In this comedy series, a group of people live in San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s and routinely face their diary. The events begin when Mary Ann finds herself in front of a romantic turn over her new boss, Bochamp. On the other hand, Michael returns to the 28 Barbary Lane to live with his friend Mona Ramzi and to adapt continuously.
For fans of Maupin's novels this will be an intriguing continuation of a world they love so deeply, but on its own "Tales of the City" has a lot of heart, and is meant to be enjoyed for its sense of life even when it deals with its more painful avenues.
Barbary Lane's celebrated queerness is less remarkable these days... Though such actorly appropriation is now frowned on, Olympia Dukakis is stuck playing the transgender landlady; she is perhaps "iconic".