“Melissa & Joey” – Who’s the Boss Now?

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Melissa & Joey: Season One, Part One (Shout! Factory)

Network sitcom veterans Melissa Joan Hart (of Sabrina the Teenage Witch fame) and Joseph (Joey) Lawrence (Gimme a Break! and Blossom) are paired together in an update of “Who’s the Boss?” for the ABC Family Channel.

Hart is the career woman here, a former party girl transformed into a young, ambitious city councilwoman suddenly responsible for her teenage niece and nephew (her sister is in prison – cue laugh track), and Lawrence a former commodities trader ripped off by her criminal brother-in-law and reduced to taking a position as her “many” (male nanny), a job he embraces with gusto. He’s housekeeper, cook and resident parental figure, fiercely protective of the kids and free with child-rearing advice to the resistant Hart.

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I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website (www.streamondemandathome.com). I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org).. I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly, GreenCine.com, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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