GCB-cast-ABC.jpg“G.C.B” premiered Sunday night (March 4) on ABC. It tells the story of Amanda Vaughn, who moves back to her mother’s Dallas home when her husband is embroiled in a Ponzi scheme scandal and runs his car off a cliff while in flagrante delicto.

But it’s not old home week in the ‘burbs for Amanda. All the girls she was mean to in high school still live there and now they rule the roost. They may be nice to her face, but they sure aren’t making it easy for her – the real estate agent won’t show her anything good, the pious one “prays” for her in front of a church full of people, the husband of one of the women comes on to her at his car dealership. As star Leslie Bibb tells Zap2it, she has a lot of fires to put out.

So what did you think of the premiere? We found ourselves enjoying it. Sure, it’s a little silly and outrageous, but star Jennifer Aspen tells us that they filmed the pilot in Dallas and that the women on the show are not much of an exaggeration from what they saw in Highland Park, a wealthy suburb of the city.

We find ourselves very intrigued about the Blake character in particular – his friendship with Amanda, his relationship with wife Cricket and the fact that he’s apparently gay. Actors Mark Deklin and Miriam Shor, who play Blake and Cricket on the show, tell us that will be thoroughly explored throughout the season, with answers to some of the questions coming as soon as the next episode.

We also don’t necessarily think the show should be rankling Christians. Star Kristin Chenoweth is very vocal about her faith and assures us if the show was putting down or making fun of Christianity, she would not be involved. She thinks there is a difference between “making fun of” and “having fun with” and we agree.

Also, anything that puts Annie Potts on our TV screen every week is a welcome sight. Mary Jo Shively FTW!

What did you think, viewers? Are you down with “G.C.B.”?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."