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The Golden Girls- The Complete Sixth Season


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: C+



This next installment of The Golden Girls on DVD remains as entertaining as all previous seasons, with all of the same antics as the previous seasons and just as much emotion and heart from this talented cast of ladies.  This 1990-1991 season of The Golden Girls reminds the audience of why they love the zany cast and their lovable sense of self, though it is somewhat apparent the cast knew the series was coming to an end as creative wells ran dry.  Though creative wells may have been running dry this did not mean the series was losing its always entertaining luster, embodying good acting from a talented cast, an array of guest stars, and emotional yet humorous storylines.


This entertaining series centers on the lives of four senior citizen women, who love life and have just as much fun (if not more) than those half their age.  For those who have never viewed the series please refer to previous reviews of other seasons for an excellent synopsis on the TV sitcom.  This reviewer has his own views of these women which can be summated in 30 seconds.  Dorothy is the apprehensive, strong, yet loving one.  Sophia is Dorothy’s wise yet quirky mother.  Blanche is the flirtatious, and ummm seemingly town bicycle (everybody gets a ride).  And Rose is the dimwitted but sweetest heart of the group.  Overall, they are the rat pack of the senior community.


This particular DVD’s features leave something to be desired.  The picture quality is less than adequate for this entertaining series.  The color is not consistent, though most definitely bright enough can often time appear blurry in its frustrating 1.33:1 Full Screen format.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound quality is often times inadequate many times displays as being unbalanced and soft.  This reviewer knows that better transfers of picture and sound must exist, so where are they?  The extras are also quite sparse only offering one feature of a “Candid Conversation with Betty, Rue, and others” courtesy of the museum of Television and Radio.  This reviewer realizes that this is the Sixth Season of The Golden Girls and it becomes difficult to find entertaining material to feature as extras, but with the possibility of cast members not being around soon, a plethora of information should be gathered about the series while the ability still to gain such still exists.  Overall, let’s hope Buena Vista Entertainment puts great care into the 7th and final season of The Golden Girls DVD release for fans to enjoy forever.


The Golden Girls was and is a great sitcom that has some rewatchable qualities, but for those other than true, diehard fans not much.  This reviewer found it quite enjoyable to relive some of the emotional and humorous moments of the series, everything from Blanche’s daughter having a baby to the girls getting the chicken pox.  The series will stay in the hearts and minds of fans across the world, but for those other than true fans of the series this box set would be something to hold off on, at least until studios fix up picture, sound, and extras.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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