I 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.
Although it is too soon to tell, the new TV show GCB looks like a mix between entertaining smut and semi-witty comedy. It is different to say the least, especially the way its characters use religion to justify their own self-righteous interests. It does not have the originality of some of the newer shows, e.g., The River, or Smash. It doesn't even have a particularly good look to it either. But its theme of 'nothing ever changes', which applies to Amanda Vaughn, who goes back to her roots in Dallas only to reap havoc from her high school friends, is amusing. We will just have to see how long the show can continue to pull us in with the little it has to offer.
Not bad but not great either interesting characters and lots of laughs but I hope it gets better the pilot was just a bit too much sugar and no depth would have loved a darker type of comedy a bit like season 1 of desperate housewives, funny but deep.
So many reasons to dislike this show. We turned in because we like Kristin and she looked hideous. Go back go broadway sweetheart, this is far beneath your talents. I agreed with the other reviewer that it is an absurd representation of Dallas. I lived there for 8 years. The accents in the show were like a bad performance of Oklahoma. Nobody there talked like that. No, you do not see cowboy hats on all the men. This town this show as portraying a cartoon version of Mayberry. The humor was terrible and if this is a loving presentation of what Christianity is all about, omg! We wanted to like this show but we bailed at the halfway point. Badly done people.