BATTLE OF THE SEXES!
How do you go from eight years of a happy marriage — to wanting to blow someone’s head off ? What if it happens to us?” asks Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) of her husband, Robert ( Sideways’ Thomas Haden Church), after witnessing a birthday party argument between married friends that ended in gunfire and a heart attack. It’s as Carrie Bradshaw-esque of a question as viewers will get on this dramedy, which — despite SJP’S presence — is NOT Sex in the Suburbs. On the provocative premiere, we quickly find out that the passiveaggressive tensions between Frances and Robert (who have two children) have come to a head, leading Frances to reveal that she wants a divorce to a stunned Robert. But that’s not the only revelation on this roller coaster of an episode, which lays a foundation for an intense exploration of a marriage’s breakdown. With SJP as our flawed but relatable heroine in a scathingly funny series, we’re signing the papers on this divorce!