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Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete First Season

Kate Jackson , Bruce Boxleitner , Burt Brinckerhoff , Christian I. Nyby II    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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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

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Goodbye, PTA...hello, foreign intrigue! Single mom Amanda King leads a quiet suburban life in Washington DC until the day a dashing stranger shoves a package in her hands with instructions to give it to the man in the red hat. In no time, Amanda is dodging bullets, foiling assassination plots - and finding herself drawn to the dashing stranger, agent Lee Stetson, aka Scarecrow. Of course, Scarecrow has no interest in a ditsy amateur spy, no matter how pretty. But she certainly is handy in a crisis! Share the Season One fun with stars Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner in this fast-paced 5-Disc, 21-Episode Set of the lighthearted series that proves laughs and romance are powerful weapons in the battle to protect national security.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of the best shows for spies and fun Jan. 27 2011
By Marlene
I absolutely loved this show when it was on the air and I still love it to this day. I thought I'd die before they put it out on Dvd - really what was the problem??? Anyway finally got it on dvd thankfully and it is just a joy to watch again. Granted it was a different time - 1980's spies and political scene was a bit different but it still holds up as a well done show. An intelligent capable housewife getting into spy business and mixing with real agents and bad guys. As we learn she can hold her own in most situations just using common sense and natural intuition. The show is funny, dramatic and enjoyable. If you want strict realism and dark drama look elsewhere this show is a great one and is worth purchasing. It is a family show and alot better than most out there now. Truly enjoyable to watch.Looking forward to season 2 on dvd!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still brilliant after all these years July 13 2010
The two biggest questions I had before purchasing this was "would it be as good as I remembered it" and "has it dated"? It's been twenty seven years since it was first released and I have to say that "yes, it's just as good as I remember it" and "surprisingly little". The chemistry between Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson is brilliant - and that sort of thing just doesn't date.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Show is great, but audio level is terrible. March 23 2013
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The show holds up well, video quality is very good but for some reason the audio is ridiculously low. I have to crank the volume on the TV to full but still the sound level is much too low. Routing the sound through my home theater does help somewhat but I still need to turn up the volume excessively to hear the dialogue properly. Other DVD's in my collection are fine so I can only assume this particular set has very low sound volume. Not sure why? Anyone else have this sound level trouble?
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it May 18 2014
By Joker TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Originally I was just going to get one season of this series to see if I remembered it from TV days, but then I got hooked on it and bought three Seasons. I will get the last one when the price comes down a bit. Kate Jackson is so good and natural in this show, Bruce Boxlettner is a bit stiff but very handsome. Beverly Garland is excellent even in her small part as mother.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia time April 30 2013
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Bought this cuz I remember loving the show when I was younger. Still like it, tho a bit cheesier than I remember. Will buy the rest of the seasons once price drops below $20. Item arrived in good time and good condition.
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