So this is how they kick it off? Clearly, it's a SEX & THE CITY clone,
but with far less likable characters. That was my first impression of
the main cast. I have now watched it twice, and I liked it a little bit
better the second time around. But that Lucy Liu, they needed to dump
her. What were they thinking? She would be the leader of the pack (of
the actresses)? 'cause she was in CHARLIE'S ANGELS lotsa lotsa years
before this? Shame, she was a poor choice back then as well, acceptable
only because that Drew Barrymore was so blatantly wrong that one could
overlook the other glaring mistake...
Besides looking entirely out of place, Lucy Liu cannot act to save her
life. She obviously never could, and she is the rotten egg in this mix
that bedevils the cake very early on, making it fall flat.
I was at first hugely, hugely disappointed by Miranda Otto, hell, not
that long ago watched HUMAN NATURE, okay, this is half a decade later,
time ravages us all, and, yes, she can act, oh yes. Watching the second
time around, I had more of an appreciation of her value to the
Bonnie Somerville is the main surprise here. These boardroom ladies
aren't really likable, but she shows her vulnerability, she's a klutz
and a goof every now and then, especially like her dizzy look after
getting kissed by the other woman, that is what makes a character
likable. Cold rich witch bitches don't cut it with me, especially not
if they're ice-cold and steel-hard.
As for the smaller parts, no problem there: Excellent choice, Anna Camp
as the blonde babysitter princess, and Addison Timlin was another total
scene-stealer as freaked-out Em in her first appearance where she
surprised Mom and Dad walking in on their romantic get-together.
Unfortunately she got bland later on, but there is hope there, she's a
reason to come back for ep. 2, small as her part may be.
In the end though, you gotta come up with something better. The main
cast has gotta shine, shine, shine. They gotta be lovable. You gotta
wanna root for them. This lot, excepting Bonnie Somerville, me, not so
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