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a classy and funny show
I really love this show until now because for me, this is the best sitcom ever made! Eventhough this is always compared to Golden Girls, I like this show much better because Golden Girls is so overrated and Designing Women has the best comedy by far. I love the character of Julia and she's really a good actress and all the cast really gave their full performance in this show! Sometimes it's a bit preachy but it never fail to deliver a good laugh to everyone. I bought the complete 7 seasons of this show at DVDBOOTH .com which really provided me good quality DVDs. Among all the TV series created, Designing Women is definitely stand out among all other sitcom. I think they can never make any other series as good as this one!moreless
A comedy, that aims at teaching left-leaning doctrine through humor.
A show presumably about a small interior designer firm, though precious few episodes are actually about designing. And only a few episodes in, you get the feeling that the audience is what they are designing.
Playing the overplayed and trite cast-the-conservative-as-a-dufus card, the writers consistently consistently use the character of Suzanne Sugarbaker for straight lines to be struck down comically by the more liberal - and therefore more "enlightened" - partners. Liberal potshots at conservative politics were gratuitously and irrelevantly sprinkled into the script.
The character of Bernice Clifton used one whole episode to take a half-hour slam on the conservative church.
I'll grant that the show had it;'s truly funny moments. But unless you enjoy having your core values ridiculed, there was really little reason to watch the show.
It was a classic show.
I loved Designing Women. It lost some of it's appeal when Suzanne and Charlene lefet, but it was still funny. My favorite character was Julia. She was this polite, sophiticated woman, but when you got on her bad side, she'd go Terminator on you, which I found to be funny, but also true about whoever her anger was aimed at. My favorite episode with Julia was Full Moon, or the name of it was close to that. I loved the fact that she was always sticking up for what she thought was right. That episode where she kept crashing her car into a stand that had posters she spoke of as degrading to women. Mary Jo was my second favorite. Especially in the Big Hass episode, when she was talking about how big breast could get you anything. Mary Jo, i think would be in everyones top two, of the funniest ones of them all. I wasn't to happy when Suzanne ans Charlene left, but that epsidoe when they all spent the night at Charlene's (or is it Carlene's? I think both her and charlene's names were spelt the same) new apartment, had me laughing hard. I love old classic shows like these.moreless
HAHA!!! What a disgrace to tv sitcoms!! I wish i could give it a zero!!!
This show is an absolute joke. I cannot believe I watched it. The only reason I watched it twice was because my sister held me at gunpoint!!! It is an absolute waste of 7 years. I pity anyone who watched it. It really screwed up a lot of little boys. My sister is the spitting image of Dixie Carter a.k.a. Julia. That character alone caused many people to flee in terror about her speech about "the night the lights went out in georgia". Many still have a complex about my sister reenacting it. It is completley a horror....Don't watch the reruns!!! Thank god they took them off the telly!!!!!moreless
This show is one of my favorite shows. When I go back home in the USA I want to get DVDs if I can find any.
I think my favorite woman has to be Suzanne Sugarbaker. Next one is Julia, her sister. I could watch the series all day long! I remember my favorite writer Lewis Grizzard was a guest star in it. I was in heaven! Anthony was so funny, and every show was just as good as the other one! I wish they would have shown the series here in the UK where I now live.
I enjoy the language and Southern hospitality in the show, and the proper manners and the old fashioned traditions. Well, what boils down is that we need more Southern shows like this.moreless
Except for using the Anthony as a glorified donkey, it was an OK show . . .
Four women who shared stories, meals, secrets and sometimes worked on designing people's homes. Worked is a stretch, because most of the time, they did more gossiping than anything else. But that was fine-because it seemed more realistic that way. Delta Burke, who played Suzanne Sugarbaker made this show. She was honest and conceited and stereotypically southern. Although I don't like the way she treated Anthony like her own personal slave-she did grow to have a very strong friendship onscreen with him. The next funniest character was definitely Charlene. She was a loveable character whose naivity was only matched by her crazy back woods charm and her 'back home in Poplar Bluff' stories. The other 2 ladies, Julia and Mary Jo, I didn't care for that much. This was a wonderful show when the original characters appeared; after Delta and Jean Smart left- there was a lot taken away from the sorority/sisterhood that the original actresses had formed.moreless
When Suzanne and Charlene left, it went down the drain.
This show is about 4 women, Julia Sugarbaker, Suzanne Sugarbaker, Charlene Frasier, Mary Jo ?? and the man who drives the van, Anthony who run a designing shop outside of Julia's home. Towards the end of the show, Suzanne and Charlene left and were replaced by Allison, Carlene, and BJ. Once Suzanne and Charlene left, the show went down FAST. I will watch the shows with Carlene, Allison and BJ, but would rather see the onces with Suzanne and Charlene. At the end of the series, the store was in ruins. The show plays on Lifetime on 8:00AM & 8:30AM Eastern Standard Time.moreless
Designing Women: Mary Jo, Julia, Suzanne, Charlene
This was a show that touched on many subjects that were taboo. Race, aids, breast cancer to name a few. I never got tired of Charlene's down home personality or Julia's tirades and speeches, nor of Suzanne's absurd comments. Mary Jo rounded the cast off nicely.
Anthony was a nice addition to the cast and Bernice Cliffton sent me into fits of laughter. One episode Mary Jo gave her a Christmas Tree skirt to put around the bottom of the tree, and silly Bernice thought it was for her, so she had this skirt around her waist. When Mary Jo told her what it was really for, Bernice said she thought it fit awfully tight. She and Anthony were a great comedic duo as well as Anthony and Suzanne.
A definitely must see for women of all ages and even some men.moreless