More than any year in recent memory, the survival of shows this season did not hinge on ratings.
If you’ve watched GCB every week since the show’s premiere in March, you know that on the whole, the Texan housewife hootenanny is rarely serious, occasionally ridiculous, and frequently hilarious. Where else on television can you see rhinestoned cowboy hats, church musical riff-offs, mud-soaked cheerleaders and death by baby back rib in one show?
Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain.
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.
Bookended by Easter and Tax Day, the week in between has some lighter fare to keep you busy. From a new episode of Glee to a zillion Titanic-themed shows, to narrowing down the Idol finalists, take a peek and start programming your DVR. Have a great week!
SUNDAYGCB, ABC 9p.m.
Happy Easter! The ladies of GCB sure know how to make a stir – with back-to-back new episodes.
Old-school tracks were the name of the game more often than not these past few weeks. Whether your definition of “old-school” translates to proper Mad Men-era tunes heard on the AMC hit, Scandal, and Supernatural, or ’80s classics as seen on Happy Endings and One Tree Hill, this week’s Jukebox offers up a retro rave fit for anybody.
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!
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