GCB: Season 1, Episode 2 “Hell Hath No Fury” (C+)
I’m not sure that I had high expectations for this show, but it’s proving to be highly soapy and not all that exciting. It’s clear that Amanda wants to be a different person than she was in high school, but the attitudes presented to her by Charlene and everyone else is going to make that nearly impossible. Carlene bringing Amanda out into the middle of nowhere and then leaving her there because she has to drive her pig back was cruel, and Amanda isn’t showing any signs of backing down, getting rid of the Amish outfits picked out by Carlene by rallying all her fellow Boobylicious employees to have Ripp make the obvious choice. Carlene’s selection of “Jesus, Take the Wheel” as an invocation of Amanda’s husband who died at the wheel was rather biting as well, but so was Amanda having “My cup runneth over” inscribed on the back of the uniforms. Punishment does seem to be visited upon the descendants, though Laura miraculously got labeled a fox rather than a javelina by the other girls, and it was Alexandra who got horribly embarrassed when last year’s uniform couldn’t contain this year’s breasts. Sharon isn’t having an easy time wrangling her clueless husband Zach, who isn’t doing much to hide his affection for Amanda, while Cricket seems to have accepted her situation with the kindly but clearly not straight Blake, who nearly misses his daughter’s big wardrobe malfunction to celebrate a milestone of another kind with his boyfriend on the ranch.