I know, I know, Cashmere Mafia ended two years ago after just seven episodes. It turns out that for once, I had picked the winner when it came to the two “powerful women New York” dramas that debuted in fall 2008. Lipstick Jungle was a “winner” in that it lasted kind of two seasons–seven episodes made up the first season, 13 made up the second.
I’ve always been fascinated by Lucy Liu but never really watched the quirky show, Ally McBeal, that made her so famous. Her character, Ling Woo, was just so weird. I’ve always preferred watching Lindsay Price and that is why I continued with Lipstick Jungle, where she was one of three lead female actors.
This month, NPY is trying out Netflix and while he finds the selection paltry, I find the same selection intriguing (if not adequate either). I started with finishing watch the first season of Drop Dead Diva starring Margaret Cho that I blogged about recently. Now I’m onto watching Cashmere Mafia of which I have not even seen a single episode.
Lucy Liu’s Cashmere Mafia character, Mia Mason, has really cute outfits, often channeling some retro looks. Just with Lindsay Price’s Lipstick Jungle character, Victory Ford, there is no significant mention of the characters’ ethnicity or background, just their success and personalities. It’s refreshing to not have “The Asian Episode”.
Still, I’m stoked (although it’s all over and done with) to see Jack Yang turn up as Jason Chung, superstar neurosurgeon to Mia Mason the hotshot publisher. He appears in three episodes and as of this writing, I don’t know what happens to that relationship but can hazard a guess that it didn’t last because Mia’s ex-boyfriend keeps lurking on the wings. While it lasts, it’s nice to see a perfect Chinese couple, complete with a few lines tossed between them in Mandarin, because they can be successful and not 100% white-washed.
My favourite Jack Yang role is when he played slimy, evil Ricky Yao in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode named “Debt”. I think I’ve seen that re-run about five times!