Duet (1987–1989)

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Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series.

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Matthew Laurance ...
 Ben Coleman (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Laura Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Richard Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Linda Phillips (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Jane Kelly (54 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Geneva (53 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Cooper Hayden (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ginger Orsi ...
 Amanda Phillips (19 episodes, 1988-1989)
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In this short-lived sitcom, Ben Coleman was a struggling mystery novelist, while his girlfriend Laura Kelly was a caterer with her younger sister Jane. Richard and Linda Phillips were a high-powered yuppie couple; he was in the family patio-furniture business and she was a Hollywood studio executive. Linda's employer at World Wide Studios was Cooper Hayden, who eventually became infatuated with Jane. Geneva was the Phillips' wisecracking, sexy maid who sometimes fraternized with the sisters. Richard later quit his job to become a professional pianist, while Linda lost her job at World Wide Studios. Written by Anonymous

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A Lost Gem
4 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

A charming romance for the first season and a half. The writing is superb and likeable actors made this a pleasant series to watch.

Mary Page Keller in particular was magnificent to help make up for a wooden Matthew Laurance as the other lead. The supporting cast of Chris Lemmon and Alison LaPlaca are even better actors than the leads and Jody Thelen and Eileen Sorkin were effectively cartoonish contributors.

The series takes a romantic stroll from Ben (Laurance) and Laura's (Keller) first meeting through the ups and downs of courtship. And this is a very delightful courtship indeed! Unfortunately near the end of the second season, the series veered completely away from the last sense of reality. Great stories and good laughs.

I wish I could get this series on video. When will Nick or TVLand start airing this wonderful program? (Please!)


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