|Simon & Simon is classic '80s television -- the action series followed another classic, Magnum P.I., in the Thursday-night lineup.|
Airing from 1981 to 1989, the show followed the Simon brothers as they ran a detective agency in San Diego, California. Despite coming from the same family, Rick (Gerald McRaney, Jericho) and A.J. (Jameson Parker, JAG) Simon were complete opposites. Older brother Rick was a scruffy Vietnam veteran Marine, laid-back with street smarts and an aversion to rules, while A.J. (short for "Andrew Jackson") was a slick, book-smart college graduate who was ambitious and sophisticated.
Season Two (the show's first full season) opens with the brothers working on a case that puts them in contact with Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) in a "cross-over episode" of Magnum P.I. (included in this set). From there Rick and A.J. tangle with psychics, investigate mysterious dolphin killings, tackle pro football, go to Vegas, almost go broke, fall in love and solve all their cases.
After a shaky first season, Simon & Simon hit its stride in Season Two, landing in first place in the ratings for the opening episode and staying comfortably near the top thereafter. The Simon brothers may have mixed like oil and water, but for the show's fans they were a match made in heaven.
This six disc collection includes all 23 episodes from Season Two of Simon & Simon!
"...colorful, action-oriented mysteries...[Parker and McRaney] have a laid-back, easy-going chemistry together that fits right in with the series' atmosphere. Paul Mavis, DVD Talk
Editor's NoteThe hit CBS series SIMON & SIMON follows a pair of sibling detectives as they solve crimes in spite of their clashing personalities. While college-educated A.J. (Jameson Parker) has the brains, and Vietnam vet Rick (Gerald McRaney) has the brawn, the brothers share a love of justice that binds them together and keeps them ahead of the bad guys. This collection includes every episode from the show's sophomore season, featuring guest appearances from Morgan Fairchild, Joe Mantegna, and even Tom Selleck in a special MAGNUM, PI crossover event.
|Tom Selleck - Guest Star|
|Morgan Fairchild - Guest Star|
|Joe Mantegna - Guest Star|
|Philip De Guere - Director|
|Kyle Wright, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Series|
|Larry Heath, Nominee, Outstanding Film Editing for a Series|