The Starter Wife (2007)

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An ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss starts her life after her divorce. Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

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 Molly Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Joan McAllister (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Rodney (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Kenny Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Sam (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Lavender (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Nana (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jorge Stewart (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Lou Manahan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaden (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaden Kagan (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Cricket Stewart (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Shoshanna (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Chloe (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Aaron (4 episodes, 2007)
John Atkinson ...
 Detective Parks (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Caldecott (3 episodes, 2007)
Jane Hall ...
 Sharon (3 episodes, 2007)
Kate Kendall ...
 Lisa (3 episodes, 2007)
Madeleine West ...
 Katy (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Larry Hamill (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Pappy (2 episodes, 2007)
Leah Purcell ...
 Hannah Sprints (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Bob (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Ana (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Detective Smith (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Country Club Administrator (2 episodes, 2007)
Jerome Ehlers ...
 Director (2 episodes, 2007)
Bryan Probets ...
 Vernon (2 episodes, 2007)
Matthew Scully ...
 Clarity Harbor Valet (2 episodes, 2007)
Leeanna Walsman ...
 Sasha (2 episodes, 2007)
David Webb ...
 Dr. Peter Hexton (2 episodes, 2007)
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An ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss starts her life after her divorce. Based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

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When Molly and Sam take Jaiden into the surf at the end of the mini series, Sam's shorts are already soaking wet. See more »

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Molly Kagan: Of course I'm cranky, I haven't eaten in 12 years!
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Funny very modern comedy about life in L.A. among the "in crowd"
19 October 2008 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I've only seen two episodes - and hadn't seen any that aired last summer - but this is really a charming, funny series. Messing and Davis are the reasons to watch - and they really get to show a stunning variety of emotions. The plot is clear, fast-moving, and great fun. I've mixed feelings about the use of the dream sequences to indicate how she feels at particular moments - but I'm sure there are many who love them.

This is really a fine series - it seems the female counterpart to the male-oriented Californication - the quality is similar - and they're very much the same kind of series - very modern, witty, well-designed continuing comedy (each program's dilemmas, new characters, very much lead into the next). They're both programs about very superficial, selfish and materialistic people, set in contemporary Los Angeles obsessed with fame and fleeting success.

I'm a conservative Catholic man living in the East, clearly not the intended audience for the series - but I enjoy it. And I'm surprised there aren't more comments. (The series was heavily promoted in New York City -- and Messing and Davis are both famously talented).

It's hard to imagine that people who decide to tune in - won't be caught up in it.


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