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.
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/.