'Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Complete First Season'
(Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, et al / 5-Disc DVD / NR / (1983) 2010 / Warner Home Video)
Overview: 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.
DVD: I started watching SMK when I was about 9 (I'm 24 now). It was an amazing show to watch at such a young age. It became my greatest obsession and source of comfort. I wrote many fanfictions throughout the years, furthering my love of writing. This show was one of the few things that could always make me happy when I needed a pick me up. I used to squeal with delight when I'd see an episode that I had never seen, or a cute moment between Lee and Amanda.
One of the coolest things about this show was discovering that my new aunt at the time was as big a fan as I! She let me watch all of the tapes she had from years ago and even made me copies. I still watch them to this day, never tiring of episodes I may have seen countless times. It will definitely be a show that I play for my children someday and it's TOTALLY awesome to have these DVDs to keep here and now!
The show is a little campy at times, and you suspend disbelief many times, but it's still a lighthearted and fun poke in the eye of the very serious business of national security. To sum it up quickly, a divorced Virginia woman "with two kids, a mother and a mortgage" becomes the reluctant accomplice of a spy in the fast lane of Washington DC espionage. When the plan falls apart, Amanda King (Kate Jackson) thinks on her feet, applies everyday logic, and helps save the day.
Then to the surprise of the spy, codenamed 'Scarecrow', she seems to enjoy the work and seeks out more, and Lee Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner) becomes the reluctant one - this is no business for suburban moms, certainly not kind-hearted ones who cant shoot, can't hit, and is only guaranteed to confuse the enemy to death. It seems he can't avoid her now, and you get the feeling that their boss, Billy Melrose (Mel Stewart), enjoys throwing them together to get Lee to gear down out of the fast lane a little.
The first season is a steady mix of a budding friendship/attraction and 'would you please get out of my life?!' on both sides as they intrude on each others comfort zones. [JAC] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of all 21 first season episodes on five discs!