new show to watch: GCB

Oh Cheno, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I can't even tell you how much I love Kristin Chenowith. Oh my god. She's amazing.

Anyway, this show is a new obsession of mine, and my roommate's, and five of my coworkers', and random people I shout at in bars. Everyone who watches this show loves this show. It's so unapologetically bitchy. It's fantastic.

It's also racy and sexy and occasionally has a really positive relationship (the marriage between the gay man and the woman who sleeps with her personal trainers is actually one of the best marriages I've seen on TV, and the relationship between the main character and her mother is really sweet). It also has a case of disappearing offspring, also seen in The Ringer (and documented excellently by the Fug Girls), wherein main characters have children that only appear when it's convenient.

The basics: a grown-up Texan Regina-George type moves back to her hometown after her philandering husband dies while attempting to run off to Mexico with his wife's best friend and the money he stole via a Ponzi scheme (and while getting road head, ALL IN THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF THE SHOW, this should tell you how much you should watch it). She's gotten all California-laid-back-hippie-long-flowy-pants since she's been gone, but the rest of the women that used to be her victims in high school have stayed in town and let their anger fester (in a good Christian way, of course), and now that she's coming home with her tail between her legs, they're using their carefully hoarded social capital to try to destroy her (in a good Christian way, of course).

Honestly, it's just amazing. Everyone that I know that's started watching it is obsessed with it (not unlike Revenge - are you watching Revenge? Do it now). Take half an hour to watch the pilot on Hulu+. If you don't like it, then I will do something for you that takes the same amount of effort. Like write a blog post about how you're cool. See? Everyone wins.