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August 3rd, 2005

The Golden Palace

Long ago, I admitted that I’ve been a Golden Girls fan since childhood. But even with my rabid fandom and wanting to take Bea Arthur as my second wife, I never saw any episodes of the short-lived follow-up series The Golden Palace. The show ran for one season (or less) after Dorothy left and featured Sophia, Rose, and Blanche running a hotel in Miami. It also starred Don Cheadle (!) and Cheech Marin (!!).

Thankfully, Lifetime is now showing episodes of The Golden Palace twice a day, so I can finally see this show I missed the first time around. And since I’ve seen every episode of The Golden Girls about a hundred times, it’s kind of nice to see something new (to me).

While it’s one of those shows that reeks of all the negative qualities of a spin-off, the three main characters remain similar enough to the original show that it’s somewhat entertaining. Throw in last night’s episode with Bobcat Goldthwait and an admittedly humorous marijuana reference with Cheech, and it was still an entertaining enough 22 minutes. We’ll see if subsequent episodes hold up.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Silje July 7, 2007, 12:27 pm

does anyone know where i can download the golden palace? I live in Norway and they never air it here…. 🙁 I i love the golden girls, i have the whole series,except from this last show….. please help me someone…. my email is siljelarsen23@hotmail.com

Travis September 23, 2007, 10:25 pm

I too am looking to somehow get a copy of golden palace.does anyone know please email me at travisty209@aol.com.
thank you so much
travis

Bradley June 21, 2008, 4:39 am

I loved the show! Bea (Dorothy) guest starred on it for 2 episodes of it. And just so anyone who reads this knows, it wasn’t canceled because of bad ratings. It was canceled because Estelle’s (Sophia) disease (Lewy Body Dementia) prevented her to be able to return for a second season, so they called it quits. Oh, and it ran an entire season: 24 episodes. And they are all now available on You Tube! Amazingly someone has tapped them all off from TV and posted them there! Here’s the URL:
http://youtube.com/user/ericbfdl

Hope you guys all likey!

Bradley

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