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Series cast summary:
Linda de Mol Linda de Mol ...  Cheryl Morero 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ...  Martin Morero 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Tjitske Reidinga ...  Claire van Kampen 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Susan Visser Susan Visser ...  Anouk Verschuur 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Derek de Lint ...  Dokter Rossi 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Leopold Witte Leopold Witte ...  Evert Lodewijkx 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Daniël Boissevain ...  Tom Blaauw 42 episodes, 2005-2009
Cystine Carreon Cystine Carreon ...  Tippi Wan / ... 39 episodes, 2005-2009
Reinout Scholten van Aschat Reinout Scholten van Aschat ...  Roderick Lodewijkx 36 episodes, 2005-2009
Lisa Bouwman Lisa Bouwman ...  Vlinder Blaauw 35 episodes, 2005-2009
Dorus Witte Dorus Witte ...  Annabel Lodewijkx / ... 32 episodes, 2005-2009
Priscilla Knetemann Priscilla Knetemann ...  Louise Lodewijkx 30 episodes, 2005-2009
Annet Malherbe ...  Willemijn Lodewijkx 25 episodes, 2005-2007
Mea Dols de Jong Mea Dols de Jong ...  Merel van Kampen / ... 25 episodes, 2005-2009
Merijn Straatman Merijn Straatman ...  Remy Morero 20 episodes, 2007-2009
Jesse Straatman Jesse Straatman ...  Remy Morero 19 episodes, 2007-2009
Lies Visschedijk ...  Roelien Grootheeze / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2009
Casper Gimbrère Casper Gimbrère ...  Barry / ... 17 episodes, 2005-2009
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It's about four friends in Gooi, a Dutch region where rich people live. One of those four friends, Cheryl, married Dutch singer Martin Morero. She moved from Amsterdam to Gooi. Anouk is an artist. She makes mostly erotic art. Willemijn is married to Evert. They have children together. Their marriage is reserved and sexless. She eats because her frustrations about Evert. Claire is a lawyer and married to Anton. They have a 15 year old daughter: Merel. Anouk, Willemijn and Claire are born in Gooi, Cheryl is a newcomer. These four friends have to deal with the problems of well-being and richness. Written by Mark Knoop

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2005 (Netherlands) See more »

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A near-genius show, but unfortunately misses the mark on too many occasions
22 June 2018 | by Daum1234See all my reviews

I think I speak for a lot of Dutchies when I say this show is a delicious guilty pleasure to watch. The very first Desperate Housewifes / Real Housewives type series made in Holland. It's about four housewives who live and/or work in 'The Gooi' - A wealthy, luxurious and green area in the center of Holland.

A lot of things hit the right mark: First of all, the whole idea of following these "gooische" women's lives is entertaining, and I believe this is done quite realistically. Furthermore, the opening tune, the music, the beautiful scenes shot in nature, great humor, and a bunch of great actors and actresses put together all contribute to great quality.

The show is outright funny (lots of laugh out loud moments) and can be incredibly realistic and dramatic at times. It gives some commentary on social relations between rich people and rich vs. poor people. Also, the family situations and interactions are well written. Some of the characters are really recognizable, either for ourselves or those we know and love or encounter in life. For me Claire, Willemijn and her husband, and Martin Morero stand out as funny and believable characters.

Other characters and story lines however, are not realistic AT ALL and this is what keeps the show from spreading its wings and flying.

The evil maid, and most of the child actors (sorry) really diminish the genius-factor by a lot. Their acting is just not natural, and the writers haven't given them much to work with: There are a lot of flat characters walking around in 'Gooische vrouwen' (Anouk & Vlinder, Tipi-Wan) Their story lines and/or acting are just not up to the standard of some of the other characters and are just not believable enough to get emotionally involved, it just becomes annoying to watch.

Too bad - but nonetheless an entertaining and funny show to watch. Worth your time! Especially if you like Sex and the City- and Desperate Housewives-type shows.


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