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First saw this when TV Land re-ran it. I thought it was a bad fit for that channel for many reasons. One reason was that it was mainly showing 60s and 70s shows at the time. This ran in the early 90s and was cancelled after 2 seasons making it debatable whether it should be re-run at all much less on TV Land. Apart from that, I thought it was a crummy show with a hypocrite for a main character / matriarch....an uber-Catholic widow who gets pregnant from an affair with a Jewish atheist in the 1940s. Say WHAT? How did this nonsense ever last two full seasons?

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1 I haven't seen a moment of this show. But if there's one thing I absolutely cannot stand, it's TV shows/movies set in the distant past where everyone acts just like people do today, with the clear message being "See? People have ALWAYS acted like this, therefore acting like this is perfectly fine!" And they genuinely expect the viewer to believe that half of all teen girls in the 50s were getting knocked up, or people cursed all the time in public in the 30s, or school shootings happened all the time in the 70s. It really is an especially insidious form of brainwashing. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 8, 2012, 8:36 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Thanks Pelirojo. I read in the wiki article that Dear Abby and some others engaged in a letter-writing campaign to get this renewed for a 3rd season, as if this was "Star Trek TOS" or something (yeah RIGHT!). I have to wonder what it is about a patently unrealistic show that warrants such vehement support. Apparently this was also the reason TV Land chose to run it....it's cult "popularity". Maybe the reason it only had "cult" popularity was that most people saw it for the BS it was. It really bugged me too the way "Joan of Arc's" (perfect nickname for her) out of wedlock pregnancy was treated so matter of factly in the 1940s. I mean if that's how you want to treat it, DON'T SET THE SHOW IN THE 40s! This is why I SMH whenever someone who was born after 1980 tries to give me a history lesson. They're being taught a false version of the past in the hopes they won't repeat it, when in reality the way to avoid repeating it is not to forget what it was like! BTW, I saw plenty of critical comments about this show on the site that cannot be named. I think toward the end comments showing up in general got very "hit or miss". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on October 1, 2012, 3:13 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 THANK YOU, Parker Tillman! I tried to say the very same thing on the site that no longer exists but got shot down by folks saying that her doing all that made the show 'realistic'! The weird thing is that after this Joan of Arc Wannabee proverbially got caught with her knickers down was that she STILL droned these dogmas to her kids and yet not only did they not only not call her on her hypocrisy [as young people have been doing re hypocritical parents for ages ] but also her friends, neighbors,etc. treated her getting pregnant out of wedlock as a perfectly conventional thing. Yes, I know there have been nonmarital births from Day One but it was NOT considered the least bit conventional back in the late 1940's. This was but one of many instances in which they tried to inject 1990's POVs into a 1940's setting which all the costumes and hairstyles couldn't make legit. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 25, 2012, 9:27 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 In case you didn't catch it up top: I thought this was a crummy show with a hypocrite for a main character / matriarch....an uber-Catholic widow who gets pregnant from an affair with a Jewish atheist in the 1940s. Say WHAT? How did this nonsense ever last two full seasons? Making matters worse, she's constantly moralizing (straight out of Catholic dogma no less) on her "near adult" offspring, even as her out of wedlock baby bump gets bigger by the week. Then she refused to marry the father (more uber-Catholic hypocrisy) because he's an atheist. Maybe before she slept with the guy without using protection (in the 1940s that's what I'm inclined to believe regardless of whatever else the writers of this tripe may try to put across) she should have checked for such deal breakers? I'm sorry, but I have a very low tolerance for "stupid", even when it's on the so called "idiot box". This show is insulting to Catholics, but the biggest insult is to people's intelligence. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 24, 2012, 11:23 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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