot, Dog Day Afternoon, Criss Cross,Meet Tommy Dugan, A Star Is Born, Grand Illusion, The High And The Mighty,The Great Pretender, Bye, Bye Lover & several others.
To Sum Up Spin City: The Complete First Season is simply Micheal J. Fox at his best,Period.