Once and Again (1999–2002)

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A divorced father and a soon-to-be divorced mother meet and begin a romantic courtship which is always complicated by their respective children and their own life problems.

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 Lily Manning (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Rick Sammler (63 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Grace Manning (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Zoe Manning (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Judy Brooks (58 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Jessie Sammler (55 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Eli Sammler (54 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Karen Sammler (49 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Jake Manning (47 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 David Cassilli (28 episodes, 1999-2001)
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Rick is a divorced father-of-two who meets Lily, a newly-separated mother-of-two. They begin a relationship, which has a significant impact not only on their lives but on those of their children and ex-spouses, as well. Written by Phil Fernando

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David Clennon also played Miles Dentrell on Thirtysomething (1987). See more »

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Eli Sammler: It's so weird that she doesn't miss me, 'cause I'm never gonna stop missing her.
Grace Manning: I know.
Eli Sammler: You're like the only person who does know.
[they both slowly start to move their faces closer together]
Eli Sammler: [whispers] that's a really pretty dress
[lips are about to touch]
Grace ManningEli Sammler: [door swings open, Grace and Eli pull away as they see Jesse standing infront of them] What?
Jessie Sammler: They called off the wedding.
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Unreal Reality
25 July 2003 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

I panned Thirtysomething on this site, so I'm duty bound to give praise where due...the same people made Once and Again. I saw an episode or two on TV and remembered it fondly enough to get the DVD, which I proceeded to devour in about 4 nights. (I now know why DVD TV shows are so popular: you don't have to wait a week to see each episode.)

I thought the situations and dialogue were completely realistic. My wife, a divorce attorney, saw the show years ago and remembers it as completely unrealistic. But isn't that the master craft of entertaining TV and movies -- making the unrealistic appear realistic? I'll bet there is some good writing on this point...please send me a message if you know of any.


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