Designing Women: Season 1 (1986 - 1987)

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Designing Women

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Although the jokes don't always stick the landing, the excellent actresses alone make Designing Women worth watching.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 29, 1986
2
Air date: Oct 6, 1986
3
Air date: Oct 13, 1986
4
Air date: Oct 20, 1986
5
Air date: Nov 3, 1986
6
Air date: Nov 17, 1986
7
Air date: Nov 24, 1986
8
Air date: Dec 4, 1986
9
Air date: Dec 11, 1986
10
Air date: Dec 18, 1986
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Critic Reviews for Designing Women Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

The infectious onscreen chemistry between the costars suggested that they were friends offscreen. And the hunch was right, because they were.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Punchless punch lines that leave this very good cast all dressed up with no place to go.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Already tiresomely pegged as a younger version of The Golden Girls.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

To look at the Nielsen ratings, where Designing Women remains lodged in the top 10, it appears that fans are indeed loyal to the show.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show looks like four terrific actresses in search of a workable sitcom.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Each episode found them dealing with the persistent problems of professional women-balancing work and home lives, handling career setbacks, and meeting men.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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Great writing, acting and intent.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Designing Women was worth watching for Dixie Carter's impassioned monologues alone.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

When the right elements are in place, a sitcom can make us laugh while serving slices of social commentary on the world-at-large.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

What we have here is The Golden Girls overdosing on estrogen: Four independent, over-21 women engaging in locker-room talk about breast size, lust, jealousy, sleeping around, alimony, vibrators and general gynecology.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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