Eden (1993) from Tuna

Eden (1993) is a T&A soap opera that takes place at a resort called Eden. It was among of the first group of shows to cross over from pay cable to basic cable. It aired first on the Playboy Channel uncensored, then on USA Network in censored versions. The DVD consists of the 26 original (uncensored) episodes from the Playboy Channel.

The following summarizes what happens in what the DVD set calls "part one" of six.

Barbara Alyn Woods plays a widow who runs a tropical resort, and she spends much of her screen time flashing back to sex with her dead husband, whom she can't get over. According to his will, she will lose the resort unless she marries soon. Her brother-in-law would very much like to give her some hot new memories suitable for future flashbacks.

Other characters include:

  • Gym instructor Darci DeMoss, who has an asshole ex-husband
  • Diana Barton, who wants her lover to divorce his wife, Elizabeth Lambert.
  • Best friends Jill Pierce and Kristen Fontaine, who both boff the diving instructor, then get upset about it.

The show's formula consists of two things: first, some woman must show her breasts and buns every 10 minutes; second, people must try their level best, between the T&A, to make sure the plot doesn't advance. The cast and crew accomplished both of those admirably in part one of this set. I will leave it to someone else to watch the other five parts, because that is far from my idea of entertainment. In fact, watching it made me completely swear off filmed entertainment for three days.



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The T&A team in part one consists of Barbara Alyn Woods, Darci DeMoss, Diana Barton, Elizabeth Lambert, Jill Pierce and Kristen Fontaine.

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