Publicity agent Sloan Thorn and wife Ginger are nouveau riche trying to ascend quickly the social ladder. The pretentious behavior extends to the children teenager Chad, Joey, and Edmund. Even maid Toinette is snobby.
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Adam Biesk ...
 Chad Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
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 Ginger Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
Marilyn Cooper ...
 Rose Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
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 Joey Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
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 Sloan Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
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 Edmund Thorn 12 episodes, 1988
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 Toinette 12 episodes, 1988
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Publicity agent Sloan Thorn and wife Ginger are nouveau riche trying to ascend quickly the social ladder. The pretentious behavior extends to the children teenager Chad, Joey, and Edmund. Even maid Toinette is snobby.

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The show was too ahead of any time.
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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