Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »
Phil Alden Robinson
Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »
College sophomore Randy Bodek is unfocused. The only thing he knows is that he loves his roommate, Jenny Gordon, who feels unappreciated as other things in his life seem to take precedent ... See full summary »
Joan Micklin Silver
Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. ... See full summary »
I was about 14 when this show initially came on the air, and I watched its few episodes religiously. I just saw it again tonight on TV Land and have to admit that I think it held up relatively well (oddly, after 14 years I remembered the exact show I was watching, I think it might have been the very first one). Anyway, the soundtrack ruled, the actors were not too bottom-rate, and the scripts were pretty hip for teenagers in the mid-80s. I don't think that there was really any reason that this show should not have done much better than it did beyond the fact that adults would not be drawn to it, and I think that it had a pretty lame timeslot.
This was no Square Pegs, but it was pretty decent regardless.
I really must comment further on the soundtrack, this must have been one of the first shows to actually play contemporary music (hip, contemporary music at that) on the air. In the age of Buffy, and Beverly Hills 90210 this is not a big deal, but prior to that most shows aimed at teens composed their own music to avoid paying for it, this was NOT a good thing. I always have this image of fat, bald, 50 year olds saying... "man, this is really gonna knock the bobby-socks off those punkers."
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