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9 + hours of quality television
on 11 June 2016
Season one of diff'rent strokes. Over 9 hours of episodes. The casting, writing and characters are superb. Willis and Arnold have great chemistry and are full of zany antics, the show focuses in on their adjustment from rags to riches. Conrad Bain plays the stern but loving father and Kimberly is his sweet natured daughter. The show is set in New York and takes place mostly inside the home. The show has some serious points to make about race and the changing nature of families in 1980s America, it never gets preachy though. A lot of the episodes are based around a secret the two boys try unsuccessfully to keep, sometimes for noble reasons and sometimes not. The characters are all usually a little wiser at the end.
I could only find season 1 on region 2 but I was still pleased to find this at all. All in all there are 24 episodes.