Basically, there was no chance in hell (ahem) that I was going to NOT at least check out a show called “Good Christian Bitches”. And even though they totally neutered the name of the show, that’s still what it is to me. Plus, as I have announced no less than three hundred times on Twitter, Annie Potts is a goddess whom I
will not must not CANNOT ignore. Plus, I liked Sex and the City and I LOOOOOVE Steel Magnolias, and there are people from both involved, so it definitely did all it could to reel me in, and yet I still wasn’t sure I’d like it.
So this was my mindset going into it. Several episodes in and … yeah. I’m kind of in love with it.
It’s kind of fun getting to discuss a show after several episodes, rather than weekly. Kind of a novelty! I don’t know if you guys ever read any other sites about TV (not so much because this one is the best or most fun, except it totally is, but more because there are only so many hours in a day), but something I’ve noticed in the last few months are how much TV bloggers love talking about themselves and TV blogging. It’s all very masturbatory, but ANYWAY, I’ve seen several posts recently about the nature of blogging per episode, immediately after, and how it affects the overall quality of “critiquing” … I don’t know, blah blah, basically, but it’s somewhat interesting and you DO have a different perspective on a show when you kind of view it in a block and not just per each episode, so that’s kind of the route I’m taking here. And that was just a long and boring way of telling you that.
Anyway. My favorite thing about GCB is how it hits all the perfect campy notes for me, and you guys know how I love my camp. It’s cheeky and self-aware and makes no apologies, but it also has legitimate character and plot moments, and it all really works. In fact, it occupies a similar place in my heart as Hart of Dixie. It’s light, cheesy, escapist FUN. And it’s REALLY fun.
Now, this show does require some suspension of disbelief. The premise is that the bitchy girl in high school moved away and came back under disgraceful circumstances, and the girls she picked on are now bitches to her. The most unbelievable part is how a tall, blonde, beautiful high school mean girl would ever grow up, stay hot, become incredibly rich, live in a mansion in California, and magically become not only NOT a bitch, but down to earth and nice. But you get over it quickly.
Plus, apparently she had a teen pregnancy, and yet all the girls she was a bitch to in high school have kids the same age, and it doesn’t seem like they were tragic cautionary tales, so … ? Who does this show think it is, The Secret Circle?
Anyway. I’m just going to tell you a few of my favorite things about the show, and then open up the comments for everyone else to join in, since it has come to light that there are several of us closet watching this one. But we don’t have to be alone anymore! Now, in true Dallas fashion … BULLETS.
- Cricket and Blake. First of all, Cricket is the best at being a bitch AND bringing the camp. She’s probably my favorite character on the show, AFTER Annie Potts, obviously. And I like how when the show starts, you think she’s all in the dark about her husband is totally gay, but then you find out … nope, she knows, and they’re open with each other about it, and it works for them. That is fucking refreshing, my friends.
- Sharon is amazing. I love how high strung she is, but I also love how she’s sweet and a little dumb, but mostly well-meaning. And the way she says “Booby Basket” makes me laugh EVERY TIME.
- Speaking of Booby Basket, Amanda (the main character) working at Boobylicious is amazing and perfect.
- Amanda has a hot boyfriend, and that reminds me … plenty of chest hair for those of you into that sort of thing! And I know that you are legion, so.
- All the bitchy one liners and passive aggression and church double entendres are right up my alley. I can’t picture myself ever getting tired of that.
I think this show is on Sunday nights on ABC, but I’ve been watching it OnDemand so I’m not actually 100% sure. And listen … it’s not breaking any new ground, and it’s not the best show on television. But it is FUN, and funny, and worth watching. So check it out and come back and tell me what you think, or if you’ve already watched it, feel free to discuss now!