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ABC’s new show, Mistresses: promoting adultery or strictly entertainment?

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Everyone loves scandal, mystery and sexuality. Its what has kept TV shows going since before I can remember. ABC’s newest summer hit, Mistresses is no different. With so many comparisons to previous all women cast shows Sex and the City and/or Desperate Housewives, Mistresses is something different altogether.

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The show follows two sisters, Savi (played by Alyssa Milano) and Josslyn (Jes Macallan) and their  two bffs, Karen (Yunjin Kim) and April (Rochelle Aytes).

Each woman on the show brings a different perspective and relationship angle. Savi has a one night stand with her work husband, Josslyn is a wild part girl whose had her fair share of drunken hook ups, April believes her dead husbands ghost is contacting her and Karen, a psychiatrist, has an affair with her patient. While seemingly bad choices, we all make them at some point in time and end up having to fix the mess we’ve created based on our desires and emotions. That’s what Mistresses is about.

But of course, life revolves around scandal and amongst all the other shows on prime time TV, to me, Mistresses seems quite tame as it follows the scandalous live of four female friends (cue in the GG scandalous lives of the Manhattans elite). News outlets are already reporting that Mistresses content, which is passion driven and deception infused, is categorized as soft core porn… Really.

In an article published on The Daily Beast, “Hey, ABC, so mistresses are OK now?,” by Sophia A. Nelson, she discusses how in the world we live in today, infidelity is not shunned upon by the scarlet letter, but it is frowned upon and considered the least morally acceptable behavior. Well, go figure.

She goes on to say that she is disgusted with all of the shows that air on ABC at this time, promoting sex, adultery, murder, passion and deception, etc. etc.  Well let me ask you, what is entertainment if not a spicy and raunchy show that depicts everything we aren’t allowed to do in our own lives. Yes, adultery is frowned upon of course, but it doesn’t mean we don’t view it as a guilty pleasure and aren’t able to fantasize about it for 1 hour of our week. The programming that Revenge, Scandal and now Mistresses, is aimed at an age group that knows the difference between right or wrong, truth and fiction, and we know that what we see on TV isn’t necessarily suppose to be copied. If we didn’t distinguish that, we sure as hell wouldn’t have the movies and/ or TV shows we have today because arguably, everything on TV thats considered “good TV” is bad.

Furthermore, I don’t think that Mistresses will glamorize cheating on a spouse necessarily, but it will play the show as someones road to finding themselves. And realistically, as bad as that sounds, its pretty much the world we live in today.  We make choices and we suffer the consequences. I’m sure the actresses won’t be proud of sleeping with married men in the show, but will rather take the importance from that. There is nothing about Mistresses that I haven’t already seen in any of the other TV shows. Where was Nelson when my generation was influenced by casual sex in Sex and the City???

Mistresses premiers Monday, June 3 on ABC.

 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Hilary Duff Announces She’s Pregnant with Baby #3

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Hilary Duff announced that she’s pregnant on Instagram this morning. 

The Younger star’s subtle post shows Matthew Koma rubbing her growing baby bump. 

She captioned the photo: “We are growing. Mostly me…”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The congratulations began pouring in from the Younger official social media account and fellow mom celebrities like Lea Michele and Busy Phillips. 

The couple already shares 1-year-old Banks Violet Bair. 

Duff is also a mom to 8-year-old Luca Cruz Comrie from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie. 

Congratulations to the happy couple and growing family! 

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Lifetime Announces 30 Christmas Movies as Part of the Holiday Lineup Starting This Friday

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The 2020 holiday season is fast approaching, which is a good thing because we’ve never been in more need of holiday cheer. 

Your home may still be decked in orange twinkling lights for Halloween, but the mood starting October 23 is all Christmas, Why? Because that’s when the first Lifetime holiday film premieres. Hallmark is launching their roster of over 40 holidays films starting Saturday! 

The reason the joyful movies are starting early this year? There’s also 30 of them to watch. 

6 Reasons Why We Love Hallmark Christmas Movies

Some highlights include Feliz NaviDAD with Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez, Dear Christmas with 90210‘s Jason Priestley, Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart, and One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner, and Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, a sequel starring former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland. 

The network is also embracing diversity by adding  A Sugar & Spice Holiday, its first film with an Asian-American family in the lead and The Christmas Setup, an LGBTQ film. 

Check out the full 2020 Lifetime Holiday Schedule below:

 


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‘Virgin River’ Announces Season 2 Premiere Date Just in Time for the Holidays!

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Season 2 of Virgin River officially has a premiere date! 

The Netflix drama will return less than a year after the first season debuted on Dec 6, 2019. 

Fans can catch up with Mel, Doc, and Jack Sheridan on Friday, November 27th! If you think about it, it’s the perfect day for a feel-good show to premiere as everyone will be sitting at home stuffed after Thanksgiving dinner. And since Black Friday sales are going virtual to tame the spread of COVID, less shopping gives everyone ample time to kick up their feet and binge-watch! 

Virgin River season 1 focused on Mel (played by This Is Us‘ Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse practitioner who moved from LA to a remote Northern California town who was forced to face her past and grieve before being able to call Virgin River home.

If You Loved ‘Sweet Magnolias,’ You’re Going to Want to Check Out ‘Virgin River’

Season 2 teases: “Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama — and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it.”

Yep, we can’t wait. 

Also returning for season 2 are Annette O’Toole, Lauren Hammersley, Colin Lawrence, and Grayson Gurnsey. Sarah Dugdale will join the cast as Lizzie. 

While there isn’t a full trailer of the upcoming season, the Netflix November lineup video shows some great snippets: 


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