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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 6, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: Kevin Wade & Darren Starr's latest series stars Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto and Bonnie Somerville as powerful business women who remain best of friends.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Health & Lifestyle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Because it's fun to watch the rich and mighty stumble and scheme, which novelists as diverse as William Thackeray and Judith Krantz have long known. In the first two episodes at least, the quality of the acting and the writing brings depth to what could so easily be the fetid shallows of life issues of the rich and famous
  2. 80
    It affects a frisky aura of gamesmanship with its tight-knit friends (played by Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto and Bonnie Somerville) as they send their distress-text signals to each other, meet up, hash out their obstacles--cheaters, competitors, cads and the clock--and plan their counterattacks.
  3. Mostly the series functions as an entertaining if pale sequel to its HBO prototype.
  4. Sadly, though, the cliches rack up even faster than the wardrobe changes.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    As confected by ABC, the gayest and girliest of the big networks, Cashmere Mafia is the brighter of two ["Lipstick Jungle" is the other], with an "Ugly Betty" flair for color and a "Desperate Housewives" air of camp.
  6. It's pretty easy to qualify as worst series of the year when the year is less than a week old, but ABC's yucky Cashmere Mafia sets the limbo bar so low, only the slackest skeevy show could slither under it before the ball next drops Dec. 31.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. LaurenS.
    Sep 5, 2008
    10
    This show is fun,exciting, and sexy. The women are high class business profesionals who beat out their husbands and other men to be the best This show is fun,exciting, and sexy. The women are high class business profesionals who beat out their husbands and other men to be the best and look the best. The show was the talk in class at school, proving it does apeal to a younger group of women. I hope this show returns! Expand
  2. DaniO.
    Mar 15, 2008
    10
    this is like sex and the city as it could have been, with intelligent, compassionate, modern women with glamorous lives but grounded views. this is like sex and the city as it could have been, with intelligent, compassionate, modern women with glamorous lives but grounded views. The actresses are superb and share screen time graciously with each other and with lesser characters. Witty script and fresh perspective. Thank God! Expand
  3. JoannaP.
    May 19, 2008
    10
    Refreshing!!! Need to know when the show will pick up again.
  4. ChrisA.
    Jan 25, 2008
    8
    I really like this show. Maybe it's because I missed the SATC rage. This show is fun. Sure, maybe a little brainless at times, but I really like this show. Maybe it's because I missed the SATC rage. This show is fun. Sure, maybe a little brainless at times, but really I'm not looking for a show like this to be life changing. Just fun to watch while I'm in my pj's. Expand
  5. JoannaS
    Mar 5, 2008
    8
    The one show that my seventeen year old daughter and I Tivo and watch together. Blame or shame on those who think it's a show about real The one show that my seventeen year old daughter and I Tivo and watch together. Blame or shame on those who think it's a show about real women! We watch for the clothes, the handbags, the shoes, packaged theatricality as escape. I ask only that you add mystery and grace -- that cannot be bought with cash, true glamor. Expand
  6. JimS.
    Feb 24, 2008
    6
    Good-looking women playing four loser-women who quite adequately demonstrate all the widely bought fallacies of the feminist movement of the Good-looking women playing four loser-women who quite adequately demonstrate all the widely bought fallacies of the feminist movement of the last fifty years. The lesbian one actually seems so far to have the best grip on life, even though she's getting involved with some semi-bizarre people. However, the other three women are just pretty clueless about what being a woman is all about. Talk about advanced cases of closeted penis-envy!! It is no mystery why they are having trouble with men; no self-respecting man would use those characters for anything other than a romp in the sack! One just wonders if the writers are consciously or unconsciously writing such loser characters. If they were real life, one would REALLY feel bad for their kids. Expand
  7. BobA.
    Jan 7, 2008
    0
    Totally confusing and eminently turn-offable.

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