Park St – It Must Get Bitchy In Mag Hag Land
The first episode to the much awaited Park St, was really an introductory one of the cast and a little bit on how the magazine industry operates. It is fabulous PR for ACP and the five magazines featured.
What I did learn was you must have to be thin to work in magazines and fairly attractive. I would love a bit more time on the work place relations, because it must get pretty competitive and bitchy in that all girl environment.
Gemma Crisp the charismatic editor of Cleo said they had a big influence on women. I am presuming what they buy, hopefully not what they think.
Jessica the Cosmo editor said most people think the mag is just sex and relationship mag, but there is more to it then that apparently. However, she admitted the sealed section was the most important part of the mag. It is ironic that Jessica looks so straight for such a raunch magazine.
Carolyn the creative designer I liked as she was so direct. However even though she gave us the drill on what she actually does, I still did not quite get it.
The two plot lines in tonight’s story were the Cleo swimsuit edition launch, and the late arrival of Jessica Mauboy at a photo shoot.
The Cleo launch was managed by “nearly a reality star” Roxy Jacenko. Her show was canned by Channel Seven after filming it, I am presuming because it was boring.
Whilst the Jessica Mauboy shoot got me wondering what exactly all those people did on one, as it looked like a cast of thousands.
I want to see more of the anal retentive Madison editor I reckon she could fire up and kick butt.
Also I think I went to ante-natal classes with Justine the editor of Shop ‘Til You Drop.
A good first episode, but I hope it amps up a bit in the next few weeks to retain viewers interest.
The Park on Arena TV at 9.30pm Wednesday nights.