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Lionel and Jean were lovers many years ago at the time of the Korean War. They are separated by a misunderstanding but meet again by chance when Lionel needs a secretary from Jean's firm. He takes her daughter, Judy, out on a date and discovers she is Jean's daughter. The two reunite and fall back in love.Written by
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This show grows on you. It's not as purely funny as many top comedies (e.g., Frasier, Friends, Mad About You, Seinfeld), it's not as imaginative in plot or continuing story as others. There's no truly over the top character whose wildness captures the public's imagination.
Yet the writing and acting work gently - slowly but not too slowly - to make this a very pleasant world to be in.
And so you DO look forward to visiting with these people, do care about their smallish problems, do chuckle at the gentle humor.
The characters just seem so very real that it does feel like you're dropping in on visiting people who are warm, real, caring, likable.
It's a very likable show.
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