ABC’s newest drama series GCB got off to a merely OK start on Sunday night.
Though GCB (7.6 million viewers, 2.2) posted the network’s best 10 p.m. series rating since October and ranked second in the hour, the Texas-based soap was down 29 percent from the debut of Pan Am in the slot.
On Sunday, ABC premieres GCB, a primetime soap from Sex and the City creator Darren Star and Steel Magnolias writer Robert Harling starring Leslie Bibb as a reformed Mean Girl forced to return to Dallas with her two teens after her marriage ends in scandal and move in with her mother (Designing Women’s Annie Potts).
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Let it shine! I barely had time to catch my breath from last week’s double serving of GCB before this week’s generous portion made me realize that this show has certainly found its stride (perhaps quicker than other freshman shows), and said stride comes hand in hand with this week’s blissful offering of musical moments between Cricket and Carlene.
We’ve got a back-to-back, double whammy dose of good Christian eatin’ tonight on GCB! In the first episodic course, “Turn the Other Cheek,” Amanda becomes the reluctant matron of honor at Carlene and Ripp’s 17th annual wedding vow renewal ceremony, while Blake tries to incept Cricket with the idea of conception (read: he wants another baby!). In “Sex is Divine,” the night’s second helping, Pastor Tudor encourages the congregation to get sexy with their partners all week long.
Cricket Caruth-Reilly. Dallas hotshot. Self-made woman. Owner of fitness centers, TV stations, hotels, clothing companies and restaurants. And now, add kick-ass funeral songstress to the list.
Who knew that a little morbid death was exactly what this show needed? It may have taken four episodes, but the glitter has settled and GCB has finally realized what it is: a ridiculously funny, cleverly written portrait of some truly zany characters. Add a little dark comedy into the mix, and we’ve got a wholesome Texan hootenanny, y’all!
Yippee-ki-yay, GCBs and GCBros! It’s the third week of ABC’s newest guilty pleasure, which at this point can only be described as Revenge + Mean Girls + (The View x Friday Night Lights) divided by a healthy dose of Real Housewives of Bethlehem. I’ll be taking the reins on recapping this Texas buffet of pep rally mom bitchery, and what a fantastic week to begin my debauchery-filled duties for a show that’s so over the top, it makes Pee Wee Herman look like Jeremy Irons.
Heavens to Betsy, is it Sunday already? Well, lucky for me (Shout out to my fellow lapsed-Catholics!), the only service I’m required to view on this Lord’s day is the completely insane one they show on GCB. Though, honestly, if mass at St. John’s was as passive-aggressively catty and entertaining as the service on this show, I might be more inclined to show up. The only drama I remember from my 18 years of church-going was that one time my friend Katie passed out before communion because she forgot to eat breakfast. Ugh, my town was so boring.
It began as most Christian parables typically do: With a blowjob sequence. (Romans 1:21-24: For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.)
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