So far this summer The Golden Girls are more newsworthy than ever! From new controversies and takes about the show to one very special real estate listing, Miami is nice indeed. Well, the fictional version, anyway. Like a lot of fans, I’ve been taking some of this time during the pandemic to binge the show, specifically watching it all the way through from the very beginning. So far I’m on season 4, and I’m enjoying spotting new outfits and noticing things that get cut out of the episodes in syndication. The Golden Girls Fashion Corner is now on Instagram, too! Join me there for fun fashion posts and more.
Hold on to your handbags because the real Golden Girls house is finally on the market! The mid-century modern stunner is located in the famous Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Many people have commented that there aren’t a lot of similarities between the real house and the set, but I can see some influences on the patio above. More photos and a virtual tour are available on the Zillow listing for the house. I hope whoever’s lucky enough to buy it is a fan of the show and doesn’t mind other fans stopping by for photos in front of the famous exterior.
Betty White to star in Lifetime Christmas movie (Entertainment Weekly)
The Real Mud on The Golden Girls (Vulture)
I’ve offered my take on the recent controversy surrounding the “Mixed Blessings” episode being removed from Hulu, and so did many others. And then there’s Steven Thrasher’s above which is, well, completely out of left field if you ask me. I don’t agree with his theory at all, which actually doesn’t have much to do with “Mixed Blessings,” but I do think it’s important to consider different points of view about the show. It’s fascinating to see the way that scholarship and discourse about The Golden Girls is gaining recognition and becoming more mainstream.
4 Grandma Trends I’m Stealing from The Golden Girls (Who What Wear)
The Sitcoms That Changed the Way We Decorate Our Homes (Architectural Digest)
Just For Fun
Golden Girls Very Special Pandemic Episodes (Josh Kilmer-Purcell)
Josh is one of my favorite writers, and it’s no surprise that his fan fiction based on the show during the pandemic was both popular and memeable. His memoir is also a great read and the business he runs with his partner, Beekman 1802, makes amazing goat milk skincare and other products.
Picture it… a Golden Girls podcast from a scholarly perspective! Hosts Lauren and Sara bring a fresh point of view to our favorite show, and now’s the perfect time to pop on your headphones and tune in.
‘Golden Girls’ writer on show’s legacy and favorite moments (CNN Entertainment)
I am 100% positive that this ornament will sell out, so pre-order yours now if you can! This is the ornament for every Golden Girls fan, and it even includes several Rose-isms and St. Olaf stories. Hallmark was gracious enough to include the audio clips on their website. I see what they did, though, by only releasing the Rose ornament this year and making us wait for the other Girls! I really, really hope they complete the set with an ornament of the house, but we’ll just have to wait and see.