by Meredith O'Brien (Moms in Pop Culture & Politics)
After I wrote up my suggestions as to what new TV fare could entertain you this summer, I spent some quality time watching the newly released thirtysomething season three DVD set and thoroughly enjoyed myself. If you're looking to delve into some meaty, moving meditations on what careers, parenthood, sexual malaise and cancer can do to a marriage, I heartily recommend you spend some time with Hope, Michael, Elliot and Nancy.
This was the 1989/90 season of thirtysomething where Michael got a big promotion at the ad agency, Hope got pregnant with baby number two (after having had a miscarriage in the second season) and flirted with a man with whom she was working, where Gary and Susannah had a baby and where Nancy Weston learned she had ovarian cancer soon after she let Elliot move back into the house. And, I've got to tell you, while watching this emotionally raw season, I personally gleaned loads of insight from theseRead More »from "thirtysomething": Old Show, New Perspective.