"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to ...
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to live with him after failed marriages. Much of the humour is derived from Barbara and Carols' ongoing attempts, and failure, to find the perfect partner, and once again leave the "nest". There is also the skirt-chasing next door neighbour, Charlie Dietz and Harry's southern nurse, Laverne Todd, unique for her unbelievable Hickory stories. Written by
Though not an official adaptation of remake, the series was partly inspired by the British Sit Com Father, Dear Father, which was about a single father living with his two daughters and owning a large dog. However in the British series the father was a Divorcee, not a Widower, and the daughters were teenagers as opposed to grown women. See more »
After seeing Dinah Manoff in 'Grease', I instantly wanted to see more of this adorable and underused actress, so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this sitcom, then airing quite late at night on Channel Four. I was hooked. Here was a rare treat - a harmless comedy series that was actually funny, with well-drawn and believable characters. The televisual equivalent of comfort food, Empty Nest always went down well at the end of a hard day. My favourite episode is the one where Charlie is sick, and Carol has to take care of him - a situation worsened by the fact that they can't stand each other! I laughed out loud when Charlie said "do me a puppet show"! (You had to be there.) Another classic was the precocious kid who developed a crush on Dr Weston's nurse, which he transferred to Carol at the end of the episode - another laugh out loud moment. This one needs to be revived pretty damn soon, it'd blow 'Friends' right out of the water!
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