Roland's parents call to visit. He thinks they are flying over to tell him his dog died. It turns out they have decided to get a divorce. A comic duo is coming for a radio show live from The Golden ...
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Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot.
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When Dorothy has left the group known to the layperson as the Golden Girls, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia buy themselves a hotel. But what do they know about running a hotel? For that particular reason, they fall back on the experience of the trusted manager and the funny cook. Written by
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The production team were desperate for Bea Arthur to return for the second and third seasons that they offered to cut down the episode number and work around her schedule. Arthur declined the offer a number of times. Had Arthur returned the second season would have seen the girls return to their Miami home and The Golden Girls would have resumed. See more »
Who are you supposed to be? Dr. Quinn, medicine slut?
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Sequel to The Golden Girls, without one of the girls
If this series had not been a sequel to the incredibly popular Golden Girls, it might have had a decent run. Unfortunately, the original series was just too beloved, too hilarious, and too perfect to continue without Bea Arthur in the form of The Golden Palace. I loved what someone posted - it would have been like the Beatles continuing without John Lennon.
Therefore, it's very hard to take The Golden Palace on its own merits, which are good ones. The show has a good premise. The GGs take over a Miami hotel, managed by Rowland, who is played by no less than Don Cheadle. The chef is Cheech Marin. Bea Arthur makes a couple of guest appearances, as does the character of Miles. Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty all retain their wonderful characterizations, and if the show isn't as funny as The Golden Girls, it's still pretty funny. Yet it only ran one season, not even picked up by some affiliates because it was felt you can't toy with perfection.
The Golden Palace had all the ingredients for a good TV series except one. It wasn't the Golden Girls.
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