‘American Woman’ is co-produced by Kyle Richards (of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’) and is supposedly partly based on her life so I figure, there must be something kind of fun here. I know that this is one of the reasons why Kyle has not spoken to her older sister Kathy – apparently the latter disapproved of her making their life a series. So all this juicy back story made me look forward to seeing the show more.
And…? After the pilot episode, it definitely whet my appetite to see more. It stars Alicia Silverstone in the mama role, and she plays one of those rich housewives who has to ask her husband for money as she plans for a party. The episode is set up for her to be a single mom to her kids (Kathy and Kim?) as she catches her husband cheating. Silverstone seems to be the right fit of the role, and she attacks it with gusto. This show is billed as a comedy, though it feels soap-y here, but the pilot episode most of the time serves as a set-up for things to come.
The costumes and hair are all fab – Farrah Fawcett in steroids, and I was glad to see gay content within the first ten minutes – so Kyle definitely gives a nod to her audience. I’ll be watching.