Few television programmes can claim to have the cultural resonance that "Thirtysomething" did in the late 1980s. Winner of four Emmy Awards, the ground-breaking drama held up a mirror to a generation of young adults struggling to find a larger meaning to their existence in an era marked by rampant consumerism and the yuppie ethos. Series Two picks up where everyone left off and then some. Hope and Michael contemplate a second child; Elliot moves to lure Nancy back; Gary gets serious with his girlfriend Susannah; Melissa continues to find herself; and Ellyn gets an ulcer. Then there s all that happens in between, including the arrival of Michael and Elliot s antagonist: the diabolical, smug, manipulative and very successful advertising mogul Miles Drentell.