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The Client List – New Season & Giveaway (ends 3/20/13)

 

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Are you a fan of the series The Client List? If so you will be happy to know that a new season starts tomorrow (Sunday, March 10th). The show is on Lifetime at 10:00 PM.

Leading up to the shows return a mini-marathon will be shown on Lifetime on Sunday the 10th.

Did you know the series, The Client List, propelled Lifetime to number one in the Sunday 10:00pm time period among Women 18+?

Season one of The Client List delivered Lifetime’s strongest freshman season for an original series since 2009 among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54. Among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49, it was Lifetime’s best freshman season since Army Wives in 2007.

I have heard of the show and heard great things about it, but I never watched it until just recently.

If you are unfamiliar with this here is a bit of a background on the series.

Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is married to Kyle. They reside in Texas and have two young children.

Kyle was out of work for a long time due to an injury and was having a difficult time finding a new job. To help support her family Riley takes a job at what seems like a traditional day spa called The Rub of Sugarland. Behind the scenes the women offer sexual favors on the side. Riley chooses not to disclose fully the extent of her job to her family. For all they know she gives massages. Besides, she was a happily married woman and had no need to offer sexual favors. At least she thought she was happily married, that is until her husband disappears.

Unable to keep up with the bills Riley has no choice but to offer sexual favors to her clients in order to make big tips. However Riley offers her clients something more than that – she offers them an ear to listen to their problems and offers them advice. She goes give her clients sensual massages, but not sex.

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Riley’s beauty and big heart make her a favorite of the spa.

Not only does Riley offer sound advice to her clients, the advice can alos be applied to her current situation.

Riley has to learn to adjust to being a single mom, she also have to balance her job at the spa and her home life, making sure that her secret is never found out.

To complicate things even more, Riley has become closer to her brother in law Evan. She still loves her husband, but she is also angry and upset with him for abandoning their family.

The Client List also stars Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd as Riley’s mother Linette and Emmy Award Winning actress Lorette Devine as Georgia, the owner of The Rub of Sugarland.

I recently received the complete first season on DVD to review. I have to say I find the show addicting. I watched the first four episodes in a row the first time I started to watch the show. I just had to see what happened next with Riley.

I was never really a big fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt. I liked her in the movie Can’t Hardly Wait and I Know What You Did Last Summer, but that is pretty much all I have seen her in. I never watched The Ghost Whisperer, which actually ran for five years.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first started to watch The Client List, but after the first episode I was hooked. It’s mostly a drama about a woman trying to deal with her husband abandoning their family and trying to provide for her children in an unconventional way.There are actually some comical moments in the show too. Lorette Devine (Georgia on the show) steals the show. I love her sassiness and “tell-it-like-it-is” attitude. Riley’s brother in law, Evan (Colin Egglesfield) is total “eye candy”. Not only that he’s very good to Riley and her children. He’s a sweet AND sexy guy.

Jennifer Love Hewitt does prance around half naked a lot of the time, so I’m sure that will be a huge hit with male viewers.

There are some sexual innuendos and Jennifer Love Hewitt is scantily dressed a lot of the time, but there is no nudity, actual sex or bad language (at least nothing I have seen so far).

I’m totally hooked on the show. I’m glad it comes on at 10 PM. That means I can watch my other favorite shows on Sunday night and catch the new season of The Client List too.

Here is a recap of season one for your convenience. If you are reading this via e-mail you can find the video here, http://bit.ly/WRattR.

 

If you would like to learn more about the series visit www.MyLifetime.com/Shows/The-Client-List. You can also check out The Client List on Facebook and follow Lifetime on Twitter.

Remember, Season 2 of The Client List starts this Sunday (March 10th) at 10:00 PM on Lifetime.

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I have a special The Client List giveaway for a lucky reader. The prize package includes Season 1 on DVD an a fuzzy, snugly fleece blanket with the Lifetime logo on it, so you can snuggle up with it while watching the new season of The Client List.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on March 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me what you like best about the show (or a favorite character/episode) – or – why you want to win this prize package.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review as well as a branded blanket. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.

Comments

  1. Tabitha P. says:

    I like the story in general.

  2. I want to win because I’ve neverseen this before!

  3. kristen m says:

    I want to win this because I wasn’t able to watch it on tv and I LOVED the movie that they based it off of!

  4. Austin Baroudi says:

    I want to win this because I am a huge Jennifer Love Hewitt fan and I haven’t had the chance to see the show yet so this would be amazing to win!!!!

  5. Adrienne gordon says:

    i want to win because i havent seen it yet

  6. Rachel Colon says:

    I love Jennifer Love Hewitt. I used to watch her all the time on Ghost Whisperer. I am glad to see her on another series.—

  7. I have not seen this yet but would love to win. JUst saw Jennifer Love on a show talking about the show. Her character looks awesome. Would love to catch on this show

  8. latanya says:

    I saw the movie and I like it, I have not seen the series yet, but it should be good

  9. I have watched Jennifer on Kids Incorporated when she was young and The Ghost Whisperer. I also lover her on The Client List.

  10. I’ve never seen it before and would like to.

  11. April Brenay says:

    I have seen a couple episodes, I really liked when Sam Page guest stared :)

  12. I want to win because I am a big fan ofJennifer Love Hewitt.

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to win this because I love Jennifer Love Hewitt and The Client List, but I missed some of the episodes.

  14. i would like to win because I have not seen the show yet. thanks

  15. Kathy Lane says:

    I want to win because I have never seen this show,and I love just about everything that Jennifer Love Hewitt stars in.

  16. I would like to win this for my son’s girlfriend, who watches this.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. My wife loves the show, it’d be nice to get her a copy

  18. It’s funny, I happen to be watching this show right now as I blog. I really love Jennifer Love Hewitt. I think she is beautiful and a great actor.

  19. What I like best about the show is Jennifer Love Hewitt.

  20. I love this show! I am a longtime fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt, and I was excited for her to have a new show since Ghost Whisperer ended. I am also a fan of Rebecca Field – loved her on October Road – so this is an all-around hit for me!