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Episode 1: The Pilot

Hey y'all! If you're new here, start at our prologue to get to know us!


Once you're all caught up, let's get into Designing Women, season 1, episode 1 - the Pilot. In this episode, we're coming in hot with our take, revisiting this iconic series 30+ years later to see what they got right, what they got wrong, and how the show holds in 2021.


In the pilot, we meet Charlene Frazier, Mary Jo Shively and, of course, the Sugarbakers - Suzanne and Julia. Four strong, brazen women from right here in our hometown, Atlanta! The pilot finds the coworker-friends caught up in an...errrr...uncomfortable situation involving a man. We have thoughts. A lot of them. We'll talk a little bit about TV standards in the 80s, and how papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post received the show at launch. And, of course, we'll debate just how Southern this Southern-based show is. Come on, let's get into it!



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