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Tales of the City 

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A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what Maupin coined a "logical family". It's no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Laura Linney ...  Mary Ann Singleton 9 episodes, 2019
Ellen Page ...  Shawna Hawkins 9 episodes, 2019
Paul Gross ...  Brian Hawkins 9 episodes, 2019
Murray Bartlett ...  Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver 9 episodes, 2019
Charlie Barnett ...  Ben Marshall 9 episodes, 2019
Olympia Dukakis ...  Anna Madrigal 9 episodes, 2019
Garcia ...  Jake Rodriguez 8 episodes, 2019
May Hong ...  Margot Park 8 episodes, 2019
Victor Garber ...  Samuel Garland 7 episodes, 2019
Ashley Park ...  Ani Winter / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Christopher Larkin ...  Jonathan Raven Winter / ... 7 episodes, 2019
Barbara Garrick ...  DeDe Halcyon Day 6 episodes, 2019
Zosia Mamet ...  Claire Duncan 6 episodes, 2019
Caldwell Tidicue ...  Ida Best 6 episodes, 2019
Michelle Buteau ...  Wrenita Butler 5 episodes, 2019
Michael Park ...  Robert / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Dickie Hearts ...  Mateo 5 episodes, 2019
Matthew Risch ...  Harrison 4 episodes, 2019
Samantha Soule ...  Inka Gisladottior 4 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Thys ...  Eli Heller 4 episodes, 2019
Alan Mingo Jr. ...  The Queen 4 episodes, 2019
Daniela Vega ...  Ysela 3 episodes, 2019
Daphne Rubin-Vega ...  Mrs. Rodriguez 3 episodes, 2019
Juan Castano ...  Flaco Ramirez 3 episodes, 2019
Bryce Charles ...  Marlowe 3 episodes, 2019
Sebastian Chacon ...  Lucas 3 episodes, 2019
Claudia Logan ...  Lay-La 3 episodes, 2019
Jeanette Villafane ...  Debra 3 episodes, 2019
Molly Ringwald ...  Claire's Mother 2 episodes, 2019
Elena Hurst ...  Linda 2 episodes, 2019
Collin Baja Collin Baja ...  Ryan 2 episodes, 2019
Nelson Ascencio ...  Eduardo 2 episodes, 2019
Ricky A. Schroeder ...  Rory 2 episodes, 2019
Jorge Cordova ...  Stuart 2 episodes, 2019
Teddy Cañez ...  Uncle Mando 2 episodes, 2019
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A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind. Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what Maupin coined a "logical family". It's no longer a secret that Mrs. Madrigal is transgender. Instead, she is haunted by something from her past that has long been too painful to share.

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English

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7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Armistead Maupin's Tale of the City See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Laura Linney's first involvement with the works of friend Armistead Maupin occurred 25 years earlier in the writer's first filmed series Tales of the City (1993). See more »

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In the final episode, Michael reminisces about when he first moved to 28 Barbary Lane after he saw an ad in a newspaper. In actual fact, he moved in with his friend Mona Ramsey, who was already living in the building, and he chose to remain in the apartment after she left. See more »

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Follows Tales of the City (1993) See more »

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Good effort
9 June 2019 | by DankeSchoenSee all my reviews

Having read all the books several times I was looking forward to this series on Netflix. I'm so glad Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Paul Gross and Barbara Garrick came back. Shame one of the original 'Michael' actors didn't return. The story was ok but hardly resembled the story in the last 3 books that would be appropriate for the passing of time for the characters. Anna's flashback story was a good addition however but the ending was quite underwhelming. I feel that it missed an opportunity to tell the real story of the characters as there was a wealth of story available from 'Michael Tolliver Lives' 'Mary Ann in Autumn' and 'The Days of Anna Madrigal' to make a brilliant season. Shame they got the timing wrong! Michael and Mary Ann should be in their 60s now! It would have sat better if it was set in the late 90s yearly 00s.

Also a shame they didn't keep the original theme music. It would have helped to retain some of the magic of the original. Netflix seem to have aimed the series at a new audience but forgetting the existing fans of the books and first 3 series.

A good watch that filled a rainy day.

We wait now for the next book by Maupin about Mona as he announced on Radio 2 last week.


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