If the Golden Girls had a main character, Dorothy Zbornak would definitely be it. Ironically, I would consider her my least favorite of the main cast.
Bea Arthur was well casted to play her. She’s sometimes is too rude and vicious for her own good, but at the end of the day, she is a good friend.
It was hard take her romantic life seriously on the show. I would honestly call her old and ugly, and while that does sound like mean, it’s not exactly untruthful. It was silly to think that she could compete with Blanche for a potential boyfriend.
I always enjoyed her antics with her mother Sophia. And I’m honestly shocked that she never sent her ex-husband Stanley out of the house for good when he came for a visit.
And even more bizarre, is that she tried to take him back and marry him again after everything that he had done to her. Granted he finally got rich and super wealthy, but what broke up the engagement was him asking for a prenup. Which was a little silly considering that her heirs were his own biological children.
She rapidly gets engaged at the very end of the series to a relative of Blanche. I didn’t really buy the sincerity of the plot because it was kind of forced, but Bea Arthur didn’t want to return for the sequel series The Golden Palace, so this was her path for an exit that made sense.
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I loved her on the show. The most down to earth one of the bunch. It’s amazing how the show can still be watched and enjoyed today, even with how dated it is.