The Golden Girls

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Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty star as four Southern Florida seniors sharing a house, their dreams and a whole lot of cheesecake. Bright, promiscuous, clueless and hilarious, these lovely, mismatched ladies form the perfect circle of friends.
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  1. 1. Pilot (The Golden Girls)
    September 14 1985
    25min
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    The pilot centers on Blanche who has fallen in love.
  2. 2. Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?
    September 21 1985
    25min
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    Dorothy's daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement.
  3. 3. Rose the Prude
    September 28 1985
    25min
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    Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date.
  4. 4. Transplant
    October 5 1985
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    Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit.
  5. 5. The Triangle
    October 19 1985
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    Dorothy is dating Dr. Elliot Clayton. Dr. Clayton makes a pass at Blanche.
  6. 6. On Golden Girls
    October 26 1985
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    Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit.
  7. 7. The Competition
    November 2 1985
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    In a bowling competition, it's Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia.
  8. 8. The Break-In
    November 9 1985
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    The girls arrive home to discover their house has been broken into.
  9. 9. Blanche and the Younger Man
    November 16 1985
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    Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau.
  10. 10. The Heart Attack
    November 23 1985
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    After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack.
  11. 11. Stan's Return
    November 30 1985
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    Dorothy's ex-husband shows up to settle a piece of land they bought.
  12. 12. The Custody Battle
    December 7 1985
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    Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit.
  13. 13. A Little Romance
    December 14 1985
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    Rose begins to think her relationship is leading to the altar.
  14. 14. That Was No Lady
    December 20 1985
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    Dorothy latest boyfriend gives her a shock when he tells her he's married.
  15. 15. In a Bed of Rose's
    January 11 1986
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    Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together.
  16. 16. The Truth Will Out
    January 18 1986
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    Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter.
  17. 17. Nice and Easy
    February 1 1986
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    Blanche's visiting niece is a chip right off the old block.
  18. 18. The Operation
    February 8 1986
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    Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery.
  19. 19. Second Motherhood
    February 15 1986
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    Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor.
  20. 20. Adult Education
    February 22 1986
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    Blanche's psychology professor sexually harasses her.
  21. 21. The Flu
    March 1 1986
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    Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu.
  22. 22. Job Hunting
    March 8 1986
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    Rose loses her job at the grief center.
  23. 23. Blind Ambitions
    March 29 1986
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    Rose's sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person.
  24. 24. Big Daddy
    May 3 1986
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    Blanche's father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit.
  25. 25. The Way We Met
    May 10 1986
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    One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep.

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1986
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Mark N.Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
"The Golden Girls" is delightful and is classic t.v. at its very best!!
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One of the most unique and thought provoking aspects of this series is that the lead actors were between 51 and 63 years of age when this classic first aired in 1985. I was in my early 20s when it started and thirty years later I'd be the age of the youngest actor, Rue McClanahan ( give or take a year). It is odd to grow into the age of the shows characters over a 30 year plus span, as opposed to growing older while watching the actors/characters of other shows remain forever young. In 1985, preferring to listen to music and going out to the clubs, I rarely, if at all, watched television in the early to late 1980s, so I wasn't abreast of the popular shows of that time. I started watching this series in early 1990 while visiting an ill friend. I then watched this series sporadically over the years and in the early 2000s, began watching it regularly. I especially love the way the writers wrote in substories for each episode. By doing that they rounded out the characters, and over all, rounded out the series as well. Now, I'll give a quick summary of the plot. A Floridian widow, Blanche Devereaux, advertises for a roommate. In steps Rose Nylund, a widowed transplant from St. Olaf Minnesota. Then another roommate, divorcee Dorothy Zbornak and then her widowed, 80 something year old mother, Sophia Petrillo, whose recent stroke eliminated her ability to filter what she says. In the pilot episode, Blanche had a gay chef but his character was written out after the pilot. Watching the Golden Girls at this age is very cozy and comforting. It's also a pleasant delight to experience some of the same joys, and even some of the same sorrows, of growing older as I had seen while watching this series throughout the years. The ladies on this show have become so ingrained in our lives and our American culture, that they seem more like old friends we get to visit, a half an hour at a time, as opposed to just characters on a tv sitcom. Now for some of my favorite episodes. First, is Season 2's, "Isn't it Romantic?". It's about "Jean", a college friend of Dorothy's that's coming to stay for a week. She is recently widowed. The other fact, ( unbeknownst to Rose and Blanche, who think her deceased spouse, Pat, is a man), is that Jean is a lesbian. The subject matter was still a little controversial, even for 1980's television. The actress Lois Nettleton plays Jean. (Nettleton also played the lead character in 1961's "Twilight Zone" episode "Midnight Sun", one of my favorites.) What I really love about this episode is the way it had been written. It's not an "in-your-face" message. The relationship between "Jean" and "Dorothy" is like any other. Long time college friends who accept the other for who they are without the labels. "Jean's" interaction with "Rose" is where the story lies. Their new friendship is very sweet. "Rose" and "Jean" relate over the fact that they were both raised on a dairy farm and are both widows. "Rose", at that time in the episode, still isn't aware that "Jean" is gay and after spending time with "Rose", "Jean" privately consults "Dorothy" and tells her that she thinks she is falling in love with "Rose" and decides she wants to leave early. Initially, Dorothy talks her out of it .The remainder of the episode deals with a late night card game and afterwards a discussion between "Rose" and "Jean" about the loneliness of being widows and then later some misunderstandings and then the resolve, which is done in the best of good taste and kindness. I watch this episode throughout the year. Next is Season 1's "Blanche and The Younger Man" and "A Little Romance". Seasons 2's "End Of The Curse", "Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "It's A Miserable Life" (the ending of this one is very funny and touching). Season 3's "Old Friends" (which deals with Alzheimer's), is also a touching and sobering episode. And another of my all time favorites is "Mothers Day". Each of the girls describes her favorite Mother's day with their own mothers. "Rose's" story is my favorite. Season 4's, "Scared Straight" and "High Anxiety". Season 5's, 2-parter "Sick and Tired", "Not Another Monday" and "Clinton Avenue Memoirs". Season 6's, "Snap Out Of It", "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sophia?", "Mrs. George Devereaux" (the ending is a real surprise that I love) "Sister Of The Bride", 2 parter "Never Yell Fire In A Crowded Nursing Home" and "Henny Penny- Straight No Chaser" (a simply delightful episode). And Season 7's, "Hey Look Me Over", "The Case of The Libertine Belle", "Room 7", "From here To The Pharmacy", "Goodbye Mr. Gordon", "The Commitments", "Journey To The Center Of Attention" (which still makes me laugh), and 2 parter "A Midwinter's Night Dream". There's no better way to say this than to say "I love "The Golden Girls". Add this wonderful and witty series to your DVD collection. I very highly recommend this series!!
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booknerd12Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thankful they were friends!
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This season is worth buying just to watch Dorothy confront Stan after their daughter's wedding!
Even though it is the first season, there aren't any growing pains and runs smoothly from the start. Watching the first season does make you wish the quality of the writing had held up through the end, but the acting from the very first episode is stellar. God know where they found the ugly outfits Dorothy always wore!

Best first season of any t.v. series ever.
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Josh A Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great show, and full of laughs
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I purchased this dvd set for my spouse and she loves it, and I have found myself enjoying the show as well, it's witty and tackle issues that are relevant in our present day. The Golden Girls is a great show and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good laugh. I'm giving 4 stars because there aren't any special features on the disc set like bloopers or interviews from the cast. That's my only complaint but the show itself is great.
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Laura J. UrrutiaReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful and good laughing
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Last time I saw when I was in my 50's. I decided to watch again after 10 years. I'm still cracking up with this tv series season. I loved The Golden Girls! How can you ignore this? They are wonderful women. I'm surprised Betty is still alive. Sadly, I like the other ladies who are a great actress. Surely, I missed them.
bratzladyReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Golden Girls: Great Show!
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I am enjoying this Season 1 DVD Set, & I like the pilot & 'Nice & Easy' episodes best. My favorite Golden Girl is Blanche, I just love her. This show is funny, well written, & better than what we have on TV now. I do plan to buy another season on DVD when I can. Thanks for the great show & good laughs!
Antoine D. ReidReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars
A "Golden" Experience
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This first season release is great. The episodes have been reviewed and listed ten times over, so there's no need to do that again in this review. I agree, this is great, it's what fans have been waiting for. My only question is why is it so skimpy on the bonus features? The fashion commentary by Joan and Melissa Rivers is good, funny, but ... why just that? I'd have liked to see some interviews with three actresses who are still around and able to speak, but we get none of that. I feel this makes the release a bit weak. We don't even have commentary from the creators!

Still, it's a pretty good release of this great, and perhaps classic, series. I actually like the effort that went into designing the box; you have their faces on the front, pictures of them all within the actual package. The discs are packed nicely into a fold-out insert that's fully designed and decorated with pictures from the first season. The menus are easy to get around; an easy "play all" feature that'll take you through all the episodes on the discs enables you to just pop it in, sit back, and watch without havin to get up and change in between each episode.

The writing is great. Always funny while tackling serious situations. "Adult Education" deals with Blanche facing sexual harrassment, "Blind Ambitions" deals with Rose's blind sister wanting her to move in with her and leave the girls, "the Operation" deals with Dorthy facing her fear and the girls helping her by revealing some of their own fears. There are also a lot of humorous episodes, such as "The Competition" that shows the more competitive side of Rose, "In a Bed of Rose's" where a man dies in Rose's bed after she brings him home, and "The Way We Met" which is the last episode of the season that shows how this entire living situation came around.

It's one of those T.V. shows that everyone should be aware of. Old women talking about life, sex and many other subjects ... that's entertainment. I think once you watch, you'll be hooked. Definately worth your money and attention.
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Review LoverReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic, classic and classic
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It's absolutely amazing how a TV comedy about 4 pensioners, made and set in the mid-1980's, is still so fresh and so funny today, almost 20 years later.

Dororthy, Blanche and Rose all share a house in Miami, and are joined by Dorothy's octogenarian mother Sophia, when her retirement home burns down. The adventures and misadventures of these four women makes for the most entertaining and episode-for-episode funniest DVD collection I've ever had the pleasure of owning.

So where to start? Dorothy (Bea Arthur) is a jewel, a grim and urbane tank of a woman with a voice like Barry White and an attitude like Leona Helsmley, a relief school teacher, and is plagued by her philandering ex-husband and irked by the antics of her earthy, mischievous mother Sophia (Estelle Getty). Blanche Devereaux, the house owner and a grand southern dame in the manner of Blanche DuBois, is, as Dorothy puts it, 'classified by the Navy as a friendly port', and Rose (Betty White) is the personification of midwest naivete, full of stories and foolishness and expert comedic timing.

Actually, I think timing is what it's all about. Although the dialogue in places may lack some of the polish and finnesse of later seasons (but this is true of all TV sitcoms, really), it's an absolute joy to watch four established performers on a brilliantly-written, outlandishly funny stage. The one-liners and put-downs come ninteen to the dozen and the heart and warmth of the show is thrown into relief because of this.

The costumes and overall 'look' of the show is mired so awfully in the excessive 80's (padded collars, padded shoulders, pastel synthetics, LOTS and LOTS of yellow crepe) that it becomes sort-of timeless, but it's a testimony to both the quality of writing and prestiege of the performers that they do not become charicatures of themselves.

All in all, this is a collection that no comedy fan can afford to be without. Treat yourself for the holidays and relax with 601 minutes of one of the best that American television has ever had to offer.
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Kelly R PrebishReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
i loved watching this series on saturday nights with my mom ...
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i loved watching this series on saturday nights with my mom when i was a teen! it was absolutely hillarious! the 4 women meshed so well with each other.

i picked this up as i decided awhile back that i wanted to own the series-- when it arrived despite being a "brand new" copy the shrink wrap was not anywhere near as tight as it should have been, there was obvious wear and tear on the inner and outer sleeves and disc 2 was scratched pretty badly on the back. KUDOS to amazon's customer service as they quickly sent me out a replacement season and i had it the next day.

started watching it the other night and laughed and laughed.

i can't wait to get the other seasons as well.
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