Hearts Afire: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Hearts Afire: Season 1 (1992-1993)




Critic Consensus: Frothy with a political zip, Hearts Afire derives its warmth from witty repartee and an excellent ensemble, but less so from its central duo's questionable romantic chemistry.


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A single father, who's a conservative senator's aide, gives a liberal reporter a job and a place to live---his place. It didn't take long after they moved in together for sparks to fly and by the end of Season 1, the housemates became husband and wife. `Hearts Afire' began its sophomore year with the newlyweds heading south to start a newspaper.


John Ritter
as John Hartman
Clark Duke
as Elliot
George Gaynes
as Senator Strobe Smithers
Edward Asner
as George Lahti
Conchata Ferrell
as Madeline Stoessinger
Doren Fein
as Carson Lee Davis
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Critic Reviews for Hearts Afire: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Hearts Afire, with its echoes of Designing Women and Evening Shade, has a strong sense of deja vu. The question now becomes how long the Thomasons can keep recycling the same old grits.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Hearts Afire is about as good as a comedy can be coming out of the box. The writing crackles with intelligent wit, there's a cornucopia of colorful characters and the casting is close to perfect.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Ritter and Post and Thornton are all good comic actors, and this show is an enjoyable romp, although some of its political gags are dated.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

It doesn't matter how good Bloodworth-Thomason's words are -- and the script isn't as strong as the best episodes of her other two shows -- this romance has less fizz than a day-old Coke.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

This program is a little more loopy and labored than Bloodworth-Thomason's other shows and has to forage around longer to uncover its punch lines. But the leads are very adept at playing up what humor there is.

July 2, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It all just seems to work like gangbusters. Or maybe like clockwork. Or maybe just like a situation comedy ought to work. That doesn't happen as often as it should. Happily and cheeringly, Hearts Afire comes across.

July 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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