- Network: Bravo
- Series Premiere Date: Dec 2, 2014
- Summary: Self-help book author Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) seeks advice from her divorced friends Lyla (Janeane Garofalo) and Phoebe (Beau Garrett) to restart her life as a single woman after separating from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein).
- Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
- Season 1 premiere date: Dec 2, 2014
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Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce
You want to watch more episodes of this series not just because it’s funny, but because it understands that the emotionally complex elements of loving someone, marrying them and having kids with them are probably the reasons marriage tears two people apart over time.
Edelstein’s sympathetic performance grounds a show that often otherwise plays like young-adult fiction for actual adults. For every raw, bitter moment, there are many Hollywood caricatures and swank party scenes to make the cocktail go down easier.
Some of the randy dialogue strains a bit too hard to be provocative ("My vagina is not dead, it was just in a coma"), but what's truly shocking is how harsh and unforgiving the domestic blow-ups can be, as Abby and Jake survey the wreckage of their life together. The best parts of Divorce are those that remind us how messy and panicky such a dissolution can be for all involved.