You Wish (1997– )

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A single mother reluctantly accepts the services of a genie who's been imprisoned in a magic carpet for 2,000 years.


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Series cast summary:
 Genie (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Gillian Apple (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Mickey Apple (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Nathan Lawrence ...
 Travis Apple (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Grandpa Max / ... (10 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Madman Mustapha (3 episodes, 1997-1998)


A single mother reluctantly accepts the services of a genie who's been imprisoned in a magic carpet for 2,000 years.

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magic | genie | television | wish | magician | See more »







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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Genie  »

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"A" for effort
8 September 2004 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

This show tried hard. First, it was fun to see a male character with magic powers. I loved Samantha and liked Jeannie, Sabrina and the others, but it was almost always a woman who got to do the magic stuff.

John Ales was so cute as the manic Genie. He was kind of like a humanoid Bugs Bunny. His magic reflected his off-the-wall personality beautifully.

In retrospect, the show should have been more of a romantic comedy, playing on the tension between Genie and Gillian (the fabulous Harley Jane Kozak). Yes, that would have made it more like _I Dream of Jeannie_,but that formula works better in this genre than the family sitcom with kids having to learn a "valuable lesson". It tried to be a little of both, leaning toward the family sitcom, which weakened it. Adding Jerry Van Dyke was a mistake. He is a wonderful comic actor, but he detracted from the Genie/Gillian relationship.

They put forth an earnest effort, but ultimately it went down the wrong path. It would be interesting to see a new version of this concept--the magical romantic comedy--with either a magical male character and a mortal woman, or, perhaps, a magical male character and a mortal man!

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