The Starter Wife

USA (ended 2008)





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  • Great premise, but it's falling back on too many "Lifetime" themes

    I think Debra Messing is a great comedic actress. That said, here comes the shredding. Well, I'm not really a fan of the somewhat feminist slant the show is taking. For instance, in one of the recent ep's she goes off into a rant in mediation for her divorce about how she's going to get back on her feet and move on w/out her hubby. It was a little over the top. And that guy that lives in the woods, he has about as much charisma as a stump of wood. I am almost hoping that he gets eaten be one of the animals from the woods he lives in. Simply put, the themes on this show: woman overcoming, friendship, romance after heartbreak, all need to be dialed down a bit. It's got a lot of potential-but it's coming off too much like an extended version of a Lifetime movie of the week.