First off, this show is great. It is compared to Sex and the City, and yes there is a bit of SATC-ish about it; but it's truly a great show on it's own. And- is it just me or whenever there is now a new show that has a strong female lead- is there not the inevitable comparison to SATC- either by the Public or the press? Moving on....
Second- yes there is a short amount of episodes on this DVD- but it is because it's a mid-season replacement show- it did not debut with other shows in September. Plus- the year it came out- all the shows had been shut down because of the writer strike. So, yes, it's a first season; but people should know and understand that it's not the typical first season before they start taking stars off for shortness of season.
Think of this season as the first season of Grey's Anatomy- which only had 9 episodes- was a mid-season replacement and STILL sells for 20 bucks on Amazon...
The show centers on the lives of Wendy, Nico, and Victory. Wendy is in a marriage with a husband that loves her and 2 children that wishes she was around a bit more. Wendy is a succesful woman- and is trying to do it all- be a wonderful mother and wife and have the glowing career.
Nico is in a s-e-x less marriage. Her husband Charles does not pay attention to her or her needs.He does love her, though- but in a less passionate way than she wants. He's a bit of an alpha male- wanting Nico to conform to his idea of the perfect woman. Nico also works in the same corporation as Wendy- and is quite the business woman herself.
Victory is younger than the other ones- has had a share of success, until her most recent fashion show and is still reeling from the critics. She is not married- and meets Joe Bennet- a wealthy man who wines and dines her and becomes a share holder in Victory Ford fashion.
This show has sadly been cancelled by NBC, I beleive. The second season ended in February and I don't believe that it is being renewed for a 3rd season. Which is a crying shame- as that it truly is a good show- with a cast that is funny and plays well off one another.
If you have read the book, the plot lines are similar; but the women in the book are older (or at least Victory in the book is- on the tv show, I believe Victory is in her late 20's/early 30's- but in the book, she is in her 40's)
I think you should give the show a try for another smart and funny show. It was one of my favorite shows to watch in it's limited time on television