Raucous, dramatic fights—me yelling, threatening to end things, and disappearing while he waited for me to simmer down—raged weekly in our early relationship. But as guests in sport coats and tea length dresses cheered our first kiss as man and wife, I realized our fights would have to change. How could I threaten to leave him when I had promised to stay with him forever? By the end of our wedding day, I had already shushed my inner drama queen once—the first step toward learning how to fight like a wife.
"It's different from any part I've ever played before," Lana Parrilla observes about her role as the sexy Trina Decker in CBS' summer series "Swingtown." No doubt about that. After all, the show, set in Chicago in 1976, is about a couple of swingers—in the wildest sense of the word—who initiate their new neighbors into their sexually permissive lifestyle. The titillating pilot, capped by a wife-swapping party, was designed to hook viewers and get them talking—if not protesting. "It will obviously raise some eyebrows, but at the same time I don't think we're exploiting any more than 'Desperate Housewives' or 'Lipstick Jungle,'" Parrilla points out. "The sex is there, but there's a deeper element to the show. There are the relationships and familial aspects. You see how the children are affected by their parents' lifestyle. And there's a lot of heart to our show." Here, the sexy star dishes on shooting on-set intimacy, researching orgies, and the three words that describe her: "Good in bed." Just kidding..."
But this time around there's a twist: The Dating Game will incorporate the Web, with contestants going to an online dating site to find matches (uh, can't you do this on your own?), and The Newlywed Game will bring alumni back to face off against couples. By "alumni," I think they mean the original contestants the ones who have been together for more than 30 years. They better know their spouse's least favorite chore by now!
Doree Lewak had an interesting piece in the Huffington Post. She basically states that intelligent women emulating characters from SATC are retarded (not in so many words). Her reasons are twofold; first, they're fictional characters that have become shorthand for certain female stereotypes. "Oh, you brought a random guy home from the bar last night, you're a Samantha. Tee hee." We agree that it is a little silly to identify with a fictional character but it's human nature. Associating with certain archetypes is something that we've done since the beginning of time, hence pantheons of gods known for an overwhelming characteristic.