I want to preface this blog by apologizing yet again for my absence over these past few weeks. Life was hectic and although I continued to feel inspired to write, I just didn’t have the time to write. But I’m back and I’m here to hopefully convince you to tune into a brand new Aussie TV dramedy next Wednesday at 8:30pm.
The Wrong Girl premiered on TEN last night and it was one of my favourite first episides of a new series that I have seen in YEARS. Adapted from Zoe Foster Blake’s novel of the same name, The Wrong Girl is everything I have been needing in my life from a TV series – humor and heart.
To give you a short overview of the series (without giving anything away), The Wrong Girl follows morning TV show The Breakfast Bar producer Lily Woodward (played by the perfect Jessica Marais – this woman can do no wrong) as she navigates her way through life’s ups and downs.
With her for the ride are her best friends Pete and Simone, who are there to support Lily when her attempts at making advances in her career turn to dust and she tries to get on the good side of Jack Winters, a charismatic chef who has been offered a segment on The Breakfast Bar but quickly turned it down after a jokingly-rude email written by Simone is accidentally sent from Lily’s phone.
Then there is the tension between Lily and BFF Pete, who may or may not want to take their friendship to a different level (there may be a kiss that helps them decide this), with disastrous results. Not to mention Lily’s parents who seem to have her best interests at heart, but can’t seem to get along with each other even for one dinner.
What I loved about the premiere episode was it introduced Lily as a character who was incredibly relatable. Lily is goofy yet incredibly driven to succeed. She loves her friends, yet won’t back down during a fight. I saw a lot of myself in the character of Lily, as I am sure many viewers did.
For a first episode (which we all know can sometimes fall by the wayside at times), the performances and plot have really impressed me and I know that I will definitely be tuning in next week for more.
You can catch last night’s episode of The Wrong Girl on the TenPlay app (trailer below).
Make sure you tune in for episode 2 next Wednesday at 8:30pm (after The Bachelorette) on TEN.
I’ll see you then!