Telly Talk Schemer
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- April 2002
...he said two years ago. (and my Sisters rewatch has been massively sabotaged by lots of other priorities).I think I'm going to do this after I've finished season 2 of "Sisters".
I must say that Footballer's Wives has aged very well, it kind of feels like reading a trashy tabloid that has lots of sexy paparazzi snapshots.
Chardonnay is the gorgeous model who takes her Page 3 career very seriously and eventhough it's being sniggered at I think it signals a more unapologetic approach to fame and vanity and nudity in a mainstream context.
Footballer's Wives partially thrives on the idea of fame-for-all-and-sundry, something that will develop into much more extreme examples thanks to the internet. Paris Hilton is the queen of Fame4Fame, and very popular youtubers can become millionaires.
So there's already a sense of embracing popularity, regardless of the why and how, when Chardonnay refuses to give up her career in order to become a supporting footballer's wife.
You really can't compare this to cult icons like Brigitte Bardot, because she was French so everything she did was art. It's as simple as that.
Donna Walmsley has no intention whatsoever to support her husband in public - but will she be able to avoid the limelight completely?
Actually I didn't remember their first child Daniel at all, it's possible that I had missed these first episodes.
Of course there has to be obligatory troublesome soap sister, and Marie is a proper slut. I love her.
The meatiest part, and no-one is going to disagree with that, is the dysfunctional Turner marriage with all its unpredictable twists and outbursts.
In her very first scene, Tanya Turner immediately claims her position as the chain-smoking FW Powerhouse. She is the Sue Ellen on steroids and she just keeps giving.
Thankfully, there's also room for the men - a locker room, to be more precisely - and I really appreciate their effort to explore the sport itself from a more human angle.
I have a feeling that this rewatch will be gobbled down pretty fast, and maybe that's the best way to do it.