I can only really enjoy a drama on TV with a little humour added to it. I like Hart of Dixie and Orange is the New Black.
It’s also why I used to watch Desperate Housewives all the time. I was more than a little sad when that show ended, and for a long time, I didn’t think there was a good show to replace it.
Mistresses, another ABC show, is less suburban and more glam, but it’s the only show that’s come close to filling the hole in my heart that Desperate Housewives left.
It’s funny and up-to-date, and it looks at the relationships of four women from many different points of view.
It also reminds me a little bit of Lipstick Jungle and Cashmere Mafia, two shows that were canceled before they even started, but I’m really looking forward to this one. Is it the best show that’s ever been on TV? No. Is it fun and easy to get hooked on? You bet!
ABC vs BBC
The UK version of Mistresses, which aired on BBC from 2008 to 2010, is the model for the US version. As expected, the BBC version is a little darker, while the ABC version is a little more glamorous.
Bloggers inspire the costumes
Roemehl Hawkins, who makes costumes, gets a lot of ideas from blogs. “There are a couple of blogs that show what real people from all over the world are wearing, so I’ll get some ideas from those.” As mom sees it, she said.
A lot of shows use the same sets.
Mistresses and Cougar Town both use the same one. April’s store is also the real estate office of Jules (Courtney Cox).
Dom loves his family.
Jason George’s (Dom) office has a picture of his own children.
About Desperate Housewives…
In 2011, Rochelle Aytes (April) appeared as Keith Watson’s ex-girlfriend Amber James in three episodes as a guest star.
Alyssa Milano loves sports very much.
She has a clothing line for women who like sports called Touch, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are her favourite team.
Jocelyn may be the show’s sassy single girl, but…
In the second season, Jes Macallan’s real-life husband plays an FBI agent on the show.
South Korea is where Yunjin Kim was born.
She moved to the US when she was 10 years old. You might recognize her from the television show Lost.
Alyssa Milano loves that her character has flaws.
“I really liked how flawed Savi was. I loved how she seemed like a woman who had it all together. She worked so hard at her job and was so successful, but her life was falling apart. I thought that made a lot of sense.” TV fanatic, she says.
This is the second time a Pilot for the show has been made.
Rochelle Aytes was in a pilot for “Mistresses” that Lifetime TV turned down, but then ABC picked it up and asked her to play April.