Hearts Afire

 (16)7.11993TV-PG
John Ritter returns to TV in a genial sitcom, playing an aide to a senator. His life is somewhat complicated by his wife's father having spent a long stretch in prison for financial impropriety, and her somewhat-unnecessary attempts to re-integrate him with society.
Starring
Billy Bob ThorntonJohn RitterLeslie Jordan
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Bees Can Sting You, Watch Out: Part 1 & Part 2
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    September 14, 1992
    47min
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    Senator aide John Hartmann, who recently just divorced, hires Georgie Anne Lahti, a new press secretary who attempts to woo him.
  2. 2. The Big Date
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    September 21, 1992
    24min
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    John and Georgie end up going on a date, albeit a group one and she ends up with George Hamilton.
  3. 3. Three Men and a Bed
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    September 28, 1992
    23min
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    John is sick in bed, but that does not strop Strobe and Billy Bob from coming over and drowning him with their sorrows of lost love.
  4. 4. John's Stallion
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    October 5, 1992
    24min
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    Georgie's father is released from prison and shows up to visit her at John's house. She insists that he be allowed to stay there.
  5. 5. First Time
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    October 12, 1992
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    John and Georgie end up at a hotel, but find it difficult to rest with bickering newlyweds next door to them.
  6. 6. Significant Others
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    October 26, 1992
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    John has to attend a dinner party with his ex-wife Diandra, but when her lover shows up, it's the last place he wants to be.
  7. 7. Everybody Loves My Baby
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    November 9, 1992
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    Georgie is heartbroken when her father decides to leave after his dream of opening a fast-food restaurant in Cuba is shattered.
  8. 8. Conversations with My Shrink
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    November 16, 1992
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    Georgie decides that she needs to visit a shrink after feeling like she's in a mid-life crisis.
  9. 9. The Fundamental Things Apply
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    November 23, 1992
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    The staff is in shock when they discover that Senator Smithers' wife is threatening to run for his seat.
  10. 10. Smithersgate
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    November 30, 1992
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    John discovers that Georgie might be the one who is leaking information about the Senator to the press.
  11. 11. Everyday's a Holiday
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    December 14, 1992
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    The Hartmans and Georgie end up getting stranded in the middle of New Jersey on a Christmas road trip for the boys.
  12. 12. While the Thomasons Slept
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    December 21, 1992
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    After a visit to the White House, John finds out that Elliot stole the President's little black book.
  13. 13. Trivial Pursuit
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    January 4, 1993
    24min
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    The innocent trivia game ends with a trivial pursuit as the gang searches to find a way to verify Georgie's answer to the championship question.
  14. 14. Never Play Touch Football with the Kennedys
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    January 11, 1993
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    Georgie and John write competing speeches for the Senator.
  15. 15. Miss Star Dates Georgie Anne's Pop
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    January 18, 1993
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    Georgie is upset when she discovers her father is dating Dee Dee.
  16. 16. While the Thomasons Slept in the Lincoln Bedroom
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    February 1, 1993
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    Georgie tells John that she is fine if he wants to date a new Senator's aide.
  17. 17. Her Year with Fidel
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    February 8, 1993
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    Georgie becomes infuriated when John does not believe her old story of her having an affair with Fidel Castro.
  18. 18. Cold Feet: Part 1 & Part 2
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    February 22, 1993
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    When Billy Bob and Mavis decide to renew their wedding vows, Georgie and John also plan to tie the knot.
  19. 19. Take My Senate Seat, Please
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    March 1, 1993
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    Dee Dee gives Senator Smithers a birthday surprise which ends up causing a major scandal for him.
  20. 20. Flamingo Summer
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    March 15, 1993
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    When Georgie gets sick, it's up to John, Billy Bob and Dee Dee to finish writing her steamy romance novel that's due at the publisher immediately.
  21. 21. Class Reunion
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    March 22, 1993
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    John and Billy Bob are looking forward to their high school reunion. Meanwhile, Strobe reaches his breaking point.

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Directors
Harry ThomasonJames HamptonSteve GerbsonDennis RedfieldCharles Frank
Supporting actors
Markie Post
Producers
Lisa Bloodworth-Thomason
Season year
1993
Network
FilmRise
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Big MommaReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Thomasons strike again
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I watched this when it aired on television and it was the days of the big box tv , black and white even!

I've been pleasantly surprised to watch it again on Amazon Prime and enjoy it so much! The Thomasons created 'Designing Women,' which frankly, I don't think I can stomach any more - the cloying sassy progressive women who embrace careers ('The Sugarbaker Women' ) would be difficult to watch. This show, on the other hand, has aged well.

John Ritter has a reputation for having great comedic chops but this series really highlights his smooth sexy boyish charm. One of the most romantic scenes I have ever watched was in season 1. it featured Ritter wearing a gold lame dress and it was oh, so romantic. Really! The guy knew his way around a woman's psyche and was obviously a fantastic kisser! Either he was just very talented in all the best moves or he and Markie Post were having a hot hot HOT affair off-screen for three seasons.

The script is amusing but sometimes inspired. The Thomasons could get away with a lot. They brought back Conchita Farrell in a completely different role - yet strangely similar to a previous role (from the first season to the second). They switched the environment from government to newspaper publishing in a heartbeat. They plopped Billy Bob Thornton into the home of the central characters, accompanied by his little daughter like a puppy. Where family ends and where family begins - who can tell in this show?

I probably will watch this entire series again from start to finish. It's full of humor, it romantic, and it has good family values. What's not to love?
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Great PhoebinaReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad at all
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I like this series except cheesy interactions in each !!! episode between Georgie and Hartman guy played by John Ritter. Jokes are good, children are cute and actors are good but those cheesy endings take away from it. How many times one can see and hear how those two love each other, are the best ever partners and see them hugging, kissing or starting to have various sexual intercourses with each other. It started to get on my nerves after a while but then I realized that it was done purposefully. Bad idea. Sometimes a look, squeeze of the had or a smile tells us more that those in your face interactions, but it was 1980s - years of excess and exaggeration so maybe that’s the reason. The least likeable character in Georgie - full of herself miss perfect.
3 people found this helpful
EdnolbReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this show, glad I found it!
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Stumbled across this show while looking for a series to binge on. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first season and would recommend it. It is a typical John Ritter comedy and I don't consider that a bad thing. The cast also includes Ed Asner, Billy Bob Thornton and Markie Post. All the characters are funny, some are hilarious. Unfortunately, the basic premise of the show changed. I thought it was better when the show revolved around working for a senator versus owning their own newspaper.
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MystiqueLaLynxReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like it, I loved John Ritter in three's company
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I really wanted to like it, I loved John Ritter in three's company, but I hated every joke spoken or implied, and on top of that the acting felt so stilted and contrived. I was surprised to see Billy playing such a dead pan typical male chauvinistic pig. I honestly didn't make it past the journalist applying for the job. Her over acting switching from drab to pathetic was just so sad. I do not recommend this one.
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Dale TurchanReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
net very good show.
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Patrick1335@att.net very good show.
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WindriderReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Good for those who find stereotypes and the same old ridiculous idiocy funny, annoying for those who dislike that kind of humor.
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Keep in mind I could only manage half of the first episode in Season 1, when the series is set in some idiotic conswrvative senator's office revolving around people who work there. The fact that the office is of a conservative senator is part of the contrived humor as Post plays a journalist in need of a temp job while finishing a book, and the character is as liberal as the senator (and presumably his staff) are conservative. The characters include every stereotype possible, either straightforwardly or reversed from what you'd expect, and the jokes are 100% as stereotypical as the characters. Those who recall Ritter in the late 70s/early 80s comedy Three's Company may miss his ridiculous character as the one here is more of a straight man, but the same tired old ridiculous contrived adult version (political, regional characteristics, economic class, sex, etc) of the pre-teen crowds' perennial (fart, burp, pee, and poop) equally unfunny jokes are very much in evidence in this series as well. If you like that sort of funny (I obviously don't) you will probably like this show; if it irritates you instead don't watch Hearts Afire.
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ToddReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Liberal losers using TV sitcoms to brainwash the masses
I thought this show ended after one season, since those are the only episodes I watched back then. I didn't realize it was another show in the mold of Murphy Brown, where the characters you're intended to like are moralless liberals, and they have "conservatives" to attack. How many women did Reagan and Bush cheat on their wives with? (I know of 0.) How many did Clinton or Kennedy? (Every one they could get their hands on.) (Granted, we know of none for Obummer, and Trump is Trump.)

Then it gets boring when they moved to a small town to reopen a failed newspaper.
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MeReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
I am somewhat glad I traded poopy diapers and chasing babies for this ...
I had to stop watching this show. This was initially on the air when my kids were small, so I vaguely recall it, but from what I see now, I am somewhat glad I traded poopy diapers and chasing babies for this show. I am so tired of watching these two make out, try to make out, look for new places to make out, it makes up over half the episode, and it is getting annoying. If I wanted to watch someone kiss and pant and act, poorly I might add, they are having sex, I would get a porno. It is sad indeed because I liked John Ritter, but this show is just obnoxious.
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