Wednesday, 17 July 2013

MIXED BAG: DEVIOUS MAIDS, SCRUPLES, GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF


 
 

Yes, DEVIOUS MAIDS, the new prime time soap created and executive produced by DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES’ alumni Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria for Lifetime is funny, upbeat and totally twisted (thanks in parts to evil socialite Rebecca Wisocky), but somehow it still fails to capture my full interest. Blame this on its carbon copy way of delivering the goods. The series feels totally recycled, like it’s another variation of Cherry’s last hit. It would have been so much nicer to see something different from him this time around, if only to prove that he can spew out real originality if he sets his minds to it. As is, one can only wonder if he’ll be stuck in one trick pony La La Land forever.

 


 

Judith Krant's mega-hit SCRUPLES is back in the spotlight. After a failed TV pilot last year (I’m still reeling over that decision, ABC!) co-produced by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, the 1978 cult classic that really started the chick lit craze has returned for another trip down the publishing aisle via Sphere Books. British journalist and author India Knight (MY LIFE ON A PLATE) lends a hand by penning the book’s intro. If you have yet to grab Krantz’s classic, I urge you to do so ASAP, for it is one heck of a satisfying read, I’m telling you.







 


As I mention here, GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF is finally going digital. The controversial film will finally hit the street on August 13th 2013 by Vinegar Syndrome. The Blu-ray/DVD combo will feature a slew of DVD supplements (Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Reissue Cut "THE SIN", Thoughts On Author William Inge...) and will even include the soundtrack CD as a bonus. Now that's what I call a good deal. So don’t miss the chance of owning this highly-entertaining gem.



 
 
 
 
 
Until next post—Martin








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