Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GCB

new obsession on the horizon
Have you been watching GCB on Sunday nights?

I have not watched a sitcom in years and years -I'm an E News & reality TV kind of girl.  But this new series (well, it's on the 8th or 9th episode already) is hilarious & completely addicting!

Based on the book Good Christian Bitches, GCB is a funny, sassy and heartwarming drama that begs the question: Can you go back home to a place where no one seems to have grown up?
 
When former mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) moves back to Dallas 18 years after high school, former unpopular teen-turned-diva-of-Dallas Carlene Cockburn (Emmy and Tony Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth) gets a major dose of PTSD. To top it off, Amanda’s living across the street from the Cockburns with her feisty mother Gigi Stopper (Emmy Award-Nominee Annie Potts)! Amanda has changed for the morally better but Carlene and her other victims -- the GCBs -- have their doubts. The GCBs now rule the school that is Dallas society and are about to settle the score with Amanda Vaughn.
The other fabulous GCBs include the shrewd, distinguished CEO Cricket (Miriam Shor); the endearing, consummate housewife and mother, Sharon (Jennifer Aspen); and the self-made, always-single-but-on-the-prowl Heather (Marisol Nichols).
Behind every great GCB (except Heather, of course), is a great husband, which includes Carlene’s Ripp (David James Elliot), a devoted hunk with a secret or two; Cricket’s Blake (Mark Deklin), her gorgeously fabulous better half; and Sharon’s Zack (Brad Beyer), a good-time guy and former pro athlete.

Oh, let the games begin…


First of all, I love Kristin Chenoweth.  Second... I love TV shows that don't make you think deeply (hence the reason I only watch garbage prizes like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Real Housewives, The Bachelor, etc.) 
...and thirdly:  These women are Louboutin-wearing, Bible verse-reciting, glorified Neiman shoppers who are catty, egotistical, hilarious, judging and Jesus-loving all at the same time.  What's not to love?
 
Apparently a lot, as this TV show has received TONS of criticism for being "anti-Christian" and so forth.  Personally, I think that's a silly criticism.  This show is about the struggles that Christians experience daily to overcome temptation and sin.  We are all sinners and the ladies on this show certainly aren't perfect.  There's no crude language or vulgar scenes.  Actually, some parts of it are pretty corny.  I just love it.
 
Ok, who has read the book?  I'm thinking about ordering it for a light, summer read. 
 
Have you been watching GCB?  What are your thoughts?
p.s.  If you need to catch up on the season, you can watch them for free on Hulu!
Xo-M

32 comments:

  1. I love this show too. I didn't know it was based on a book. I can see where the criticism would come in, but I agree that it is just for silly fun.

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  2. I love this show...hilarious! A great mindless TV show is perfect after long days!

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  3. I don't usually watch shows like this either, but I love GCB. I went to high school outside Dallas and this show reminds me of home. I hope it gets renewed...right now it's on the likely to get renewed list, but it's ratings haven't been that great :/

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  4. Such a great show! Kristin Chenoweth is my favorite; she plays her part so well!

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  5. I Love it!! My husband is ready to up and move us to Dallas, but I told him my hair isn't big enough and I'm not moving anywhere until we can afford NM on a regular basis, lol :) I think it's absolutely hysterical. My love language is sarcasm, though :)so it's right up my ally! I mentioned on facebook how it was our new favorite and a fellow Christian gal commented her disgust and she said she surprised that another Christian would like such a show since it's such a slap in the face to Christian women. Lighten up!

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  6. I love love love this show! I'm addicted.

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  7. I absolutely love this show and I didn't think I would! It is so hilarious!!!

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  8. omg girl i love the show so im glad im not the only one ;) i def want to get entire the series a bit more since ive been slacking (blame it on the grad school ha) but i really have enjoyed it thus far!

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  9. I've been watching from the beginning and absolutely LOVE this show!! Kristin Chenowith kills me (she was hilarious on Andy Cohen WWHL this week) and all of the characters are amazing. I've been wanting to read the book this summer too!!

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  10. I just got hooked on this show too! Love it!

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  11. My fiancee and I watch this show every Sunday night or DVR it. We both love Sharon!
    I'm excited to read the books now!

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  12. I've heard so many fun things about this show that I guess I'm going to have to tune in! I had no idea it was based on a book... may need to pick it up ;)

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  13. GCB= hilarious! I'm a few episodes behind too...my mom after watching called me immediately and said… you HAVE GOT to watch!! Nothing like a good Texas show!

    xoxo- Tiffany

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    delightfullychicshop.com

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  14. I love GCB! Have been watching it since the start and it keeps getting better! It would be fun to read the book as well. Plus I am obsessed with all of these new shows taking place in TX! I would love to be living in Dallas :)

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  15. I love this show!!! I also very much enjoy The Bachelor, Real Houewives, etc but I like the fact that this is a sitcom... It makes it a little more bearable for me :-) Im always looking forward to a new episode to see what the ladies are wearing :-)

    Andrea

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  16. I have been watching it and I LOVE it!! I think they did a great job at casting.

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  17. I read the book not long ago, and it's very much a light read. I enjoyed it, though. It's pretty different from the who, though, and I really don't understand that. I could have made a whole season of shows out of the book, but they pretty much took the whole book and condensed it into the first episode! That was disappointing, even though I'm enjoying the show. I just try not to compare it to the book while I'm watching!

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  18. I saw an episode of this and loved it! Unfortunately I don't have much time to watch T.V. :(

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  19. I love the show! Gigi is my favorite!

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  20. This is the second blog post today I've read about this show...I was on the fence about watching it (my DVR is overflowing), but I might have to now just because everyone is raving about it!

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  21. I'm wanting to read the book.. I hear the show is hilarious but I've never seen it.

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  22. I love it! Such a fun show to watch with my mom and sisters!

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  23. I have been watching the show, but unfortunately have not really gotten into it. I still watch every week hoping to get hooked. I do love the fashion though. xo

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  24. I love this show too! Totally a guilty pleasure, but so fun to watch! I literally laugh out loud when watching.

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  25. I LOVE this show! So hilarious!

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  26. Oh my gosh I love this show!!!! I have wondered about the books myself if they are anything like the show I wanna read them!

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  27. Oh HIGHLIGHT of my week! "Cleavage makes your cross hang straight!" It seriously just makes me laugh and laugh :) Love it. -Laura

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  28. Loved the book and the show. My husband grew up in Highland Park (Hillside Park). He hates watching it because he says it is so true. We live in Dallas and I agree that it really isn't that far from reality.

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  29. Own the book and loved it. Great read!

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  30. Ahh I love this show too! This is the only thing getting me through the fact that Desperate is ending. I love Carlene and want to her brother!

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