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DVD Review-Scarecrow & Mrs. King: The Complete Second Season – Reliving Lighthearted Eighties Television

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Own It On DVD as of March 22, 2011

It was the Eighties, a time when beautiful housewives with big hair were too busy getting into escapades with handsome spies with manly names to worry about being desperate! It was a time when shows with a touch of innocence to them like Scarecrow and Mrs. King ruled the network ratings.

Amanda King (Kate Jackson) is a suburbanite widow with two young sons Jamie (Greg Morton) and Philip (Paul Stout). Lee Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner) is the suave and handsome American spy with the code name of Scarecrow. Together, they go undercover to oust the bad guys; all the while trading battle-of-sexes verbal jabs. The hit series , created by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Lemming,mixed comedy and intrigued that came from the seemingly mismatched pairing of an independent housewife and a worldly, slightly jaded spy as undercover operatives. The stories were sometimes highly implausible, such as a thirty-something housewife being targeted by a white slavery ring. Yet there were really powerful episodes such as the one titled Odds on a Dead Pigeon in which the versatile Kate Jackson plays a duel role: Amanda King and that of a look-alike deadly assassin.

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