#ThrowbackThursday: Television series we grew up with
The box set
With the fall television season right around the corner, the Buro 24/7 Singapore team looks back on our favourite series of yore
Vimidamini Haridsasan, Intern "From her nasal hollering of "MR. SHEFFIELD" to Niles' deadpan sassy remarks, The Nanny was the show to watch — not only for its humour but also its take on how different dysfunctional families work together. Bring back the 90s please, when sequins were all the rage and Fran Fine was the nanny everyone aspired to be — or at least, hire."
Denise Kok, Lifestyle Editor "It's not surprising that this hit NBC comedy show has 31 Emmy wins backing its name. The writers behind the screenplay for Frasier knew how to orchestrate farce of the highest order without relying on slapstick tropes. Double entendres, hilarious puns, and unexpected bon mots drove a tight script inhabited by neurotic characters. Who would have thought the life of a radio psychiatrist would be fertile ground for comedy?"
Renée Batchelor, Beauty Editor "I loved The Golden Girls. It played during my early years as a child and though many of the jokes went over my head at that time, it was filled with so much warmth and wit that I enjoyed it tremendously. To think that a series could be made with four older women as the leads, and one that touched on difficult topics like same sex marriage, elder care and discrimination. Also, the character Sophia Petrillo (played by Estelle Getty) had the best lines."
Angelyn Kwek, Intern "Dharma and Greg! Who could forget the chemistry between free-spirited, quirky Dharma and the serious, uptight Greg? This Golden Globe award-winning series spawned the era of rom-coms that today's modern couples can also relate to. Watching re-runs brings back the laughter and reminds us that we're all romantics at heart."
Adibah Isa, Culture Editor "I'm certain that Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City is myself in another life — one that's far more fabulous, of course, and with less humidity to derange her curly hair. Or am I a bit of a Samantha with her love of crude jokes and, ahem, sensual pursuits? We'll never know, but one thing's for sure: This show paved the way for women of the 90s and early 2000s to be forthcoming with what they wanted and didn't want out of relationships, with style influences to boot. They were the original KOLs."