21 July 2012 | thirteenprime
A Good One That Got Away
I liked this one quite a bit. The two leads, Beverly Archer and Oliver Clark, clicked as a couple. I remember being a little annoyed at the other characters because they seemed to have been plugged in from other series: the smart-mouthed secretary, the wacky photographer, the bimbo model, etc. But this one gets a 9 from me anyway because of Archer and Clark. Perhaps they were too "real" for a '70s audience seeking escape, or maybe it's just that this element of the show was well ahead of its time. As a series on present-day USA or TNT, I think it would have been successful.
BTW, I thought Beverly Archer was rather cute. She was cast as "plain," but she had that smile. I recall her being interviewed in TV Guide when this show premiered, and she mentioned that she'd gotten married not long before, and there was a time when she thought she'd never meet her soulmate because of her looks. Wikipedia says they're still married after 36 years. It's nice to know they've still got each other, and I've always been a sucker for a happy ending.