metta8 said'Golden Girls' Anniversary: Emmy-Winning NBC Sitcom Debuted 27 Years Ago Today
I can't believe it was that long ago. I never watched it during its original run, simply too busy to watch any TV except the news during those years. And I had the impression it was written for old ladies to watch, not my demographic.
I didn't see it until 1996, the show out of production, when I used to have an afternoon martini at a Seattle gay bar (Slaughter's, renamed C.C. Attle's). Their old location had a wall of TV's, and at 2 PM they'd all start showing the same Golden Girls reruns. It was the first I realized how popular it was with gay men.
Maybe it was the gin got me interested, but I began to enjoy the show, sitting on a bar stool. Later my first partner was a fan, and we'd watch it most nights on cable at home in the early 2000s. Now I've seen most of the episodes multiple times, and rarely watch it. But 27 years! It actually doesn't look that old, except maybe for the 1980s Floridian furniture, and clothing when male actors appear. And all the actors dead, except for the immortal Betty White.