Third-episode verdict: GCB (Good Christian Bitches) (ABC)

The CarusometerA Carusometer rating of 4

In the US: Sundays, 10/9c, ABC

Time to look at the first three episodes of ABC’s GCB (Good Christian Bitches) to see if it’s a show you should stick with or a give a try.

The short answer is it isn’t. After a first episode that didn’t exactly demonstrate much by way of originality, wit, or intelligence, it’s only gone downhill. Episode 2 saw the pseudo-Hooters waitresses fighting for the right to wear demeaning outfits, while episode three was basically a Desperate Housewives script with the serial numbers filed off, populated by people with emotional intelligence of muskrats.

It’s unsubtle, stupid, populated by some very bad actors, and worst of all, not very funny. Avoid.

Carusometer rating: 4
Rob’s prediction: Dead by the end of the season


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.