That's Life (2000–2002)

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Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Lydia DeLucca (35 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Frank DeLucca (35 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Dolly DeLucca (34 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Paul DeLucca / ... (34 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Jackie O'Grady (34 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Plum Wilkinson / ... (28 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Victor Leski (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
 Dr. Eric Hackett (17 episodes, 2001-2002)


Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ex-boyfriend Lou happy, who thinks she is wasting her time getting an education. Her family is none too supportive either. Her mother, Dolly, thinks marriage would be better since she thinks Lydia can't take care of herself. Her dad, Frank, cares more about the New York Giants than Lydia's psych term paper. But that's life... Written by Pat McCurry <>

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Release Date:

1 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elämän pyörteissä  »

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Lydia Denise DeLucca: I want to be self-actualised!! . . . And I want to know what that means!
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Referenced in The Sopranos: In Camelot (2004) See more »


Learnin' As I Go
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by Spencer Proffer & Steve Plunkett
Performed by Heather Paige Kent
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This is probably the best new TV show of the Fall 2000 season
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"That's Life" (CBS Saturdays) is one of the best television shows I've seen for sometime. Heather Paige Kent is great as the lead actor "Lydia". She is also one of the prettiest women on primetime.

The working-class Italian-American characters portrayed on this show and the storylines are very believable. They grow on you, not in a corny endearing manner, but one where the viewer can immediately relate to all of the great characters and the storylines of this well written and well made show.

Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino as Lydia's Mom and Dad do not look out of place on this show and they both play convincing roles.

"That's Life" will not leave you feeling like you've been pandered to the way some other new show about a genetically enhanced superwoman does. I think that show (Dark Angel) is just cheap thrills on TV. If you want that, go to a movie on Tuesday night.

"That's Life" is an excellent combination of both drama and comedy. The only thing working against it is that it is scheduled for Saturdays on CBS. So, it's worth the effort to program your machine if you have to go out next Saturday night.

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