I’m not sure whether this is an alert or a warning, really. Lipstick Jungle, the new show from another Sex and the City alum, premieres tonight on NBC. (The other show from a SATC alum is Cashmere Mafia. But you knew that.)
The reviews haven’t been great so far. Here’s one choice snippet from The Oregonian:
Well. The critics don’t seem to agree, though, on whether Cashmere or Lipstick is the superior of the pair. I’ll confess to being intrigued by Brooke Shields, maybe just because I know she once had the privilege of kissing Cherry Jones. But I doubt she’ll be enough to hold my interest — not that anything on Cashmere Mafia is holding my interest lately, either.
Why is Sex and the City the gold standard for female-centric TV, anyway? Surely Cagney & Lacey, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Popular and Maude deserve more praise when it comes to female, even feminist, characters. Not to mention The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, but I think they broke the mold with that one.