Have you watched the new Tuesday night, Lifetime reality series, The Week The Women Went? I have and I think the concept is a GREAT idea.
Lifetime is following the town of Yemassee, South Carolina as they participate in a daring social experiment. For one week, all of the women, 18 years old and up, will leave the small town and go to a remote location, one which they don't even know about ahead of time. The thought is that with all of the women gone, the men and children will need to see if they can perform daily tasks and survive without their "women" to take care of them.
The first episode, very dramatically, shows all of the women in town, walking for what seemed like miles, lugging suit cases behind them down a long road. It was eerie the way they did this. It almost reminded me of what I imagine the old leper colonies did back in the middle ages. Although the women are leaving their loved ones behind, most seemed very excited to get away and have "me" time. And "me" time was exactly what they got as they all left town on a train and later arrived at a beautiful, tropical resort. It seems all they will have to worry about is which bathing suit to wear and how many fruity drinks they can consume. However, get a bunch of women together for a long (or even short) period of time and you can only imagine what kind of drama will prevail.
Yemassee is a small community where everyone knows everyone. Many of the women featured run businesses and families which will be left behind for their spouses and teen-age children to maintain and run. From full-time working dads of twins to a 21-year old fire chief who will miss his mom (who hasn't cut the apron strings) and new fiance, there are many challenges ahead for these families. I found it amusing that several of the dads of young children decided to move in together while the women were gone. They figured they would do better handling the kids as a team. Also, a 24-year old Marine is now responsible for his 31-year old girlfriend's teen-age daughters and tween son. Boy, do they take advantage of him. His girlfriend is pretty hot, but she may not be hot enough to keep him after all of this. And who can forget the 4-year old "grown-up" little girl, Ellie Kate, who demands her coffee every morning. Wow, is she a character. It will be interesting to see how her dad copes with her precociousness. This is also the dad who has been put in charge of coordinating a kid's beauty pageant while the women are gone.
I look forward to watching this series and I hope you get a chance to watch it too!