- Summary: Based on Kim Gatlin's book, GCB stars Leslie Bibb as former "mean girl" Amanda Vaughn who returns to Dallas after the end of her marriage and finds you can't really escape your past.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Mar 4, 2012
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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80Clever with its gaudiness, the new soap opera proceeds as if that invitation is gilt-edged, tackily engraved, and sealed inside an oversized envelope with a kiss of frosted-pink lipstick.
38It has none of Desperate Housewives' winking cuteness, none of Revenge's dagger-eyed, fire-breathing kick. [12 Mar 2012, p.43]
10I totally loved this show because it's tacky, over-the-top and just plain fun. Because I'm a Canadian, I guess I have a larger than life view of Texas and GCB just confirms it. Sure the show is full of stereotypes, but at least they're fun stereotypes and there's lots of room for genuine character development. It's not like a reality show ( Keeping Up with the Kardashians comes to mind) where you keep hoping the characters will blossoms and they just continue to flatline. This show is cleverly written and well acted. I particularly liked Leslie Bibb, Annie Potts and Kristin Chenoweth in their respective roles. Keep it up girls...I'm definitely tuning in next week.… Expand
Having seen the first two episodes of GCB, I can say that is quite the enjoyable little show.
It certainly hasn't made the impression that Desperate Housewives did when it debuted back in 2004, but I'm sure that was never the creators' intentions. Instead it's an amusing and satirical look at the Christian lifestyle of the great state of Texas, and at the end of the day it makes me laugh, a lot.
Annie Potts and Kristin Chenoweth are the consistent MVPs, and Leslie Bibb makes a pleasant enough protagonist. Overall, the cast is pretty solid all round and the writing generally serves the characters well.
Looking forward to see the rest of the season.… Expand
"GCB" showed such promise. There were some brilliant moments, and this is one of the few shows that I shall miss, but remember with great fondness. The first few eps were great ... and after that, it felt like the show changed its focus and writing style, and became "safer." Maybe too many prudish-yet-powerful toes were being trodden on? Oh well...… Expand
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As a Dallas resident who has watched our city through the years through outsider's eyes, I guess I am not prone to putting on my blinders to reality that much fiction requires when watching a show about my home town. There is no big hair among the teenagers of Highland Park, usually the gay husbands of socialites are already out and divorced. 30 years ago maybe, but not now. One car dealership with all those brands? The 24,000 square foot interior of a 5000 square foot Swiss Avenue Mansion. Actually the Dallas series did that originally. So, having turned the show off after 30 minutes, I will finish watching my Tivo, and see if I want to record the series. Now I miss Pan AM.… Expand