• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 6, 2008
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. 30
    The characters of Cashmere are utterly lacking in that quality, and it's not long before their self-absorption and selfishness become unbearable.
  3. 25
    The women aren't real, realistic, real-ish, real-esque or real-y. They don't even seem genuine in being fake.
  4. 25
    The stars, all of whom have done better work in better projects, give it their all, but the show is too snide, condescending and unpleasant to be salvageable.
  5. Pick your adjective--Predictable. Insufferable. Detestable. Tacky. --and it fits.
  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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. VanessaH
    Aug 18, 2009
    9
    It's a fantastic show, one of the best from ABC, and i did not AT ALL expected the cancellation, because "Mafia" got 10 million views ONLY in the first episode, and that is more views than some other show got in A YEAR! ABC, is out of they're minds, by no bringing the show back. Full Review »
  2. AndrewC.
    Aug 7, 2009
    9
    Cashmere Mafia is a fantastic show, and the fact that it wasn't picked up for a second season is absurd! And Lipstick Jungle got a second season, is this a joke?! Cashmere Mafia was funny, sexy and amazing. So what if it's a spinnoff of Sex and the City?! Private Practice is a spinnof, 90210 is a spinnof, and they turned out fine! Its totally unfair not to give this talented cast, in this great tv show a chance! Full Review »
  3. 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 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! Full Review »