In watching this show again for the first time in over ten years, thanks to its release on DVD, I've been reminded again how excellent the writing and character dynamics both were. MTM was really wonderful, and holds up even to today's more sophisticated television critiques.
Rhoda's character in particular had some really wonderful lines, and as I watch the show again (granted, I am only in Season 1) it is funny to imagine a woman that witty and that attractive couldn't find a good guy...but then again, it isn't surprising, as she reminds me exactly of my best friend in NYC who is gorgeous, smart, funny, etc. but can't find a man worthy!
At any rate, I've always been partial to Rhoda, but has anyone else noticed how quickly she loses her charm when she DOESdate someone she likes? She seems to morph instantly into an act ofdesperation. I wish the writers hadn't made her so much that way.