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Old 01-06-08, 12:02 PM
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Cashmere Mafia--"Pilot"--1/6/08

Well, I really wasn't planning on watching this, but it's got some nice looking woman so I will give this a try. Plus, it's only 7 episodes (strike-shortened)

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Debut: Four ambitious, sexy female friends in Manhattan share the ups and downs of their careers and personal lives in a girls-club setting. First up: Mia (Lucy Liu) and her fiancé vie for the same promotion; Caitlin (Bonnie Somerville) falls in love; and Juliet (Miranda Otto) decides to avenge her husband's indiscretions. Jack Cutting: Tom Everett Scott.



The Pilot will repeat on Tuesday and episode 2 will be on Wednesday at 10pm (It's regular timeslot)
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So it's basically the mirror universe of Big Shots.
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I heard there is some controversy about this show because of it's similarities with Lipstick Jungle. Darren Star is the producer of this show and Candace Bushnell is the writer/producer of Lipstick Jungle and both of them worked on Sex and the City (which I never watched)
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Yeah. I've seen both pilots ("Lipstick Jungle" and "Cashmere Mafia") and they are more or less the same show except the girls are early 30s in CM and mid-40s in LJ and LJ has a lot of class were CM is kinda cheesey and guilty-pleasurey. It wasn't bad, but Lipstick is definately Much, Much better.
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Originally Posted by critterdvd
Yeah. I've seen both pilots ("Lipstick Jungle" and "Cashmere Mafia") and they are more or less the same show except the girls are early 30s in CM and mid-40s in LJ and LJ has a lot of class were CM is kinda cheesey and guilty-pleasurey. It wasn't bad, but Lipstick is definately Much, Much better.
So Lipstick Jungle wants us to believe that Kim Raver and Lindsay Price are in their mid-40's? That's a little bit of a stretch.
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How many episodes did they film with Kim Raver before her pregnancy became an issue?
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Entertainment Weekly says 7 episodes of Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle were filmed before they both got shut down.
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I sort of zoned out after about 20 minutes into the pilot episode. Not a good sign when that happens, and this episode just didn't quite endear me to any of these characters.
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Wow, I really enjoyed it. Of course I went in with absolutely zero expectations, but I was surprised by how much I ended up like it.

At first I was sort of like "Ok Lucy Liu and 3 other generic actresses,,,couldn;t they have found a better cast?" but by the end I really was drawn in to each woman's character. I really liked the twist with having the one "old maid" character come to realization she is a lesbian. And I was pretty much cheering when the red-head gave it to her husband. That was awesome how she did it.

I guess I knew that Lucy Liu's engagement wouldn;t last once I saw "Special Guest Star Tom Everett Scott". Oh well.

I am actually really looking forward to what happens next.
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Originally Posted by Patman
I sort of zoned out after about 20 minutes into the pilot episode. Not a good sign when that happens, and this episode just didn't quite endear me to any of these characters.
Why am I not surprised considering you mentioned that you hated Lipstick Jungle. I guess chick relationship shows aren't your cup of tea?
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Yep - pretty much the mirror image of Big Shots, except that Big Shots was actually funny.

That means this will probably succeed since more chicks will care about 4 middle-aged women and their relationship and career problems than 4 middle-aged guys.
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Originally Posted by critterdvd
except the girls are early 30s in CM

Sure didn't look like it to me. Maybe Bonnie Summerville.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Sure didn't look like it to me. Maybe Bonnie Summerville.
Linday Price looks 40 to you?
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Had to groan at the last line thrown in there by the floozy.

"You know that's what they call you right."

Ugh. Just had to get the name of the show in there, didn't you.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Why am I not surprised considering you mentioned that you hated Lipstick Jungle. I guess chick relationship shows aren't your cup of tea?
I liked "Sex and the City", but CM's 4 main characters just quite didn't grab my attention immediately, but since not much else is on, I'll give it a few more episodes to see if it gets better (plus, there's only 7 episodes of the show for now). "Lipstick Jungle" had an odd pilot episode too, plus with only 3 main characters, the dynamics will be a little weird (can you really have 2 bestest of friends, doesn't one always gets the short-shrift?).
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Linday Price looks 40 to you?

Lindsay Price isn't on CM.
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I liked this show better the first time when it was called "Big Shots".
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Originally Posted by enrage
I liked this show better the first time when it was called "Big Shots".
But it looks like these woman have more balls than the men on BS.
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I refuse to watch it just based on the stupid name.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
I refuse to watch it just based on the stupid name.

Yeah - the rival to the 'Mafia' seemingly picked it right out of thin air.
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
Wow, I really enjoyed it. Of course I went in with absolutely zero expectations, but I was surprised by how much I ended up like it.
Same here, no expectations going in and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad they didn't go the overused route of making Lucy Liu a bitch.
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Sweet. NYPD Blue lesbians.
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I caught this last night and I actually really enjoyed it. I thought the twist with Bonnie Sommerville's character was interesting. I read that Lourdes Benectdito will have more guest appearances as her potention girlfriend.

I really enjoyed Miranda Otto as well. She put on a good American accent and IMO was surprisingly hot especially in that red dress.

Frances O'Connor also had a good American accent.

Will definitely watch on Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by Timber
Same here, no expectations going in and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad they didn't go the overused route of making Lucy Liu a bitch.
I cant imagine her playing anything else...I really doubt its possible if you want her part to be believable at all.

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