Friday, March 13, 2009

Golden Girls on Hallmark Channel

As of the past couple weeks, The Golden Girls has since left its 12-year home on Lifetime and has now moved to Hallmark Channel.

So far I’m pretty much enjoying how the network is handling the series. There seem to be added commercial breaks, which is the case with shows in syndication these days, but the episodes make sense and are easy to follow, and are not chopped up like, say, ION repeats which could cut out really important plot elements.

Compared to Lifetime, Hallmark actually airs the correct version of the opening credits. And contrary to what Lifetime has shown us, the girls actually changed over the course of the seven year run. Also, the theme is no longer butchered to a mere twenty seconds. The closing credits are the original credits from the episodes, unlike Lifetime’s squeezed fake credits that went by at the speed of light. However Hallmark shrinks them to an illegible size.

Of course, nothing beats DVDs, but this is pretty nice. Maybe I’m a bit biased, but this is one of those shows that I think always deserves a home someplace. The show airs from 12 am-2 am, 9 am-10 am, and 4 pm-5 pm eastern, weekdays.

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