After being fired from the
soap opera Days to Remember, down on his luck, eccentric,
self-centered actor Simon Ferguson (Tim Curry) moves into
Manhattan's Metropolitan Hotel, which is run by ex-wife Hadley
Martin (Annie Potts), whom he was married to 20 years prior...
for twelve days. Despite her initial exasperation with her ex,
Hadley again succumbs to the "Ferguson charm," as do all of
those around her.
Simon reluctantly plays role model to Hadley's children from a
different marriage: precocious seven-and-a-half year-old Daniel
(Luke Tarsitano) and angst-ridden teen Gwen (Marla Sokoloff).
The hotel's psychotic Greek chef, Yorgo Galfanikos (Steve Carell),
also looks up to Simon, having been a fan of his soap opera and
films. Also seen are Rose (Liz Torres), the hotel's assistant
manager, Robert McSwain (John O'Hurley), the hotel's main
investor, Tommy Sutton (Devin Neil Oatway), a popular jock Gwen
fawns over, and Jesse (Danny Strong), a geek who is smitten with
Episodes mostly centered around Simon's outlandish shenanigans
and attempts to break back into show business.
Tim Curry as Simon Ferguson
Annie Potts as Hadley
Steven Carell as Yorgo Galfanikos
Marla Sokoloff as Gwen
John O'Hurley as Robert McSwain
Luke Tarsitano as Daniel
2. I'm Bonnie, I'm Clyde (retooled pilot)
3. The Kernel
4. The Nemesis
5. Who's Afraid of Simon Ferguson?
6. The Review
7. Simon, We Hardly Knew Ye
8. It's Gwen's Party and Hadley'll Cry If She Wants To
9. The Bee Story
10. Acting Out
11. The Southern Story
12. Fight Night at the Metropolitan
Complete 1-12; 3 DVD's
7.5-8 out of 10
Full Screen in English, no subtitles, no commercials.