A Year in the Life

1987, TV Show

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OK, so how cool is our new DVD blog? Fancy, huh? Yeah, I know, it’s like cracking open that full-season set of your dreams and finding out they threw in a secret bonus disc!To celebrate the cool new digs—and the new year (which sadly for me kicked off with the stomach flu from Hell)—I thought it would be nifty to do a wish list of shows I would LOVELOVELOVE to show up on DVD during 2008. And once I'm done ya'll need to send me your picks so we can all commiserate later on, aiiight?Models Inc. — Laugh all ya’s want, but 1994’s cheesoid Melrose spin-off had a pre-"Matrix" Carrie Ann Moss and a wedding-day sniper cliffhanger that Aaron Spelling himself told me was resolved in the UK version of the finale. For the love of Emma Samms, I need to know who took the bullet!Wonderbug — Just to shut up my brother the mechanic! Once a month he’s all “find me that show!” Honestly, the Sid & Marty Krofft Saturday-morning head trip about a talk... read more

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Premiered: September 16, 1987, on NBC
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Premise: A poignant and intelligent drama about the joys and sorrows of a suburban Seattle family, based on (and picking up from) an Emmy-winning 1986 miniseries. Gracefully written and performed, with people easy to care about, the series came from `St. Elsewhere' creators John Falsey and Joshua Brand and deserved a far longer life. Richard Kiley won an Emmy as family patriarch Joe Gardner, and said at the ceremony that he had `nothing but sadness for the corporate myopia that killed a fine show.'

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