Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »
Lara Jill Miller
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »
This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.
Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl Charlene. Black ex-con Anthony helps deliver furniture for the business and voices his unique opinion on whatever the women are discussing. Episodes typically revolve around the work, personal, and love lives of these four women. Written by
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason would write all of her scripts on legal pad, and they would turn out longer than the average sitcom script. As a result, the network would often have to time compress parts of shows to keep from cutting key material. See more »
Bonnie Jean 'B.J.' Poteet:
In Texas, we have what's called the "Bubba Factor," where everyone is nicknamed Bubba. Except Ross Perot... they call him Mr. Bubba.
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My mother and I have agreed for years that it is our goal to be the bold, outspoken, opinionated woman of all women that is Julia Sugerbaker. I love this show, always have! It's great for the characters, for the writing, for the subjects in addressed with taste and humor. But you can't help loving a show with such classic moments as the following:
Suzanne: Well, goodnight Anthony, Sleep tight Anthony: Suzanne, it is 20 below out there. Under the circumstances I don't think it's appropriate to say 'good night Anthony, sleep tight.' I think it would be more appropriate to say 'good night Anthony and may God have mercy on your soul!
(the firm is decorating a nudist colony) MaryJo: Well one thing's for sure--we won't be using wicker!
Women at their most powerful yet feminine, funny yet loving best.
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