This question refers to a series I used to watch, and unfortunately
couldn't see the last episodes. It is a drama series and I am almost
sure it is based on a book (if so, I would like to know which book,
but that's not my main question).
The series happens in San Francisco (the name of the series has also
San Francisco in its name, something like San Francisco's Stories).
The main character is a young woman named Mary-Anne (or perhaps
Marianne or less likely something like Mary-Beth), who arrives from
somewhere in the Midwest to the 70s in SF. She meets all kinds of
interesting people, each of which has a small subplot. It is a very
I have seen the whole first season, in which each of her neighbors in
the house in SF is involved in the plot, and one of them is found to
be a pedophile. My questions are on the end of the second season,
which I saw only the beginning of.
I must say that while writing these subplots and plots I am interested
in, I realised that the show seems very trashy. It isn't. It is
wonderful both in script and acting.
In the second series:
A. Mary-Anne and her gay friend get on a cruise. They meet this guy,
fall in love with him. He suffers from amnesia and she convinces him
to get back to SF and try to revive his memory (so what happens at the
end? why did he lost his memory? what does he try to forget?)
B. A friend of Mary-Anne is in personal crisis, and she
experimentalizes with drugs, cults, etc. What happens to her?
C. Another friend, of friend B, is a model. Everyone thinks she's
black, but she's actually white and takes medicines that would make
her look Black
D. Another sub-charcter belongs to the rich elite. Her husband ignores
her and experimentalizes in dark-rooms. She is raped by the
grocery-delivery guy, who happens to be Asian and is in a problem -
she doesn't tell anyone she was raped at her own house and doesn't
know what to do. What happened to her and her baby?
These are only few stories in this series. Do you know what happened
at the end of this series? How these and other plots were solved?
I know it sounds stupid, especially since I can't remember the actual
name of the series, but this has been bugging me for about a year now,
since I stopped watching TV.
Request for Question Clarification by
23 Dec 2002 07:13 PST
I can give you a plot synopsis of the series, as well as links to
sites where you can purchase a DVD or VHS tape of it or the book(s) on
which it was based. I have not found answers to your specific
questions in on-line plot summaries, probably because the situations
were not resolved in the series or, more likely, because they would be
"spoilers" for those interested in the books or the videos. I will
keep looking, however.
Also, there is a lot of interesting background material available
on-line about the author and other aspects of the television
productions (there was a third series of episodes as well).
If you consider the information and leads I have found to be a
complete response to your question, I will post them as an answer.