MAUDE: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON REVIEWED
“Maude” returns with a fifth season, but the show was already nearing the end. The season is highlighted by Maude’s husband trying to kill himself. The rest of the season hinges around the changes in their marital relationship, as Maude has to take control. Maude’s maid getting married feels like an attempt to add levity, but it didn’t help the series. While the show itself didn’t lose its fanbase, its lead-ins were suffering and that caused Maude to drop out of the Top 10 for the first time. Darker storylines were to come, but I guess attempted suicide was the bridge too far for 70s TV audiences. Still, it’s further than you’d see on a sitcom today.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0