Lifetime to honor Estelle Getty this Friday
Lifetime is going to honor Estelle Getty, who died yesterday at the age of 84, with a marathon of Golden Girls episodes.
The 10 episode marathon will start at noon this Friday with the pilot episode (the Sophia character looked a lot different in the first few episodes, if I remember correctly). The episodes have been picked because they focus on Sophia.
Fans will get a chance to vote on which episode ends the marathon, the episode they think shows Getty and Sophia the best. MyLifetime.com has narrowed down it down to five episodes: "It's A Miserable Life," "Sisters," "Old Friends," "My Brother, My Father," and "Old Boyfriends." And if you don't know the plots by the episode titles (you'd have to be a Golden Girls fanatic for that), the site gives you a quick synopsis of each one.
"Old Friends" is a good episode, but it centers on a character having Alzheimer's, and that now seems like a sad reminder of what happened to Getty. Looking at the eps, I'm not even sure if those are the best choices. The best Sophia moments actually came in episodes that didn't feature her in the main storyline.
[via Pop Candy]