As many of you probably know, “Mistresses” premieres tonight on ABC! The New York times has posted a review of the series, which you can read below. Sounds promising – are you all as excited as I am!?
Summer beach reading for those with portable video capability has arrived. “Mistresses” makes its debut on Monday night on ABC, and it’s everything you want a beach book to be: sexy but not pornographic; nontaxing yet not idiotic; and peppered with enough decent writing that you can tolerate its clichés.
The drama, which is based on a British series, follows four longtime friends who either have been a mistress, are affected by a mistress or seem liable to become a mistress. The stars — Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan and Rochelle Aytes — do the Four Musketeers thing pretty well, and all of them elevate the material. And it needs occasional elevating. Just when the show builds up some believability, it grasps for a not-very-credible crutch.
Ms. Milano plays Savi, a lawyer who is trying to have a child with her husband, a chef. Ms. Kim is Karen, a psychiatrist who slept with a married, terminally ill patient and, now that he is dead, is finding that this is having unexpected consequences. Ms. Macallan is Josslyn, a real estate agent and Savi’s slutty sister. Ms. Aytes is April, a widow who has a 10-year-old daughter and is reluctant to start dating again.
The first two episodes give each character a complication or two, some more complicated than others. To stitch it all together, the writers have a tendency to resort to stock devices that flatten rather than enrich the characters. A grown woman can’t dress for a date without summoning all of her friends for advice. Harry (Brett Tucker), Savi’s otherwise 21st-century husband, turns ragingly retro when a doctor tells the couple that their lack of reproductive success is attributable to him. Karen, an educated, intelligent woman, is made to sound like a naïve 20-year-old when talking about her lover’s death.
“In the end he chose his wife: that’s who he wanted to be with in his last moments,” she says. “Which means the whole time I was just” — and here there’s a pause to allow her I.Q. to drop — “a mistress.”
The bar is pretty high now for women-behaving-carnally TV, between HBO’s relatively fearless “Girls” and the high-stakes hanky-panky of ABC’s “Scandal.” Yes, we’re in a beach-reading state of mind now, and “Mistresses” is allowed to be more lowbrow than those shows, but please, not ditzy.
ABC, Monday nights at 10, Eastern and Pacific times; 9, Central time.
Produced by ABC Studios. Based on the British series; Rina Mimoun, K. J. Steinberg, Robert Sertner and Douglas Rae, executive producers.
WITH: Alyssa Milano (Savannah Davis), Yunjin Kim (Karen Kim), Rochelle Aytes (April Malloy), Jes Macallan (Josslyn Carver), Brett Tucker (Harry Davis), Jason George (Dominic Taylor) and Erik Stocklin (Sam Gray).
Hello netters! As reported a few days ago, Alyssa appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 22. She where there to promote Mistresses, but they also talked about her old music albums and more. I have uploaded the interview in three parts over at our video archives for you, and screencaptures can be found in our galleries (kudos to Samantha over at the amazing new site dedicated to Mistresses, Mistresses Online)!
Watch part 2 here | Watch part 3 here
Thanks to Claudia of “Operation Beauty: Rachel Weisz” for donating missing promotional pics of “Mistresses” to us. Check out the links below for the pics.
– mistresses (2013) > mistresses: promotional images +8
Alyssa is set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight! Make sure you tune in to catch her on the screen. We will try to get video clips and screen captures for you as soon as possible.
Big day. I will be on @jimmykimmel Live tonight!
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 22. mai 2013
Alyssa appeared on the blue carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 19) in Las Vegas. Alyssa is wearing Danielle Queller earrings.
– appearances 2013 > may 19: 2013 billboard music awards
She is drumming up publicity for her new TV show and Alyssa Milano certainly managed to ensure all eyes were on her on Tuesday.
The Charmed star looked lovely as she tried out a new look with a preppy outfit for an appearance on Extra.
The actress was promoting Mistresses and was joined by her co-stars Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Yunjin Kim at The Grove in West Hollywood for filming.Alyssa, 40, chose a cute and colourful creation in the form of a bright orange top with white collar and trim.
The top was tucked into a white skater skirt which showed off Alyssa’s long legs and she teamed it with matching strappy sandals.
She also wore a pair of oversized sunglasses and completed her look by styling her caramel coloured locks into a retro quiff.
Despite her glowing appearance, Alyssa in fact must have been exhausted as she revealed she had been up since 3am that morning.
She tweeted on Monday:
‘Have to be up at 3am tomorrow for a big day of press for @Mistresses_ABC with my girls @jesmacallan, @rochelleaytes and #yunjinkim!’
It wasn’t just a busy day for Alyssa as she also had a jam-packed evening, flocking to the audience of Dancing With The Stars.
– appearances 2013 > may 14: cast of mistresses on extra
Alyssa and the girls of ‘Mistresses’were in the audience of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”. I added one small pic.
– appearances 2013 > may 14: abc’s dancing with the stars – season 16 – week nine
Alyssa and her son Milo attended the Huggies Snug & Dry And Baby2Baby Mother’s Day Garden Party yesterday. They both looked great. Alyssa still looks so great! I added pics of the event, plus pics of Alyssa and David at April 23rd, attending the “Project Angel Food And CAA Celebrate ANGEL ART, A Contemporary Art Auction Benefiting Project Angel Food“. Check the links below for more pics.
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- appearances 2013 > april 23: project angel food and caa celebrate angel art, a contemporary art auction benefiting project angel food
- appearances 2013 > april 27: huggies snug & dry and baby2baby mother’s day garden party
Alyssa attended the ’42’ los angeles premiere on April 9th. I added over 100 files to the gallery for you to enjoy.
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