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Tales of the City 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (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 ... See full summary »

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Lauren Morelli
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Series cast summary:
Laura Linney ...  Mary Ann Singleton 9 episodes, 2019
Elliot 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 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 Gisladottir 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 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
Gamze Ceylan ...  Officer Patel 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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Home is a feeling.

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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 »

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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 Further Tales of the City (2001) See more »

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I really wanted to like this!
8 June 2019 | by clrunchuckSee all my reviews

I live in San Francisco, I read all the books, and loved the original P.B.S. series. I'm definitely in the target audience. There are parts of the series that they get right and enjoy. From a nostalgic point of view, it's fun and delightful seeing the original actors: Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney playing Mrs Madrigal and MaryAnne Singleton. Murray Bartlett and Ellen Page are welcome additions and fit right in to the cast as Michael Tolliver and Shauna. Armistead Maupin's story has always had a whimsical "alternative, somewhat idealized reality " that you have to somewhat suspend reality to be on board for both the books and the television series. The new writers have maintained this tone which has it's pros and cons. The pros are: it's cute and whimsical. Gay men also enjoy it for being able to see men actually doing more than kissing. The P. C. sex scenes of all genders are plentiful throughout the episodes. The overall story lines seem slow and very drawn out over the 10 episodes. I'm an attempt to please everyone, particularly a younger maybe more progressive crowd, there's the young kids storyline with the trans and gender fluid kids. A 2 hour movie would have moved the story along in a more smooth and succinct way, instead of "way to many " conversations about people and past events. (The worst stereotypes of the daytime soaps when fans complain about the snails pace of stories). If you're stuck home with the flu or it's bad weather outside, it's not a bad way to pass the time. If you want an entertaining well written, cohesive plot drive show with characters you're invested in, try something like "Schitts Creek ". I was really disappointed with this one!


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7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Armistead Maupin's Tale of the City See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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