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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil 

Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Bobbo 4 episodes, 1986
...  Mary Fisher 4 episodes, 1986
...  Ruth 4 episodes, 1986
Paul Herzberg ...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1986
Caroline Butler ...  Nicola 4 episodes, 1986
Christopher Mossford ...  Andy 4 episodes, 1986
...  Mrs. Fisher 3 episodes, 1986
Noel Dyson ...  Brenda 2 episodes, 1986
...  Nurse Hopkins 2 episodes, 1986
...  Angus 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. Rohn 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. Ghengis 2 episodes, 1986
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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When Elsie flowers waves goodbye to Ruth, she is seen holding another book written by Fay Weldon, who actually wrote life and loves of a she devil! See more »

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Warm Love Gone Cold
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Excellent mini-series!
17 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

It has been years since I have seen this series, but it has stayed permanently embedded in my mind. Everything that poor Ruth went through and then to see her revenge acted out was perfect. One of the few movies I have seen that does not diminish the quality of the book. 10/10

PS - The movie with Rosanne and Meryl Streep (She-Devil) fails miserably in capturing even a bit of the excellence of this series.


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