Hello everyone! I'm new to the board. I'd been meaning to watch Moonlighting for quite a while and I loved a one-off serving of Atomic Shakespeare maybe a year ago, but I've only just found time to do the series justice, which I suppose is meant to mean watching S1-3 and then surgically isolating the good parts of the rest?
I'm really surprised how little room for discussing the show there is on the Internet: there's no subreddit, no Facebook group... I wish I'd been around back when message boards were at the peak of their popularity, now it seems this one gets a handful of posts a month... Still, I love the show and I'm really looking forward to being able to discuss it. I wish some sort of group rewatch were possible, especially now with yet another wave of lockdowns fast approaching.
Welcome, Satirise! I totally understand what you're saying; I would love to discuss this show! A few years back, this message board seemed really active, but now.. there's maybe a handful of people that post every now and then. Interesting that you bring up the group rewatch; someone else mentioned this to me in the 'ramblings' section. They suggested that we could maybe rewatch the Christmas Episodes together. Such a thing would be nice.
Post by fanofmoonlighting on May 4, 2021 11:39:31 GMT -5
Hi! My name is Judy and I am new to this forum. I see it doesn't seem very active right now, but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway. I started watching Moonlighting back in 1986 when I was only 12. (I can't imagine my 12 year old watching this now that I'm a parent.) I fell in love with the show and Bruce Willis right away. I kind of lost interest once it went off the air and my life got busier in High School. But I always remembered it and how much fun I had watching it every week. I even drove my friends crazy talking about the show and Bruce all the time! When the DVD's were released I did buy them even though I hadn't really thought about the show much at that point. I'm glad I did though, since they seem to be hard to get now. I recently decided to watch the shows again with my husband to show him this crazy show that I loved so much. I didn't realize it would have such an impact on me again. I love it all over again! But I'm seeing it from a different perspective now, since I'm older and married with kids. I feel more sympathy for Maddie than I did when I was young. I can relate to her indecisiveness and needing to think things over before doing anything important. Also, trying to get work done while everyone around her is goofing off! I feel that way a lot with my kids. But now that I'm up to Season 4, I am having a hard time enjoying the relationship as much. I forgot about all these sad episodes when they are apart and David is having such a hard time. I even appreciate the comic relief that Bert and Agnes bring to the show now, which I didn't when I was younger. It helps make the sad parts easier to watch. I was looking for a forum to read what other people thought of this part of the story and the whole show in general, and I found this site. Sorry this is so long. Just wanted to introduce myself and see if anyone was still posting and reading these posts.
Oh, also I ordered the new book! I hope its really good.
Post by notjuanjones on May 4, 2021 12:53:56 GMT -5
Hi, Judy! There are a few of us who still post regularly-you can check out our recent back and forth in “Ramblings” on multiple topics. Sounds like I’m a little older than you, but I, too, watched the original ABC run and was hooked, even as S4/5 disappointed and angered me. I’m sure some of the others will say hello as well. Welcome!
Hi Judy! Welcome to the board! Like notjuanjones says; there's a handful of people still active around here and we make sure to keep things alive and interesting ;-) We mostly hang out in the "Ramblings" section, since we don't have to stick to just one topic there.
So funny that twelve-year-old you fell in love with Bruce Willis; twelve-year-old me fell in love with him as well. Must be something about being twelve. I'll be sure to keep my daughter away from Moonlighting when she hits that age. Ha! I'm just kidding.
Anyway, have a look around and don't be afraid to share your thoughts with us!
Post by fanofmoonlighting on May 4, 2021 22:07:46 GMT -5
Hi Sandra! It would have been nice to know you when I was twelve. My friends just didn't understand my love of Bruce! Its funny, my daughter will be twelve soon and I can't imagine her watching the show, it seems so grown up to me now. Also when I showed her a picture of Bruce and told her I had a crush on him when I was her age she said, "but you were a kid and he's a grown up!" She doesn't seem to understand how that works. Then when I told her that he is now married to someone younger than me she thought that was weird! Lol!
Post by fanofmoonlighting on May 4, 2021 22:14:12 GMT -5
Hi Boink! I only had a few memories of each season. For Season 4 I mostly remembered Maddie coming home with another man and I was so mad! I haven't gotten to that episode yet, we just finished the one where Maddie's dad comes to talk to David. For Season 5 all I really remember is the episode where Maddie loses the baby. I remember being sad but thought it was for the best since a baby would really change the show. Now I'm sure I'll be practically crying during that episode.
I am Marta and I fight with everybody. I even dare to be critical of David Addison, so you are allowed to strongly disapprove of me.
There are 35 pages of Ramblings to go through to fully understand what’s what so I wish you good luck with that. However, it is not required to fully understand it to get right into it. In my view, most of the board contributors do not understand the show anyway (they know I think that so it is fine).
I am joking, of course (or am I?).
I trust this is a beginning of a long and sparring relationship.
Judy, I'm sure that you and I would have had a solid common ground as tweens. Nobody understood my BW crush either. My classmates were all too busy putting up posters of Brad Pitt and whatever boyband was the rage back then. Everyone was like: "Bruce Willis?! He's old!" Kind of funny how BW ended up marrying someone about our age, lol.
Marta, you don't want to scare newcomers off right away ;-) No worries, Judy. Her bark's worse than her bite... she does bite on occasion, though. Hahaha!
Post by fanofmoonlighting on May 5, 2021 11:29:39 GMT -5
Hi Marta! I saw the Ramblings post and it is a bit overwhelming. I like the posts about the individual episodes, so I may start there instead. I hope we won't be fighting, but thanks for the warning! Don't worry about being critical about David Addison around me, I like him but he is far from perfect. When I first watched the show as a kid, I liked him the best and don't think I could see his flaws. Now I see he can be difficult at times and I find myself siding with Maddie much more often than I used to.