Retro Rewind: ‘227’

Published: Saturday 2nd Mar 2019 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original series created to celebrate TV and Film’s epic past.

Today, in honour of Regina King‘s Oscar win, we revisit the positively wholesome ‘227’ and its successful run on NBC!

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The series followed the lives of people living in a middle-class apartment building and made household names out of then child stars Regina King and Countess Vaughn.

The series was launched on September 4th 1985 to fill the void left by The Jeffersons which had come to an end earlier than scheduled and came to an end in 1990 when its success would see it create space for the likes of ‘Sister, Sister‘ and ‘Moesha‘….home to stars Jackee Harry and Countess respectively.



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  1. Fancy BISH March 2, 2019

    Classic ❤️ As far as entertainment, The 80’s were truly everything! Many things that get critically acclaimed these days, from TV to movies to music…I’m scratching my head like…ya’ll really like this mess? Different strokes for different folks I guess lol…and everything is so blatant too, like do this, put this here and that right there…yup, people gonna love it smh lm

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  2. SweetHoney March 2, 2019

    Jackee won an Emmy for Best Actress in a series, she was the first black woman to win in that category. The show was a hit along with Amen Starring Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons). They canceled the Jefferson when they had good ratings.

  3. Casual-T March 2, 2019

    One of my favorites of all time. A 227 reboot needs to happen, but the focus needs to shift to the next generation.

  4. Anne March 2, 2019

    Great cast! Especially love the way Mary (Marla Gibbs) and Sandra (Jackee Harry) would always go at each other and Rose (Alaina Reed) was always the peacemaker. I still watch the show on OWN sometimes. So many legends in that cast and now an Oscar winner as well.

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