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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 21, 1995
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Amy Pietz, Lea Thompson, Eric Lutes
  • Summary: A situation comedy centered on Caroline Duffy, a young cartoonist living in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Each episode begins with a brief animated sequence reflecting the autobiographical nature of her syndicated newspaper cartoon strip Caroline in the City, explicitly compared with the real comic strip Cathy in several episodes. The first season hinged on the complicated romantic relationship between Caroline and Del, a divorced hunk with commitment problems, and a slowly evolving, understated romantic attraction between Caroline and Richard, her cynical colorist who, as a aspiring painter, is embarrassed by his job and at first resists becoming entangled in Caroline's personal life but slowly realizes he is falling in love with her. Comic relief is provided by Caroline's neighbor and best friend Annie, a professional dancer trapped in the endless run of Cats and an endless succession of unsuccessful relationships with men, and Del's bizarre underling Charlie.
    NBC Broadcast HistorySeptember 1995-July 1996----Thursdays----9:30August 1996-July 1997----Tuesdays----9:30June 1997-July 1998----Mondays----9:00June 1998-April 1999----Mondays----8:30"Caroline" now airs weekday mornings on Lifetime at 8/7c.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 26, 2013
    83
    Though the show lacks the inspired cohesiveness of classic sitcoms like Cheers or Seinfeld, it is bright, brisk and well-played.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    75
    The real sparks on this show are between Caroline and the guy she's hired to color her strip, Richard. He's played by Malcolm Gets as a rude, fussy little man whose crankiness is a welcome contrast to Caroline's sunniness. Which is not to say that Thompson's presence here isn't welcome — she's a beguiling sitcom star, with just the right mixture of silliness, sexiness, and serenity.
  3. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jul 12, 2013
    70
    It's not insulting to the intelligence. The first episode is promising and mildly, if not wildly, amusing. What it has going for it more than the laugh track is good writing and performances. [21 Sep 1995]
  4. Reviewed by: Ginia Bellafante
    Jul 2, 2013
    30
    Caroline lacks the quirkiness and edge of its fellow NBC sitcoms. It also depends on the sort of hoary comedy devices that have made decades of TV sitcoms embarrassing to watch.
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 16, 2012
    10
    Fantastic series. Great cast terrific writing. Been watching reruns recently on TV Guide... even better this time around. Wish they would release the 3rd and 4th seasons on American DVD. Expand