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Tales of the City 

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A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what Maupin coined a "logical family". It's no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Laura Linney ...  Mary Ann Singleton 9 episodes, 2019
Ellen Page ...  Shawna Hawkins 9 episodes, 2019
Paul Gross ...  Brian Hawkins 9 episodes, 2019
Murray Bartlett ...  Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver 9 episodes, 2019
Charlie Barnett ...  Ben Marshall 9 episodes, 2019
Olympia Dukakis ...  Anna Madrigal 9 episodes, 2019
Garcia ...  Jake Rodriguez 8 episodes, 2019
May Hong ...  Margot Park 8 episodes, 2019
Victor Garber ...  Samuel Garland 7 episodes, 2019
Ashley Park ...  Ani Winter / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Christopher Larkin ...  Jonathan Raven Winter / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Barbara Garrick ...  DeDe Halcyon Day 6 episodes, 2019
Zosia Mamet ...  Claire Duncan 6 episodes, 2019
Caldwell Tidicue ...  Ida Best 6 episodes, 2019
Michelle Buteau ...  Wrenita Butler 5 episodes, 2019
Michael Park ...  Robert / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Dickie Hearts ...  Mateo 5 episodes, 2019
Matthew Risch ...  Harrison 4 episodes, 2019
Samantha Soule ...  Inka Gisladottior 4 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Thys ...  Eli Heller 4 episodes, 2019
Alan Mingo Jr. ...  The Queen 4 episodes, 2019
Daniela Vega ...  Ysela 3 episodes, 2019
Daphne Rubin-Vega ...  Mrs. Rodriguez 3 episodes, 2019
Juan Castano ...  Flaco Ramirez 3 episodes, 2019
Bryce Charles ...  Marlowe 3 episodes, 2019
Sebastian Chacon ...  Lucas 3 episodes, 2019
Claudia Logan ...  Lay-La 3 episodes, 2019
Jeanette Villafane ...  Debra 3 episodes, 2019
Molly Ringwald ...  Claire's Mother 2 episodes, 2019
Elena Hurst ...  Linda 2 episodes, 2019
Collin Baja Collin Baja ...  Ryan 2 episodes, 2019
Nelson Ascencio ...  Eduardo 2 episodes, 2019
Ricky A. Schroeder ...  Rory 2 episodes, 2019
Jorge Cordova ...  Stuart 2 episodes, 2019
Teddy Cañez ...  Uncle Mando 2 episodes, 2019
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A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what Maupin coined a "logical family". It's no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she is haunted by something from her past that has long been too painful to share.

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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armistead Maupin's Tale of the City See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Netflix See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Laura Linney's first involvement with the works of friend Armistead Maupin occurred 25 years earlier in the writer's first filmed series Tales of the City (1993). See more »

Goofs

There are vast discrepancies with the ages of the characters. In the original miniseries, set in 1976, Anna Madrigal was 55/56, and Michael Tolliver was 26. In this series, set in the present day (2018/19) they are stated to be 90 and 54 respectively when Anna should be almost 100 and Michael should be 69. See more »

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Follows Tales of the City (1993) See more »

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A big disappointment
18 June 2019 | by WestcoastalSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this series and went into it with a very generous, open mind because it's the sort of series I tend to enjoy. Unfortunately the weak writing, wooden acting, constant cliches and cloyingly over-sentimentalized tropes made it really difficult to love.

I did stick with it in hopes that it would 'get better' but unfortunately it never did. A real shame because the idea had potential but it felt more like a bad after school special than a ground-breaking diversity story. It actually feels dated (in a bad way) and it's from 2019.

I gave it 6 stars because there are so few LGBT-friendly series out there I just didn't have the heart to give it less, but if I was being more honest it really doesn't deserve much more than a 4 or 5. While it does have some charming moments, it's too cutesy and devoid of grit to be truly enjoyable.


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