A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
When it comes to morality and ethics, these women drag their designer pumps through arguably murky territory. While they're all shown to be successful businesswomen, their behavior isn't always becoming ("revenge sex," anyone?).
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters have frank conversations about sex and infidelity, use words like "penis," and use sexual euphemisms such as "bone voyage" and "dipping his wick." One character explores her sexuality by dating a woman, and the two are shown kissing passionately.
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Use of words like "bitch," "ass" and "hell."
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Products & Purchases
Expensive brand names (like Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman) are highlighted and celebrated as representing a slice of the "good life."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult characters are shown drinking socially but typically do it in moderation.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this drama deals with mature themes and isn't meant for younger viewers. As female role models, the main characters prove frustratingly complex. Although they wield impressive credentials and have high-powered jobs in a variety of industries, they also spend their free time trashing stay-at-home moms and compiling "revenge-sex spreadsheets" for a friend whose husband has been cheating on her for years. Speaking of sex, there's quite a bit, as well as some language, drinking, and lots of high-end brand names. Proceed with caution.
Is It Any Good?
Cashmere bears so many resemblances to the series it's obviously paying homage to that it's almost comical (down to the theme song and skyscraper montages). But that doesn't mean it won't be a hit. That's because Star (the same man who helped popularize Cosmopolitans, Manolo Blahniks, and made-up words like "frenemies") seems to know what women want to watch, and he serves it up with slick sophistication, strong casting, and just a dash of ridiculousness. Devoted Sex and the City fans will undoubtedly see past Cashmere Mafia's shortcomings and embrace it as a worthy next-generation substitute.
The Cashmere ladies are slightly different from their SATC doppelgangers in that they all hold MBAs from an unnamed (yet clearly prestigious) business school. Since leaving grad school, they've stuck together as a tight-knit unit (dubbed somewhat snidely by others as "The Cashmere Mafia") and regularly meet up for moral support and the occasional martini. While it's nice to see a show about women who are clearly intelligent and financially independent, it's a bit of a disappointment to watch them rip apart their same-sex rivals and covet ostentatious handbags. It's also hard to believe that women working in such high-level jobs would actually have time to meet regularly for sit-down lunches -- and, in one episode, to even pull off an improbable head-to-toe makeover on the fly. After all, don't they have corporate empires to run?
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