Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why I Love...

The Golden Girls!
The only sucky thing about being in the UK right now is that Hulu discriminates against the Brits so I can't watch SNL. As a result, I've missed the recent culmination of Bettymania: Betty White co-hosting SNL. But it's ok. I'll just wait. Anyway, we're not here to laud Betty White alone. This month I'm expressing my undying love for The Golden Girls.

One of my favourite ways to unwind after a long summer day of doing absolutely nothing is to watch a couple episodes of The Golden Girls. The GGs are great for a couple reasons.

First of all: BEA ARTHUR (God rest her) as resident Deadpan Snarker, Dorothy Zbornak. Dorothy's always got some great reply to the numerous stupid things that Rose says. She also makes references to 80s pop culture that I don't get but I laugh anyway because I'm kinda dumb like that. Or! It's just that funny. (Let's go with the latter) As you know, I have much love for shameless sluts (See: Mia from Degrassi) so you know I have nothing but respect for Blanche, The Golden Girls' fancy, Southern, slutty flower. Even though Dorothy and Blanche are my favourites, I still have love for Rose and Sophia because both are pretty damn funny.

Another reason I love The Golden Girls is because it's bascially a bunch of old people talking about sex. I don't know about you but personally I get pretty bored of listening to young people talk about sex. It's not as classy, ya know? Old people FTW.

Besides that, The Golden Girls is one of the many great sitcoms of the mid-80s/early-90s. I think the sitcom has been dying a slow, painful death since the mid-90s and watching shows like The Golden Girls and comparing it to some stuff made post-1995 should show the difference between a good sitcom and the shittiness they call situation comedies these days. As with any good sitcom, The Golden Girls tackled some pretty big deal 80s issues while staying on point with the humour and not making you feel like you were watching a primetime after-school special.

Nothing's greater than watching a bunch of older ladies navigate their loves lives while stuffing their faces with cheesecake. I don't watch Sex and the City but I'm just gonna assume that The Golden Girls did it first and did it better. Alright, I'm off to stuff my face with cheesecake! I'll leave you with this fantastic scene:

P.S. - Oh yeah - the theme song!! Can't believe I almost forgot...


Steve said...

You're the 2nd Degrassi fan in as many days that I've found that likes this show. I've seen at least part of an episode or 2, but it was a loooooooooog time ago. Now I'm tempted to go watch the pilot. However...
A. I don't like starting new shows, I have to force myself.
B. I don't like sitcoms. They just aren't funny at all to me. I like dramas, some of which are hilarious at times.
C. Although the 80s has the best music and fashion, the tv was dreadful. The only two good shows I can think of are Degrassi and Prisoner Cell Block H.

Oh, and I still haven't forced myself to watch those ex-Degrassi castmembers shows. There's only 3, right? I hope they don't totally suck, but probably do.

Ms. K.I.A. said...

I can understand why you wouldn't like sitcoms - but there are some decent ones out there. It takes a lot to make a good sticom though and, IMO, the 80s and early 90s were a good time for sitcoms.

You should check out the Golden Girls and tell me what you think.

Also, thanks for the comments!