Liza is a 40-year-old suddenly-single mother struggling to get back into the working world. Starting at the bottom at her age is a difficult task, but a chance encounter with a younger guy at a bar convinces Liza that she looks younger than her age. With the help of a makeover from her best friend, Liza uses her new found confidence to land a job as an assistant at a publishing firm, which could be the start of the career of her dreams.
First, Hillary Duff isn't in the starring role in this series, she plays a supporting part. Sutton Foster has the lead role and is doing a really good job.
Second, this show is very enjoyable. It has great production values: the acting is top shelf, supported by a good script and the story line is believable. Sutton does a good job playing a woman who is 40 years of age playing a woman passing for 26. Her unfamiliarity with the social culture and terminology of the younger generation is fun to watch, as she works to fit in with the younger crowd of women at her office.
Miriam Shor is absolutely wonderful as the quirky boss, riding the edge of eccentric but knowing where the line is and not
stepping over it. It's hard for me to get into Debbie Mazar's character as she looks startingly similar to Rosie O'Donnell and even if you can ignore that her acting is flat.
So, all in all this show is A material; it's just a shame it's buried so far in the cableland channels.
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