I thought a better title for the show would be 'Rich White Women Whining.' . . . But, I confess it grew on me after a couple of episodes for two important reasons: very smart writing and very strong acting.
Somehow, working two jobs, my mother—widowed at 23—raised her three girls. We had a TV set and a house in a safe neighborhood and got educations and survived long enough to hate her for all that she wasn’t.
“The first 50 years are only a warm-up.” I read that heartening declaration in a magazine article years ago—and was skeptical. But at 75, I have some perspective on that. I know it’s true.