Tales of the City Episode 1: Taking the Plunge by Armistead MaupinWelcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as na�ve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael Mouse Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal.
Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.
Episode 1: Taking the Plunge
Newly arrived from the Midwest, Mary Ann Singleton finds refuge at 28 Barbary Lane. Mona warns Mrs Madrigal about her naive new tenant and DeDe gets jealous.
Tales of the City (1993)
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City is an American drama web television miniseries that premiered on June 7, , on Netflix. It is based on the Tales of the City novel series by Armistead Maupin. Mary Ann is happily reunited with Michael Tolliver and Anna, but things are more complicated with her ex-husband, Brian Hawkins, and Shawna, the daughter she left behind to pursue a broadcasting career. The relationship between transgender man Jake Rodriguez and his girlfriend Margot Park faces challenges as Jake explores his newfound attraction to men. Michael struggles with the option to stop using condoms now that he is in a relationship with Ben Marshall, who is on PrEP.
The same is true of the new Netflix Tales, which is set up to be accessible even to those brand-new to this universe. Yes, the new sequel series has the exact same name as the original other installments either played around with the title or eschewed it entirely , which has just been added to Netflix , making it readily accessible to new audiences. There are numerous reasons to see the original Tales , which is as perfect in its sly interweaving of multiple narratives as the best seasons of Mad Men or Downton Abbey , yet stranger than either of those concepts. Maupin cites Alfred Hitchcock as a primary influence, something the miniseries embraces — Vertigo freaks will sit up and take notice of its not-so-subtle nods and wicked sense of humor. The expansive roster of characters ranges from bohemian types to advertising executives to frustrated housewives to alleged vitamin salesmen — but few in Tales are who they seem upon first meeting. Nothing seems forced or shoehorned, only natural and right.
Episodes. Tales of the City (). Season 1. Release year: In , naive Mary Ann Singleton moves to San Francisco and finds a new family in her.
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Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " explains how her newfound popularity is fueling Season 2 of the hit series. - It's been 18 years since we last visited 28 Barbary Lane and much has happened since, both in the real world and also within the cozy haven that Armistead Maupin first crafted in his Tales of the City series. For those of you who aren't familiar with this groundbreaking and LGBTQ-inclusive franchise, Tales started out as a serialised narrative in the San Francisco Chronicle before Maupin expanded the story into books that were later adapted into a limited series.