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. Read the rest of this entry »