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What a let down! After an unimaginative start to this runaway hit filled with twist and turns it ended just unimaginatively. Of course, Sam changed his views and got a job and became the man of her dream…and they all lived happily ever after. Joan went to rehab, Crystal became pregnant, Lavender started working for the designer…I can’t think of his name right this minute…crap…what it is?…anyway…All the loose ends were tied and she was able to start her life anew. BULLS*&T!!!

In real life, the husband would have never agreed on 50% …but they were in California, a community property state, and there may not have been a prenup. A man as powerful as Lou would not have given up so easily. To a man that accomplished relationships are just like any other business venture and need to be conquered. Another thing that sticks in my craw is that in these types of shows/movies they always show the young girl leaving the Ex-husband in the end…does that ever happen? Usually the younger wife does, in fact, marry the Ex and then she divorces him leaving with half of what he had left.

Why do women continue to write these fairy tail books about how they were able to change some raggidy man and make him a prince charming? Again, does that ever happen in real life? In real life a Hollywood wife wouldn’t give a homeless guy the time of day, let alone chase after him. A drifter drifts and he would have continued living his life the way he had for the past five years. Once a person has been homeless for long period of time, they usually do not want to fit back into society, especially privileged society. She had a man who was ready to love her and was exactly what she was looking for in a man, but he wasn’t attractive enough for her. Wasn’t she pissed at her husband for doing the exact same thing? I mean, he chose a better looking, younger woman over her and he was considered a heel. She does the same thing but she’s liberated.

But up until the last ten minutes of the show, I was tickled pink. Especially when her husband called her to help him with his…um problem. He took 3 Viagra before being rejected by Shoshana before he could even get the proposal out and was left with a 5 hour erection. In true pig fashion she ask her to help him get rid of it and grabs her head to try to direct her in how to do it…men…but I laugh so hard when I saw it. I also loved that instead of standing by and letting her friend drink herself to death, Molly called Joan’s husband to get her some help.

The ending left me disappointed. What can I say? I’m a realist. But if you like fairly tails then you probably LOVED the ending….your such a sap, lol…just kidding…no really…You were probably crying…your such a girl, lol…okay I’m done.

This week our heroine, Molly, finds that her dashing mystery man is in fact…BOM,BOM,BOMMMM…homeless. That’s right, her fantasy man, Sam, doesn’t have a dime to his name…scratch that…he has a few pennies and that’s how he paid for their date to Starbucks…with a hand full of change. He even took her to see his little oasis in the woods. I had to admit. I didn’t see that particular thing coming. Anyway, she learns this info via ex-friends whom I have affectionately been referring to as bitch 1 and bitch 2. Of course, this still doesn’t stop our leading lady, with the heart of gold from being attracted to this guy…again…does this ever happen in real life?

Let’s run through all of the things that did and didn’t see coming. First we did see her ex-friend, Cristal, finding out about her husband’s romp with the nanny. We also saw him coming up with some hare brained scene with Molly’s Ex to try to beat the nanny, who was trying to blackmail him, at her own game. We didn’t see, Cristal coming home and catching the little charade and saving her husband from paying the nanny the $50,000 bribe she’d asked for and throwing both her and her cheating husband out of the house. We definitely saw Lavender moving in with Molly, who is held up in Joan’s house while she’s in “France”, but we didn’t see her bringing the dog and her Grandma too.

There has to be a reason that I’m going to watch next week right…of course. Oh the way Molly helped spring her friend Joan from rehab was completely out of left field, but somewhat entertaining…just wanted to mention that. The big mystery of Lou’s where abouts are this weeks cliffhanger, as it looks like our hunky homeless guy, Sam, may be involved. Where are Lavender and her Grammy going to go? What is going to happen with Cristal and her husband (she’ll probably take him back and their marriage will be stronger blah, blah, blah)? In short, they have peaked my curiosity. The Pond’s commercials are really touching, as it’s always inspiring to see a woman that you can’t believe it a day over 30 proudly proclaim that she is 40…something. So,I will be tuning in next Thursday and blogging about it Friday…lol.

I love Debra Messing, and couldn’t wait to see her new show The Starter Wife on USA network on Thursday night. The concept isn’t new, to be perfectly honest it’s just the rehashing of the ol’ ” older wife traded in for a newer, dumber one by a sleezy, selfish, self- centered husband”. I mean how many times do we have to see the poor good hearted loving wife being kicked to the curb for the skanky young tramp. There’s even the alcoholic friend whose older, wiser and drunker than the wife, the gay designer guy, who is loyal to the wife and is completely on her side and the friend who is caught in the middle because her husband is friends with the sleezy ex and is considered disloyal…oh and here’s the not so surprising twist, the disloyal friend’s husband has a fling with the nanny(she’s completely in the dark, of course). Just like any other show or even movie of it’s kind, she’s shunned by high society and becomes a social outcast overnight…now, didn’t see that coming…and there’s even the token black girl well-spoken ghetto girl, played by Anika Noni Rose and all I can say is I hope her part gets better, because I’m tired of seeing this character in every sitcom.

So, there’s nothing new about the show and no reason to tune in to watch other than the fact that I love both Anika Noni Rose and Debra Messing. Anika Noni Rose of Dreamgirls fame is also a Tony award winning actress and to see her playing a security guard named Lavender *eyes rolling*…well, I just hope her character develops into something more dignified or at least something other than the black service worker that the rich white woman seeks advice from…does that happen in real life. I’m not filthy rich so I don’t know. Well, whatever pays the mortgage, girl. At least the character is well spoken and a student at UCLA.

Debra Messing portrays her usual comedic tragic figure, but she seems to be born to play this type of character, so hey stick to what works. Her character is hit with this divorce out of left field or so it would seem. She admittedly doesn’t love her Ex and is more committed to her lifestyle than her husband. She cries…alot! But that is another thing Debra Messing is good at and playing a weakling, and right now…her character is sooo patheticly weak, but don’t worry. I’m sure she’ll become empowered in the next show or two.

…oh, oh I almost forgot…How could I forget? There is also the sexy mysterious hunk whose attracted to Debra’s character, Molly, but he’s not making any moves *rolling eyes*. At least in this one there is an older, richer, down to earth guy who is attracted to our main character…wait, wait…I think he kills himself (and stands her up to do it…how’s that for an ego booster) in the last five minutes of the show, at least that is what we are lead to believe…isn’t that the way…when it’s her turn to be the young tramp the old guy kills himself. What the hell does that say about woman over 40?

The commercials were full of encouragement, though. They were full of women 40 and over who were just drop dead gorgeous. You know the kind of women who if they said “I’m 41” you’d immediately ask who her cosmetic surgeon is or at the least ask for some serious I.D. Pond’s was the show’s main sponsor and was even used within the show…sybliminal messaging anyone…or is that strategic product placement? Every since Demi Moore became the new poster child for woman 40 and how good they can look, it seems that with this show Hollywood has finally started taken notice…kinda.

Anyway, the show is a welcomed break from reality tv. I’m so tired of watching real people do BS they’d never do otherwise that I could just…watch cartoons…which is what I do…hey at least they’re scripted. They’ve hooked me in with the promise of some interesting scenes next week..not new but interesting. You could pretty much write this sitcom yourself. The Ex is going to ask the young tramp to marry him, the wife is gonna get a new attitude and of course, there’s gonna be something wrong with the mystery man. I’ll give the show another week…who am I kidding…I’ll watch it until they cancel it next month and then I’ll return to longing for some more shows just like it.