Last year while sitting on an airplane, bored out of my mind, I accidentally stumbled upon the first two hours of The Starter Wife, the story of Molly Kagan (Deborah Messing) who married her modern day Prince Charming (a movie executive) only to be dumped via phone after many years of marriage. The premise initially was of no interest of me, but by the time the plane landed I couldn’t wait to get home and see the rest of the mini series. What is it about Molly Kagan that’s so endearing? She’s not always graceful or pretty, in fact she can be quite messy, but she is always beautiful. Molly’s beauty runs much deeper than her exterior.
At the conclusion of hour six I was hopeful that Molly had a future. After being gently propped up by her friends for the first five hours Molly was finally standing on her own two feet without any extra help. But I wanted more. I wanted to know how Molly tackled Hollywood with her new found strength. So when I heard that the USA Network was turning The Starter Wife into an original series, I was thrilled. Tomorrow, Friday, October 10th, at 10:00pm on the USA Network the first episode of the series premiers. I look forward to reviewing the episodes weekly as I take Molly Kagan’s journey with her.