Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Joe Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Trey Ames ...
 David Sisk (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Jim Eisenberg (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Lindley Gardner Eisenberg (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sam Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Kay Ericson Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sunny Sisk (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Anne Gardner Maxwell (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Morgan Stevens ...
 Jack Gardner (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two children, David and Sunny. Lindley, 31, is a sales representative in her father's company and a new mother. Jack, 30, is a drifter "trying to find himself," and Sam, Joe's youngest child, is a preppy who is married to Kay, a free-spirit. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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16 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Un anno nella vita  »

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Follows A Year in the Life (1986) See more »

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I've just watched the entire series ....
15 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to have gotten the entire series & just watched it from beginning to end. (It was hard not to!) I had forgotten how good this series was. I found myself laughing and crying - all within the same episode. The chemistry between all of the characters was magical. Was it the writers? the actors? the director? .... all of the above? I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Joe (Richard Kiley) and his grandson David.

When this series first came out, I appreciated that it was one of the only thing on TV worth watching. When it was abruptly canceled, there was no explanation to be found anywhere - though I recalled Richard Kiley remarking that it was "political". Perhaps this was the reason why it was never shown as a rerun nor likely to be aired again? In any event, I have the complete series ... and it's definitely a keeper!


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