Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.
Dennis Booker, an ex-cop, is hired by the US office of a large Japanese company to investigate some suspect insurance claims. He is very anti-authority, resents being told what to do, and ... See full summary »
J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »
Following the death of her husband, Ray, Suzanne Sugarbaker moved to Washington to fill her husband's seat in congress, dragging along her developmentally disabled brother, Jim, and adopted... See full summary »
Following the death of her fire-fighter husband, housewife Anne McNeil decides to move from New York to the small California town of Marvel, where she and her husband spent their honeymoon.... See full summary »
The person who posted a comment hit the nail on the head. The Thorns was the best. It had a lot of potential. I believe that it wasn't that it was too ahead of it's time but that the upper crust did not like that other, "lower class", less influential people (those that make less that $125,000 a quarter) should see that their lives are as shallow as depicted, full of cracks or that they aren't as grand as they want others to seem. I have met those sort of people. If they drop something important and you pick it up for them and hand it to them and say, "here, you dropped this," they either look at you like they can't understand English, that anything you say is so beneath them or they call security for disturbing them. But on the flip side I have met some that were so cool, nice, etc. This show featured a very shallow side of the rich life, which exists.
This show was WAY ahead of it's time.
The Chinese restaurant next door was so like the on going joke in Keeping Up Appearances, an English show that aired two years after this program.
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