Wings

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Wings

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The series Wings, could best be described as Cheers 2, as it followed much the same pattern as the other series did. The similarities are numerous, such as both being easy going character comedies and being produced by the same team (David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee). The main difference being the setting. Instead of a Boston bar being the main setting, a small airport terminal on the island of Nantucket was used as the main backdrop.

The regular "gang" included brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, both pilots, who ran a one-plane local cummuter service called Sandpiper Air. They had little else in common. Joe was button-down, organized and serious, and Brian, a hang loose, free spirit. Thier mutual best friend since childhood was Helen, a once chubby but now beautiful aspiring concert cellist who ran the lunch counter. These three lifelong friends were the "three musketeers".

The other regulars included, Faye, Sandpipers rather flighty but always perky, sixtyish ex-stewardess who ran the ticket counter; Lowell Mather, the eccentric airport mechanic and Roy, the loud mouth blow hard who ran rival airline Aeromass.moreless
Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

Antonio Scarpacci (Seasons 2 - 8, Recurring Previously)

Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Brian Hackett

David Schramm

David Schramm

Roy Biggins

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Joe Hackett

Rebecca Schull

Rebecca Schull

Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran

Crystal Bernard

Crystal Bernard

Helen Chappel Hackett

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  • It's back - Now showing on the Reelz channel!

    10
    I just discovered that it is back on tv, on the Reelz channel. in my area it's on from Monday thru Friday, from 2-3 pm.



    It's so good to see this cast of talented actors back when they were unknown, not to mention the guest appearances of many other present-day famous actors.



    I love this light hearted show, funny jokes and great story lines. So what if it's 20 years old, it still makes me laugh as much now as it did back then, and sometimes even more. Charming, cleverly written shows never go out of style. It would really be great to see them do a reunion show.



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  • Not so cool!

    5.8
    This show had me from the start when Steve Weber in the first episode complimented the owner of the rival flight company for getting rid of the life jackets to save money and hiring a novice pilot right out of flight school. Just when I think I've caught my breath, a voluptous brunette walks past and he blurts out, "Major Hooters," only to save himself from her wrath by introducing himself as his alter-ego, "Major Bob Hooters." This was the kind of writing and creativity that made this under-appreciated series a hit for almost ten years as NBC floated it all over it's schedule. Yet, the fans continued to follow it. The other thing that made this show was sexpot Crystal Bernard, a survivor from the last season of Happy Days. The show had an incredible ensemble of talent including Bernard, Weber, Tim Daly, David Scramm, Rebecca Schull and Thomas Haden Church who played the slightly annoying mechanic Lowell Mather. Replaced by the dynamic Tony Shalhoub as the haplessly unlucky Antonio Scarpacci, the series even became a cousin to the equally successful Cheers with crossovers with its best talents. Underrated for its time on TV, this incredibly funny and relentless series lasted an enjoyable seven years until Amy Yasbeck joined the cast as Helen's jinxed sister, Casey, possibly named after Bernard's Happy Days character, K.C. Cunningham. Yasbeck's arrival signified the sign that the series had run out of ideas as Daly and Bernard's characters got married for the marriage jokes and millions of Crystal Bernard fans lost their hearts.moreless
  • I love this show its my second favoriite show i wish it never ended

    10
    Wings is a great example of a comedy it is funny and all the other material to make any 1 laugh and if ur favorite character is antonio then u might want to watch monk monk is also the same actor who plays antonio so if u can give both shows a chance wings season 1 and 2 release date may 23 rd 06 monk season 1 2 3 on dvd season 4 this summermoreless
  • Two brothers fly planes while dealing with their crazy and weird friends back at the airport.

    9.0
    Wings has to be one of the greatest TV series of the 90s, but I don't think it will ever get the appreciation it deserves. The writing just got better every year and the storyline was surprisingly in-depth. I guess this series is best given the credit for discovering Thomas Haden Church and Tony Shaloub, both of which are successful actors of their own now. Yeah, this series is like Cheers, but I always figured that it was more like the 90s version of Taxi. So, it was no surprise that Christopher Lloyd had his hand in the making. Overall, this series was greatmoreless
  • Midly funny show about a pilot working to keep a small airplane business running while trying deal with friends, family and locals at the same time.

    9.0
    The story line for Wings is pretty good. I recently started to watch it when USA brought it back for its 6 am slot. Though it is a 90's comedy it is not that bad. The main characters: Joe and Brian Hackett, and Helen offer some real good laughs. Roy also provides more histerical moments with his "evil" humor. Fay was also good at providing some histerical moments with her mannerisms. The story line was great and even the serious moments in the show were quickly brought back to funniness. I love the show as a whole except for three reasons:Lowell,Antonio, Helen's sister. Lowell sucks as an actor and his village idiot moments are not funny. I despise the actor who plays antonio. Antonio's "funny" moments suck. Helen's sister role is also terrible with her "wo, is men" attitude. Other than these three terrible actors the shows great.moreless
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  • SMELL THAT? SURE, IT'S FRESH FLOWERS AND SPRING AIR, BUT IT'S ALSO THE SMELL OF THIS WEEKS NEW DVD RELEASES. I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, DVD'S DON'T SMELL....BUT JUST IMAGINE WHAT THEY WOULD SMELL LIKE IF THEY DID. I'M THINKING ROSES. ENJOY WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN:SEASON ONE, CHAPTER ONE: LIMITED EDITION, WINGS: THE EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON AND INTELLIGENCE:SEASON TWO, TO NAME A FEW.

    April 14th, 2009 DVD Releases

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    Sitcoms, 90s