The Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. Dorothy's main goal during the series is to find a companion she can relate to while her mother Sophia adds her comical outlook and frequents "Picture This" stories. Rose's St. Olaf-ness makes her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom Blanche is courting. Written by
John W. Hale
In the episode "Sophia's Choice", the story revolves around Sophia trying to get better retirement home care for her friend Lillian after breaking her out of a "bottom of the barrel" type. In the last scene, Rose suggests they make a pact that they will always stick together so they won't battle old age alone; Blanche adds that they all should go to a nursing home together. Rose then adds "but what happens when there is only one of us left?" which, after a reflective yet morbid pause, Sophia replies "Don't worry, I can take care of myself." The eerie coincidence of this scene is that, Betty White has outlived her costars, becoming "the only one left" as her line once questioned. See more »
In regards to the show in which Rose is fighting her addiction to pain pills and how she is allergic to cats, in one show where Blanche is reminiscing about how she first met Rose, Rose had a cat, Mr. Peepers, which she offered to a little boy to keep when Blanche later said that it showed her that Rose had character. See more »
What do you think of my new dress? Is it me?
It's too tight, it's too short and shows too much cleavage for a woman your age.
Yes, Blanche. It's you.
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Being born in the late 80s, I actually got to watch these series when I was a teenager, and I couldn't help but love these four ladies sharing their experiences as four house-mates would. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is getting to watch how women that are not so young date, grieve, laugh and experience different traumas and situations, and to see all these through their eyes - and the eyes of their house-mates, of course! The episodes are light and refreshing, and many times one is surprised with beautiful lessons that are hard to forget. Also, these series prove to be a great way of representing older women, who are often forgotten and shunned by society, under a favorable light; I only wish there were more series and movies taking "golden girls" into account! I can't find a way to describe these series,except by saying the "Golden Girls" are unique! I don't think their appeal will ever die.
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