OK!‘s Joyce Eng breaks down the show of the night: Lipstick Jungle!
Lipstick Jungle: And here we go again — another group of high-powered, independent chicks in the big city. Wendy Healy is a top movie exec at Parador Pictures and today’s biggest issue is landing Leonardo DiCaprio for their five-year long gestating Galileo project before DreamWorks swipes him away. She does it. But it’s not just her career that has bumps in the road — her underachieving British hubby Shane doesn’t like being known as Mr. Wendy Healy in public and purposely missed a very important meeting to get their son into a swanky private school, leaving Wendy all confused as she’s never had to address major problems in her marriage before. Speaking of marriage, Nico Reilly’s is non-existent. Bored and tired of her inattentive husband, Charles, Nico, editor-in-chief of Bonfire magazine, gets tempted at the Bonfire web launch party when young, hot thing Kirby hits on her…and pursues her in the bathroom. She resists, so he tells her to hit him up some time if she changes her mind and writes his number on his leg. Quite steamy, but like that would ever happen in real life — a 25-year-old guy approach a super-duper power chick at a party she had to go to for work! When Charles doesn’t even notice the large Sharpie-printed digits on her leg, she pulls a Diane Lane in Unfaithful. Her work life isn’t going too hot either as she’s told her gender is holding her back from being promoted to creative director. And then there’s fashion designer Victory Ford, whose name is not quite apropos right now with her nose-diving career. By the way, what the hell is up with these names? Nico? Victory? Kirby? Trying too hard to be hip there! She does score a win in the love department when uber-billionaire Joe Bennett woos her — through his assistant — because he took a liking to her crazy avant-garde collection and, oh yeah, thinks she’s hot. But he proves he really, really likes her when he himself calls a private jet to rescue her from a discouraging business meeting in Japan and freezes his ass off on the tarmac to wait for her. All in all, it’s not much to write home about — stock characters, predictable storylines. But it’s not too caricature-ish that it still engages you in the plot, and since it’s the pilot, there’s potential for growth! — Joyce
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