Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Golden Girls Central / The Golden Girls links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / The Golden Girls Photo Gallery


The Golden Girls - Season 1

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 1 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 2

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 2 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 3

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 3 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 4

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 4 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 5

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 5 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 6

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 6 on DVD
The Golden Girls - Season 7

Buy The Golden Girls - Season 7 on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1980s Sitcoms > The Golden Girls

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

NBC Fall Pilot Review: I Feel Bad - Premieres Wednesday (Sept. 19); 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners
Married with Children Now on WGN America; black-ish Enters National Syndication and Free Sneakers Contest
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 17, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Orders Script for Designing Women Reboot; James Marsden and Ed Asner Cast in Netflix Series
Fri-Yay: A Look at the Upcoming Sitcom Slate; TV Guide's 1st Annual 100 Best Shows List
Dancing with the Stars Season 27 Cast Has Sitcom Stars; The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative
Critics' Choice Awards Set for January on The CW; IFC Sets New Episodes for Documentary Now!
NBC Orders More Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Disney Gets Another Multi-Cam Sitcom


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2014, 11:59 PM   #31
Blakeston
Member
Occasional Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 26, 2014
Posts: 3
Default

One thing that irritates me is how, almost any time there's a racial minority on the screen, someone has to make a comment about the person's race.

Some examples off the top of my head - Sophia prattling on about Chinese Checkers to Dorothy's doctor, Martinique "admitting" that she's black, Sophia asking the guy at the diner "Are you black?" when he asks if they can cook, and Fidel Santiago saying "My papers are in order!" when Blanche yells his name.
Blakeston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 02:00 PM   #32
myowndrownedworld
Member
Frequent Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 27, 2014
Posts: 98
Default

I think the main thing that will always bug me about the show is the series finale

I didn't buy into Dorothy marrying Blanche's uncle after such a short time of knowing him. It didn't feel true to her character. I would of rather the finale been a bit predictable and have her and stan remarry, or even a major job promotion to take her away. I just didn't like that this was how Dorothy's story came to an end on the show.
myowndrownedworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 04:09 AM   #33
Edward216
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 18, 2014
Location: Central Time Zone
Posts: 2,711
Default

Someone else said it and I agree there were way too many sex jokes, there's no need for all that smut. And Blanche was...such a tramp. And that's putting it nicely. I can't believe anybody would want to live with a roommate like that in real life. Where they constantly have men coming and going all the time.

Ed.
Edward216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 06:45 AM   #34
Wawwie
Member
Senior Member
 
Wawwie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 26, 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,890
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pamala
I agree sometimes the remarks were very mean and uncalled for, sometimes they used Sophia's stroke (disease) for her to say horrible and not so funny remarks; however this would be the writing, also how was Bea's son 29 when she had to get married and divorced after 38 yrs.? This is the one major flaw ,and I mean major, the writers just made somethings up and then if it didn't suit a storyline a year later? it was to be forgotten, many many times this was done. To this day I think Rue had the most children, but I am not sure.The biggest blunder was the age difference in Dorthy's marriage and the age of the kids. YET I LOVED THAT SHOW AND STILL DO!!!!
Yes, how was Michael only 29 when Dorothy had to get married because she was pregnant with him THIRTY EIGHT years ago???
Wawwie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:19 AM   #35
'80sSitcoms
Member
Senior Member
 
'80sSitcoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 30, 2013
Posts: 2,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wawwie
Yes, how was Michael only 29 when Dorothy had to get married because she was pregnant with him THIRTY EIGHT years ago???
She was most likely pregnant with Kate first, not Michael (that's what I've always believed).
'80sSitcoms is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 02:35 AM   #36
Edward216
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 18, 2014
Location: Central Time Zone
Posts: 2,711
Default

I'll agree that Sophia was downright mean and cruel a lot of times. But Dorothy could be that way too, she gave as good as she got. But she usually took it out on Rose or Blanche instead of her mom.

Ed.
Edward216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 04:31 AM   #37
libertpaulian
Member
Occasional Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 28, 2014
Location: Munster, Indiana
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShamelessFanGirl
4. I thought sometimes things that the Sophia and the girls would say about Dorothy was very cruel when they would make fun of her looks or how her body was. Dorothy was just as attractive as any one of them, but yet they take any opportunity they could to insult her. Especially Sophia who seemed to put her daughter down a lot.
It was a running gag, much in the same way that Will on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air would always make fun of Uncle Phil's weight or Carlton's height or geekiness every episode.

Last edited by libertpaulian; 02-09-2015 at 03:04 AM.
libertpaulian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 01:20 AM   #38
Superbatboy
The Brandon Show
Forum Regular
 
Superbatboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 25, 2002
Location: California..USA
Posts: 787
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramled
I would say from a technical standpoint, the only thing I would point to would be, PERHAPS, that Estelle Getty was miscast. We all know she had the look, but her acting chops were far below the skill and White, Arthur and McClanahan, and the show's production value and timing paid a price. I think perhaps they could have found a better actress with better comedic timing and a little more variety in her acting. I often wonder who else auditioned for the role of Sophia. I think Nancy Walker, actually, could have pulled off the role. So to answer your question, although I loved Estelle as Sophia, from a thespian standpoint, I think the role could have been better cast. It would have made the overall timing and production even that much tighter.
Nancy Walker would've been terrible on the show IMO, she didn't impress me on the two episodes she guest starred in as Sophia's sister. IMO Estelle was great in the role for the most part, she had a way of delivering the lines with quickness and ferocity that made the lines hilarious. I think certain seasons Sophia's character was funnier than others however.

The continuity thing never bothered me about the series, a lot of times the writers did that to help the story at hand.

The thing that bothered me the most was the exit of director Terry Hughes and a lot of the orignal writers after season 5. The dip in quality from seasons 1-5 to seasons 6 and 7 is very pronounced. All the characters became caricatures during the final two seasons. Blanche was a slut (they seemed to use the word slut much more frequently in the final seasons) instead of just enjoying the company of men, Rose was downright retarded, Dorothy was undateable and a homebody, and Sophia went from being colorful to an outright bitch.

One more thing that bothered me was Blanche's closed-mindedness. I felt it hypocritical that Blanche lived her life as she saw fit (a narcissistic, sex hungry, trollop), but had problems with her brother being gay, her brother marrying a man, her daughter getting artificially inseminated, her father wanting to become a singer etc;
__________________
"Marion, stop cackling I've been waiting 10 years for you to lay that egg"
Superbatboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.