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Few television programs can claim to have the cultural resonance that thirtysomething did in late 1980s America. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the groundbreaking hour-long drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos. Season Two picks up where everyone left off and then some.
Hope and Michael contemplate a second child; Elliot moves to lure Nancy back; Gary gets serious with his girlfriend Susannah (played by Patricia Kalember); Melissa continues to find herself; and Ellyn gets an ulcer. Then there is all that happens in between, including the arrival of an antagonist for Michael and Elliot: David Clennon joins the cast as the diabolical, smug, manipulative and very successful advertising mogul Miles Drentell.
In becoming a commercial force that connected with millions of viewers every week, the series continued to push the limits of what a great television show was capable of while consistently maintaining its artistic and creative edge. thirtysomething: The Complete Second Season features all 17 episodes restored from the original film elements along with new interviews and commentaries for the optimal DVD experience.
* New Cast Interviews
* Commentaries by Creator, Cast and Crew
As the critic said on NPR, Thirtysomething gets better as the seasons progress. Season One seems a little trite and/or contrived but heading into season two the actors seems to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by joan e. sanford
Excellent series. I wish they had gone 9 or 10 seasons, yet everybody freaked out when they killed off Gary.
What a shame, because it was extremely well written!
My mom loved this show when I was growing up. I give her a new season for her birthday each year and she absolutely loves itPublished 11 months ago by tate