Dear John (1988–1992)

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After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise,... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 John Lacey (90 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Kirk Morris (90 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Louise Mercer (90 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Kate McCarron (90 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Mrs. Margie Philbert (83 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Ralph Drang (68 episodes, 1988-1991)
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 Tom (66 episodes, 1988-1992)
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 Mary Beth Sutton (55 episodes, 1990-1992)
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After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. Philbert, and Kate, a red-headed divorcee who presents a possible love interest for John. Over the course of the series, the characters help each other first come to grips with their situation, and then overcome it, often with hilarious results. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Dear John USA  »

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The Season 1 opening title sequence is a near-shot-for-shot re-creation of the original British series titles. See more »

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Sad!
26 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was such a sad show. A guy comes home one day and finds a letter from his wife. The theme song, also sad, it is sung from the perspective of the wife. You see him happily arriving at home, walking in the front door and then the trauma begins.

"Dear John, Dear John.

By the time you read these lines, I'll be gone.

Dear John, Dear John.

Life goes on, Right or wrong.

Dear John..."

It gets stuck in your head for some reason. Maybe it's because her voice is so sappy. In any event, it supposedly began as a British show, and they made an American version with it's own cast. John Lacey comes home to find out his wife has left him by reading a typical "Dear John" letter. Doesn't that scream sitcom? John then goes to a support group where all the comedy lies. The other members of the group have their own quirks. John also has little encounters with random singles. Not that great of a show although I like Judd Hirsch.


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