The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “Isn’t it Romantic?” (S2, Ep. 5)

Now we come to what I think is one of the finest episodes of the entire series (yes, I know I've said that before, and I'll probably say it again). Both bittersweet and joyful, "Isn't it Romantic?" exemplifies the best that The Golden Girls has to offer. In this episode, Dorothy's friend Jean (played with inimitable charm … Continue reading The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “Isn’t it Romantic?” (S2, Ep. 5)

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The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “It’s a Miserable Life” (S2, Ep. 4)

Despite the sporadic nature of my updates to this series, I'm hoping to be a bit more consistent going forward. I've still got quite a few episodes to cover, after all. So, onward we go into season two. In the fourth episode of the second season, the girls confront the malice and profound misanthropy of … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “It’s a Miserable Life” (S2, Ep. 4)

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Take Him, He’s Mine” (S2, Ep. 3)

Special Note: This is my 500th post on this blog. Wow. We've come a long way, baby! And so we come at last to the third episode of the second season, and the establishment of a pattern that will come to play such a prominent part in Dorothy's life: her fraught and contradictory relationship with Stanley. … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Take Him, He’s Mine” (S2, Ep. 3)

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Ladies of the Evening” (S2, Ep. 2)

As I've said several times, the second season of The Golden Girls is, in my mind, the point when the whole thing starts to gel. The writing amps up--both in terms of the comedy and the political commentary--and the chemistry among the leads also seems to really hit its stride. You finally get the sense that these … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Ladies of the Evening” (S2, Ep. 2)

The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “End of the Curse” (S2, Ep. 1)

As it's been ages since I wrote anything about The Golden Girls, I thought I'd take a bit of a break from my novel and dissertation stuff to write a brief entry in The Great Golden Girls Marathon. Here, we move at last into the second season, wherein Blanche has to confront the fact that she is moving into the next … Continue reading The Great Golden Girls Marathon: “End of the Curse” (S2, Ep. 1)

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Big Daddy” (S1, Ep. 23)

Since its been ages since I published a post about The Golden Girls, and since I needed something to distract me from some personal grief, I thought I'd write another one. In today's episode, we meet Blanche's father "Big Daddy" who, unbeknownst to her, has sold the family mansion and taken up a career as a country … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Big Daddy” (S1, Ep. 23)

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Job Hunting” (S1, Ep. 22)

In today's entry of the marathon, I want to talk about "Job Hunting," one of the final episodes of the first season. In this episode, Rose loses her job at the counseling center and, faced with financial insolvency, embarks on a job search that proves less than fruitful. This is one of the first episodes … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Job Hunting” (S1, Ep. 22)

The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Adult Education” (S1, Ep. 20)

In today's entry in The Great Golden Girls Marathon, Blanche is confronted by her professor, who tells her that the only way that she will be able to pass his class is by sleeping with him. Meanwhile, the other three women attempt to get tickets to see Frank Sinatra. For me, this episode has always been one … Continue reading The Great “Golden Girls” Marathon: “Adult Education” (S1, Ep. 20)