Amanda King, a divorced housewife, who just happened to be at on the platform, dropping her boyfriend off at train station, because he thought it would rain, agreed to take the package. She was supposed to hand it to the man in the red hat. I laughed out loud, when she climbed onto the train, wearing only a nightgown and an overcoat, simply to discover there were twenty-five men in red hats on that train. This lead her to inadvertently became embroiled in a secret mission and in the end successfully saving Lee.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King was not quite like anything else I had ever watched, and it charmed and captivated me. I was drawn-in by the chemistry, the characters, and the comedy. Later seasons the chemistry blossomed into romance, and we had characters that cared about each other, and we cared about them. This is what made the show a success then and still to this day.
When I first watched “The First Time” little did I know it would be the start of a 27-year obsession with Scarecrow and Mrs. King. I would have never guessed I would have been consequently invested in the show so many years later, but I love this series as much now as I did back then. It was and still is my most favorite television show. . . ever.