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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 2, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Dec 1, 2014
    100
    Bravo’s first original non-reality TV series is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking story about an L.A.-based self-help author.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Dec 1, 2014
    91
    Edelstein’s pitch-perfect performance elevates Girlfriends’ Guide to one of the best new series of the season.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Dec 1, 2014
    80
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Dec 1, 2014
    70
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Dec 2, 2014
    70
    Girlfriends’ Guide, loosely based on the series of books by Vicki Iovine, is, like most of Bravo’s shows, extremely entertaining, the TV equivalent of a great beach read.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Dec 2, 2014
    60
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Diane Garrett
    Dec 2, 2014
    40
    Finding the proper balance for dramedy isn't easy and Girlfriends’ Guide fails miserably at that task.

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