Thirty Something is an American award-winning drama TV series which is about a group of baby boomers in their thirties during the late 1980’s. The title of the show was been designed by Kathie Broyles who combined the title into one phase word, “thirtysomething”. The series bonded by their involvement with peace movement and counterculture of the 1960s during the youth which marked as contrast to their current lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The series revolved around on the character of Michael that played by Ken Olin and to Hope Steadman which played by Mel Harris who provide as the focal point of the group. During on the popularity of the series it gives influenced to the film, “The Big Chill” during 1983. Which reflects the angst felt by the baby boomers and yuppies in the United States which changing the expectation that related to masculinity and femininity that introduced during the second-wave era of feminism. Have you know that even in canceled the show in 1991 it continued to influence the television programming into everything from the look and sound of the TV advertisements. And these are to other series with the gracious sensibilities and preoccupations with the transition through childhood to maturity, to place certain comedy of about groups of friends who talks all the time.
Genre: Drama Channel: ABC
Original Run: September 29, 1987 – May 28, 1991
No. of episodes: 85 (Seasons 4)
- Michael Steadman – Ken Olin
- Hope Murdock Steadman – Mel Harris
- Melissa Steadman – Melanie Mayron
- Elliot Weston – Timothy Busfield
- Nancy Krieger Weston – Patricia Wettig
- Ellyn Warren – Polly Draper
- Gary Shepherd – Peter Horton
- Susannah Hart Shepherd – Patricia Kalember
- Miles Drentell – David Clennon