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Old 03-20-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Thought "Dear John" Was Very Underrated....IMO

I don't think the show is running anywhere in my area now, but I remember really enjoying it. Judd Hirsch is a very underrated comedic talent.
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Dear John was one of the most underrated shows of the 1980's. The whole cast was great. Judd Hirch was always a great comedic actor. He reminds me of Bob Newhart. He doesn't have to say anything. He can make you laugh just by his facial expressions. I don't think NBC really treated the show that well. After it left Thursday, it moved all over the schedule. It finally ended up on Friday opposite TGIF where it died. I didn't even see all the episodes of the last season. It hasn't really been rerunned much around here. I probably haven't seen it since the mid 1990's.
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Dear John was one of the most underrated shows of the 1980's. The whole cast was great. Judd Hirch was always a great comedic actor. He reminds me of Bob Newhart. He doesn't have to say anything. He can make you laugh just by his facial expressions. I don't think NBC really treated the show that well. After it left Thursday, it moved all over the schedule. It finally ended up on Friday opposite TGIF where it died. I didn't even see all the episodes of the last season. It hasn't really been rerunned much around here. I probably haven't seen it since the mid 1990's.


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Dear John was a great ensemble comedy, anchored of course by Judd Hirsch. I also really enjoyed the work on this series by actors Jere Burns and Harry Groener and by veteran character actress Billie Bird.
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Wasn't Jere Burns' character kind of like TBNS' Elliot Carlin?
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I really liked Dear John; you're right, it didn't get very good treatment from NBC (then again, isn't that a given nowadays?).
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I probably last saw it in syndication in the late 90's. I'd love for it to make a return someday, and it would also be nice to see a DVD release.
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i liked the show too
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Never saw it in reruns........it would make a great "rediscovered" show for some channel to pick up!
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This was a great show. I remember my mom, brother, sister and I looking forward to watching it. I was a bit young for some of the humor, but liked it anyway. It would make a great follow up to Frasier episodes on Lifetime.
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A pre-Boy Meets World Ben Savage played Judd Hirsch's son on this show, which I found interesting. I'd always thought BMW was Ben Savage's first regular role.
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So underrated. I remember watching it when I was 3 or 4. Then, after the series finale I haven't seen it on anywhere. It's one of the first TV shows I liked/remember watching.

I wish I could find it on YT.

Also. Jere Burns was just great in it. I loved him as Kirk.
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