6.2/10
3,002
25 user 2 critic

Caroline in the City 

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
2,531 ( 255)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jack owns a magazine and is the former brother-in-law of Susan. After she runs out on her fiancé on their wedding day, Jack agrees to take her back at the magazine.

Stars: Brooke Shields, Judd Nelson, Kathy Griffin
Veronica's Closet (1997–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Veronica is the best romance expert around. Unfortunately, her expertise only works on others. After dumping her womanizing husband, she must build back her life and image through her ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Kathy Najimy, Dan Cortese
Cybill (1995–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two daughters, headstrong Zoey and agreeable Rachel.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt
Ellen (1994–1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher
Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal
The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A sitcom about Drew's personal and professional life.

Stars: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Kathy Kinney
Becker (1998–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him.

Stars: Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell
Mad About You (1992–1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow
Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum
Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Lea Thompson ...  Caroline Duffy 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Eric Lutes ...  Del Cassidy 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Malcolm Gets ...  Richard Karinsky 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Amy Pietz ...  Annie Spadaro 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Andrew Lauer ...  Charlie 74 episodes, 1995-1999
Tom La Grua Tom La Grua ...  Remo 40 episodes, 1995-1998
Edit

Storyline

Caroline Duffy is a successful cartoonist living in Manhattan whose comic strip "Caroline in the City" has become a huge hit. The strip is based on her own life, and the people in it - her occasional boyfriend Del and her best friend Annie. Aside from her career, however, Caroline's life is a mess, as is proven when she throws fruit out the window onto the street in a pathetic attempt to meet men. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

21 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caroline See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(97 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Remo's originally started out as a restaurant in the beginning of the first season, was reduced to a bistro midway through the season. See more »

Goofs

In season 1 Caroline loves opera and enjoys going and has a minor argument with Del as he didn't want to go with her. In season 3 when Julia is setting Caroline up with Trevor, Trevor asks Caroline if she wants to go to the opera with him and before she has a chance to answer Richard states that she hates opera and implies that she has never been to see one. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: For Christmas my mom makes gingerbread men with little raisin nipples.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: From Queer to Eternity (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Personal Favourite of Mine
20 June 2007 | by wchngliuSee all my reviews

Caroline in the City was one of those shows that attracted a mixed reception: some loved it like me; some thought it was good but nothing special whilst the rest just slated it harshly. It's interesting to note that the show is more popular outside the US, although I'm sure there are a few Yanks who are keen on CITC as well.

The sitcom revolved around a Wisconsin native, Caroline who applies her trade as a cartoonist in Manhattan, New York. Her career and work life, couldn't be more perfect: her greeting cards and merchandise are selling, her comic strip is a hit in every major newspaper and she couldn't be any more happier as she is. Except she is also on the look out for love and thus after several attempts, by the fourth season she finds solace and love in the form of Richard- her assistant and colourist.

The casting of Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets, Amy Pietz, Andy Lauer and Eric Lutes was spot-on and they all did a magnificent job as their characters, Caroline Duffy, Richard Karinsky, Annie Spadaro, Charlie and Del Cassidy. Lea is just great as the sweet, caring Caroline, whilst Malcolm is brilliant as the often dour- faced, miserable geek/struggling artist, Richard. The attraction involving the pair felt so real and they made such a convincing sitcom couple. Special mentions also go out to Amy, Eric,Andy and Tom. Most of the show's funniest moments revolved around either Richard's sarcastic banter or Richard and Annie mocking and insulting one another.

The first season was an instant hit in 1995-96 but by the time when Friends, Frasier were at their peak in the late 1990s, by 1998 onwards CITC was suddenly losing ground and ultimately the changes had put the nail in the coffin.

I didn't have a problem with Season 3, as I thought it was very good. The first two were just downright funny and brilliant, but with the fourth whilst there were some wonderful moments involving the pair, I just felt that there was too much pain towards the end, which was totally unnecessary. I was bemused as to why Caroline and Richard argued as much as they did in the fourth season when they were a couple, which I thought was pretty stupid. Particularly as after the 'Big Night' episode where they finally consummated their 4- year relationship, the episodes which had followed afterwards had them arguing, such as the arrival of Caroline's former high school 'friend' Randy and thus, the cracks in their relationship had appeared. What didn't make sense was how could Caroline have feelings for Randy, whilst she was with Richard at the same time, and the guy she had always wanted to be with?

The way the writers had handled the writing was shameful: different writers for different seasons? Now that I don't get. No wonder there was no continuity, no consistency, and no genuine ending. CITC became a silly soap opera towards the end of the final season that the impression that I and many other fans got, based on the changes they made, was that none of the writers cared about the show, any more. They didn't know whether they wanted CITC to be a work place sitcom or a romantic sitcom, although I'd go for the latter. Although it seems to me that they had numerous ideas up their sleeves, in an attempt to keep Caroline and Richard apart for as long as possible and preventing them from getting married to one another. What they mistakenly didn't realise is that as soon as fans sense a sitcom is no longer a sitcom and the ideas become so OTT, then there will be signs indicating that the show is no longer what it stands for- and there were signs throughout that final season, which denoted that CITC no longer stood for what it originally was in the beginning.

For instance, getting rid of Remo and moving Caroline's work environment from the loft was a massive gamble, which was a terrible error and a decision of which backfired completely. In its place, we got a dull office, characters like Plum, Dave and Reg-, who I liked; hence, silly twists in the shape of Richard discovering he has a child by his horrible ex Julia, of him telling Caroline he doesn't want any more children and Randy's appearance also emerged. Eventually, CITC lost its sense of direction and it got canned, which led us fans to ponder how on earth the show started out so brilliantly and perfectly at the beginning… only to falter and go downhill in the end, all in the short space of 4 seasons.

I was disappointed and angry when I first read that the show had been cancelled- as much as the fourth season was bad, it was still okay. I still felt that CITC had some life in the series yet to be able to prolong its existence until the very end, as well as there would have been plenty of material for a fifth season. And even though, ratings were falling, I still felt they should have just gone ahead and produced it, rather than to just have an unresolved ending. I will never forgive the writers for concluding it on a cliff hanger. It wasn't the actors, of who were accountable for the show's demise, but the writers of the last season. Because of those errors, which weren't addressed throughout the series, Caroline In The City failed to fulfil its full potential as a show- so therefore despite the early promise, the constant chopping and changing, as well as the absurd ideas later on, had killed it completely.

Nonetheless, CITC is an amusing sitcom, which despite its faults, is a show that is worth watching and one that kept me interested up until the finale.


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed