Come on and spend the first season with George and Louise "Weezy" Jefferson in their Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan, New York. They finally made it to a luxury apartment and the first season shows their challenges. There are plenty of laughs along with the Willises, Mother Jefferson, Flo Johnston, Lionel and Jenny, and Mr. Bentley of course.
The first season is only thirteen episodes long and the series proved to be a critical and fan favorite for decades. Isabel Sanford would be the first African American actress to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series as Louise Mills Jefferson. Sherman Hemsley would be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame as well. The spinoff series was developed by the genius, Norman Lear. The Jeffersons were neighbors to the Bunkers in Queens, New York. Like his other series, the spinoff was a huge success on its own merit.
The series is well-done, acted, and casted brilliantly as an ensemble company. I especially love Zara Cully's Mother Jefferson who died during the series run. You have to love the interaction between George and Florence and the Willises as well. The series would go on for a decade and more if the network didn't cancel it.
I wished the DVD would have featured extra features like Norman Lear interview or interviews with the cast members. Sadly, the only cast members alive right now are Marla Gibbs, Berlinda Tolbert, and Damon Evans (second Lionel). This season features Mike Evans ( the original Lionel before he went off to work on "Good Times"). Apart from that, it's a great series.