Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »
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Cast

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 Elinore 'Ellie' Walker (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Dott Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dan O'Donahue ...
 Brendan Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Stephano (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Peter Thomas (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Alice Morgan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Val Brumberg (6 episodes, 1995)
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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dot lets Val move in with her. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

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A comedy about two best friends who look like a million bucks... after taxes. See more »

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Dot: Oh, it's you mother.
Alice: No, dear, it's Madonna. Late 30's are hard on Italian women.
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The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chaka Khan
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I liked this show enough to track down a copy on the net so I can watch it once in awhile.
13 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this comedy magnetic and extremely funny. The chemistry between the two women flowed like an electrical charge that energized the humor and the humor and dialog were dead-center sync to the plot lines. It was a well-rounded and seamless and, like most 1st-season shows, a little vulnerable, but without the usual bumbling and apologies that go with a new show. It was great theater and funny enough to re-knot my belly button a few times per episode.

The constant comparison to "Ab Fab" seems to state more about the utter lack of imagination on the part of the reviewers than an actual likeness. "Ab Fab" was scored along the lines of "Benny Hill" and "High Society" was scored closer to some of the modern-day TV comedies like "Scrubbs" or "Desperate Housewives".


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