When Mel Harris showed up on West Wing this week I had an automatic flashback to the show thirtysomething (1987-1991).
Read this thoughtful essay about the show by Susan Emmanuel for a quick reminder of what the show was about and why it struck a chord in so many people my age.
We (I was married with small children) didn't watch the show at first. We tuned in only after a college intern at my workplace came over to our house for dinner one evening. After homemade lasagne and salad she chirped, "You guys are just so thirtysomething!"
Know what? We were.