based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Melanie
Griffith, the series stars Sandra Bullock as Tess McGill
(Melanie Griffith's character in the movie), in a role that was
initially meant for Nancy McKeon.
Tess McGill is a spunky, independent secretary, who suddenly
becomes a junior executive after charming company owner A.J.
Trask. Tess' first challenge is to survive working with her
antagonistic, uptight immediate boss, Mrs. Newhouse, otherwise
known as the "company witch". Tess' best friend, Lana Peters is
a secretary, who's more interested in doing her nails and
rooting for Tess than in getting ahead herself. Meanwhile,
Everett Rutledge is a fellow junior executive, who is charming
but eager to please. Libby Wentworth is Tess' world-wise,
"permanent temporary" secretary, who's also a moonlighting
musician. Back home each night on Staten Island, Tess has to
contend with her doting parents Joe and Fran. Tess also has to
contend with Sal Pascarella, the blue-collar neighborhood Romeo,
who constantly pursued her.
Sandra Bullock as Tess McGill
Nana Visitor as Bryn Newhouse
Judy Prescott as Lana Peters
George Newbern as Everett Rutledge
Edye Byrde as Libby Wentworth
Tom O'Rourke as A.J. Trask
Anthony Tyler Quinn as Sal Pascarella
1. Dream On
2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
3. A Friend in Need
5. It's Only Love
6. Hungry Heart
7. Just One of Those Things
8. We Can Work It Out
Complete 1-8; 2 DVD's
6.5-7 out of 10
Full Screen in English, no subtitles, no commercials.
Taken from vhs. Ep 8 is missing a few
minutes from the beginning. We do not have the 4 unaired eps. A
few eps have a loud background hiss. If we find better copies we
will update the set.