The Facts of Life - The Complete Third Season
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- 24 episodes on three discs
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This season marks one of the most memorable episode of the series with the infamous Paint Fight, which gets the girls into more trouble and put on probation until graduation.
Sony has included all full length 24 episodes of season three in this box set. The run time is 602 minutes, which means that The Facts of Life Goes To Paris 2 hr movie (ran as episode numbers 54, 55, 56 and 57 in the series) will not be included in this set, but may be included in the Season Four set.
Episodes are as followed
30 28 Oct 81 Growing Pains
Tootie, tired of being treated like a little girl, turns to alcohol.
31 4 Nov 81 Fear Strikes Back
Natalie withdraws after being attacked while returning from a party.
32 11 Nov 81 A Baby in the House
Blair's married friend brings her baby for a visit and then disappears.Read more ›
Some viewers may find the scripts and acting to be a bit "heavy handed", but just remember not to judge too harshly or you may find that your viewing sophistication has come with a very high price tag - a loss of innocence. Children of the late 70's and early 80's viewed many sitcoms from the 50's and 60's with the same type of scrutiny that is sure to be applied to "The Facts of Life" by today's viewing audience. But the fact remains that the same simple magic and wisdom that exists within a program such as "Leave it to Beaver" also exists within "The Facts of Life", no matter how "uncool" or "unhip" you may judge it to be. To those critics who label this series as "corny" or "dated" I would only say that I'd much rather live in a "corny" world filled with hope and inspiration than an uninspired, "reality tv" infested wasteland.
At the core of this series is a strong heartbeat that still resonates a very important message of love, caring, understanding, innocence, truth, honesty and hope. You'll laugh and you'll cry as you follow the youthful cast on a wonderful and sometimes painful journey. I actually feel very lucky to have been able to watch and APPRECIATE this series as a child and I can only hope that current and future generations of children will get that chance as well.
As far as the DVD set itself, the packaging is excellent and the picture quality is great! I do however wish that this set had "extras" like those included on the "season 1 & 2" set. I would love to hear episode commentary by cast members, especially Nancy McKeon who was absent from the extras on the previous set.Read more ›
SOMEONES IN TROUBLLLLLE...........LOL
Just Hurry it up already!
As I said here regarding seasons 1 and 2 (see separate review), I fell in love with it since it premiered despite the changes made for S2. I'd watch it every week if I get to remember, thru high school. I'd moved on, sometimes not realizing it was *still* around, but when I did I decided to stick with it again in later years til it went off in 1988.
TFOL finished 24th in the ratings a couple times in its 9-year run, in season 3 at 19.1 and 5 at 17.3. All other seasons, probably somewhere in the top 40 if not better. If I remember right, this show finished in the top 30 in the 9th and final season at 14.9, a very respectable number at the time if you ask me. Some shows crash and burn in the final season, but not this one. 0:)
I'll get future seasons as soon as they come out. Hopefully the DVD sales will still be good to ensure the rest to be released in due time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always loved this series and have been enjoying it very much.Published 3 months ago by fan of Nevil Shute
Loved watching reruns of this show as a kid. Found seasons 1 and 2 at Walmart one day and immediately started looking for seasons 3 and up. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lydia Hannaman
Grew up watching this series. Now I own the sets up to season 1-5 just need the other seasons and I'll be complete.Published 4 months ago by jennifer martinez
Loved watching old sitcom...wish seasons 1 and 2 were availablePublished 8 months ago by pamela ripley