Who's the Boss? (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Beginning in 1984, Who's the Boss would follow the rocky, antagonistic, yet respect-driven relationship between tough-talking housekeeper Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) and his uptight boss, Angela Bower (Judith Light), for eight consecutive seasons. When Tonyand his tomboy daughter Samantha (Alyssa Milano) move out of Brooklyn to build a better life for themselves, they find a home in Connecticut with Angela, a single mother and professional who needs a housekeeper while she concentrates on work. The housemates couldn't be any more different, however; Tony is an outspoken scrapper from a poor but close-knit Italian populated neighborhood, while Angela is conservative, easily offended, and prone to well-intentioned but over-the-top moral grandstanding. Despite their differences, Angela can't help but appreciate Tony's fierce loyalty and uncharacteristic tenderness for his daughter, while Tony admires Angela's intelligence and toughness when it comes to holding her own in a nearly exclusively male business environment. Though they have a lion's share of mix-ups and arguments, Tony and Angela eventually realize their feelings for one another go beyond friendship. Who's the Boss also features Danny Pintauro as Angela's son, Jonathan, and Katherine Helmond as Mona, her sassy, meddling mother.