creature saidI hope when I reach the age of the characters of the show that I will have a close knit of friends. The stereotypical view we have of the elderly is that they live a quiet life, participating in mundane activities. What I love about the Golden Girls is that they shatter those preconceived notions, and show you that life doesn't end after the middle ages.
Even as a kid when I first watched that show, I was surprised to see how different they were compared to other portrayals of women their age on television and in the movies. I hoped my life would be as exciting when I reach their age, and I still do.
And I have no shame in admitting I have all 7 seasons on dvd.
The thing I liked most about the characters in Golden Girls was their honest humanity. They loved each other, but they were human.....warts and all.
They argued, ridiculed each other, cheated, lied and betrayed each other, got jealous, competitive, sarcastic, boasted about their sexuality and attractiveness, lamented their "failures" in life and bascially were not perfect. But they allowed each other to be imperfect, and loved each other as family.
They knew how to speak up and be honest, instead of being phoney and dismissing people's worth with a plastic "have a nice day smile" all the time.
Contrast that with the mental "checklist" we carry around and use to judge people nowdays. One deviation from perfection and you are branded as unstable, dishonest, narcisistic, crazy, weird, a liar, too old, too conservative or liberal, too feminine or masculine, too much baggage, too much drama, not enough education or wealth, etc.
Plus, they ate cheezcake and dressed pretty damn well!
I'm too cheap to buy the dvds, but there's a local cable station that presnets Golden Girls everynight, and I think I can recite all the lines from practically all the shows.
Basically, everything you need to know about life you can learn from this show...LOL! ( I exagerate, of course).
OH......SHUT UP ROSE!