BH Producers

Showrunner Dave Ruppel talks about how it's the fun stuff, not the fights, that makes for an excellent series.

Dec 2, 2010

Camille going shopping for her Tony Awards dress was really bittersweet for me to watch. When Camille started the season, she was indeed a bit shy around the crew. But as she warmed up to us, she revealed her true, vivacious, upbeat self. We're only a few episodes away from seeing the physical toll that the disintegration of her marriage took on her body. It was really sad to witness. I’ve been keeping up on the Internet message boards, so I know that Camille has become a polarizing person for viewers. But I want to go on the record with this: I genuinely like her as a person! Yes, she leads a more privileged life than I do--more than most people in the world do. But she opened her home and her life to us--and continued to do so as her world was turned upside down. My heart broke for her and in the upcoming weeks, I think many of you will be surprised to find your hearts breaking for her too.

And finally, on a more upbeat note: I was so happy for Kim in this episode! Like many of you, I was a fan of her work as a child and teen actress. (I even saw her final film as a teen, Tuff Turf, in the movie theaters! If you haven't seen it, go rent it. It co-stars James Spader and Robert Downey, Jr. and it's a perfect example of '80s era films that might be a little cheesy, but boy, are they fun to watch!)

But back to Kim. As opposed to Camille, Kim started the season on a bit of a low note. She's been a single mom for a while, but putting her real life on camera really magnified the fact that most of her life revolved around her kids, who were rapidly becoming more and more independent of her. Again, what parent can't identify with the empty nest syndrome? And what single person can't identify with sometimes being lonely?


o seeing Kim going on a blind date, and being happy, and actually generating some real sparks with Martin--loved it! What I adore about Kim is that she is one of a kind. Quirky, and fun, with a unique sense of humor. It's great seeing Kim finding her footing again!

Hope you all enjoyed this week's episode. And I especially hope you continue to learn more about the women each week. Life would be so boring if we all only had one side to our personalities.