Monday, January 23, 2006
You take the good, you take the bad
This is excruciatingly happy news: "Facts of Life" is reportedly finally coming out on DVD, maybe as early as June. YESSSSS!
If you know me at all, you know that I went to an all-girls school in the 1980s, and was thrilled that a national show was showing life at an all-girls school in the 1980s (my school wasn't boarding, though).
I have strong opinions on this show, by the way, and they're not shared by all fans. Natalie was my favorite character (no, really!). I feel that the show's best seasons were after they cleared out Molly Ringwald and the rest of the extra girls and just concentrated on Blair, Jo, Tootie and Natalie.
I also am about to blaspheme by admitting I liked the Edna's Edibles and the Over Our Heads years better than the Eastland years. (Shut up, I know, shut up!) My favorite episodes of all time are 1) the one where they stock up on food so they can study all night and then Tootie unplugs the alarm clock to plug in the hot plate and they all fall asleep, and 2) the one where they recreate a horror movie where all the girls are being murdered on a rainy night. No, I swear.