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I couldn't edit my first post, but Mara also added this tidbit in an interview.  Basically, CBS Television Studios owns the rights to Girlfriends.  If the fans want to help make sure that the project gets greenlit, we'd have to hit up their press contacts here.  Using social media will also be key!

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I liked Maya--the girls needed her to keep them "real", and she needed them to help her grow and expand.  She and Toni were my favorites, beautiful and had GREAT comedic timing.

 

The only time I got kind of annoyed with Maya was with the whole Stan arc and the subsequent divorce, and she still managed not to bug me to death.

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I forgot to include a Toni topic when I first requested this forum!  D'oh!

 

Anyway, a dedication to the most fabulous (and issue-laden, 2nd to Joan) girlfriend!

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Something I really wish they did was manage to get Jill Marie to play a few episodes as Toni to resolve what happened between she and Joan. But out of everyone, Toni was my favourite Girlfriend. 

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I agree I love Toni. She was the most interesting and compelling Girlfriend. (The actress I also felt was the strongest and most beautiful). I never really was as invested in others story lines as much as hers.

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The actress had a lot of weaknesses including- not realizing narrowing her eyes and speaking slowing isn't a go to acting choice for every occasion. The character was immature and had poor work ethic. I do think the story of the end of her marriage was fascinating and good and sometimes got to me. The actor who played her husband Darnell was stronger in those scenes though.

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In the episode when Aaron proposed to Joan and gathered all of the important people from Joan's past to witness it, I just knew it was the way they were going to bring Toni back. Very disappointing that it never happened. The show was just wrong without Toni

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The actor who played her husband Darnell was stronger in those scenes though.

Speaking of which, they sure managed to swap Flex Alexander (season 1 Darnell) for Khalil Kain pretty flawlessly. Clearly Flex left no real impression lol

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She was funny and pretty but didn't fit the other GF in personality or lifestyle. I guess they needed a contrast and the crazy one! But seriously tho in reality they'd never be friends with her and I wouldn't either.

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In the episode when Aaron proposed to Joan and gathered all of the important people from Joan's past to witness it, I just knew it was the way they were going to bring Toni back. Very disappointing that it never happened. The show was just wrong without Toni

 

i know what you mean. I was like.... the last person Aaron was going to bring out was going to be  Toni, and there was going to be a big YAY!! moment. 

 

But after having an entire girlfriends marathon, and Toni did have her issues, I don't blame her one iota for being pissed off at Joan. She was going to lose her child, and the woman she trusted to be a godmother to that baby barely even shown an interest the entire year while she involved in the fight of her life, then 'not showing up'? 

 

I still don't ever understand how Joan thought she was justified in bad mouthing Toni, after what Joan almost cost Toni. 

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I always wondered where did she get her money to live because most of the time she didn't have a job.  There are people like that in real life.  Somehow they never work but they always have money and aren't homeless.  I think what Lynn would do if she was a real person is run a number of scams to get money, which she may have done on the show anyway.  Like the slip and fall scam that people sometimes do to sue a business. 

On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2014 at 6:57 PM, Petunia13 said:

She was funny and pretty but didn't fit the other GF in personality or lifestyle. I guess they needed a contrast and the crazy one! But seriously tho in reality they'd never be friends with her and I wouldn't either.

Yes, that's probably true because my cousin's wife is a freeloader like that, she's never worked and she has no friends.  Only her husband and her mother-in-law are the only ones who put up with her because they have to.  Unlike Lynn she's never had an education (I think she dropped out of high school), but is a 'welfare lifer.'

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I realize it's been awhile since anyone has posted here but would anyone know how Maya became part of the Girlfriends?  I was watching the episode today with Reecy (the AIDS episode) and Joan, Lynn and Toni were all in the college dorms together, so how did they meet Maya who was a high school dropout who had a baby?

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24 minutes ago, Tenarife60 said:

I realize it's been awhile since anyone has posted here but would anyone know how Maya became part of the Girlfriends?  I was watching the episode today with Reecy (the AIDS episode) and Joan, Lynn and Toni were all in the college dorms together, so how did they meet Maya who was a high school dropout who had a baby?

She was the receptionist at Joan and William's law firm. It's been a while since I watched but I believe she was Joan's assistant first, then became the general receptionist or William's assistant after Joan left the organization. Joan, being the fussy mother hen she is, brought her into the group early on while she was working for her. 

It was a bit weird since Maya was decidedly different personality wise from the rest of the girlfriends and from a different education and career track. I really miss this show I liked it a lot and it was funny and light, while being relatable, especially for any woman in her 20s dealing with career issues, dating, and friendship dynamics. This show and Sex and the City are the only sitcom/dramadys that really tackle seriously what it's like to break up with a best friend, the grieving of that, and moving on. 

Back to Maya lol I found her the least likable gf. I like Toni a lot more that most people because she had a vulnerability beyond her edge and they actress had a lot of charisma. 

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I loved this show, but life happened and I didn’t get to watch the final season. Sounds like I missed a lot!

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