4. This show is giving side-chicks hope.
In early seasons, Eric Matthews was a goofy, wannabe weatherman who accidentally courted crazy girls with a penchant for songwriting.
More and more companies, including Nike and Ford, are ditching aspirational in favor of real because they’re seeing that reality doesn’t necessarily damage their brand. It actually helps it.
This show has faults, but these are still characters I want to spend time with. That’s enough to give us another season.
“Xanax?! Ha! We’re all on Xanax, who cares?!” shouts all the Housewives’ inner dialogue. VICKI, LYDIA, and ALEXIS take off, and TAMRA and her posse “BLESS THIS FUCKING BUILDING.”
As I watched Peter O’Toole brave the desert in the sweeping epic Lawrence of Arabia, I had only one thought: “Oh my God. This was an episode of Rugrats.”
For Don: Copious affairs and swanky possessions. For you: Watching so much Netflix and Hulu that you will now watch entire seasons of a show you do not even like.
Five minutes in and I still haven’t seen Peggy or Joan. Why is there never enough Peggy and Joan?!
Olenna Redwyne, Mirri Maz Duur, Quaithe, Catelyn Stark, Jhiqui…
There is more to Hart of Dixie than its love triangles. Specifically, its tone. It is lighthearted, upbeat, happy, uncomplicated, easygoing — all the qualities I look for in a long-term relationship with a television show, and which are surprisingly difficult to find on television right now.