GCB is one of my new favorite TV shows on Sunday nights… I think because it reminds me of home. Having spent the majority of my life (thus far) in the south, I realize it is an entirely different world. Lives do revolve around your church. When I’m home, even this heathen loves to go to church… it’s the place that I can to see most of my friends… that and Wal-Mart of course. I grew up in church, my father was/is a Baptist Deacon (a leader in the church… think of like the board of directors), I was a major player in the youth group back in the day, I lead bible studies and everything. After high school, I even went to a private school; the amazing Ouachita Baptist University. While my faith is still strong, my connection with the church is let’s just say… disconnected. While the people in the church are individually incredible it’s hard for me to deal with the fact that the church thinks I choose to be a homosexual. Having grown up in the church being made to feel bad about the way I was created… trust me I didn’t choose it. It choose me and I am so proud of that. Sorry about that little sidebar… back to the TV show…
GCB (formerly titled Good Christian Bitches and then Good Christian Belles) is a television series created and written by Robert Harling, produced by Darren Star, and starring Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols and Annie Potts. Based on the “semi-autobiographical” novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin, the series centers on a recently widowed woman who moves her family back to the upscale Dallas, Texas, neighborhood where she grew up.
The series follows Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), former high-school “Queen Bitch,” a recently widowed mother of two, who returns to her hometown of Highland Park, Texas, an enclave of Dallas. Formerly rich, Amanda lost everything when her husband was exposed as stealing billions of dollars from investors and died in a car crash with his mistress. She meets the former schoolmates she used to mock: Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), the new “Queen Bitch”; Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), who was beautiful in high school and is now heavy and insecure and does the bulk of Carlene’s bidding; glamorous business mogul Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor), whose husband, Blake (Mark Deklin), is gay; and Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), a powerful Dallas real-estate agent.
Amanda and her teenage children move in with her 50-something mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts), who tries to influence Amanda’s parenting and style choices, and gives her advice about strategic maneuvering among these women. While Amanda has grown considerably since high school and wants to move on with her life, Carlene and the others still resent Amanda. They don’t believe she’s changed and are out to drive her away.
It is a must watch!
TR&B DAILY THINspiration: Kristin Chenoweth. Kristin is a real phenomenon! She is truly THIN RICH & BOOZIE. I have less than 5 degrees of separation between Kristin… my good friend, bridal Designer Mathew Christopher (Matty as I know him) and Kristin are good friends. She actually wore a Mathew Christopher modified bridal gown to the Emmy Awards in 2010… and was voted top 5 best dressed. I’ve adored Kristin for years and find her hilarious. Congrats on the new gig doll!
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