Rocky Road

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (58)

Rocky Road was a television series that aired on UPN from 1985 to 1987. The show was a family sitcom that revolved around the lives of four young individuals who lived in the fictional town of Reston, Virginia. The series portrayed both the comical and serious sides of teenage life, making it relatable to both teenagers and adults.

The show had a simple premise, it focused on the everyday life of the four friends - Cricket Winters (Gina Belafonte), a spunky and ambitious African-American teen who dreams of becoming a fashion designer, along with her boyfriend Ralph (Desi Arnaz Jr.) who loves to entertain with his guitar; the shy and sensitive teenager Eddie Aleata (Jimmie Walker), an aspiring writer, and finally, the tomboy, Cookie Duran (Carla Michelle Lee) who yearns to be a professional roller-skater.

The series was set in a house that the four teenagers' parents had jointly bought. Though the parents are shown occasionally in the series, they remain in the background and do not play a major role in the storyline. The show is more about the daily struggles that the teenagers face, such as coming of age, school, relationships, self-confidence, and dealing with all of the obstacles that life throws their way.

One of the main themes of the show was friendship. The four teenagers, Cricket, Ralph, Eddie, and Cookie, were shown to be extremely close to one another, and they were always there for each other, no matter what. This was a reflection of the sense of community and camaraderie that existed in Reston, which was a small town where everyone knew each other. The show also highlighted the importance of family and community as a support system, especially when facing difficult times.

Another important aspect of the series was that it tackled various social issues of the time. For instance, the show highlighted the plight of the homeless, as the character Cookie befriends a homeless man who lives in a cardboard box. Moreover, the show also tackled issues such as drug use, child abuse, animal rights, and even racism.

The primary focus of the show was on the teenagers' daily lives, and each episode followed their various adventures. The episodes involved everything from Eddie writing a play for the school to Cricket wanting to create her own fashion line. The show had a lighthearted and comedic feel, with clever writing and witty banter that made it entertaining to watch. The show often incorporated musical performances since Desi Arnaz Jr was a performer.

The show was well received by audiences, especially teenagers, as it dealt with the struggles of teenage life in a relatable and accessible way. It also garnered critical acclaim, as it was seen as a refreshingly unique take on the traditional family sitcom.

Overall, Rocky Road was a wholesome, entertaining, and enjoyable show that portrayed the struggles of teenage life in a lighthearted and funny way. Even though it only lasted for two seasons, it remains a fan favorite to this day. If you are looking for an enjoyable and nostalgically themed show that seems to capture the essence of family and friendship from the 80s, you should try Rocky Road.

Rocky Road is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on July 20, 2014.

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1. Rocky Road
July 20, 2014
Harrison Burke has an executive apartment, expense account and big office at a prestigious Wall Street investment bank. He is 30-something, handsome, with crisp suits and caviar tastes, but it all down when a big company merger falls through. Harrison finds himself out of a job, a home and deep in debt when the company downsizes. Next up, a bus ride to his parents' home in New Hampshire.
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Rocky Road is available for streaming on the UP website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rocky Road on demand at Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    July 20, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (58)