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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 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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This was the first television series to have a major character with Down syndrome, "Corky" Thatcher played by Chris Burke who has Down syndrome in real life. See more »

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Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) 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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