GCB TV Show Review
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GCB TV Show Review
The GCB TV Show aired on ABC on Sunday the 4th of March at 10pm. ABC has already approved GCB for 10 episodes to give us an idea of whether it's something audiences will like.
If you're wondering why you've never heard of GCB then you might be surprised to hear that you probably have heard of it. GCB has gone through a number of name changes and started off as Good Christian Bitches. It then changed to Good Christina Belles and now it's just GCB. Christians and women will be happy to know that the title has now dropped the terms that they might take offense to.
GCB is another recent adaptation from a book. Kim Gatlin is the author of Good Christian Bitches but it's understandable why the name was changed for TV.
People are saying that the new GCB TV series could in fact be the new Desperate Housewives. If that's the case then GCB could be around for a while and it might soothe viewers who will soon be faced with the finale episode of Desperate Housewives.
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GCB TV Show Synopsis
Viewers will be interested in knowing what the GCB TV show is about and if it's what they actually want to watch.
GCB is about Amanda Vaughn and her two children. Amanda is recently widowed from her cheating and fraudulent husband and doesn't have the necessary money to remain in the town she has called home. Amanda makes the unpopular decision to return to her hometown in Dallas, Texas.
Gigi, Amanda's mother, is still in Dallas, Texas and gives her daughter a much needed hand in her time of need. Although GCB is a soap, it is still really funny at times and not everyone can be taken at face value.
Amanda and her mother haven't spoken since Amanda married Bill and ran off to California. Although they have a lot of love for each other they are both stubborn and both want to be in charge of Amanda's life.
Gigi and Amanda go to church, where Amanda has a chance to catch up with some of her childhood school friends. Amanda was the Queen Bee at school and the women and men of her youth haven't forgotten it. The women pretend to be friendly, in a two faced Christian manner. Meanwhile the men are falling over themselves to become re-aquantained with Amanda.
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Amanda finds it hard to believe how mean some of these ladies are, until Gigi reminds her that she was the evil one in high school.
She really has changed since graduating high school, but soon realises that people who continue to live in small towns their whole lives don't really change.
However, the local community is not what it appears. On the surface, everyone is bible loving and devotely Christian. Behind closed doors is a completely different story. Some of the housewives are hussies, love gossiping about others and have little or no morals. One wife even goes as far as getting her daughter a boob job. She is proud of this fact and openly discusses it with some of the other housewives.
The GCB TV series really is a satirical portrayal of Christians, their beliefs and the way they live their lives. A lot of sterotypes are explored, and amplified, in order to show the humor of the situation and it did make me a laugh in a number of places. Typical Texans are portrayed and their love of guns. The GCB TV series has a strong southern flavor.
A lot of the comedy is also tongue in cheek and uses words that have double meanings. Other comedy moments are where someone says something rude but then makes out it was a joke by laughing after the comment, but really they were just being rude.
Also, we'll have to wait and see if these women will let Amanda back into the ladies club.
Carlene Cockburn is the new leader of the ladies and she seems unwilling to let anyone take her place. If Amanda has any chance of having an easy life back in her home town she will have to find a way to bond with these ladies, while ensuring she doesn't threaten their places in society.
Carlene brings a lot of comedy to the GCB show. Her comedy delivery is perfectly timed and she gets away with so many sly comments, mainly because of her short statute. This lends to her appeal and she looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. I think she may end up stealing the show.
See examples of this bad Christian behavior in the trailer below.
GCB TV Show Trailer
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Find out more about the GCB cast and characters. You won't believe what some of these characters do in GCB!
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I liked the GCB series and thought it was funny at times. The cast works well together and I love the dual aspect of everyone acting like Angels in public, but Demons in private.
Amanda's mother is hysterical and refuses to act her age, which adds even more comedy moments to the show.
If you are a fan of Desperate Housewives then you are likely to be a fan of GCB. It's the same type of premise to Desperate Housewives but funnier. Also Desperate Housewives has become kind of unbelieveable lately, with the number of murders and crime that happens in a middle class white neighbourhood. Hopefully, the GCB TV show won't fall into the same pitfalls and will be able to keep the show light and funny.
If you love GCB then you won't want to miss the return of the Dallas TV Show to TNT this summer, June 2012.
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