Jack of All Trades

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  • 2000
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (3,049)

Jack of All Trades is a historical comedy television series that was first broadcast in 2000. The series was created by Eric Morris and Michael Hurst and aired on the Syndicated network. The show is set in the early 19th century and is centered around the character of Jack Stiles, played by Bruce Campbell, who is a secret agent for the United States government.

The show is a perfect blend of action, comedy, and historical drama. It has a unique premise that sets it apart from other shows in the same genre. The show follows the adventures of Jack Stiles, who is a master of disguise and expert in all forms of combat. He is recruited by President Thomas Jefferson to carry out covert missions in the Pacific island of Pulau-Pulau.

Pulau-Pulau is a small island that is located between the Dutch and French colonies. The island is not very significant, but it has a valuable commodity that both the Dutch and the French want – pearls. The pearls on the island are of exceptional quality and value, and both superpowers are trying to gain control over them. The United States government sees an opportunity to establish a foothold in the Pacific by securing the island and its pearl trade.

To accomplish this task, Jack Stiles is sent to Pulau-Pulau to work undercover as a spy. He assumes the identity of a troubadour and takes up residence in the Governor’s Palace. There, he meets the governor’s daughter, Emilia Rothschild, played by Angela Dotchin, and the two become friends. Emilia is a strong-willed woman who is not afraid to stand up to the governor and who is highly respected by the island's inhabitants.

The governor of Pulau-Pulau is played by Stuart Devenie, and he is the show's primary antagonist. The character is a larger-than-life figure who is obsessed with pearls and who will stop at nothing to get them. He is also suspicious of Jack and is always looking for ways to expose him as a spy.

The show is full of action and adventure as Jack goes on various missions to stop the French and Dutch from gaining control over the island's pearls. He has to use his wits and skills to outsmart the governor and his henchmen, who are constantly trying to foil his plans. He also has to navigate his relationship with Emilia, who is torn between her loyalty to her father and her feelings for Jack.

The show is also very funny, thanks to Bruce Campbell's exceptional comedic timing. He delivers one-liners and quips effortlessly and always manages to make the audience laugh. The show is not afraid to poke fun at historical figures and events which adds to its charm.

Overall, Jack of All Trades is a fun and entertaining show that is well worth a watch. It has a unique premise, excellent performances, and a perfect blend of action, comedy, and drama. It is a shame that the show only lasted for one season, as it had the potential to become a classic. The show was ahead of its time and is still fondly remembered by those who watched it.

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7. Hamnesia
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One, Two, Three, Give Me Lady Liberty
6. One, Two, Three, Give Me Lady Liberty
November 18, 2000
A new statue has been commissioned by Napoleon to be given as a gift to the newly formed United States. This goes against his character and sparks the curiosity of Jack and Emilia. They soon realize that there is much more to the state than Napoleon is leading on.
Croquey in the Pokey
5. Croquey in the Pokey
November 11, 2000
Governor Croque is sent to jail for what appears to be conspiracy for a failed assassination attempt on Napoleon. Jack decides to get himself arrested and sent to the same prison to protect Croque from all of the inmates that he helped put there. This may be easier said then done as Croque is responsible for a lot of them.
The Morning After
4. The Morning After
November 4, 2000
Napoleon, under the guise of plans of good will, is planning to send out wine to all of the leaders of the world. Jack and Emilia indulge in some of this wine and end up waking up next to each other in bed with no recollection of how they got there. Their relationship gets tested as they try to figure everything out, including Napoleon's plan.
Monkey Business
3. Monkey Business
October 28, 2000
A priceless artifact of the WallaWalla Bing Bang tribe is coveted by both the American and British governments. Both have ordered their agents, Jack and Emilia, to secure it and send it to them. This starts a rift between the two as they both try to do what they have been ordered.
Shark Bait
2. Shark Bait
October 14, 2000
A descendant of the famed Italian inventor Leonardo Da Vinci plans on wiping out the annual Founding Father-Son cruise that will go by Pulau Pulau. Jack and Emilia must enlist the help of a notorious pirate in hopes of thwarting his dastardly plans.
A Horse of a Different Color
1. A Horse of a Different Color
October 7, 2000
Someone has taken Katherine the Great's prize champion horse. She has vowed to lay waste to the island of Pulau Pulau unless it is returned to her in the next 24 hours. Jack and Emilia must hunt down the stolen steed to save the lives of everyone on this tropical paradise.
  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (3,049)