How ABC’s “GCB” is actually kind of like the GCB

Last night marked the third episode of everyone’s favorite show named after a venerable Brown drinking institution, but if you somehow missed the first two installments of ABC’s Desperate-Housewives-in-Texas, BlogDH is here to catch you up with an explanation of how the two different GCBs are not so dissimilar…

So what is GCB the show about? Basically, thirty seconds into the pilot, some enthusiastic road head causes protagonist Amanda Vaughn’s husband to veer off a California highway, killing himself and his road head-performing mistress. Turns out he was also a Ponzi schemer! Oops. Newly impoverished (sort of) Amanda now has to head back home to Plano, Texas, where all the unpopular girls she bullied 15 years ago in high school constantly plot to get even with her, led by Queen GCB Kristin Chenoweth. (Hell hath no fury like a high school girl scorned.) Amanda’s mother, Grandma Gigi, is delighted to have her back, because as she puts it: “Why would anybody in their right mind leave Dallas for Southern California? We’ve got the same weather without the liberals.”

Okay. Providence may have all the liberals and none of the weather, but there are strangely quite a few common themes between Good Christian Bitches and the GCB, namely: Continue Reading