***Disclosure: I received an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood to cover various Disney ABC TV Events. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
So I don't watch soaps. Ever. At all. I think they're cheesy, and often very, very slow. One episode seems to drag on forever, and with 2 preschoolers to chase around during the day, I just don't have time for all that.
That being said, after seeing the entire first season and the 2nd season premiere of "Mistresses", I am more than a little hooked. Sure, it's got the sex, lies, adultery, and drama you'd expect to find in a soap. However, it's fast-paced, juicy, and has got a great storyline and really focuses on the friendships between the characters, Savi, Karen, April, and Joss.
It also has realistic consequences for actions. For example, when Savi cheated on Harry with Dom and became pregnant, there was true anguish shown. Her marriage suffered. You could just see the heartbreak in Harry's eyes. This show doesn't glamorize cheating in the way a typical soap-style show would. (And I am not an advocate of cheating, so I appreciate a more realistic depiction of what happens when people have extramarital affairs.)
She also gave us a lot of insight into how complicated picking out the actresses' wardrobes really is. What color is the "it color" this season? Which silhouette will complement each lady's body type perfectly. And there's also the visual aspect of the evolving characters. For example, Savi is much, much different in season 2 than she was in season 1. (I am not going to give away any spoilers here, but all I can say is WOW....You are NOT going to want to miss the season 2 premiere!)
He was even nice enough to take pictures with us! Here I am with Jason and Lisa from Sweetie's Freebies. Pretty cool, right? Well, we didn't get as lucky as Choya over at Real Frugal Divas. You see, Choya is absolutely and hopelessly in love with Jason, and she made it a point to tweet him and let him know....several times. That got his attention, and he was ready for her. He gave her the biggest, tightest hug ever, and then planted a huge kiss on her cheek. You should have seen her blush and giggle. He really made her day. Or year. Or lifetime. (She likes him A LOT.) See. I told you Jason George is a great guy.
Look for more about my set visit with Jes and Justin next week.
The cast of Mistresses will be LIVE Tweeting during the Season 2 Premiere. How cool is that?! If you'd like to tweet along with the stars, definitely head over to twitter to track the following hashtags:
#Mistresses & #ABCTVEvent
Twitter handles to follow:
https://twitter.com/KJSteinberg2 (The creator!)
https://twitter.com/Roemehl (Costume Designer)
https://twitter.com/JasonWGeorge (Plays Dom)
https://twitter.com/jesmacallan (Plays Joss)
https://twitter.com/Hartleyjustin (Plays Scott)
Connect with Mistresses online!
Mistresses Season 2 Premiere Airs June 2, 2014 at 10:00PM EST on ABC. (That's TONIGHT, people! Set your DVR's!)