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:
Heather Dubrow ...  Lydia DeLucca 36 episodes, 2000-2002
Ellen Burstyn ...  Dolly DeLucca 36 episodes, 2000-2002
Kevin Dillon ...  Paulie DeLucca 36 episodes, 2000-2002
Paul Sorvino ...  Frank DeLucca 36 episodes, 2000-2002
Debi Mazar ...  Jackie O'Grady 36 episodes, 2000-2002
Danielle Harris ...  Plum Wilkinson / ... 29 episodes, 2000-2002
Peter Firth ...  Victor Leski 20 episodes, 2000-2001
Titus Welliver ...  Dr. Eric Hackett 17 episodes, 2001-2002
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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 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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elämän pyörteissä See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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| (36 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Learnin' As I Go
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by Spencer Proffer & Steve Plunkett
Performed by Heather Paige Kent
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The Best and Worst of Network TV
1 February 2003 | by OrsinaSee all my reviews

Of course I watched this show when it first came on because at that time, I too was a thirty-something Italian American chick from the Northeast who had recently gone back to school. I loved it -- total warm fuzzies for me. I was so happy that they'd gotten such amazing talent like Paul Sorvino and Ellen Burstyn. It was the perfect Saturday night show. Lydia had unpackaged pluck, which was nice for a change.

Then the network started playing around with programming, and the show disappeared for a while. Then it had an early season finale, and no one knew if it was coming back. Then, voila!, it showed up for a second season -- with a total makeover. The ex-fiancee was gone, the Italian song opener was gone, and a completely unrelated love interest materialized out of nowhere. Classic network "wow, this show is working great as it is, so let's CHANGE it!" tactic. But despite stretching the limits of reality as it was doing, the show was still good enough to keep watching, so I did. Then it disappeared after January 2002, and they never actually declared the show cancelled. It was gone as if it had never really existed. For a show that had existed for 1 1/2 seasons and had a fan base, that is inexcusable.


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