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The Hollywood Darlings are Back and Ready to Throw it Back to the ’90s

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Growing up is hard, but being a kid and growing up in Hollywood while the world watches can be even harder. In the new show, “Hollywood Darlings,” three former child stars, Beverley Mitchell (Seventh Heaven), Jodie Sweetin (Full House) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) band together to conquer life’s challenges as they learn how to be young adult mothers in Hollywood while also competing with each other to regain the acting spotlight.

Even though these women have tackled Hollywood, they need all the help they can get for surviving off camera in the real world. In season one of Hollywood Darlings, there was a surprising amount of relatable moments from the three darlings. For one, the women are all moms and go through the same problems and struggles all moms do. For example, in the show Sweetin, Mitchell and Lakin all complained about not getting enough sleep, not having enough time with their partners, and trying to be a “perfect mom” for their children.

However, some of their problems, while relatable, still reek of Hollywood glamor life. For instance, in one episode, Sweetin was having a difficult time giving up her expensive sports car and transitioning to a minivan for her daughter. While many families have had to make that transition to “family car,” it would be nice if your biggest problem in life was what to do with your sports car.

For being a scripted “reality” show, the banter and comedic timing between the ladies is very natural and fun to watch. The Darlings aren’t afraid to poke fun at themselves and be in on the joke. For instance, all of the women are working to get back into the game of show business and are either going on auditions or meeting with agents, but they aren’t aware of how much the acting industry and auditioning process has changed since they were kids in the ‘90s. Supposedly, the new generation of actors and actress don’t get booked based on talent but by how many followers they have on social media as well as their physical attributes. The women get into all kinds of hilarious situations while trying to fit in to the new mold of the acting industry which is absolutely hilarious to watch.

If you haven’t seen the first season of “Hollywood Darlings,” it’s worth watching just for the countless cameo appearances from other former child stars. Some of the cameos included Tamera Mowry (Sister Sister), Jaleel White (Family Matters) and Lori Beth Denberg (All That).

“Hollywood Darlings” season one is hilarious, relatable and totally worth streaming before season two comes out tomorrow, April 18 on Pop TV. There is always a problem that needs to be solved and a corny reference at some point by all three women to their past work on their respective TV shows. There’s definitely some throwback comedy to the ‘90’s which is always good for a nostalgic laugh.

While many shows have started out strong but fizzled out as the seasons progressed, “Hollywood Darlings” season two looks like it is going to be just as big a hit as season one. The second season maintains the same comedic integrity as the prior season while also digging deeper into each woman’s real-life story of stardom. For some of the darlings, like Sweetin, the journey wasn’t always so easy and was full of addiction and depression that often affects child stars. Season two gives the audience more of an understanding and appreciation for the dynamic between these women while never losing its upbeat comedic timing. There are also some great scenes where the three actresses act out their ’90s flashback memories along with more cameo appearances from fellow child stars like Will Friedle (Boy Meets World).


With the #MeToo movement gaining more momentum, this show demonstrates what women can do if they stick together and stand up for themselves. The show also proves that it’s never too late to get back in the game and start a new career or revive a career you once had. “Hollywood Darlings” is all about showing real women who are multi-dimensional. Shows like “Hollywood Darlings” are a fantastic example of what TV needs right now, more real-life women who can be mothers and sexy, strong and flawed, goofy and passionate about her career. So enjoy season two premiering tomorrow night, and see what these lovably quirky ladies do next.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Debra Asberry

    April 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Interesting to find out what these stars are up to these days. Good article

    • Hers Magazine

      April 17, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Owen Valentine

    April 17, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Cool article👍🏽 Must be challenging to transition from a cutesy kid into a grown woman career…I can almost see the shows merging together in a great meet! Looking for more 🎬

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