A divorced man tries to get his life back in order after losing everything to his ex-wife.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Judd Hirsch ...  John Lacey 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jere Burns ...  Kirk Morris 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Jane Carr ...  Louise Mercer 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Isabella Hofmann ...  Kate McCarron 90 episodes, 1988-1992
Tom Willett ...  Tom 75 episodes, 1988-1992
Billie Bird ...  Mrs. Margie Philbert 82 episodes, 1988-1992
Harry Groener ...  Ralph Drang 68 episodes, 1988-1991
Susan Walters ...  Mary Beth Sutton 56 episodes, 1990-1992
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Storyline

After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise, sleazy Kirk, neurotic Ralph, aged but foxy Mrs. Philbert, and Kate, a red-headed divorcee who presents a possible love interest for John. Over the course of the series, the characters help each other first come to grips with their situation, and then overcome it, often with hilarious results. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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This is the first of 3 series for Jere Burns where his character is a member of a mental health group, the second being Help Me Help You (2006). The third is Breaking Bad (2008); he appears as a facilitator of group therapy Jesse Pinkman is part of. See more »

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The Season 1 opening title sequence is a near-shot-for-shot re-creation of the original British series titles. See more »

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Straight man to scene stealers
22 August 2012 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is a funny TV series, because the title character, played by Judd Hirsch, is willing to be a straight man to the other characters in a support group he attends.

In essence, much as "Good Times" is Kid Dynamite's show, this is really Jere Burns show as he portrays the rogue, Kirk. Kirk is just enough of a rascal to cherish and laugh at, both at the same time.

The others put in a dash of humor, too, one of them without ever saying a word.

The standard for comedy in the eighties was a comedy that would make people laugh. That's what this show did. It din't try to be too "situational", and hope for a smile, the way most comedies of the nineties and naughts do. It reached for the guts, and pulled them out.

This wasn't "slapstick", but just a bit shy of it. It jumped the shark a bit at the end, and that didn't work. It was best when staying true to its character of the support group.


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear John See more »

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Runtime:

| (90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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