This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together.Written by
A mother who's trying to double as father. Two headstrong daughters. A series of the world's least likely (and most amorous) men. The result is a bubbling mixture of small chuckles and big laughs that just won't quit. (season 1) See more »
The original version of this sitcom is considered groundbreaking in that it presented an all female family in a serious way; and in it's serious and pretty realistic depiction of divorce. But it was not critically acclaimed. The new version is critically acclaimed though; and has been nominated for multiple emmies and Golden Globes. See more »
It's clear that the external shot of the the building where Ann Romano and her daughters live does not match up with interior set used during the series. The Spanish style windows do not match up with the windows shown inside the apartment, for example. See more »
Great show at the beginning - got old when the daughters did
This is one of my all-time favorites except for the last couple of seasons. The early years were great, funny, insightful, and pretty original. Ann dealt with some pretty heavy problems with her kids, found work she liked, and became an old pro at the dating game. It was neat to watch the character mature along with her daughters.
However, like a lot of shows with children/teenagers, they had to come up with a way to keep things going after the kids had grown too old for the story lines. In this case, they brought in a little boy with a pretty contrived plot line to be the new "son". It didn't work well.
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