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How Many Chances Do You Give a New Show?

Cashmere Mafia aired its second episode last night, and I'm curious to know if it convinced those of you who were on the fence after the premiere to stick around for more.

I'm also wondering how many episodes you typically give a show before you decide whether to set your TiVo or tune out for good. If you don't fall in love with the premiere, how long do you stick around? (Also, feel free to share your thoughts on Cashmere No. 2 in the comments below.)




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rubiene rubiene 8 years
not into it..i rather watch the original sex and the city and lipstick jungle bec. it really follows the original concept of the book.
pandatours pandatours 8 years
Cashmere Mafia was just AWFUL.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i give almost all the shows a chance - i watch them and try to find something, but if i feel it's so effing stupid i can drop it after one episode, like i did with smallville, the office and back to you - sorry, maybe i made a mistake with the two of them (smallville and back to you), but i just could stick with it - it wa too annoying to me. and i don't regret switching off the first episode of the office after 10min - i found out that all episode are like that and i just don't get it, i'm not american and i guess it's a cultural thing. we just don't have stuff like that here, so it's very weird to watch people be so incredibly stupid and mean.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
"Kinda lame, I have to say. I'd much rather have the show go completely into the office and boardrooms and watch how top women negotiate in high-power careers." JadeNirvana...I COMPLETELY agree...I thought that was what the show was going to be about. It's not that I don't ever want to see husbands and personal drama, or Mia competing with a bf for a job, but the whole part where...that one character rushed to her daughter's dance recital? Gah, such a tired story line, and not that fascinating anymore. Boo Mommy Wars! Though the bear was funny, and I did like that storyline with the slutty stay at home mom. I think they they think women can't handle a whole show that is mostly about working...yet we handle DH which is almost entirely about personal drama! And speaking of comparisons, so far I like this show better than SATC, sorry to say, I'm not sure why I never really liked SATC. As far as how many chances to give a show, I normally say 2-3, but I almost lost it in the first 15 mins of "Samantha Who?" and I won't ever watch it again. Then again, I hated the first episode of Dexter, but because I rented it, I watched another and it's seriously my favorite show now!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
umm, its one of the only new non reality shows on. I'll watch no matter what. But when did the second episode come on? I thought i saw the first/only. are they showing it online anywhere?
Ayla Ayla 8 years
It depends on the show. I still have hopes for Cashmere Mafia so I will continue watching at least for a while. I also found the second episode better than the first. Let's hope it continues that way.
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
Usually one episode, though some barely make it a minute or two. Men in Trees got two minutes before I was too irritated with the phony Alaskan-ness to pay attention.
lilly81782 lilly81782 8 years
I'll keep watching it until, one day, I look at my list of Tivo'ed recordings and just say "eh" I'd rather read a magazine than watch that. The it's all downhill from there. With the writer's strike that will probably be a while since I'm gong crazy sitting inside in the cold weather with nothing new to watch. Also, I still have hope for CM. As other say, do you remember the first few episodes of SATC? They interviewed people about toxic bachelors, etc. It was akward and a little wierd. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
just one. i didn't care for the show when i first saw it so i doubt i'll watch it again. i have other more interesting shows to watch with my limited tv-time.
AMOP AMOP 8 years
Usually about 3 episodes and if it doesnt keep my interest I find something else to do. But who am I kidding...I'll watch this no matter what, it's entertaining enough and there's not really much else that's new on TV right now...
jasmint jasmint 8 years
I'll usually give a show two or three episodes depending on how I liked the pilot. I didn't care enough about this one to tune in for the second episode.. let's hope Lipstick Jungle is better?
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
its gets one episode (except for Dance Wars...Just because i ♥ Bruno it gets one more chance!) And also to go along with that if I dont see the first eopisode of a series i cant jump in the middle of even the first season (hence how i missed out on Gossip Girl)
sushiii sushiii 8 years
I watch the premiere and if I don't like it, then that's it.
taraevans94 taraevans94 8 years
Well I like it so far and it's BECAUSE it's almost exactly like SATC was. Every episode of SATC had a storyline going for each girl and it worked. Also, go back and watch the pilot for SATC and you didn't really know much about them either. You have to let the girls grow on you. I do see some chemistry there between the women, but not much yet. However, I feel like it will improve as time goes on. I did like the storyline with the stay at home mom hitting on one of the girls' husbands at dinner (can't remember her name right now but the names will come in time). I liked how she reacted to the woman and when she told her she was on a conference call at the end of the episode - that was funny. I think this show is the new, updated SATC. I'm very very curious and excited to see what Lipstick Jungle will be like, too. I wonder if only one will survive or if both will stay on the air. It will be interesting.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
I think the key is not to compare CM to Sex and the City or DH, no small feat when its obviously trying desperately to be both (stealing Samantha's lesbian plotline, and Lynette's nanny poaching problems). Kinda lame, I have to say. I'd much rather have the show go completely into the office and boardrooms and watch how top women negotiate in high-power careers. I think that would be much more fresh and interesting, and leave the whole mommy war, guilt-at-home aspect out of it. I think that's why Mia is the only character that really interests me right now. Also, could HBO or Showtime please pick up this show and save it so I can stop watching slimfast and valtrex commercials between scenes? plz thx.
misshouston misshouston 8 years
Last night's episode was definitely better, but they've gotta let go of this "storyline for every character, every episode" jag. There's still too much going on ... and, um, which one is Zoey again? And what is the blonde gal's job? Still short on the basics after two episodes -- not a good thing. I'll give it one more chance, and if it doesn't thrill me I'll probably bail.
wwaaww wwaaww 8 years
Missed one. Dang. Still hope I win.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Honestly, CM lost me in the previews with their totally fake "Hurt her, and we'll break every bone in your body" line. That said, I usually give it two tries before I'm out.
StefaPie StefaPie 8 years
About 15 minutes of an episode to see if it sucks or not. if it does i'm out
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Just One. thats it, once chance to grab me.
em1282 em1282 8 years
It kind of depends on who is on the show. Last night's episode was better than the pilot, but I don't know, I feel like there's so much conflict that has been introduced already, and it's lacking in character development. I also still don't see the chemistry between the friends, but eh. I'll give it another shot.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I've become very unmerciful - one episode then I'm done!
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 8 years
I said Other because sometimes it depends what night it's on or what its on after. Also, if friends suggest it I definitely give it a better shot. Though, most of the time I give a show 1 or 2 chances.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I give it an episode or two...tops.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i usually give it 2 or 3. honestly - there were things about the show that i like and things that irk me - but i think that i'm going to try to stick it out because i was SO excited about it. perhaps lipstick jungle will be better though.... i'm still trying to figure out everyone's name and job on the show - that's sad when you're still confused
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