Thursday, 16 July 2015

Oldies Sitcom reviews

I know I should really post more often.... but you are going to have to wait until August for that, I am soooo busy this month:). And I know everyone is saying that, but I never was this busy before that I can remember.... oh here I go rambling again!

Anyways I went to my library a few weeks ago and they had a display of old shows and sitcoms like "Leave it to Beaver" "I love Lucy" and "The Jeffersons" (of course I took home half the rack!) Our family has always loved watching old sitcoms (mostly on winter evenings) but I like to watch a few before bedtime by myself.

So today I just want to give you a short review (probably not too short knowing me...) of every oldies sitcom I have watched so far.

First off,

The Cosby show revolves around the well off African-american family, The Huxtables and their five children as they deal with school, friends, peer pressure, dating and all the stuff families go through on a daily basis. The Children are Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. The show lasted for eight seasons (and I watched every episode:) Adding in more cast members wonderfully!

The story takes place in New York city

Cliff and Claire are the Parents. He is an obstetrician, and Claire is a lawyer.

Sondra is in university at the start of the show, she eventually marries her boyfriend Alvin and they have twins, a girl Winnie, and a boy. Nelson.

Denise is finishing high school at the start of the show, she goes on to college but drops out and takes a trip to Africa to find out what she wants to do with her life. She returns a couple of seasons later and shocks her parents when she arrives on their doorstep, Married to a Naval officer and stepmother to his three year old daughter, Olivia. Denise finally figures out what she wants to be and returns to college as well as traveling with her husband Martin. Olivia is mostly left with her grandparents and becomes a main character in the family. (and she's the cutest:)

Theo is 14 at the start of the show, he likes basketball music and loathes school. He often gets in trouble, doesn't keep his promises but is really just a normal kid. He grows into a fine young man, goes on to college, loves working with children and finds out that he has Dyslexia (which is why he struggled with school) he learns to overcome this disability and the show ends with Theo graduating from college.

Vanessa is the somewhat annoying and somewhat bossy kid of the family, she is always fighting with Rudy and sometimes Denise. She is in middle school at the start of the show, she goes on through highschool and is in college in the last season, she is briefly engaged to the maintenance man on her campus, he is "Knocking on thirty" (so about 10 years older than her) her relationship with him seems uncertain but is never explained before the show ends.

Rudy is the youngest and about 5 years old at the start of the show, she is the sweet little girl who does some strange things like calling other countries when playing with the telephone and packing herself a tuna fish sandwich as a school lunch.... two weeks before school starts. Rudy is in junior high in the last season and started dating.

Pam Tucker is introduced in the 6th season and becomes a main character. She is Claire's cousin who was living with a single mom in California, when her mother took sick and was unable to care for Pam, she was sent to live with her cousin's family in New York. Pam is in senior year of high school, at first she tries to test the Huxtables curfew rules by sneaking out to parties at night, but she soon comes to respect the Huxtables and adjust.  

Other characters not mentioned above:

-Russell and Anna Huxtable (Cliff's parents)
-Kenny a.k.a "Bud"(one of Rudy's friends who likes her later)
-Charmaine (Pam's best friend)
Lance (Charmaine's boyfriend)
-Walter "Cockroach" (Theo's best high school friend)
-Justine (Theo's longtime girlfriend)
-Dabnis Brickey (Vanessa's fiancee)
-Kara (Vanessa's friend who can talk faster than a whip)
-Janet (Vanessa's friend)
-Peter and Kim (Two of Rudy's friends)
-Stanley (Rudy's first boyfriend)
-Robert (Vanessa's boyfriend)
Jeffry Engels (The Huxtables neighbor) 

There are more but those are the main recurring characters.

I think I am going to have to do this in parts (seeing how long I write descriptions)

So that was part 1, stay tuned!


  1. I love this show!! We're only on Season 4 or 5, but I think it's my favorite TV show. :)

    1. Its my favorite show too, I really love how they introduced so many new characters over the years without finding themselves in a "cousin Oliver syndrome" I was so sad when I watched the final episode (I always hate final episodes/books chapters)