The Golden Girls: Season 3
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Your favorite young-at-heart women return for another helping of laughter, misadventures, and cheesecake in the third season of one of television's most highly acclaimed sitcoms ever, THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche are the four mismatched housemates living together in Miami. While these very different women don't always get along, deep down they really love one another. A perennial award winner, this laugh-filled season garnered three Emmy(R) Awards and a Golden Globe(R). Now you can enjoy all 25 episodes from this unforgettable year on this complete DVD set. Included is the original and unedited "Golden Moments" episode where the girls reminisce about their times together, plus hilarious bonus features that will have you laughing for hours. It's proof positive that good comedy never grows old.
While it might seem like something out of another dimension given the world we're living in now, this prime-time show that aired from 1985 to 1992 about the hilarious exploits of four single women of a certain age living out their semi-retirement in Miami still stands up. The plots are mostly predictable, and the set never changes, but this ensemble cast really comes into its own in the third season--one that earned them three Emmys and a Golden Globe. Blanche is just as man-crazy as ever, Sophia works her brutal honesty and "picture Sicily stories" to perfection, Dorothy remains the eternal stalwart straight man without compare, and Rose's dull-witted reveries always make for a great gag. Standout episodes in this season include "A Letter to Gorbachev," where Rose pens a letter urging Gorbachev to end the Cold War with the West; in a terrific dream sequence, she imagines herself addressing a huge crowd in Red Square against a backdrop featuring the faces of Marx, Lenin, and of course, herself. "The Housekeeper" tackles stereotypes as the girls hire a Caribbean woman as their new housekeeper and suspect she's put a curse on them. "Grab That Dough" sees the girls on a fictional game show where they allow greed and ambition to come between their friendships and predictably, no one wins. "Three on a Couch" is one of those convenient midseason flashback episodes, the premise being that the girls are so sick of each other that they try to get professional help to solve their problems; the therapist's frank advice is that they get as far away from each other as possible. Although the season is on the whole is a perfect collection of sharp one-liners, there is depth to this show that isn't afraid to discuss Alzheimer's disease in "Old Friends," or the crushing financial complications of being old and single in "The Audit." Extras include "Golden Moments," a great montage of the funniest lines in the season and "The Golden Girls Scrapbook" that comprises each girl's best lines. These two extras could be enough to satisfy any Golden Girls fan, who perhaps doesn't have the time to indulge in all 25 episodes. --Gabi Knight
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The acting is superb, of course, with the such great names playing the leading ladies and the stories well written. If you have been so unfortunate as to have never seen this show or you were too young, I recommend it to you! Simply amazing!
LOVE The Golden Girls! Still relevant to this day!
"Letter to Gorbachev" - Rose writes a letter to said Russian leader to urge him to destroy his bombs. He is so moved he decides to meet with her to discuss nuclear peace!
"Three on a Couch" - The girls get psychiatric help when their fighting gets out of control. The psychiatrist asks them specifically what it is that they can't stand about each other.
"The Artist" - Blanch poses nude for a handsome Hungarian sculptor in an attempt to get her hands on him. However, Dorothy and Rose end up modeling for him too, resulting in a showdown among the housemates.
"Mixed Blessings" - Dorothy's son comes to visit, and he has an announcement: He's getting married! Oh, and his fiance is Black. And the same age as Dorothy!!
"A Visit from Little Sven" - Rose's betrothed cousin Sven comes to visit Miami from Scandinavia. Everything is fine until he announces that he wants to call off his marriage...for Blanche!
"Dorothy's New Friend" - When she's hit with an episode of boredom, Dorothy makes a new friend, a local author. However, Dorothy's friendship with her housemates starts to suffer when it becomes clear that her new friend thinks she's better than Blanche and Rose.
"Blanche's Little Girl" - Blanche's fashion model daughter finally comes to visit her mother after not speaking to her for 4 years. However, everyone is shocked to find that she's not so little anymore, and has in tow a verbally abusive boyfriend.
"One for the Money" - The girls discuss their previous attempts to make a quick buck. The dance contest segment is CLASSIC!
"The Audit" - Stan's back, and this time he has bad news: he and Dorothy are being audited by the IRS. And it's all Stan's fault.
"Strange Bedfellows" - Blanche is publicly accused of having an affair with a politician that the girls have been supporting. Blanche denies it, the politician says that it happened, and Blanche's friendship with her housemates is compromised. The ending revelation is hilarious!
Good season, can't wait to purchase Season 4! :-)
Rather that discuss each episode point by point, I leave you with this. Each story gets better and better, laughs become louder and more frequent, and the enjoyment is constant. A wonderful series, and a great escape from reality!
The episodes you see on the TV have a few parts missing that are on the DVD series.
We have purchased a number of seasons and keep them for when we want a pleasant change from the news.
Each episode is good and often a reminder of some of our foibles too.
The Golden Girls cast and production is first rate.
Want a pleasant evening instead of the news or some gritty program?
Can't go wrong with the Golden Girls.