Comments are closed for this entry
View All
Favorites
Recency  | 
Popularity
Page:  « First  ‹ Previous  12 13 14 15 16 (16 total)
11:27 PM on 03/04/2012
Is it worth watching? Absolutely!!! Funny, not shrill and spot on. Having lived in Dallas, the show captures the crass materialism and competitiveness perfectly. I hope this show has a long, long life. Loved it. Normally agree with Ms Ryan's reviews but she is so far off the mark here.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
AllShookUp
Hug A Hater
07:06 PM on 03/04/2012
I doubt even Snooki would watch.
photo
safistikaytdlayd
Jesus is coming back, be ready!!!
06:38 PM on 03/04/2012
I will not be watching this show. It infuriates me that the "b" word is used so iconsequently. Its still a derogatory word. I'm not perfect but I would NEVER call a woman that word, or hint at that. Anyway, I'm sure the producers don't care, but I still won't watch.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Robert w Gardner
Can we fire them all and start over?
11:37 AM on 03/05/2012
BELLES????????
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
12:22 PM on 03/05/2012
It was originally " bitches" but I guess you didn't read the article.
photo
safistikaytdlayd
Jesus is coming back, be ready!!!
03:45 PM on 03/05/2012
The original title of the show and book use the "b" word. Also if you look at the commercial, the little jingle mentions witches and the "b" word is also implied because it rhymes with witches.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
manelady
Being Progressive means moving forward
05:43 PM on 03/04/2012
What is all the fascination with these Texas themed shows? Have no interest in any of them and this one sounds like the worst of the lot. While I'm at it, my big gripe is that all of the TV people seem to think the only night we watch is TV is Sunday. We all don't live in NYC when the only night anyone is at home is Sunday night. PLEASE spread shows around to the other days of the week.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Carla Peele
02:02 PM on 03/05/2012
Dude, Raising Hope is AWESOME and on Tuesday nights on Fox.
04:06 PM on 03/04/2012
As if we weren't afraid enough of the Hollywood Left, they produce this. I live in a suburb of DFW, have for 20 years, and it's amazing how the Lefties love to produce a stereotype about Texas. I guess I don't get the fascination. One thing I do know, try a cheap generalization about a metro area with over 5 million people, and you're probably going to get it wrong.

Nice Try Lefty Californians....
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Thomas J Williams
I understand you don't understand.
12:10 AM on 03/05/2012
About as generalized as "lefty Californians", eh? If you've lived there you'd find out California isn't as LEFT as you believe. It has pockets but there is a lot of red outside of some of those cities.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
jem19166
03:29 AM on 03/05/2012
I assumed he was just talking about the producers and writers of the show, which is likely produced in California. I myself am one of the not-so-leftist Californians.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
10:17 AM on 03/05/2012
I agree. I live in the SD area. Alot of conservativism present.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Robert w Gardner
Can we fire them all and start over?
11:39 AM on 03/05/2012
Must be a Baptist in Dallas! Did him get his wittle feelings hurt? Truth stings doesn't it!!!!!?????!!!!!
11:11 PM on 03/13/2012
Anglican. Church of England before that. But thanks for another off-base generalization to prove my point.
02:56 PM on 03/04/2012
Thank you for this review. I watched the preview and was terribly angered at the waste of my time and the money and talent involved with this show. It is horrible. It does not deserve a second episode nor does it deserve anyone's time.
09:43 PM on 03/03/2012
ZERO interest....WON'T Be there !!!! Sunday night belongs to quality tv on PAY CABLE and PBS Masterpiece.....not network junk...
07:41 PM on 03/04/2012
Me want Downton Abbey!!!!!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
nobillary1
03:14 PM on 03/03/2012
Thanks for the heads up Maureen! You've convinced me to stick with my usual Sunday night viewing schedule!!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
CRanapia
02:41 PM on 03/02/2012
Not for the first time, I think a simple gender-flip would be useful here. Would anyone find it amusing -- as opposed to offensively creepy -- if this show was about a pack of Good Christian Bast**ds talking about paying for their daughters boob implants?

And it's rather sad seeing Miriam Shor in the cast for this. Some of us remember her in the stage and film versions of 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch' -- which subverted and challenged stereotypes about gender, religion, sexuality and much else besides rather than indulged them.
photo
BlackJAC
It's better to be a black king than a white knight
02:15 PM on 03/02/2012
Ma'am, the woman who wrote the book this is all based on is a Dallas native.  Consequently she might have a better grasp on the scene than the rest of us do.
photo
bikefolder32
My micro bio is an honor student.
11:02 AM on 03/03/2012
But that doesn't mean it's interesting. Books tend to be better than their broadcast adaptations. I just saw the pilot and it's terrible. I've been to Texas a number of times in my life, for the past two summers I've been in Dallas/Ft Worth, and the only thing I found to be "real" about the show is the jewelry and the occasional tossing-in of scripture quotes. Even the "they're Christians but they backstab" idea isn't well-played. Part of what makes those people so interesting in real-life is that you don't always SEE the conniving - they're sweethearts in public. These women have their sins literally screaming at us from their foreheads, the way this show is written. Nothing "real" about that.
photo
BlackJAC
It's better to be a black king than a white knight
04:37 PM on 03/03/2012
That's because everybody, from the author to you to anyone else who read it to the executive producer to the director to the actors to the people putting up the money to the low-level production staffer to the studio/network exec who just wants to say they had input in it, all have their own ideas of how it should go.

Further, you've admitted to being the occasional summer resident, whereas Kim Gatlin is there year-round: http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/2008/11/12/Decoding_Kim_Gatlins_Good_Christian_Bitches.aspx
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Carla Peele
02:07 PM on 03/05/2012
Sometimes yes, sometimes no--- The Vampire Diaries and The Sookie Stackhouse Books from what I understand are better and more popular on-screen than off. Gone with the Wind, which I have read myself was MUCH better as a movie. The Outsiders was so similar (mostly because SE Hinton herself was involved closely) it was an awesome cult classic.
12:53 PM on 03/03/2012
Did yo­u even read the article? The show is nothing like the book.
photo
BlackJAC
It's better to be a black king than a white knight
04:39 PM on 03/03/2012
It never is due to the logistics of production.