I watched all of these shows back in the 80's and 90's
when the show was on. It was always a lot of fun. Now,
looking back, the first thing that strikes is how young they
all look, particularly those that I've seen more recently in
other shows, like Joan Collins, Michael Nader and Jack
The second thing that strikes you is how boring and slow
the show is. Of course, season 8 was not their best season.
The show was on the way out and only had one more season
left. They were working hard to try to improve things. "The
Colbys" had been canceled, so this season, they brought back
Jeff and Fallon, among others.
Also, back then, shows were just a lot slower0moving than
they are now, so it's hard to watch something this slow now.
If you're used to watching old re-runs, then you may notice
the pacing problems. For the rest of us, though, the show
seems very slow.
After awhile, you do get used to the slower pace of the
shows again... it's fun to see them and great that they've
finally brought all of the episodes out on DVD (just season
9 left to go!).
There are no features or extras, which is too bad. Most
of the actors are still alive, so it would have been great
to see interviews with them.
Unless you're a huge fan of the show from way back, you
may find that the best thing about the show is the theme
song, the costumes, and the hair styles. For the rest of us,
it's a fun trip down memory lane.
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