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Well worth the wait,
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This review is from: Scarecrow & Mrs King: Complete Second Season [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This show is an absolute delight and after 25 years it's great to have a better copy than my old tapes. I don't have HD equipment, but to me the DVD quality looks very good for a show of this age. It's a pity there's no UK release and I can't see why it's never repeated here, but for anyone who can't play the US region 1 discs I'd suggest the German version due out on 6th May 2011 - look on amazon.de for Agentin mit Herz, which I'll be getting too for added flexibility.
Season 2 sees a lot of development in both the main characters - so if anyone found Amanda a little ditzy at times in the early episodes, don't worry, it changes as she becomes more confident and Lee appreciates her efforts more (sometimes). On one occasion even Francine is complimentary!
Five of the episodes are shot in Europe - 2 England, 2 Germany and 1 Austria - and unlike some shows where this tends to detract from the storyline, SMK manages to pull it off very well. There are plenty of comedy highlights, too - look out for Amanda being mistaken for a top agent in episode 9 and Francine as a maid in episode 16, as well as many others. If you have seen copies of the US TV repeats, the DVDs have scenes which were cut from those (not actually extras, but back to the complete original version).
As with season 1 (and the later seasons which I hope will be released shortly), Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner do an excellent job throughout, helped by a very strong supporting cast. It's a shame there are no extras as I'd have loved audio commentaries from the stars or even contemporaneous interviews, but it's still the highlight of my DVD year so far. Everyone who has seen any episodes from my DVDs has wanted their own set and it's suitable for all age groups, male and female. Well-constructed, intelligent, and lots and lots of fun. Roll on season 3!
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2011 15:50:47 GMT
Mr. B. J. Walker says:
Reviews are all very well but unless you know what the series/film is about they go right over your head. I have noticed that Amazon push a film or series without explaing what they are bout (no story line) and then expect you to buy a pig in a poke.
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