Caroline in the City

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6.21996TV-PG
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EPGComedyRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 20, 1995
    24min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this series premiere, Caroline breaks up with her boyfriend, and is infuriated when she finds out that her ex plans to bring the date to "their" restaurant.
  2. 2. Caroline And The Mugger
    September 28, 1995
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Caroline and Del are upset when Richard bursts into the apartment with news that he has been mugged, losing not just his wallet his portfolio containing Caroline's drawings as well.
  3. 3. Caroline And The Gay Art Show
    October 5, 1995
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Caroline and Annie scheme to get Richard's paintings displayed in a prestigious gallery.
  4. 4. Caroline And The Bad Back
    October 12, 1995
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline and Del get carried away competing on the racquetball court, Caroline injures her back and ends up confined to bed.
  5. 5. Caroline And The ATM
    October 19, 1995
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline gets stiffed at her ATM, but she's too embarrassed to let the bank manager view the tape of her transaction.
  6. 9. Caroline And The Convict
    December 7, 1995
    21min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline and Del agree to go to dinner with Annie and Warren, her new boyfriend, they find that Annie left out one minor detail about his background.
  7. 11. Caroline And The Gift
    January 3, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline finds out the Christmas gift Del gave her might have been extremely expensive, she ponders the message he may be trying to send her about their relationship.
  8. 12. Caroline And The Married Man
    January 11, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Richard sets Caroline up on a date with an art council member who happens to hold the key to Richard's future as a successful artist.
  9. 14. Caroline And The Watch
    February 1, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline and Richard bicker over their shared work space, Caroline finds the perfect solution when she purchases an antique partner's desk from the desk's original owners.
  10. 15. Caroline And The Bad Date
    February 15, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Annie re-introduces Caroline to the wonderful world of dating, by taking her on a man-hunt.
  11. 16. Caroline And The Proposal
    February 21, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Del surprises Caroline with a marriage proposal, Richard feels he no longer fits into Caroline's life and decides it's time to look for another job.
  12. 18. Caroline And The Ex-Wife
    March 28, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Del takes Caroline on a spontaneous weekend trip, they unexpectedly run into Del's bitter ex-wife Jill.
  13. 19. Caroline And The Movie
    April 4, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline and Annie discover that a John Landis movie is shooting in their neighborhood, they jump at the chance to become extras.
  14. 21. Caroline And Richard's Mom
    April 25, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Caroline helps Richard confront unresolved issues with his jet-setting mother, Natalie.
  15. 22. Caroline And The Bridesmaid
    May 9, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Caroline entrusts Annie with various maid-of-honor duties, she learns that Annie's strong suits aren't dependability and punctuality.
  16. 23. Caroline And The Wedding
    May 16, 1996
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Caroline and Del's wedding day nears, Caroline is confused by nervous pangs and Del experiences panic attacks.
  17. 24. Caroline And The Condom
    August 5, 1996
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Annie finds herself being audited by IRS agent Jimmy Callahan she misconstrues his friendly manner for amorous interest.

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Directors
James BurrowsTed WassWill MackenzieTom CheronesGordon HuntShelley JensenMichael ZinbergHoward DeutchAndrew TsaoArlene Sanford
Season year
1996
Network
CBS
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Benito VasquezReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
The last era I watched TV regularly, because of shows like "Caroline"
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I followed the "Must See TV" Thursday night line-up as long as it kept throwing out worthwhile, inspired, clever and funny programming. And this show was part of the last generation of those kind of shows, particularly comedies in my case. For some reason, few guys admit to liking this show. Is it "Seinfeld?" Of course not. But that was the kind of show more guys related to more than a show like "Caroline In The City," which was one of my favorite comedies of all the "Must See" lineup. In addition to the leads- Thompson (Caroline), Lutes (Del), Getz (Richard), and Pietz (Annie), Andrew Lauer, who played Charlie, Del's assistant/messenger had me in stitches on many occasions. I've always adored Lea Thompson, so sampling her show was a given. But there was definitely something about it from the beginning that separated it from other flash in the pan sitcoms. Once you took this show on its own, and not by comparing it to others it grew on you very fast. The story lines were as relatable as they come, but with a different sense of humor than its contemporaries, albeit with some usual formulas. But the ensemble pulls it off. And as the show and characters developed, so did the appeal. The show was not only funny, but had a real heart. Even the extras on the series had their shining moments and contributions to this show- restauranteur Remo was always ready to pounce on any cue for a home run chuckle. Sadly, in its latest stage it started to pander to the focus group mentality who felt adding additional, yet pointless cast members would reach a wider demographic (Suddenly Susan suffered through the same desperation as it aged too), and the exact opposite occurred. It wound up pleasing nobody, or at least displeased its most loyal followers. What a pitiful finish to a show with so much potential, and a great fistful of episodes to embrace in its early years. When I bought the DVD set, I went through them in no time. They just flew by. Very entertaining series with the edge it needed to separate it from the others. I can't wait for follow up season releases.
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JRReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny stuff with Lea Thompson at her best
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Lea Thompson lead a perfectly cast team. Funny and interesting characters that I grew to love. Nice to go back to a simpler time
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SmartieReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
only one season for Caroline
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We did enjoy season one of Caroline and think it's strange that we cannot get others in Region-1 playback. I thought I finally did and didn't notice it was Region-2. I would like that information easier to notice.
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Green-manReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertainment and Societal Studies
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Preliminaries: I had seen this show as kid in the '90s, and after it was taken off the air I had forgotten about it (in fact, I don't remember much beyond the first season). However, I really liked the show, and when I found it I was pleasantly surprised. I do not wish to go into too much detail regarding what the show is about because that's already provided in the product description. Basically, Caroline (Lea Thompson) lives in New York City working as a cartoonist. She has an assistant, Richard (Malcolm Gets), who comes to her apartment to work. And we cannot forget that Caroline has an on-again-off-again relationship with her boss Del (Eric Lutes). Add these particulars to antics and life episodes that come up in Caroline's (or sometimes the other characters') life and you have a show...primarily comedy, with some low-key drama added into the mix (it was the '90s after all).

Who this show is for: Fans, obviously, and anyone nostalgic about the any aspect of the '90's. This is also a good concentration in a media and sociology doctoral dissertation. I was surprised to find (because I didn't notice at the time) the semi-stereotypical roles of men and women in this show. The men (Richard and Del) are the funny ones most of the time; they get to tell most of the jokes, and they're the ones smart enough to think of quick quips, create hilarious banter, and make up great come backs. While Caroline and her neighbor Annie (Amy Pietz) do get to say something really funny every once in a while, especially near the end of the season, they are often presented as less intelligent in the humor department (that's why they can't make jokes as easily as the men), and stand in the shadow of the men in this respect.

However, the men are presented either as somewhat self-centered or caveman dumb...or sometimes both. Richard is the stereotypical artist who agonizes about his art (which is horrible), while remaining really bitter and cynical about life in general; he's the kind of artist we were all taught artists (painters and sculptures only) are. Del is the bumbling idiot who looks like a moron who couldn't even pass highschool when his character is compared to Caroline. All the women are portrayed as being far more sophisticated and intelligent to how the world works (and intelligent in general) than the men. When there is a man who is presented as intelligent in the show, he is usually a guest (so he's gone in the next episode), is presented as the perfect form of what a man should be, and is usually gay or is the butt of gay-jokes by the other male characters. There, I've just provided someone out there a thesis for their Ph.D.; don't thank me here, just put my name in the acknowledgements section of your dissertation.

Who this show is not for: Anyone who primarily hated the '90s (or at least hated the the '90s more than loved them), doesn't like television shows and movies older than five to seven years, or, obviously, can't stand any of these actors. As I said above, the characters are stereotypical of the '90s; the show does not try transcend the stereotypes present in society at the time, they simply try to mirror society. This sometimes presents annoying characters to watch, especially when you are glad we are not regulated by that kind of society as much anymore, but still recognize that much more needs to change about our societal social structures. But I'm actually not a sociologist or sociology student, so what do I know? I'm not even that interested. Moving on.

If you're looking for action, this is not it. If you're looking for romance, it has some, but it's not the whole show. If you're looking for adventure, well...keep looking. And if you're looking for a show that will pull you in and keep you watching, this would be one of those shows that has that ability, but you have to have some patience, let it grow on you a little, and remember it was the '90s--they were still trying to figure out how to make a show do that to its audience. Enjoy.
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A. FerreReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth buying for the entertainment value.
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This is a great series, however, as in the UK release, not all the episodes are in the correct order. Compared to the list given by the other reviewer, there is one episode out of order (Caroline and the Condom is at the end of the last disk.) However, in watching the episodes in the revised order there was still a bit of discontinuity in the story line. Also, the casing seems to be very fragile and easily broken during shipment. But the picture and sound is just fine and it is definitely worth buying for the entertainment value.
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AdamReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must See TV on DVD
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If you are looking for something that is quality television watching. Buy the 1st season of this DVD and you'll laugh with enjoyment. It's smart, clever and so well written in characters. This is one of the Must See TV series that never gets talked about much. I hope, I just hope that season three and four come out on dvd as well. Because from what looks like there hasn't been news on it, it looks like we'll have to treasure both season one and two until then.
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ChariseReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this tv show
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I was very pleased to find amazon had this tv show on cd. I received it quickly and in great condition. It is very funny and I have missed having it on tv. Now I can watch it whenever I want. Well worth the price.
T. KaplanReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2008
3.0 out of 5 stars
Worth it for Malcolm Gets
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This is a show that had some incredible character actors and spent most of season 1 trying to figure out how to put them to good use. Despite Lea Thompsons' charm and energy onscreen, she is the weak link in the lineup of Eric Lutes, Andy Lauer, Amy Pietz and especially Malcolm Gets. Despite some slipshod development and mostly boring plotlines, the cast makes the most out of their one-liners and natural chemistry, and while it's not a brilliant show, it is enjoyably watchable. I saw it with my two siblings, both young adults, and while neither one of them had ever seen the show before, they had plenty of laughs and wanted me to put in Season 2 right after we finished, which is the best recommendation anyone can give.

My one problem: I live in NY. What kind of money is she making that she can afford a loft like that? I know they shot this in the 90's and everything was cheaper and cheerier back then, but for you NYC city-dwellers, check her place out and get back to me. Where do you find an NYC apt like that except in a TV studio?
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