Chicago – At its worst, ABC’s “Mistresses
” feels like “Nicholas Sparks
: The TV Series” with all the horrendous plotting and melodrama that implies. At its best, it feels like a “Desperate Housewives
” knock-off, in which the charisma of its leading ladies get viewers past the writing flaws. It’s mostly the former - a cliched, surface-level soap opera more reminiscent of a Lifetime mini-series than what used to qualify for network TV.
Television Rating: 2.0/5.0
” opens with a sex scene and then shots of Alyssa Milano
walking in slo-mo to a bar. They know what you’re here for. “Meeting someone?” “Well, I thought I was. But now that you’re here, I’m changing plans.” Ooooh, sexy. Of course, it’s immediately revealed to be a faux sexiness as the couple is revealed to be a married one role-playing and the sex scene turns to a discussion of ovulation.