Good Times

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7.31974X-RayTV-PG
Members of a poor but proud African American family try to rise above their problems in 1970s Chicago.
Starring
Esther RolleJohn AmosJa'net DuBois
Genres
DramaComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Ep 1 - Getting Up The Rent
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    February 21, 1974
    26min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Evans family face eviction.
  2. 2. Ep 2 - Black Jesus
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    February 14, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Could it be a miracle?
  3. 3. Ep 3 - Too Old Blues
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    February 7, 1974
    26min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Crushed by computer.
  4. 4. Ep 4 - God's Business Is Good Business
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    February 28, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Silver-tongued revivalist sparks dissension in Evans household.
  5. 5. Ep 5 - Michael Gets Suspended
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    March 7, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Michael's suspended from school, faces father's wrath.
  6. 6. Ep 6 - Junior Gets A Patron
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    March 21, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Aspiring artist J.J. gets a patron.
  7. 7. Ep 7 - Sex And The Evans Family
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    March 14, 1974
    26min
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    Evans family contends with double standards.
  8. 8. Ep 8 - Junior The Senior
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    March 28, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Will Junior become a Senior?
  9. 9. Ep 9 - The Visitor
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    April 4, 1974
    26min
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    English, English [CC]
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    English
    Michael's zeal means trouble for the family.
  10. 10. Ep 10 - Springtime In The Ghetto
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    April 18, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Good Samaritan or good housekeeper?
  11. 11. Ep 11 - The TV Commerical
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    April 25, 1974
    26min
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    English
    A golden opportunity gets tarnished.
  12. 12. Ep 12 - The Checkup
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    May 2, 1974
    26min
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    English
    Family fears James is suffering from hypertension.
  13. 13. Ep 13 - My Son, The Lover
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    May 9, 1974
    26min
    TV-PG
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    "Casanova" Evans corralled by cupid's arrow.

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Directors
Herbert Kenwith
Supporting actors
Ralph CarterJimmie WalkerBernadette Stanis
Season year
1974
Network
SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
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4.7 out of 5 stars

282 global ratings

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  2. 4% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ain't we lucky we got 'em? GOOD TIMES!
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When I first started watching GOOD TIMES, I did not much care for James Evans, Sr. because he reminded me so much of my own father. Not to mention Thelma having the biggest mouth in the Midwest. But the years went by, I got older, and, when I least expected it, I grew to appreciate the art of the show, and the character James Evans, Sr....and the actor who played him, Mister John Amos. In fact, you have Mr. Amos to thank for making Senior one of the GREATEST TV DADS EVER!!! And before I forget, heaven bless the soul of Esther Rolle A.K.A Florida Evans for seeing to it that the strong, caring father was there! And that among a few other things prompted me to start the series from the VERY beginning. Enter season ONE of GOOD TIMES. Viewers and classic TV lovers will and should enjoy GOOD TIMES, because such a show will teach one to appreciate art as well as the need to know the harsh realities of what goes on with whomever in society. Also, unlike today's primetime programming, it explores and delves into the family dynamic, specifically with a family who does not have much but makes the best with what they have. As for the product itself, no freezing, no scratches, no poor picture quality, no nothing. It works like a charm. Ain't we lucky we got 'em? That is to have at home?
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Samantha L.WashingtonReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
(Good Times) Are Here To Stay!!
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The ( Good Times) t.v. show. Where do I start? One of the most, hilarious & brilliant. Comedy shows in history, in my book. And one of, best things from the 70's! ( Good Times) never gets old to me. A timeless, classic INDEED!!! Every episode is, a barrel of laughs. I can't get enough of, J.J.'s ( Jimmie Walker's) tag- line. " Dyn-O-Mite"!! I laugh myself silly! Right out of my seat! J.J.'s the funniest & coolest dude around. With a charming & charismatic personality, as well. Also starring ( Esther Rolle) Florida the self righteous & unconditional loving wife & mother. James (John Amos) a head strong & hard working man. Who's a perfect husband & father. Who always manages, to overcome. The tough daily challenges of living in poverty. And never lets, his family lose hope & faith. For a better life. ( BernNadette Stanis) Thelma is J.J.'s, middle sister. Who is sassy & classy, full of laughs. Michael ( Ralph Carter) the youngest of the kids. who's militant & smart. If you need, a good laugh. Something to cheer you up. Please stop by & visit the Evan's Family. You'll be glad you came! Laughs Are Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
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ISReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Very happy to be able to watch one of my favourite TV shows.
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William M.Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
watched it and wasn't disappointed. I hope in later episodes the family does ...
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I watched a little of this show when it first came out....I didn't realize it had religious overtones, but still it is one of the first Black shows so I bought this first episode, watched it and wasn't disappointed. I hope in later episodes the family does become more financially comfortable. Even though I am not Black....I am so disappointed in American TV....so few actors of color get lead roles. I wish our TV shows were totally integrated and all shows consisted of a true American mix of all colors, sizes and races, because that is what we are!
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Marvin The CriticReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
This Season is Definitely on Point from the Get Go....
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I bought this for my mom, and she was glad to receive it. I must admit these particular episodes are really some of the best of the series. Even though it is the beginning everyone seems to have their character down pretty well.

The show has a very authentic feel to it and makes you want to root for the characters the whole time. I found myself laughing again and again from all of the funny situations that these characters have to deal with.

They all seem like someone from a part of my own family. This set definitley provides hours of entertainment for my whole family. I recommend anyone who is a fan of the show to get it on dvd for themselves.
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Beatrice JohnsonReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2019
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Great
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Ms. EmReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Times Are The Best
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I liked this series very much. The actors made you feel that they were really family. Even though they lived in The Projects of Chicago, they took it all in stride and let their love for one another see them through the tough times. This series will make the thankful for your blessing. It will also help you find the courage to pick yourself up in the bad times. I would recommend this season.
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Renata MillerReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It came very quickly and in perfect condition
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I loved it! I hadnt watched this show in years it was great to see it again the old tv shows just make you feel good
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