WIGS ‘Blue’ Teeters on Unrealistic

/ Apr 16, 2013


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The second season of WIGS’ “Blue”, starring Julia Stiles as Blue, a high-end escort, mother, daughter and accountant still leading a double life she wants to keep from her teenage son, is just as good as the first season. The production value and quality of the show is unparalleled — the sets are wonderful, the actors are top-notch and we are immediately pulled into Blue’s world.

The dialogue is great. This is how people really talk to each other. Blue’s teenage son has just the right amount of angst, and is needy and suspicious of his mother. Blue’s mother is just the right amount of annoying and nagging. And her clients are just the right amount of smarmy. But that’s the thing: Blue’s escort-mommy role doesn’t just fall shy of believable, it completely misses the mark.

No offense to the sex workers reading this, but we don’t quite believe that the mostly put-together business lady with a kid is out there hooking for extra cash without being addicted to drugs or having an addled past — something a little darker, edgier. We see her family, her friends — this woman should not be an escort. Yet…she is. It’s interesting, but it’s hard to suspend our disbelief long enough to get through one of the 11-minute episodes without screaming “no way!” over and over at our computer.

This season, WIGS produced 26 episodes of the show and brought back the all star cast that not only included Stiles but also Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holly Robinson Peete and Mark Consuelos, among others.

And while it’s a great concept, we’re afraid it just doesn’t ring true. We’ll keep watching, though. Blue has staying power enough to merit a third season. The strong dialogue, excellent writing and short episode lengths hold our attention long enough to binge watch “Blue.” We just hope she’ll either get her act together or fall deeper down the lustful rabbit hole.

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