Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life Goes On

Life Goes On was a television series that aired on ABC from 1989 to 1993. The show centers on the Thatchers: Drew and his wife Elizabeth and their children Becca, who was gifted but socially awkward with her fellow classmates, Corky, who had Down syndrome, and Paige, their eldest daughter.

During the show's first year, the focus mainly was placed upon Corky. Much of the show examined the challenges of a family whose son had Down Syndrome. In addition, during the first three seasons, episodes included Tyler Benchfield, Becca's high school crush, who also had a brother with Down syndrome. Eventually, Becca and Tyler would start a relationship.

In the third and fourth seasons the show's focus centered on Becca and a new character named Jesse. As the two became friends, Jesse told Becca he was HIV positive. Becca and Jesse began a relationship, despite his HIV, much to the surprise of those around them.

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