“Starter Wife” Got to get a Life?

I watched the first episode of the “Starter Wife”. Believe me, when I tell you, I had to force myself to not turn it off. It was pure torture trying to get through it! If you had asked me, I also couldn’t have picked out even one character that I liked. Even if I was trying to save one from a firing line! That’s sad, very sad. starterwifeimage.jpg

The episode was full of nasty, self absorbed people that obsessed about who they were with and how much money they could make off of them. It’s definitely not realistic of the average life but probably too close to home in Hollywood. Since I’m the gullible merciful person that I am, I gave the second episode a shot. I had such a bad taste in my mouth from the first episode that I think that just about anything had to be better. Surely, it couldn’t be as bad as the first, I thought. I was surprised to find that the show actually started showing a little heart and a small bit of reality. I actually found myself watching the third episode and so on. (Thanks to their episodes on their website) All of a sudden, I found that I was hooked!?!? I admit that I wasn’t expecting that at all. The main character Molly Kagan, played by Debra Messing, is a confused woman who’s trying to find her niche’ in life again. Sadly, her friends have enough of their own problems to fill many new episodes. Bottom line, this just goes to show you that the first episode of a brand new series doesn’t always predict its success. I recommend that you give the show a shot. It may have heart after all. If you want to take a look, go to http://www.usanetwork.com/fullepisodes/.

Cavemen

Tuesday night I was feeling open minded and decided to take a chance on the new TV show “Cavemen”.  The GEICO commercials with the cavemen in them weren’t bad so I thought that it might be a safe bet.  Oh how wrong I was…

The three cavemen were hanging out at a Fruitberry Frozen yogurt-shop and not surprisingly, the girl behind the counter was the Cavegirl next door.  After what seemed like an eternity, the Cavegirl and one of the Cavemen were back at his crib going animal on each other.  I was speechless.

Man, it’s hard to shake that off!  It felt like the stink from a sweaty, wet dog!  I couldn’t watch it any more.  Train wrecks are one thing, but cavepeople doing the nasty on TV, no way! 

To say that the show was bad would be this week’s understatement!  The writing was terrible and I don’t know if I’ll ever get that smell out of my head! 

Bottom line, just say NO to “Cavemen”!

80’s TV Comfort Food

“Designing Women”, the TV show reruns are great! I watched a 4 show block on TV Land last night. It was hard to believe that they were showing 4 in a row. Since I’m sick with a cold it was just what I needed. Vegging in front of one of my Comfort Food types of 80’s sitcoms makes life better.

It’s hard to believe that the show started 21 years ago! I was interested in it initially because Annie Potts who plays Mary Jo was in it. Remember her from the 1986 hit movie “Pretty in Pink”? She was great there and I was really intrigued to see her on a TV show. Even though her character was a lot different on “Designing Women”, I still liked her. For those of you who saw “Pretty in Pink”, remember how she acted at the very end of the movie? Well, I think that “Iona” changed her name and moved to Atlanta for “Designing Women”!

Occasionally the show does have a little “Preachy-ness” to it. Some of the topics were taboo for their day. Sadly, a few were taken, strangled and left for you, the viewer, to digest-or not. That would be my only gripe. Other than that, I usually liked the episodes.

Anyways, it’s still a great show. Since I live in the Psuedo South, I really enjoyed looking at how the women dress and how they carry themselves. Even when Julia gets her head caught in a banister, she still pulls off having class. How do you do that?