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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.
Seven years after Ray Ellis abandoned his wife Olivia and two children, he is declared officially dead. That's when Ray reenters their life, only to find that Olivia is engaged to marry uptight Army colonel Dickey. Interested in reopening their old relationship, Ray moves next door to Olivia and their kids, hoping to assure them that he has changed his irresponsible ways, much to Dickey's chagrin. Written by
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Though the premise was somewhat limited, this show itself was enjoyable because of the colorful cast of characters. The contrast and variety of Denise Nicholas playing an uptight ex- wife, Demond Wilson playing a desperate man, Kim Fields as a sassy but very cute little girl (before Facts of Life!), and Helen Martin as a sharp-tongued grandmother, made for lots of fun. The verbal battles between Wilson and Martin's characters were especially enjoyable to watch. Also, Tony Holmes was a unique child actor - and I wish he had gone on to do more. The writing and plots weren't the greatest, but the cast's delivery made them work -- and when watching these episodes nowadays, I am easily reminded of a time when TV was much more innocent and unaffected.
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