Life Goes On (1989–1993)

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A TV-series about the life of the Thachers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thacher's ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Andrew 'Drew' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Libby Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Charles 'Corky' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
Tracey Needham ...
 Paige Thacher (40 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Jesse McKenna (35 episodes, 1991-1993)
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A TV-series about the life of the Thachers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thacher's dream comes true when he is able to open his own restaurant, but it's a hard business, and he often run into problems. Becca has a constant crush on Tyler, but he's not available. He and his girlfriend, Rona, break up and get together all the time. Libby Thacher hates her boss, and quits her job. After a while she finds out that she's pregnant, and that her boss is desperate to get her back. She starts working for him again, after getting better paid, among other things. Meanwhile, "Corky" has problems with keeping up at school and accepting who he is. He fights his battles, and wins. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

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One of the first shows to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its social implications. In its later seasons the show depicted a relationship between Kellie Martin's character Becca Thacher and Chad Lowe's character Jesse McKenna. Becca and Jesse dated, and were often shown kissing. Jesse had HIV/AIDS and Becca, of course, did not. The show used this relationship, and the character of Jesse to address issues of bigotry and unwarranted hysteria regarding the disease. Moreover, the show helped to inform it's audience as to what the facts and myths were about HIV/AIDS (for example: the various ways one could or could not contract HIV/AIDS) and urged people to practice safe sex, avoid drug use involving needles, and to get tested. See more »

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
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Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Patti LuPone and cast
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I miss this program...
18 July 2006 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I, too, wish that there were re-runs of this wonderful program (but on one of the broadcast TV channels, since I don't have cable). There were so many episodes that brought tears to my eyes, just because they portrayed what were so true-to-life happenings. I never missed an episode and would purposely stay at home between 6:30-7:00 PM on Sunday nights so that I could watch it. My very favorite episode was the one where Corky hides quite a large pig in the house, attempting to save it from being slaughtered (I think). That was hilarious. Showing how much a person (namely Corky) with Down Syndrome can accomplish, was a real ground-breaker for TV. Also, Chad Lowe, who portrayed a young man who was HIV positive, was wonderful, for the same reason.

"Life Goes On", but unfortunately, no longer on TV - at least not here in Minneapolis.


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