Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Who says you have to be a #Mommy #Blogger to like Little Women, Big Cars? #LittleWomenBigCars

The majority of the time, I get stuck at work and I very rarely have days off. I actually had a day off and signed up last minute to attend an event for a new AOL web-series called "Little Women, Big Cars". Being the car fanatic that I am, I thought it'd be about nice cars. Boy, was I ever off...LOL, you'll see why shortly.

Anyhow, I woke up the morning of with a massive headache and even considered not going, but in the end, I'm glad I didn't change my mind and went anyways. coffee and a headache made my brain the SO would say, I had a "brain fart". I even asked the company for hash when I really meant a twitter hashtag. Teehee, kept my mouth shut after that...didn't want people to think I was a pothead.

Let me tell you a bit about Little Women, Big Cars. It is an original web series created by the collaboration between AOL and Vuguru. It launches May 7th on AOL on Parenting in honor of Mother's Day and is the first of six Vuguru series to launch on this platform. The series is set in California and center around four devoted soccer moms who attempt, as we all do, to balance their busy schedules, family lives, and everything in between. We watched a couple of random episodes and they were light hearted, funny, and engaging. They showcase the busy lives of moms and the friendships that develop. Being a short series consisting of 15 episodes that range anywhere from 4-7 minutes long, don't expect any serious topics to be brought up.

I had the pleasure of meeting these soccer moms, 4 gorgeous women with a lot of spunk and a great sense of humor. Here's the complete list of cast members and a brief description of their characters.
• Meg (Amy Yasbeck, Wings, Hot in Cleveland) -over achieving people pleaser and a SAHM is the one that takes on every school project
• Barbara (Julie Warner, Crash, Nip/Tuck) -a recent divorcee, lawyer and reluctant new soccer mom
• Rocky (Kristy Swanson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Psych) -high-maintenance, materialistic diva
• Connie (Romy Rosemont, Glee) -curvaceous and big-hearted mother and Rocky’s side-kick
I have to interject here. LOL, poor Romy's character was written to be a bit chubbier so to make her look the role, she had to wear clothes 1 size smaller. Shocking, right? The surprising tricks and effects used in filming are a little like magic tricks.
• Mr. Huges (Ed Begley Jr., Portlandia, The New Adventures of Old Christine) -school Principal
• A.J. (Antonio Sabato, Jr., Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful) -handsome, recently divorced soccer coach
• Woody (Alexis Denisof, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) – Meg’s husband

Everything begins when the women set Barbara up on a date with their kids’ handsome and recently divorced soccer coach. This new blossoming relationship forces the other women to re-examine their own marriages. Then, there's the competing for spots in the school’s gifted program. Directed by Melanie Mayron and created by Sherry Coben, Little Women Big Cars showcases the drama, gossip, support and friendships of suburban life. Take a look at the trailer.
Now, pay attention, I have something to say. I am NOT a "Mommy Blogger", not yet anyways. Eventually, yes, but not now. I don't know why but everyone always labels bloggers as "mommy bloggers". I have a lot of friends with kids and am an aunt to several adorable nephews so I do review children's items and post about parenting and family quite a bit but I really wouldn't consider myself a mommy blogger. I cover a wide range of topics and don't really fall into a particular niche. I also have a lot of mommy bloggers who do read my blog. With that being said though, even without being a mommy, I can relate to this web series with my crazy life of working a highly demanding profession, coming home and blogging and most of all, finding time to spend with my family, friends, and babies. I'm a mom to two dogs...and my SO, you might say. So, in that sense, I guess I am a mom. Anyhow, what I'm trying to say is, although the show is geared towards mothers and parents, I can say with certainty that you do not have to be a mom to enjoy the series.

Everything is on the internet these days. I stream a lot of my shows off Hulu, for example. So, I like the idea of a web series where you can just watch it online. The part where I got sold was the fact that these are short episodes, no longer than 7 minutes. I can stream it on any of my devices if I have Wifi and it could be a short break from work, while I'm waiting for a friend to show up, or even if I'm just enjoying a cup of coffee. That's the beauty of it. No matter how busy my schedule is and yours, several minutes in a day is nothing. We all need a little time to relax and this could be the comedic relief you need. You should definitely take a look at it on May 7, it'll be over before you know it. Let's just put it this way...its a whole lot of fun package into an incredible short amount of time. They'll be rolling out a 1-2 episodes every week. Do you think it's something you're interested in? Come back and let me know what you think.

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As a side note, after I went home, I found out about a different Vuguru series, Fetching, that involved doggies! OMG, this one was right up my alley too! I think I will have to add this to my watch list. I couldn't help but think that Vuguru should've cast my two babies in it. They would've fit in perfectly. They're picture perfect, don't you think so?
Pomeranian puppyJack Russel puppy 
Disclaimer: I attended a Little Women Big Cars screening event. Opinions expressed belong to WOS and are not influenced in any way. Please view my full disclosure.

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Erika said...[Reply]

Thanks for the review. I'd never heard of this series before and it looks interesting.
And PS your doggies are adorable!

Stephanie said...[Reply]

That looks like a really cute series, and you're right. I can always find 7 minutes. A half hour? Not so much!

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Very cool. I hadn't ever heard of this series before. Your doggies are adorable!! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Grandma Juice said...[Reply]

I've never heard of it before but it looks like I may just have to check it out! Thanks for that!
And... the furry ones are really sweet!

Unknown said...[Reply]

Sounds like a great show! Can't wait to see it!

Stretching Your Budget said...[Reply]

This looks like a really cute series. As a mom I can definitely relate to the life of a busy mom!

Unknown said...[Reply]

Haha I love that you thought it was about nice cars. I assumed mini vans! ROFL. Different Perspective.

Diane said...[Reply]

Im not a mommy blogger either - well Im a mommy to my pets! I hate that everyone just assumes because im female and a blogger that therefore I must be a mommy blogger

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...[Reply]

I would SOOOOOOOO watch this. I laughed three or four times during the clip. Thanks for sharing!

Irish Italian Blessings said...[Reply]

Great review!! I've never heard of this series either so I'm glad you shared!

Beck Valley Books said...[Reply]

A new series for me to check out, thanks for the info !!

Danielle S said...[Reply]

I am going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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Anonymous said...[Reply]

Sounds interesting! Thank you for sharing!

Eric VanRaepenbusch said...[Reply]

I think it is interesting that female blogger get lumped into the category of "mommy blogger". Luckily, I think "mommy blogger" is a positive term. I guess you could be called worse things :)

GabbyLowe said...[Reply]

This sounds like an amazing series-Thanks for sharing (Laura DeLuca)

Jenni said...[Reply]

Thanks for sharing this!! It looks really interesting!!

East9thStreet said...[Reply]

It sounds like a very interesting series. I love some of the actresses so I definitely will tune in.

Ellen said...[Reply]

Sounds like a new program. I'm definitely going to check it out.

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