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Old 11-07-2016, 12:48 PM   #16
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From your perspective, exactly how is it a ripoff?

For what it's worth, the Sun Sentinel called it a 'classy Golden Girls rip-off' when it debuted in September 1986.

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It's pretty hard to laugh at a TV show when the producers and writers are using the show to constantly force their political views down your throat. Golden Girls was great, Designing Women was garbage.
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There wasn't much political views on Golden Girls.
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There wasn't much political views on Golden Girls.

I know. I was talking about Designing Women.
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For what it's worth, the Sun Sentinel called it a 'classy Golden Girls rip-off' when it debuted in September 1986.

Thanks, but not what I was looking for. I specifically quoted Big D In Charge to get their perspective as to why it was ripoff. That article does nothing except give examples of how both shows are similar. If two shows being similar is grounds to declare one a ripoff then there should be plenty of others that qualify as well.
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I liked DW, but never got into it to the level I did GG. It wasn't quite as magical as GG at its peak.

The DW creator certainly looked to GG for inspiration, but I wouldn't call DW a "ripoff." It's like when "Friends" became popular- you saw other shows follow that mold/put their spin on it. Post-GG, we had DW, "Living Single," "Sex and the City," "Desperate Housewives," etc. Course, "The Facts of Life" had "The Power of 4," but it didn't start out that way.
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I'd say:

1. The Golden cast were uniformly better actors, and the characters felt more real;
2. The Golden writing was faster and more conversational, while Designing was more a series of speeches that could get tedious;
3. Golden was pretty consistent through its run, while Designing dropped off drastically. By about season 3, Designing ' s self - righteousness was approaching MASH levels.

I think that DW also doesn't hold up as well because it was at the end of the day, very much a product of the '80s.
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