Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thirtysomething '80s TV Show

I never thought I'd ever be thirtysomething.

I have a confession to make. In the late 1980s, I loved the TV show thirtysomething. I remember thinking Ken Olin was hot, but other than that, I'm not sure why the 60-minute ABC drama appealed to me. I think maybe I hoped that by the time I myself was thirty-something, I too would be smart and savvy.

You know you're old when you remember watching thirtysomething and thinking the couples were so old. You never thought you'd ever be that old. Did you? Seriously, when you were fifteen, did you see yourself with a career? Did you see yourself driving your kids to soccer practice? I never envisioned myself as a grownup. It's sad to admit, but for some reason, I honestly thought I'd never grow old. 

Watch the opening credits for thirtysomething.


Sabrina Steyling said...

Ah, yes, I remember this show - well, the theme song, anyway. It was one of my parents' favorite shows and they never missed watching it. :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

trying to remember how old I was when that show started. I think I was either late 20s or already early 30's myself.

I also thought Ken Olin was beyond "hot" on that show...but his character whined too much...you know his "real life" wife was on that show, right?

Ms. A said...

I managed to wait until I was sixteen, before I did!

I LOVED THAT SHOW! (and Ken Olin was hot)

DWei said...

I think this is before my time. :P

bpinks said...

Loved this show- I was in my early 20's at the time and never missed it. Ken Olin was hot, but so was Peter Horton :)

Rebekah Sanders said...

I just started watching these again on Netflix. I think I was like 12 when it was on. I'm really appreciating the humor a lot more now that I'm actually IN my 30s.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I adored this show. It was very well written and acted. I was so disappointed when it got cancelled.

Amber Von Felts said...

I seem to remember it coming on after Northern Exposure, which I loved. I never stuck around and watched it though. I think I was in the same frame of mind...that it was a show for old people! Lols, now I'm 30 something! I will say that my life doesn't resemble the show's interpretation (all be it very 80's) of what my thirty something life entails. Times have changed!


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