- Network: Lifetime
- Series Premiere Date: Apr 26, 2012
- Season #: 1
Review this tv show
Jul 9, 2012This is an excellent program which suffers, at times, under the weight of remnants of juvenile obsessions with saying words, such as those describing male and female anatomical components, as often as possible. Awkward discussions of actresses favorite sexual positions do not aid in the cause of getting women to listen and learn from each-others' mistakes and triumphs while opening a more frank dialogue in our private lives on topics other than shoes. I certainly appreciate the effort and have encouraged my less politically and philosophically minded female friends to watch this program for all the obvious reasons. That being said, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Some women, in the celebrity obsessed, buy-everything culture of today's metropolitan America, just don't run that deep. For that reason, this show has not found the substantial audience I'd hoped it would. And so, if you read this and are interested in listening to two women, one being celebrity photographer/wife/mother Amanda de Cadenet, and the other being a random celebrity female ranging from Paltrow all the way up to Fonda, discuss in a frank and clear manner all the peaks and valleys of a life lived with purpose, then I hope you will find this program and tune in. If you like shoes more than books, don't watch this program. The Kardashians would miss you. (If you are a producer of this program who happens upon this review and you make it to a second season, please do not waste valuable air-time on questions about sex, and other less comfortable topics, that your guests are not going to answer, or cut those parts out in favor of meatier sections of dialogue with the guests. Perhaps you could select questions on a more personal basis, fine-tuning that rapid-fire segment for each individual actress and entrepreneur so that there wouldn't be so many awkward moments during the interviews.)… Expand
The answers aren't especially explicit, and the viewer may suspect de Cadenet is looking more for the tone of the reaction than information. That exchange never becomes the most interesting part of the conversation.
While the show can be quite interesting and even compelling--you will hear some very smart women say some very smart things--there is something very wrong here. de Cadenet confesses to being married at 16...she was 19.