I have a confession: I’m addicted to the Golden Girls. I must be. I swear I’m suffering from withdrawals.
For the longest time I watched them before I went to bed. Then the Hallmark Channel changed their time and instead of coming on at 10 p.m., they don’t come on until 11 p.m. on weeknights. I’m usually asleep anymore by then. I mostly only get to watch them on Sunday nights, when they come on a little earlier. (If Hallmark isn’t showing some kind of special movie.)
I’m really missing them. I like falling asleep to them. Their jokes are a happy way to end the day. And there’s just something about their friendship…it makes me appreciate the girlfriends I have even more. Most episodes I can see us in some of the same dilemmas that Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche get themselves into. Or I think of how fun it’d be for us all to live together and have each other if, Heaven forbid, anything happened to the men in our lives.
Back in the 80s and early 90s when they were on, I never watched. I thought it was a laughable show. And not in the “Ha ha, they’re funny” kind of way. I thought four old women living together and having a TV show about it was ridiculous.
Ah, the beauty of youthful ignorance. I was only concerned with growing up. I didn’t understand that time would keep moving. That one day I would be able to relate to the situations that made for such good Golden Girls comedy.
I’m not quite of Golden Girls age yet. (Though I’m much closer to it these days.) I hope I even make it there actually. Ever since I got cancer, I’m worried I might not be so lucky to beat it next go around.
But if I do make it there, I sure hope I’m lucky enough to have good friends like Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche.
Do you have a Golden Girls set of friends? When’s the last time you told them how much they meant to you?