Cashmere Mafia: Yours, Mine, and Hers
(S01E06) Cashmere Mafia is slowly but surely getting better. Let me digress quickly by saying that I lost a little respect for Kanye West last night. "Stronger" as the opening song for Cashmere Mafia? Did the producers really think that CM was cool enough to warrant that song as the background music for the opening scenes? I guess Kanye West had a momentary loss of self-respect when he agreed to that.
But enough complaining. I said the show is getting better and I'm prepared to explain myself. Let's see what's going on with the girls this week. A full review after the jump...
Zoe: Once again, Zoe has the most compelling story of the foursome even though last night her the length of her scenes were a little light. I wonder what Zoe will do now that she has quit her job. I think they've made it pretty clear that Eric doesn't make nearly enough money to support the family in their current lifestyle. That said, do you think Zoe will be a stay-at-home mommy for long?
Caitlin: Caitlin's story is still a little cliche--not the questioning her sexuality part of the story but the way that story is told. For example this week, Caitlin went from being "weirded out" about her pregnant girlfriend to seeing the baby's heartbeat in the sonagram exam room and then buying loads of baby products. I think we've seen that change of heart before (no pun intended). The reluctant parent-to-be sees the grainy image of the little lemon-sized fetus and poof!, he/she is ready to take the plunge into baby responsibilities.
Of course, Olivia (Alicia's ex-girlfriend) helped push Caitlin's feelings along too. Olivia's presence was yet another cliche. Now that Caitlin has competition for Alicia's love, she really wants to give the relationship 100%. But you know what I didn't see coming? Alicia dumping Caitlin at the end of last night's episode. Did you predict that one (before Caitlin walked in and you saw Alicia's face that is)?
Juliet: This was the first episode I was really rooting for her. Up until now, she's been an even more uptight version of Brie Hodge from Desperate Housewives (if it's possible to get more uptight). But now that her divorce isn't going as smoothly as she planned, it's interesting to see this usually very collected woman a little flustered. Some parts of last night's episode were predictable though: Davis recanting in the hospital room after his "heart attack" and Davis ordering Juliet's eviction the very next day after he found out it was just a panic attack after all.
Mia: Ahh, Mia. Still not over Jack...well, maybe now she is. Last night's Mia-storyline was better than previous episodes. The boredom with the surgeon and reactionary make-out session in Zoe's foyer with the manny was annoying. Although from the scenes for next week's CM, it looks like the boring brain surgeon isn't so boring after all. One sidenote about Mia: I loved loved LOVED her shredding the scarf worn by the "telepromptress." Very funny.
"Well, he's not going to hand over 500 million dollars for mommy to take care of." --Clayton to Zoe
"Cause if I were thinking about him, I would have sent him Scotch." --Mia
"Oh my dear, that's just not how we do things on 5th Avenue." --Mrs. Albert to Juliet
"We're having a Jack flashback. A Jackback." --Caitlin
"And you just can't admit that you're the rebound girl. Enjoy the bounce." --Mia to Jack's new flame
"Tell your lawyers, I tried for 15 years to get something out of you and I finally realized, there's nothing there." --Juliet to Davis
|Mia Mason||31 (21.8%)|
|Caitlin Dowd||34 (23.9%)|
|Juliet Draper||41 (28.9%)|
|Zoe Burden||36 (25.4%)|