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  • Dec 14, 2008
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I am 22 years old. I like doing 22 year old things. But I also love the Golden Girls. The show is now (sadly) off the air but reruns and DVD releases have kept my addiction live and well.

If you are unfamiliar with this fabulous documentation of elderly women then let me fill you in. The show revolves around 4 best friends living it up in Miami, who just happen to be a little past their prime. The great thing is, no one has told them this, and they continue to act like a bunch of 30 year-olds let loose on the city. (Yes, that was a reference to that other show about 4 best friends living it up in the city).

There is Dorothy, the more conservative, divorced, and especially sarcastic ring-leader. She is joined by Blanche, the southern-belle who sees being widowed as being given a new lease on life, and now is intimately aware of half of the male population in Miami. Well, maybe more than half. There is Sophia, the elder of the group, and Dorothy's mother. She is always scheming and pulling fast-ones over her roommates. Especially Rose. Oh Rose. Far and above my favorite character of the series. Played by Betty White, Rose is the dimwitted but adorably sweet widower hailing from St. Olaf, MN. Her stories about St. Olaf that are always irrelevant and confusing provide some of the funniest moments of the show.

While the show may not be as scandalous as some of its modern-day counterparts (another reference to that other show with 4 best friends) it definitely provided the foundation for all of those series. It also let viewers see that even though women comediennes may age it in no way effects their humor. Bea Arthur, Betty White, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan were all presumed to be in the twilight of their careers, and yet they proved season after season that they could attract viewers, win awards, and keep up with actors half their age.

I will say the show can be corny. Usually any time they bring in young actors to play the character's grown-up children. For some reason the series felt the need to bring in the worst young actors to star opposite the phenomenal elders. The result is not always enjoyable. In fact it never is. But that, and only that, is my one complaint about the show.

Yes it is odd that a 22 year old likes a show about a bunch of 60 and 70 year olds. Get over it. Watch the show and you will understand. Carrie Bradshaw and Co's nerouses and escapades have nothing on Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose.

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July 24, 2009
Oooooh, how I love the Golden Girls.  It's okay to be 22 and in love with this show; I watched this almost every day in high school :)  You're right, SATC has nothing on these gals!
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review by . December 15, 2008
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review by . December 15, 2008
I remember watching this show with my grandma.  I loved it.  I thought this dynamic bunch of woman were awesome...so they were in their golden years and I was just out of high school, but I loved every bit of it!    All 4 woman bring their own unique style to the show.  Blanche had a more seductive side to her, Rose was the simpleton of the group, then you have the more practical and more reserved Dorothy.  Then of course everybody's favorite Sofia who spoke …
review by . December 14, 2008
Yay for The Golden Girls! They make being elderly and living in Miami look, well, fun. Screw being stuck with a crotchety old husband at that age - I'd rather live with these chicks! Bonus points goes to the shoulder pads, over-use of pastels, and best of all - Blanche's "leafy" bedroom and her cheesy suitors. These ladies make me laugh every time.
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I am a recent graduate trying to navigate myself through the real world and at times finding it harder and easier than expected. Go figure. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with degree in Art History … more
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The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. Bea Arthur's (Dorothy) main goal during the series is to find a companion she can relate to while her mother Estelle Getty (Sophia) adds her comical outlook and frequent "Picture This" stories. Betty White's St. Olaf-ness makes her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom Rue McClanahan (Blanche) is courting. She's a little too promiscuous for her own good.
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Tv Shows, Television, Tv, Comedy, Series, Tv Series, Television Show, Television Series, Sitcom, Betty White, Bea Arthur, Sophia Petrillo, Dorothy Zbornak, Rue Mcclanahan, Rose Nylund, Estelle Getty, Blanche Devereaux


Premiere Date: September 14, 1985
Description: American sitcom about four divorced or single women living together in Miami.

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