The year may have started out a bit wobbly (what, no one else was struck with the flu but me?), but it seems like things may be looking up — at least as far as your bingeable winter streaming options are concerned.
Hulu announced during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena on Saturday that they will be offering the entirety of Golden Girls, starting on Feb. 13. So, if you weren’t sure what you were going to do for Valentine’s Day, aside from drinking and sobbing, now you have your answer!
Although, to be fair, Feb. 13 is literally Galentine’s Day, so the release is actually highly fitting — what better show could there be to celebrate the power of female friendships? The theme song literally says “Thank you for being a friend”!
Some fans are already finding hope in having access to the series during these admittedly dark times.
Others are excited for the streaming possibilities, but already have their Golden Girls fix on lock.
Either way, it’s going to be amazing to have digital access to this show. Here are just a few things I’m excited for during this Golden Girls resurgence:
- Dorothy’s one-liners. Nobody can deliver a savage burn with as much class as Bea Arthur.
- Rose’s St. Olaf stories. Listening to Betty White pronounce made-up Scandinavian phrases with gusto is just one of the show’s many charms.
- Blanche’s unapologetic thirst. Say what you want about the show being old-fashioned, but HOW DARE YOU. Blanche (and all the girls, honestly) helped to promote the idea that women can have agency and be (highly) sexual past middle age.
- Sofia’s crotchety jabs. She calls Blanche a slut, calls Dorothy ugly, and calls Rose stupid. It’s kind of amazing that they all continue to put up with this tiny firecracker of a woman.
Most of all, I’m excited for a show about women who are the protagonists of their own stories, and a show which really was ahead of its time (despite the fact that, yes, it has a laugh track). Because it’s important to remind ourselves that women are valued and vital and important at any age, regardless of the current political climate that they may be living in.
Also, it’s just nice to have another reason to laze around on the couch and binge-watch a show. What else are you supposed to do — go outside? Play in the snow?? Not likely.
If you need me, I’ll be pretending that I’m in Miami with the Girls.