The Starter Wife: Season 1
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So, while Rodney and Joan have affairs with actors--one in the closet, the other in recovery--Molly turns to screenwriting and a possible no-strings fling of her own. Fantasy sequences parodying hits like The Godfather and Body Heat represent her deepest fears. If the show's sole season gets off to a shaky start, it finds its footing once the central trio becomes more fully rounded and relatable Though the rest of the year doesn't hit the same comedic heights as Will and Grace, Messing still comes on like a modern-day Rosalind Russell and The Starter Wife makes for light and frothy fun. In their commentary on two episodes, producers Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot discuss the changes between the series and the miniseries, like the disappearance of Miranda Otto’s Cricket (just as Jacobson joined the cast of House, she joined the short-lived Cashmere Mafia). McGibbon, Parriot, Messing, and Bochner also comment on the 10 fantasy sequences. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Top Customer Reviews
The supporting cast of Judy Davis, Joe Mantegna, Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), and Peter Jacobson (Transformers & the Lost Room)mesh with Messing. Mantegna best scene is hom in drag-DONT MISS IT
On the whole, the mini series, which is based upon the novel by Hollywood Wife Gigi Levangie Grazer, the wife of Producer/director Brian Grazer, is a great story. It ranks up there will Jackie Collins's Hollywood series of books and movies
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Excellent, Smart, Sophisticated, Entertaining!!
Basically it's a story about a woman trying to be her true and independent self with a lot of other 'stuff' going on with her friends. She is warm like 'Grace;'' loveable like 'Grace' and all the wit and charm you would expect from Debra. If you have PRIME please give this a chance. I don't understand why in the world those who gave the show l or 2 or even 3 stars didn't like it but I've watched many many many (and many more than many) TV series and mini-series and though this isn't going to save the world it takes you away to another life and some great characters. Check it out-you've nothing to lose! Happy Viewing
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This mini-series is like a great beach read. Escape to Malibu, Hollywood, and happy endings.Published 1 month ago by Laura T.
Love Debra Messing and she is wonderful as the jilted Hollywood wife. Great supporting cast makes this funny movie fantastic.Published 3 months ago by Chris
I love Debra Messing's every movie . She always does an amazing job and she did it again in the Starter Wife. I highly recommend watching this show. Enjoy!Published 6 months ago by Irinela
Read the book and when I went to get it on audio (to play in my car) I found out there was a special with Debra Messing. I received it on Amazon and enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished 8 months ago by sheila proctor
Love Debra Messing. She can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Entertaining and fun to watch.Published 9 months ago by Joyce Feinberg
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