Whitney is back with new episodes and on NBC but moved to Wednesday nights.
Lily's getting married and Whitney's maid of honor but, as we know, Whitney has commitment issues. So they're looking at cakes and Whitney's making comments about how freakish the dolls look on top of the cakes, like they're about to fall off and she grabs one and has it fall (while holding it) and hit each cake layer while saying things like, "Ewww! I slept with your brother!" Lily was not amused and told Whitney she couldn't deal with her issues.
It was a strong show with a lot of laughs. And it kicked off that way with a groaning Whitney telling Alex, "I didn't realize that being Lily's maid of honor meant getting up at 9 on a Saturday. Or wearing a bra on a Saturday."
And I liked her, "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a girl, asking her to forgive me." She was riffing on Notting Hill which is one of Lily's favorite movies.
And Whitney had this hilarious line about the "wedding industrial complex."
I think it's a solid pairing with Are You There, Chelsea?
I like that show. I like Donna from That 70s Show. I was surprised that she was playing the Chelsea character while Chelsea Handler is playing an older sister (a very funny older sister, my favorite scenes are the ones with her).
They're two solid shows and shows that star women. It's strange that they're dismissed by (mainly male) critics as being too much -- oh no, two shows about single women on NBC!!!!! -- did anyone care about all the men on NBC Thursday nights when NBC destroyed its own ratings with all those awful shows like My Name Is Earl?
But two women. Oh, that's scary!!!!!
I'm so sick of the b.s. And so sick of the crap that women have to go through. I'm mainly sick of sexist pig TV critics.
If they'd had their way, Whitney would have been off after the first episode. And this is a great show. Even if a bunch of tired men and women who aspire to be men felt the need to slam it in one review after another.
Ann had to do something (I think a charity thing for her church) tonight so she posted early and she's written about the show at length in "5 men, 1 woman" so be sure to read that.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"