Tag Archives: Bravo

Married to Medicine: TV Review

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The ladies of Bravo’s new women-behaving-badly series are married more to drama than to medicine.

Bravo’s latest female-centric docu-drama Married to Medicine follows six Atlanta women who are either doctors themselves (like OBGYN Jacqueline Walters and her former business partner Simone Whitmore) or married to one (Kari Wells‘ husband is a surgeon, Mariah Huq and Toya Bush-Harris are married to ER doctors, and Quad Lunceford‘s new husband is a psychiatrist). Though the show follows these “dynamic and successful” women as they juggle being wives, mothers and socialites, it’s really just a new facelift on an old franchise idea that swirls around cocktail parties and drama … READ MORE

‘The Dukes of Melrose’ and ‘L.A. Frock Stars’: TV Review

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The two series take different, but successful, approaches to chronicling the operations of high-end Los Angeles vintage and consignment boutiques.

Where do fancy clothes go to retire? Two new series, Bravo’s The Dukes of Melrose and the Smithsonian Channel’s L.A. Frock Stars, help answer that question by showing us the inner workings of high-end consignment shops. Don’t expect to find bargains here, though. The Dukes and Stars may get their pieces from the rich and famous, but they also re-sell to them, particularly during the madness of the lucrative Hollywood awards season … READ MORE

Vanderpump Rules: TV Review

Of all of the Real Housewives (if anyone finds out what’s real about them, please donate your information to science), Lisa Vanderpump being awarded her own spinoff was a wise choice. Far more level-headed and calm than her oft-drunk, shrieking and crying compatriots, Lisa acts as a decent mentor to the young and vain staff at her West Hollywood restaurant Sur. Vanderpump Rules follows these vapid youths with names like Stassi and Jax as they fight and produce drama, and occasionally wait tables and pour drinks. The series also could be named Before They Were Housewives or Real Housewives: The Early Years … READ MORE

Bravo Developing HEATHERS TV Serie

Heather, my love, there’s a new TV show in town. Not wishing to be left behind in the scripted TV game, Bravo is adding a bevy of new, original programming to its development slate, including a kind of reboot / sequel to the 1988 dark comedy cult hit Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as two teenagers who rebel against the reign of the Heathers (Shannen DohertyKim Walker and Lisanne Falk) in their high school … READ MORE

Gallery Girls Review

Although Sex and the City is invoked early and often on the new Bravo series Gallery Girls, the show truly has more in common with HBO’s more recent Girls. The seven featured girls share tangential (if occasionally tenuous) relationships to galleries and the New York art world, but primarily they are privileged post-college Millennials frustrated by the lack of creative opportunities and forever-long internships of a sluggish economy … READ MORE