The "me" generation is hilariously heralded in Cyra McFadden's satiric novel that playfully jabbed the residents of California's Marin County and their whirlwind search for the ultimate lifestyle. Set just across the bay from San Francisco, "Serial" depicts a year in the life of an affluent suburb where each new trend is eagerly consumed, from organic foods and EST to group jacuzzis. Harvey Holroyd (Martin Mull) gamely suffers through the insanity in an effort to please his wife Kate (Tuesday Weld) and their pouty teenage daughter (Jennifer McAllister). An all-star comedy cast including Sally Kellerman, Tom Smothers, Bill Macy, Peter Bonerz, and screen villain Christopher Lee brings "Serial" to life in a frank, funny parody of present-day-America.
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