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We talk Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Season 3 with Marti Noxon, Lisa Edelstein

If the Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Season 3 premiere is any indication, this season is a hearteningly world-wise departure from its predecessors, in which any wound could be salved with a bender, a fling and a limo with a sunroof. Great news for fans who worship our ladies but worried GGTD had begun wasting compelling characters played by pitch-perfect actors with delicious chemistry. Last season’s finale hinted at major change, and that plays out well in the Season 3 debut, which blends heartrending moments and genuine laughs into intriguing new chapters for all. Shunned by SheShe and facing menopause, self-help […]

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Girlfriends Guide to Divorce recap: “Leave Childishness to the Children”

In last night’s episode of Bravo’s Girlfriends Guide to Divorce — “Rule #21, Leave Childishness to the Children” — we learn that older isn’t always wiser, three can indeed be crowd and every mama keeps at least a couple secrets to herself. As she deals with belligerent teen daughter Lilly and a mouthy literary rival named Cleo, Abby (Lisa Edelstein) does manage to score one in the win column. While racing through her neighborhood mini mart for a tube of sunscreen, she runs into the studly roadblock that is Will (Warren Christie), her dance club manager hookup from episode 1. She once again rebuffs him, but he insists […]

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Girlfriends Guide to Divorce Recap: “Rule 426: Fantasyland: A Great Place to Visit”

Before I get started on this week’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce recap, I want to pose a few questions, based both on reactions to the show around the office and around the web. How many of you never-divorced folks are still tuning in? If not, why not? And how many of you (especially you ladies) who have been through the uncoupling ringer recognize every emotional gut-punch Marti Noxon puts in her scripts — regardless of these women’s income, lifestyle and social standing — and find the show refreshingly honest and cathartic for it? And, given that, how odd is it […]

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The Coworkers’ Guide to Girlfriends Guide to Divorce episode 4

In which Ryan Berenz (11 years into Marriage No. 1, two preschool boys) and Lori Acken (nine years into Marriage No. 2, four grown kids) debate a few quagmires revealed in Girlfriends Guide to Divorce Episode 4 “Rule 426: Fantasyland: A Great Place to Visit.”  • Is Fantasyland a great place to visit? Lori: Given that my fantasies currently involve stuff like a 92% raise, black pants with no cat hair and just one flat surface in my house staying crap-free for more than an hour … I’m willing to go there. Fantasies one hopes will completely change one’s life? The distance between entry and exit is always […]

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The Coworkers’ Guide to Girlfriends Guide to Divorce episode 2

In which Ryan Berenz (11 years into Marriage No. 1, two preschool boys) and Lori Acken (nine years into Marriage No. 2, four grown kids) debate a few quagmires revealed in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Episode 2 “Rule 174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By the Hour.” Never read the comments? Ryan: If you’re a celebrity or public figure, NEVER read the comments. They will make you weep for humanity. But if you’re a chump in an office blogging about a TV show, the comments give you reason to keep on keeping on. Lori: I can’t even handle the comments […]

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Girlfriends Guide to Divorce recap episode 2: “Rule #174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By the Hour”

Last Night’s Girlfriends Guide to Divorce was called “Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By the Hour.” You know, like lawyers. Or your dominatrix. Or a lawyer who knows your dominatrix. But we’ll get to that in a bit. • RELATED: Lisa Edelstein and Marti Noxon talk Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce on Bravo! What the episode is really about is a trifecta of issues only too familiar to those of us who’ve gone through divorce — lawyering up, dividing the dollars, and when standing up for yourself blurs into revenge. And to the show’s credit, it addresses all three with a […]

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Girlfriends Guide To Divorce: Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein on Bravo’s bold new dramedy

How you relate to Bravo’s new Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will likely depend not on how you feel about The Big D itself, but how you feel about your own romantic connections — or lack thereof. And that’s just how the show’s creator Marti Noxon intended it. “For me, this show is much more about what it’s like to be men and women right now — and right now it’s really complicated,” says Noxon, who took over for Joss Whedon as showrunner on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then worked with Shonda Rhimes on Private Practice, Matthew Weiner on Mad Men […]