Simply one of the funniest sitcoms ever made - ever. Cybill Shepherd got a little preachy towards the end, but she was saying things that people weren't allowed to say on TV at the time & you could tell she was happy to push any particular envelope, saying anything she thought she could get away with saying. This is where I learned to love Christine Baranski. Maryann is one of the best characters ever created & Christine's delivery of the amazing lines the writers wrote for her was always laugh-out-loud, fall-out-of-your-chair hysterical. (I especially love it when you can tell Christine & Cybill are about to lose it & start laughing themselves during the scene, which happens quite often.) Alicia Witt as the uber-angst-ridden Zoey was also incredible. There are also many, many amazing guest actors - some just starting stellar careers & some who've been around forever. There may be a couple of jokes younger viewers won't get, but if you remember the '90s, everything still holds up today. I'm so glad this is available now! (The cost to clear the music is apparently what keeps it from being released on DVD.)
The order of the end of the season 4 episodes seems out of whack but that's because the network stopped airing it somewhere in the middle & then released the missing episodes over the summer. Squabbles between the network & production company are the reason for the cliffhanger ending. It's not fair to give the show a lower rating when the writers/stars, etc. thought there would be a season 5 only to have the network cancel the show. If you look online, there are articles with interviews of Cybill Shepherd that describe what would've happened if they'd gotten a season 5. I watched the whole series in a very short period of time & could've easily watched another 87 (or more) episodes.