City Pulse

By Ciara Bramble

Sure, we’d all love to live the fabulous life – men, martinis and lots of spending money are the accoutrements facconable du jour – but some of us will have to settle for living out our fantasies through the boob tube. This season’s Fall shows are proving that can be a good thing. At the risk of sounding a bit crass, this season is full of high-powered, tough, and of course, well-dressed, (women with) boobs. So put the martinis on ice and call the girls over to watch the top five new Fall shows that are good for any mood. It’s not too late to tune in.

If You Want to Climb the Corporate Ladder in Stilettos:
Sex and the City fans have long mourned the loss of Charlotte, Samantha, Carrie and Miranda, but now we have three new heroines to live through in the NBC show Lipstick Jungle. The show is based on the novel of the same name written by Candace Bushnell, the writer who gave us the original Fabulous Four. It follows a family-focused movie exec, a single fashion designer, and an editor-in-chief of a hot fashion rag with her eye on moving up the ladder.

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Runner up: Gossip Girl
Like OMG, it’s The Hills, but with a younger cast and more acting. What? They’re acting on The Hills, too?

If You’re Still Arguing with Your Sister Over that Sweatshirt She “Borrowed”:
Still reminiscing about the spandex nightmare that was your high school days? Watch VH1′s The Salt and Pepa Show. The exploits of the reunited members of the sometimes-infamous-but-wildly-successful female rap duo are sure to keep you entertained. But wait before you try to sing the lyrics of your favorite jams. The ladies, whose lives have taken completely different turns, struggle to find a balance between Salt’s religious view and Pep’s party-girl persona. If you’ve ever fought with your sister, you’ll relate.

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If You Snoop Around the House “Investigating”:
Four friends. Four different walks of life. It’s a murder investigation team made in heaven. Watch The Women’s Murder Club to see how teamwork pays off for some really angry non-housewives. With a homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and an assistant district attorney on your case, no one’s going to get off scot-free.

Runner up: Law and Order: SVU
An oldie, but a goodie. That Detective Benson is just one kick-butt chick!

If You Secretly Love Celebutantes and are Mourning their Sudden Bout with “Seriousness”:
Kim Kardashian, the, ahem, actress who starred in a homemade DVD with ex-boyfriend Ray-J earlier this year has her own show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Follow “Good Kim” and “Bad Kim” and soon you’ll be following her every move, just like you secretly do with Lidtney Hilton.

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Runner up: I Love New York 2
You try to look away. But you can’t. And she isn’t exactly a real “celebutante,” but she is driven to excess for no apparent reason, and isn’t that what makes it so much fun?

Originally published November 2007
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