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This review is from: The Golden Girls - The Complete First Season [DVD]  (DVD)
finaly the Golden Girls arrive on DVD! this is probably the best telvision show of the 80's. brioadcast sometimes on living TV in the UK, i got hooked. this first season is excellent. though most sitcoms take a few series to get into full swing tis leaped straight in there. it follows the live of three women and ones mother in Miami. Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia are excellently played by Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty. though all performance are excellent i think Sophia played by Estelle steals the show.
Here are the episodes from the first Series:
1: The Engagement
Its the first ever episode and Sophia, Dorothy's mother, moving in with the girls after the retirement home she had stayed at burned down. Blanche's latest boyfriend, Harry, proposes marriage, but it gives the girls a bad feeling.
2: Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?
Dorothy's daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She's engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to anger when she realizes that ex-husband, Stan, is going to be invited.
3:Rose the Prude
Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind double date with blanche. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom.
Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she's after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is after: Blanche's kidney.
5: The Triangle"
Dorothy is dating Dr. Elliot Clayton. Dr. Clayton makes a pass at Blanche, but Dorothy doesn't believe her when Blanche tells her about it. After a fight over the subject, Blanche orders Dorothy to leave the house.
6: On Golden Girls
Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term "generation gap", by doing more than his share of provocation.
7: The Competition
In a bowling competition, it's Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old beau and if Dorothy and Blanche win Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.
After a concert, the girls arrive home, one evening, to discover their house has been broken into. This leads the girls to seek out means to heavily protect themselves, including Rose buying a handgun.
9: Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest boyfriend, her aerobics instructor, half her age.
10: Heart Attack
After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.
11: The Return of Dorothy's Ex
Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together.
12: The Custody Battle
Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California.
13: A Little Romance
Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However, she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.
(Emmy award winning episode)
14: That Was No Lady
Dorothy latest boyfriend Glen gives her a shock when he tells her he's married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him.
15: In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away in his sleep.
16: The Truth Will Hold Out
Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose's late-husband's will.
17: Nice and Easy
Blanche's visiting niece is a chip right off the old block, when she three different men in the three nights she has been there.
18: The Operation
Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.
19: Second Motherhood
Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage.
20: Adult Education
Blanche's psychology professor sexually harasses her when she goes to him for help on a difficult test. He offers her extra credit in a sexual way.
21: Flu Attack
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
22: Job Hunting
When Rose looses her job at the grief center, she begins searching for other sources of work, but realizes the world doesn't need an older employee.
23: Blind Ambitions
Rose's sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person after recently losing her sight.
24: Big Daddy
Blanche's father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit, with an announcement, he's sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer.
25: The Way We Met
One night after watching Psycho, the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.
Finally it hits the DVD sales, all i can say is bring on season Two!