Sweet Magnolia is a new Netflix series starring JoAnna Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley.
There is just the right amount of real-life issues set against the sunshine southern country backdrop that seems to make everything better. It focuses on three long time friends as they navigate through the good and trying aspects of life in a small town called Serenity.
Heather Headley plays Helen Decatur and I just adore her. She is the smart, lawyer friend who keeps everyone's business in check. I thought her singing voice was beautiful but I enjoy her regular voice even more. She has a drawl that just puts you at ease. The voice of reason for others even though she cannot seem to get things right for herself.
Dana Sue Sullivan played by Brooke Elliot is that annoying friend that you love anyway. She has a little bit of all of us which is probably why I love-hate her.
JoAnna Swisher plays Maddie Townsend who is freshly separated and has to watch as her not yet ex-husband parade around town with his pregnant mistress.
Justine Bruening plays Cal Maddox. He is the town's hot and most eligible bachelor. He definitely gave me Grey's Anatomy flashbacks.
Chris Klein plays the cheating ex who really seems not to have a clue. On a side note, I am happy that Klein has found some work. He looks like he has been through some stuff in life. At any rate, his character, Bill Townsend is just a lost person floating around that really needs a come to Jesus moment or a good kick in the butt that will knock some sense into him.
Not to be outdone by the adults, the teens of Serenity have their own drama to contribute. Overall, the show is a good mixture of a little bit of everything. The cast is diverse, the setting is bright and welcoming and the acting is well done. It is a good show to get away from all of the real-life drama and ugliness happening. I am already looking forward to the next season.
Take a look at the trailer.