ABC (ended 1993)



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Welcome to the Homefront guide at TV.com. Things are starting to return to normal in the town of River Run, Ohio. World War II is finally over & the boys are coming home. However, the world around them is changing & life will never be the same again. Mike & Ruth Sloan have lost their son Mike Jr. in the war, but gained an Italian daughter-in-law, Gina who's pregnant. Gina is hiding the fact that she is Jewish & a survivor of the Holocaust. Abe & Gloria Davis, who work for the Sloan's, are hopeful that life will be better for African Americans now that so many Black veterans have distinguished themselves in the service. But their son Robert, A military hero, is embittered by the treatment he received in the army, does not think things will ever be any better. Everything appears to be rosy for Hank Metcalf though, as he is coming home to marry his sweetheart Sarah. Unbeknownst to him however is that Sarah is in love with someone else: His younger brother Jeff. Hank's sister Linda is angered that while women were treated as equals at work during the war, are now expected to take a backseat to the returning G.I.s, giving up the jobs they took to keep the country running so that the boys will not have any trouble getting work. The matriarch of the Metcalf family is the widowed Anne, who believes in old fashion values & tries to keep her children on the straight & narrow. Anne's own life beings to change when she meets Al Kanh, a Union organizer who is instantly attracted to her. G.I. Charlie Hailey promised to marry is girlfriend Ginger Szabo when he came home, but instead married Caroline while he was in England. He's convinced that Caroline wants the same things out of life he does, a large family full of kids & a middle class life. The conniving Caroline lies & tells Charlie that is her dream as well, but she never wants to have any children & loves money above all else. The second season brought war widow & baseball lover Judy Owen to town. Judy works as bartender & dispenses good advice about love to her customers, though she rarely follows it herself. In it's two season on the air Homefront covered topics such as: racism, the fight to unionize, divorce, finding love after forty, the fight for equal rights for African Americans, women trying to break the glass ceiling in the work place, interracial marriage, the Holocaust, prejudice between the social classes, & of course what life was like for the veterans who had made it back to the home front.moreless
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  • An AWESOME show about life on the homefront after WWII. The era, the characters, social issues, conflicts, personal lives, setting and period fashions were all so interesting and incredibly real to the 40\\\'s.moreless

    AWESOME! The best show ever made for TV. Everyone I knew LOVED it! It really pulled you in and gave you a warm feeling as the \\\"The Waltons\\\" did, with the anticipation and plot twists of something like \\\"Desperate Housewives\\\". We watched or taped every episode and waited anxiously for the next one. When the networks realized a list of shows they were planning to cancel, I wrote my first and only letter to the network begging them not to cancel Homefront, as did many people (they later revealed \\\"Homefront\\\" received the most votes to keep it on the air). I realized then just how much money talks (and prevails) in the entertainment industry over quality and viewers preferences.moreless
  • Wonderful show, totally believable, and much more wholesome than what is on TV today.

    This show is absolutely the best show ever that was ever produced for television. I watched it from the very beginning and was immediatly hooked. My ex-husband felt exactly the same way I felt. We used to look forward to it each week, and would refuse to make any plans for the night it was shown. The cast was wonderful. The show was so well done, and entirely believable that I actually felt as if I was a part of it. I actually cried when it was taken off the air. Please, someone with some common sense who believes in wholesome values and classic TV programs BRING IT BACK. It was definately better for our population, not to mention our children than most of the stuff that is broadcast now. Our country is in a terrible mess, and I'm sure that the kind of shows that we are exposed to don't help the situation. And remember to support our troops.moreless
  • This is a warning to anyone planning to purchase the DVD set of 9 discs from Canada (the company changes its name quite frequently) DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! The seller never answers emails and there is no telephone number to contact them.moreless

    A great show that should have run for at least three or more seasons. I have often wondered what the writers had in store for season three had it aired. I imagine that Caroline announces she is pregnant and starts to blackmail the several men she had affairs with and ends up being killed. This means that Jeff and Ginger have more trials and tribulations while Judy and Linda start working at the newspaper. Also, Mike, Jr. returns from the dead. In the storyline he's been on a secret mission behind the iron curtain working for the CIA (OSS). This means the Gina has to chose between Mike and Charley. Also, maybe a return of Robert and his French wife to add to the brew? Anyone else have plot ideas?moreless
  • One of my favorite shows ever. You know it is being shown on the American Life Channel now. goodtv.com

    One of my favorite shows ever.

    You know it is being shown on the American Life Channel now. goodtv.com

    All of the actors on this show were superb. Each set was done with much precision and the storylines were fantastic. I think what was greatest about the show is the way all of the storylines were woven together. I would name a favorite player on the show, but I really can't because I truly liked every character and actor on the show. I only hope more people will be aware Homefront is being rerun on American Life TV. If we watch it and support it then more people may become familiar with this classic. I am going to send a mass e-mail out.moreless
  • Excellent Tv-series about the lives of a few selected families in the Post-WWII USA. It takes place in the small town of River Run in Ohio. We follow them through their daily lives and important events from the years 1945-47. Wish I lived back thenmoreless

    This is by far one of the greatest series I have ever seen. I have been interested in the music from the WWII-era since I was a little kid but I really got a closer look at the life in the 1940's through this series and it made me even more fascinated by the innocence this timeperiod represents.I love the music, the way people dressed, the cars and most importantly the morale among the people back then.I think this series could also be very educational for other generations in the same way it affected me.moreless