Monday, January 07, 2008

An offer I can refuse...almost

So, yeah, uhm... Was it good for you? I’m going to level with you, it wasn’t good for me. I want to be charitable, so I won’t call it bad. But, to be perfectly honest, if “Cashmere Mafia” didn’t have lesbian content there is no way on hell I would watch it again. Not even for Frances O’Connor. Not even for Miranda Otto. Not even for Lucy Liu. Right now, Bonnie Somerville and her new shade of Sapphic lip locking is the only thing that will bring me back Wednesday night for episode two.

Why so disgruntled? Well, pretty much I’m always disgruntled. But to be more specific, sweet fancy Jesus, the writing sucked. You’d almost think the writers went on strike before this thing was scripted. But, sorry, no such scapegoat. This is apparently their A material. How sad. I mean, I’m pretty much this show’s target audience -- a former “Sex and the City” fan with a thing for the ladies. And even I am all, “Oh, girl. No. Really, no.” Also, someone needs to take the music director behind the barn to be shot.

Still I will dutifully stick it out for the next couple of episodes because a) duh, hot girls kissing and b) what else am I going to watch, “American Gladiator?” Sigh.

13 comments:

Dame Rhetorica said...

Shooting is too good for Wendy Levy, whom IMDB lists as the Mafia's music supervisor. How about drawing and quartering. To disco. Or some kind of slow death set to a CD that skips.

As for the rest of that mess, well, first times are often full of false moves, right? Especially if everything is set on overdrive. I mean, in less than an hour we got an engagement, love at first sight, an affair, two outings (of different sorts), a nanny hired, a nanny fired, two new jobs, and a break up plus a business trip, a benefit, a dance recital, countless meetings, and something like four or five mafia confabs.

Clearly, someone stopped reading Aristotle before he got to the good stuff about unity of place and time. Sigh. Sure is hard to see how the ladies will hold their own against the gladiators, not to mention those new episodes of CSI NY and the souped up new L&O.

Fingers crossed, at any rate. And let's all add a few pins to our producer voodoo dolls in hopes of helping the strike along.

MLC said...

American Gladiator was exactly as billed - tacky, campy, so gay with a delicious amount of spandex and girls wrestling under bright lights. Hot girls.

Whereas the Cashmere Mafia which I turned on waiting to be turned on was a total wash out. The writing was awful - awful, all awful. Except for the kiss...

Mid-Life Clarity

Anonymous said...

I liked it. I'm wondering if it can keep up the pace though like dame rhetorica mentioned. And hopefully all the men don't end up being douches b/c so far, they ain't looking so good. Love strong, "successful" (at least in some ways) women...just hope the message they're sending isn't that men have to idiots in order for women to succeed.

I'm defending men...frack!

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

What dame rhetorica said.

Pyewacket said...

Overall, I liked it...but I always have low expectations regarding pilot shows. I think pilot shows are the hardest to do...trying to give background and history on all the characters while moving some sort of plot along...trying as hard as they can to hook the audience to stay with the series. So I am staying with it for the next eppies without as much trepidation as I did for the Bionic Woman. And I agree about the male characters...they need to come off better...or they might as well do a show about all bi and gay girls. Not that I would ever complain about such a concept. ;)

Natazzz said...

I wouldn't go as far as to say I am glad to hear some negative reactions.

What I will say, however, is that I wasn't convinced about the greatness of this show beforehand, and I am even less convinced now...

Oh and the music sucks!

Anonymous said...

awful show

Slym said...

I didn't watch this either (by choice). I just have a "feeling" about this show. Plus I'm convinced that someone's slipping anti-gayifying substances/pills into my drinks. There can be no other explanation (especially since I refuse to believe that I'm experiencing a mid-life crisis of sorts lol). Whatever it is, I hope it passes soon, I'm really worried about me.

Anonymous said...

That's too funny. I was thinking the exact same thing the entire time I was forcing myself to watch this. It was so bad that it was almost as though it was intentional...

Muze said...

Writing like this makes Illene Chaiken look like Shakespeare

Ms. Amy said...

it was a watered down version of sex and the city with some kind of weird desperate housewives turn with none of the wit. Oh, and it was b.o.r.i.n.g. Even the gay bits. The last liplock between Bonnie and Co was so chaste it could've been between sisters. yawn.

Anonymous said...

I watched both American Gladiators and The Cashmere Mafia (because that's how desperate I am) and while TCM was lack lustre- other than Bonnie Somerville looking totally adorable- at least CRUSH did not disappoint.

sphygmo said...

I didn't have any expectations when I watched it, so none was crushed. I liked Bonnie, and passionate-kissing amiss or no, I'm sticking around for entire the stretch of her lesbian romance. Let's face it ladies, these rare occurrences are still precious.:)