Since I only have a TV and not cable service, all I can say is…thank god for the Internet and You Tube.
Last week during the hurricane, I spent hours watching episodes of my all-time favorite TV show, The Golden Girls.
To be honest, I’ve never been much of a TV person. The only time I was ever interested was back in ‘80s and ‘90s when the medium of television produced QUALITY shows. Practically everything on TV now is a reality show and quite frankly, I can watch reality every day of the week by just walking out my front door and experiencing life.
For me, television and movies should be a means of taking a break from reality and being entertained, or provoked to think and feel.
With having computers nowadays, you really don’t need a TV because anything you want to watch (movies, television shows, documentaries, news) can be found online. So why even have a television? My computer screen is actually bigger than my TV screen, so it makes viewing things all the better.
Anyway, getting back to the show.
During the '80s, I don’t think there was a sitcom more superbly executed than The Golden Girls.
Okay, perhaps Designing Women too.
The '80s was a decade when TV shows were bringing women to the forefront; showing them as independent and strong.
Not only was The Golden Girls brilliantly written, but the four actresses who portrayed Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia, were stellar!
You can always tell when a TV show is outstanding because you can watch the show 10-15 years later…and it still has the same effect when you watched it for the first time.
Because the situation comedy is timeless.
Allow me to reintroduce the cast of The Golden Girls…
Bea Arthur as Dorothy
Her dry, sarcastic and snarky sense of humor was what glued the show together.
Dorothy was the anchor.
Rue McClanahan as Blanche
Her sexual escapades mixed with her southern accent had me rolling on the floor; HOWLING. She was a combination of a coy Blanche Du Bois and a nymphomaniac.
Betty White as Rose
Her child-like innocence simultaneously made me laugh and caused my heart to melt with such sweet naivety. And what’s ironic is that it takes an intelligent actress to play innocent and naive with believability.
Estelle Getty as Sophia
Her witty and sharp one-liners were probably some of the best dialogue ever written for a sitcom. Sophia was actually my own personal favorite character on the show.
Take a look….
Every once in a blue moon a TV show comes together as if almost by Divine synchronicity. All the stars and planets are aligned, bringing together an ensemble that ROCKS the world; leaving its imprint on your heart forever.
And that, my friends…
…was The Golden Girls.
Wishing you a golden weekend everyone!