Monday, January 21, 2008

Why not just call it "The Pink Ladies: Murder for Hire"?

There are two new television shows this season that center around the lives of busy women trying to balance work, family and friends. Does that sound familiar? Oh yeah, just like that one show that was on HBO, huh? I have only seen about 2 minutes of one of the new shows, and I have to say that I wasn't really impressed. The women were too put together, too emotionless, and made it all seem too easy to balance (yes, even with their "problems").

Anyway, that is not the problem I have with these new shows. The problem I have is their titles: "Lipstick Jungle" and "Cashmere Mafia". No offense, but could they have come up with names that sound any more like they are trying too hard? It's like a very apparent balancing act between the rigors of trying to stay alive in the corporate world and the soft femininity that they still try to possess. Sorry, it's a little too much of a stretch. With all the writers, marketing execs and advertising companies working in the television industry, you think they could come up with something better than that. No matter how hard they try, "Sex and the City" they are not, in word or deed...or title.

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