Cashmere Mafia: The Deciders
(S01E04) "I am the worst lesbian ever."
Yes, Bonnie Somerville, you are the worst lesbian ever. And I am so glad that this pretending you're doing with Alicia will soon be over. Or at least I hope it will. I can't take the I-don't-know-if-I'm-really-gay storyline anymore. I fear Cashmere Mafia will drag it out for the entire season and dare I say, have Caitlin end up with Alicia. Ugh.
I do really like Bonnie Somerville though. She had some of the funniest lines of the night (and best delivery for that matter). How classic was "I have a spray on tan"? I nearly laughed out loud. I must say I am liking Cashmere Mafia much better. Some of you readers have commented that CM is light and easy to watch. I agree and I'm enjoying it more now that I don't expect much from it.
Of course Juliet's story was anything but light last night, especially that last conversation with Davis. I was happy when she kicked him out. I could've waited till next episode but nevertheless I enjoyed the way she broke the news to her soon-to-be ex-husband. I loved when she said that the bags in the back of the Aston Martin were not just props for the shoot. Hey, at least he got the car...for now. Can you imagine what kind of vengeance Juliet will exact on the cheating Davis through her divorce lawyers?
And as one character was breaking off a relationship, another character was beginning a new one. Last night was the first episode I actually gave a shh..., umm, cared about Mia's story. The brunch was a bit disappointing. They agreed to this plan where the surgeon would pretend to be in love with Mia to make Jack jealous but it just wasn't happening for me. What did you think of those scenes? They could've used a rewrite or two.
And then there's my favorite. Zoe Burden has been consistently reliable for good storylines and funny moments. Nothing was different last night. I love seeing Zoe get into a sticky situation and then untangle herself. I loved the conversation on speaker phone in the big meeting. After making herself look like a complete ass in front of the whole meeting, she explains the confusing debt management in one sentence and closes the deal. Nice!
Just a little more about Zoe (if you'll indulge me)...She's the one character on the show who comes across as truly intelligent and humorous and quirky (well, Caitlin does a good job with quirky too). As far as the other three women, I feel like we are just told to think that they are smart and deserving of their high positions. But with Zoe, Cashmere Mafia doesn't just tell you what to think, it actually shows you why you should think it.
"Would it be okay with you if I peed before I head back into the conference room?" --Katherine to Zoe
"We've got big problems with Katie's nipples!" --Worker at the publishing house to Mia as she burst into Mia's office.
"It's just that you don't meet brain surgeons unless there's something scary inside your head...other than the voice of your boss or your mother." --Mia to the brain surgeon
"I would have rather it have been a goat than Cilla Gray. At least it would have saved me the STD screenings." --Juliet on who Davis cheated with
"Listen. Do you want to go to that party alone with that talking head of a slut throwing you shade?" --Caitlin to MIa
*I couldn't think of a really good poll question tonight so I apologize for this one if it's kind of lame. Please leave any questions you have about the show in the comments. I'm interested to see what you're thinking.
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