Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Season DVD

This is the story of a mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) who thinks she has it all. Unfortunately, her rich husband is cheating on her and running a massive scam, only to die under scandalous circumstances. Penniless, she returns to her small, close-knit home town in Texas with her two children to live with her mother (Annie Potts) and begin life anew.

Mom, though, is old-fashioned and expects the family to attend church every Sunday. Meanwhile, Amanda's old enemies are lying in wait to gloat over her misfortune and dispense retribution for Amanda's past slights. Payback is a ... belle, and everyone pretends to be high-minded while sticking knives in each others' backs as often as possible.

Amanda tries to make friends with the old acquaintances who hate her, but that fails. Her arrival stirs up the entire town, with rumors of her having an affair with a friend's husband. She has to take a job which is demeaning, and her relationship with her children is crumbling. And all that happens in the first week!

The series was cancelled quickly after protests from Newt Gingrich and other that the series portrayed Christians in a bad light.

Filled with several featurettes, including:

  • “Bigger in Texas” looks at the transformations the women of the show had to go through to become their Texas counterparts-- from hair and make-up to costumes and more. Costume designer Robert Blackman describes the Dallas style, highlighting each character’s look through multiple examples.
  • “Living Large” takes Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen, and production designer Deny Dugally through a tour of GCB’s world, showcasing how the Texas spirit is brought to life through authentic details.
  • “Preaching it to the Choir” is a set visit and conversation with Kristen Chenoweth and Miriam Shor, among a few other cast members, as they sing some of their thoughts as to why music was such an important part of GCB.
  • “GCB: Most Likely To…” asks the cast to rate and review the rest of their team, labelling each other “Best Dressed” and “Class Clown.” This is where the walls come down, and you’ll learn what those girls really think of each other! It is the perfect cherry on top of this already sweet cake.

Stars Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Potts, Marisol Nichols, Kristen Chenoweth, Eric Winter, Miriam Shore, Brad Beyer. Brought to you by Darren Starr ("90210") and Robert Hartling ("Steel Magnolias"). Based on the writing of Kim Gatlin.

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