Remember "The Golden Girls"? Those bold, brash and brazen ladies who made retirement look cool and fun -- even sexy?
Well, step aside, Blanche: A new gaggle of gals has taken over the airwaves -- and they're pretty golden, too.
Retirement for these ladies means a laid-back life in the Sun City Grand Retirement Village in Surprise, Arizona. It's a life filled with golf, parties, friendship -- and, now, their own reality show on We TV, appropriately called "Sunset Daze."
The cast includes LaWanda "Hot Legs" Price, Sandy "Wild Child" Miracle Jones (a.k.a. "The Party Girl") and Joanne Hauncher, "Matchmaker," and they leave little off limits.
"I've never had sex in a swimming pool," says Price in one episode, during a game of "Never Have I Ever." "So if you have had sex in a swimming pool, take a drink."
"Pole dancing, handcuffs and a stripper," Hauncher says later. "If that's not retirement, then what is?"
"Our community that we live in is like a little paradise in the valley," Jones said. "It is like living in a resort."
"It is definitely a lifestyle," said Hauncher. "And I think what really irritates me is I'll be at a function and someone will say to me, 'What do you do here? I'm so bored.' And I want to say, 'Oh, shame on you. You know it's not going to come to you, I mean you're going to have to make some efforts.' But we have everything. We've got golf courses, we've got pickle ball, we've got everything."
"If you could see our calendars you'd be blown away," said Jones.
"Sunset Daze" is "Desperate Housewives" meets "The Hills" -- or maybe "Over the Hills." These seniors are trying all sorts of things. One plot line involves the 63-year-old Hauncher helping her best friend, Jones, a 68-year-old widow, find new love.
Meanwhile, Price, who's caring for her husband with Lou Gehrig's disease and Alzheimer's, proves that you're never too old to kick up your heels: she's taking ballroom dance lessons and entering senior dance competitions.
"You know the lady that does my nails said to me, 'Why are you so busy, you're supposed to be retired?'" said Price. "And I go, 'I don't know, but I am so busy.' This program has kept us busy, but even before that."
There's also Jack. At 72, he's the resident Romeo who can't quite get the attention of a particular lady he's got his eye on. And of course there's Anne -- at 61, she's a former nun, now married, who yearns to try skydiving.
This spicy bunch has learned that age is just a number.
"I think we live young and I think that's important," said Price. "I'm not young, I'll be 75 my next birthday. But I live young, I think young."
"It's a lot of attitude," said Jones.
We asked if they thought they were shattering stereotypes.
"I hope so," said Jones. "We shatter it, you know. Yeah, I think most people think of retirees as being maybe in their rocking chair, one foot in the grave, whatever. And I think this is going to be a big 'Ah-ha!'"
We used to think of seniors as frail old people in need of home health aides, false teeth and hip replacements. Now we see that seniors need -- and get -- love, too.