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My Life and Times 

Ben Miller is an elderly man living in a nursing home in the year 2035, who frequently reminisces about his past in this sentimental critically acclaimed series. Each episode is set in a ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Irwin ...  Ben Miller 6 episodes, 1991
Megan Mullally ...  Susan 6 episodes, 1991
Helen Hunt ...  Rebecca Miller 6 episodes, 1991
Matt McGrath ...  Robert Miller 3 episodes, 1991
Harriet Medin ...  Brooke Davis / ... 3 episodes, 1991
Timothy Stack ...  Daniel Miller 2 episodes, 1991
Sean Baca Sean Baca ...  Daniel Miller - Age 11 2 episodes, 1991
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ...  Melanie Miller - Age 5 2 episodes, 1991
Claudia Christian ...  Young Jessie 2 episodes, 1991
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Ben Miller is an elderly man living in a nursing home in the year 2035, who frequently reminisces about his past in this sentimental critically acclaimed series. Each episode is set in a different year, and details Ben's days as a college student, his courtship with wife Rebecca, and other important moments in his life. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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[opening narration]
Ben Miller: I can't say that I've seen everything but I've seen a lot. I've seen footsteps on the moon and seen myself stumble. I've seen fear and did my darndest not to be afraid. I've survived the nineties and braved the millennium. I've loved and lost and learned to love again. And I've learned that life is an adventure. You have to hold on and let it carry you away. I've let in carry me to me to the year 2035 and I'm here to tell the tale. I'm Ben Miller and this is my life and times.
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A Wonderful Show -- and killed before it had a chance...
1 January 2005 | by kdladageSee all my reviews

I cannot recall how I first discovered this little gem, I just recall falling in love with it almost immediately. I watched it religiously. I had to hunt for it, since in San Diego it seemed like they moved its time slot every single week... it was on Wednesday at 8pm, then Saturday at 9pm, then I had to locate it at almost 1am... but I found it, and I watched it, and I loved it. Then it was gone.

Why? Was the acting sub-par? Hardly. It was some of the finest performances on television.

Was the writing bad? Not a chance. It was witty, intelligent, tender, and amazing. It was written as a story of a man that was telling his own life story, of what it was to live and learn in the 1980s. And it was told in such a way that, each time you thought you knew him, you learned something else to make you appreciate all that he had gone through.

So what was it? I haven't the faintest. It did, however, begin a trend -- each time I have really begun liking a television show, it gets canceled almost immediately. From "My Life and Times" all the way up to "Firefly" -- I just cannot seem to win.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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