The Golden Girls: Season 1 (1985 - 1986)


Season 1
The Golden Girls

Critics Consensus

Worth its weight in laughs, The Golden Girls' first season brings together an outrageously talented cast of television veterans and a raunchy sensibility that proves youth needn't be wasted on the young.



Critic Ratings: 13

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 14, 1985
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Air date: Nov 9, 1985
Air date: Nov 16, 1985
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Bea Arthur
as Dorothy Zbornak
Betty White
as Rose Nylund
Rue McClanahan
as Blanche Devereaux
Estelle Getty
as Sophia Petrillo
Herb Edelman
as Stan Zbornak
Ronald Hunter
as Dr. Rose
John Hostetter
as Policeman
Ralph Manza
as Augustine
James Staley
as Dean Tucker
Sharon Spelman
as Dr. Webber
Shirley Prestia
as Mme. Zelda
Terry Wills
as Plumber
Peggy Pope
as Gladys
Robert Picardo
as Dr. Revell
Bill Quinn
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for The Golden Girls Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

The Golden Girls is the funniest and smartest new comedy of the season, and it promises to be the vehicle for Harris' best work yet.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Golden Girls has quite a few things going for it, most importantly a very strong cast and one of the best producers in television.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Golden Girls proved that, shockingly, as long as you write good characters you can make a good show about just about anybody.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The content is fairly edgy. It deals with serious senior and women's issues but the comedy is fairly universal.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

There's a lot of heart to The Golden Girls, and unfortunately that's when it seems to lose its steam. I actually enjoyed watching the episodes until they fell into the perpetual sit-com trap of trying to have a "very special episode."

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Adult, literate, witty, poignant, funny. And, oh yes, honest.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This funny, sexually charged series shows viewers that life not only continues after 50 but is actually rich, fulfilling, and, most of all, fun -- especially when you have good friends to share it with.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Through it all, the show has a lot of heart and you can tell that these four women care deeply for each other.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Not only does The Golden Girls offer meaningful portrayals of women in their post-middle-age years, but, as a bonus, it's one of those TV rarities, a comedy that's funny. Very funny.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Golden Girls at least makes you happy to be alive in front of a television set, and that's not an accomplishment to be sneezed at.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

What these four "bawdy ladies," in their own phrase, offer is solid comedic strength up the middle. Chances are, Golden Girls won`t be imitated. Given a chance, it will be pretty funny television.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Everyone is clearly having a good time, and the fun is catching.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Golden Girls: Season 1

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