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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4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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 Andrew 'Drew' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Elizabeth '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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12 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Glenbrook  »

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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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Referenced in Employee of the Month (2004) See more »

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
(opening theme)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Patti LuPone and cast
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A Wonderful Show, but...
22 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

When I saw Chris Burke's smiling face on the screen for the very first time, I knew that I was seeing a barrier being broken down. At last someone had gotten the great idea of portraying the life of the Developmentally Disabled on screen and the sacrifices that parents all over the world make daily to keep children in their families and try to give them as normal a life as possible.

The only thing that I didn't like as the series moved on was that it left the focus of life with Corky Thatcher to life with Becca Thatcher, portrayed by the more popular actor. It lost out on what could have been some very interesting story lines by doing that. The only thing that rather redeemed that switch was the storyline that dealt with Corky getting married.

Otherwise, the producers of this show are to be congratulated. Without this series there may not have been movies like "The Other Sister" or a hero for so many of the Developmentally Disabled named Chris Burke, who proved that what so many of them want could be done.


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