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Maude: Season One Review


Good
One of the most controversial sitcoms of its era and still one of the most memorable for its strident political viewpoints, Maude probably never would have gotten on the air at all had it not been for its lineage. As the first spinoff of All in the Family and a pet project of Norman Lear, the king of TV comedy at the time, CBS had to give it a go, even if it wasn't sure what it was in for.

At a time when Vietnam still burned, Roe vs. Wade and the Equal Rights Amendment were in the headlines every day, and Watergate was warming up, Bea Arthur's unforgettable Maude Findlay, a harridan for the ages, became TV's most outspoken liberal voice, pleasing the left wing with her positions even as Archie Bunker was pleasing that same audience by demonstrating how distasteful right wingers could be. (It's amusing to imagine what Bill O'Reilly would say if Maude hit the airwaves today.)

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Down In The Delta Review


Terrible
Maya Angelou, movie director? Angelou's little experiment is so god-awful it's astonishing it was ever made. The "uplifting" story of Woodard's city-bred character -- a drunk so dumb she can't make change for a fiver and bug-eyed as all get-out -- who heads down south to get a taste of her southern roots. Soon enough, she's learned a little something about life, family, and the slave trade -- and everything is all better. Wholly unbelievable and devoid of any interest whatsoever, you'll probably find youself dozing off repeatedly during this excruciating experience of a film.
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