TITLE: TWINS - THE WB 2005
Premiere Date: Friday, September 16, 2005 (Warner Bros. Television)
Network: The WB
Time: Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
Cast: Starring Sara Gilbert, Molly Stanton, Mark
Linn-Baker and Melanie Griffith
Mark Linn-Baker returns to series television as the
father of the twins in “Twins.” The interesting thing
about Twins is they do not look alike at all! One of
them has brains, one of them has beauty. You’ll have
to find out what exactly happened on why these “twins”
don’t look alike at all.
Having explored the hilarious complexities of
sexuality with Will & Grace, Emmy Award-winning
producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick bring their
unique take on modern relationships to The WB. This
time, they're targeting societal stereotypes and
perceptions of brains vs. beauty with a bitingly funny
comedy about twin sisters.
“Twins” stars Sara Gilbert as Mitchee Arnold, Molly
Stanton as Farrah Arnold, Mark Linn-Baker as Alan
Arnold, and Melanie Griffith as Lee Arnold.
Mitchee (Sara Gilbert, Roseanne) is a brainiac with an
engineering degree and the determination of a
successful businesswoman. Her twin sister Farrah
(Molly Stanton, Passions) is a stunningly perfect
lingerie model. Mitchee and Farrah are about to
inherit their parents' business, Arnold Undergarments,
the fourth largest women's lingerie company in the
country. The company's founder and the twins' dad is
Alan Arnold (Mark Linn-Baker, Perfect Strangers), who
invented an ultra-supportive parachute fabric while
serving as an engineer in the Army. His miracle fabric
was originally used to lower Humvees into enemy
territory, but Alan soon realized that his invention
could be put to better use supporting something else.
His best-selling bra, the revolutionary Breast-o
Change-o, gained worldwide renown for making every
woman look and feel like a goddess.
The twins' mother, Lee (Melanie Griffith, Working
Girl), is a beautiful former lingerie model who is not
a deep thinker. She was a top fashion model at the
peak of her career when she was booked to model the
new Breast-o Change-o. When model met inventor, it was
love at first sight. Marriage followed, Lee became
Alan's partner in the business, and the twins were
born soon thereafter.
Alan and Lee are about to turn over their bra business
(Arnold Undergarments) to their twin daughters.
Mitchee is like her dad while Farrah is like her mom.
Mitchee has invented a shape-enhancing pair of panties
known as the Butt-Pucker. Lee is just as proud that
Farrah is uniquely qualified to model the Butt-Pucker
and become the "spokesbutt" of the industry. The two
argue and fight through most of the pilot. Alan and
Lee must contemplate what to do with their time
together now that they are no longer the young
superstars of the undergarment industry. Even though
they are officially retired, they can't quite get out
of the habit of showing up for work every day.
The future looks even more complicated for Mitchee and
Farrah as they come face-to-face with the challenge of
how to use their different gifts to run the company
together. The sisters will constantly confront the
labels of "brain" and "beauty" that they've had to
deal with all their lives. Arnold Undergarments may be
a force in the lingerie industry, but with Mitchee and
Farrah in charge, this business - and this family -
are going to need a lot of, um, support.
The pilot was average. It has some good laughs and
some weak spots. I think the show will get better.
Mark Linn-Baker is again wonderful. Molly Stanton is
new to the business but she certainly will not be for
long, as her looks are quite the thing. Sara Gilbert
has the best lines on the pilot. I didn’t think
Melanie Griffith had much to do in the pilot. She was
to me the worst one in it. I’m a Griffith fan, I
loved her in Something Wild, but she was not used well
in the pilot. Still get your Butt-Puckers out and
watch the pilot, unless you prefer the
The show should build on this. Griffith’s husband
Antonio Banderas is rumored to guest star on this
series. The show is following What I Like About You
on The WB Friday. It’s not expected to be The WB’s
ratings juggernaut on Fridays, but if it holds What I
Like About You’s audience, it will last the season.
My suggestion is to give it a try. It is the second
best new show on Friday’s behind ABC’s Hot Properties.
Young guys will be all over this show because of
Molly Stanton. She is certainly going to be a star.
Classic TV fans will be watching because of Gilbert
and Linn-Baker. And men will watch because of
Final Numbers (out of 5 stars):
-- Reviewed by pavanbadal on 09/11/2005.
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