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The Eighth Season was very serious. I was exhausted watching one heartache after another: boyfriend in the war, living in a crack house, losing a baby, etc..
With all the seriousness, I did like one episode though. William was called "aggressive" at work and no one laughs at his joke. As a black professional, I could definitely relate to that storyline. At work, all the boring stories by a certain group is funny, as soon as I say something they look at me like I am speaking a foreign languae. We definitely are treated differently in the workplace. This episode highlighted WHY Girlfriends was so gooooood in the early years. The show tackled topics and issues that really were happening to black people.
Another episode I liked, but distorted the truth was the adoption storyline. The reality is that JOAN is the one that should have adopted a child but they had Maya and Darnell doing it. They went through the county and were immediately about to be offerred a 6 month old that is healthy and the parental rights had been terminated.
Having gone "Through the county," adoption is VERY long and challenging with the ocunty. To terminate the parental rights of a child is a long drawn out process and takes years. Thus, unless the 6 month old had been abandoned, the parental rights on a healthy baby would not have been terminated that easily.
Also, the episode did show that most of the adoptive parents are white while the children are black.Read more ›
Thought for sure there would be at least one final episode that didn't air....well, to my disappointment there are only 2 disks and not a single additional episodes....for the same $28 as every other season. SAVE YOUR MONEY and have someone burn a copy of this mess. What an awful end to a fabulous series.
Contrary to some critique, yes, the season may be shorter but not any less profound than the previous ones so it's still well worth purchasing. As the seasons progress, they become less of a happy-go-lucky mellow subject content but evolve to more in-depth, serious challenges we all may face: tolls on families due to war, employment gaps and job mobility, financial troubles, relationship disappointments, peer pressure, sexually transmitted diseases, prejudice, a terrible education system vs. the value of education, ambition and being goal-oriented, success, and fulfillment, just to name a few. The longevity of the friendships is something everyone can cherish and aim for. Feelings are authentically expressed, and the importance of a support system becomes ever-clear especially during times of turmoil. My every best to each and everyone of the actors. The series touched me deeply, and changed my life. Many thanks to Maya Brock-Akil, Golden Brooks, Tracie Ellis-Ross, Reggie Hayes, Jill Marie Jones, Persia White, Keisha Sharp, and Khalil Kain for first class performances.
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Besides the fact that I love the series it was packaged well and plays well.Published 3 months ago by Ms Carol
I loved to watch Girlfriend DVD soo good and Want Keep girlfriends dvd my enjoy!!!Published 8 months ago by Pamela Johnson
This is my all time favorite television show, everytime there's a marathon of Girlfriends I try to catch it. Love the girls!Published 16 months ago by Debbie Rogers
Love it! Wish they were still on the air. A show about life's challenges in comedic format. Excellent shows!Published 17 months ago by The Evaluator